I haven't been here to photograph this kind of thing in a very long time (3 years ballpark), and it felt great to get back out there and do my thing. The geography of this place is perfect for shooting what I call "Macaroni Surf". A term I'm pretty sure I came up with and have never heard anyone else use. These waves were at a maximum height of a foot. But if you literally lay on the sand, find a focus point and click the shutter- you can make them look like North Shore Oahu monsters. Macaroni is in reference to the perfect sized surfboard to give these waves scale. Trust me when I say if my Microsoft Paint skills weren't so rusty I'd make a mock-up model of this idea. Sounds crazy, but I'm sure some like minded folks that read this can smell what I'm stepping in .
It was actually a really warm, humid late summer day when I was here, in spite of the dark gloomy October skies in the pictures. In fact while I was photographing Lake Michigan, behind me by a mile, a thundershower dropped a 10 minute long waterspout on Muskegon Lake. Irritated I missed that, because photographing one of those- definitely on my photography bucket list! These images will go live in another week in the galleries on here- I'm struggling to keep up with all the social media platform postings, blog writing (I'm sure I'll get back into it more when there isn't lovely weather outside), plus the daily duties of caring for and helping my hubby on his bad days. Like, follow me on Instagram and Facebook for up to date postings from my crazy little creative life!!