Photos from my first trip in June 2015

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Photos from my first trip in June 2015

Post by MikeTokarz » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:44 pm

Me, my uncle, and my cousin spent 8 days on the island this past summer from June 10-18. It was their second time and my first. We covered about 42 miles over 8 days so not a terribly fast pace, but amazing nonetheless. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Mid 60s every day, only a couple mosquitoes seen, and only rained once for a few hours at night. Our itinerary was this:
- Day 1 Copper Harbor to Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm
- Day 2 Daisy to Moskey
- Day 3 Moskey to Chickenbone West
- Day 4 Chickenbone West to McCargoe
- Day 5 McCargoe to Otter Lake and back in the morning, then to Chickenbone West
- Day 6 Chickenbone West to Daisy
- Day 7 Daisy back to Rock Harbor
- Day 8 Left on the Queen and then a nice quick 18 hour drive back to Livonia, MI

At McCargoe everyone staying the night there just happened to live within a 10-mile radius of me in Livonia so that was a pretty wild coincidence that we all crossed paths in basically the most isolated place in the country. But anyway, I don't want to bore you guys with the whole story of my trip. I'll save that for a separate post. I want to show you all my photos! Before you look through my photos, I'd like to start off with my crown jewel from the trip. Take a look at this time-lapse video shot during my stay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwXz_KkJWQE
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The sunset just as we got to Copper Harbor
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Blue skies and reflections on the calm waters at Three Mile
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The Milky Way above the little cliff near the Moskey Basin Dock
I'll try to add more in the comments

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Post by MikeTokarz » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:47 pm

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Sunrise from Moskey Basin just outside our shelter
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Foggy morning looking at the tip of Chickenbone Lake's peninsula
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Golden hour reflections of the trees on McCargoe Cove

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Post by MikeTokarz » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:50 pm

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Back to Chickenbone West. 45 minutes of star trails in some of the darkest skies in the country
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My cousin capturing the expanse of the view on the almost hidden Greenstone Lookout on the way back to Daisy Farm
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An intern ranger watching an awesome sunset from the America Dock. He was a really nice guy and let me go up on the rocks there to get a better view

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Post by MikeTokarz » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:53 pm

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Finally, the "Ghost Ship" Voyageur II spending the night in a super foggy Rock Harbor. It was kinda creepy; when I was taking this I kept seeing a red light flashing on and off on the other side of the harbor near the America Dock. Didn't think much of it while I was out. Thought it was just a buoy or something. The next morning I went over to the dock and there was no light to be found. Really creepy

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Post by MikeTokarz » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:55 pm

And there you have it! My photos and a short time lapse video from the best trip of my life. I'm not sure if it's allowed, but if anyone is interested in purchasing any of these as prints or see more of my work, you can visit my website http://michaeltokarzphotography.com

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Re: Photos from my first trip

Post by fonixmunkee » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:48 pm

Holy, wow. These photos are incredible, Michael. Thank you very much for sharing. I don't know if I can pick one that is my favorite over another...
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Re: Photos from my first trip

Post by MikeTokarz » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:23 pm

Thank you fonixmunkee! It was the most incredible 8 days of my life. Working on an application to be an artist in residence next summer if they bring the program back

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Re: Photos from my first trip

Post by fonixmunkee » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:47 am

MikeTokarz wrote:Working on an application to be an artist in residence next summer if they bring the program back
You've got my vote. I love that program, I really hope they bring it back,

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Re: Photos from my first trip

Post by Ingo » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Great pics Mike!

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