Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Mount Baldy

This has to be one of the fastest posts I have ever made. We seriously just got back from the Indiana Dunes State Park and I am uploading this! It was a gorgeous day out and after practically begging my parents to stop here, they finally gave in. Man, I am so glad they stopped here for their little photographer :D


This shot was pretty interesting to shoot. After about a dozen shots trying to achieve a cool but creative perspective and timing the shot just right, I FINALLY got this one!


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  • Caroline Hlohowskyj 6y

    WOW! the sunset is amazing, the stopped motion is amazing, the light on her hair is amazing, this picture is just all around wonderful! excellent job

  • Annafur 6y


    This shot is amazing , i love the bright summery colors here . The girl seems to running really fast and this whole image has a feeling of happiness to it . My favorite part about this image is the composition and the colors :)
  • Ruben Bonadonna 6y

    this is really a photo of summer fun, and in a way how fast it goes by

    an instant fav

  • BuRn!nG_PaSsIoN 6y

    awesome work!
    very interesting n creative!
    well done!
    luv da colors n tones.

  • Sunita 6y

    From the same shoot I see! Love it! Such action, abandon! Sky colour is lovely too

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  • Andrew Ross PRO 6y

    This is very good. Well timed, and excellent composition

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  • james brodie 6y

    same place :)
  • deerstop 5y

    Wow, I'd love to run like that too!
  • Melody 5y

    Excellent photo. You create a great mood with her pose and the lighting.
  • cjedsall 5y

    This makes my day! Great shot
  • Jerry Kirkhart PRO 5y

    Wow, you can sure be proud of this one. It belongs in a magazine. What perfect timing, and your camera settings were spot on. So interesting to have 800 ISO and 1/3200 shutter with you f/11. Now we are need to try to see if we can get good results with those setting, but I suspect your spot was just too perfect. Congrats.
  • tamakee 5y

    I can "feel" the moment. Beautiful.
  • bethshrader 5y

    Hi Drewski Mac,

    My name is Beth Shrader and I'm an intern in the environmental division of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. Your photo is beautiful and I'd like to feature it in our 2011 calendar promoting water quality. If you are comfortable letting me use your photo, I'd like to get your full name to credit you and any other information about the photo to help write a caption. The best way to reach me is at

    Thanks for taking such an inspiring photo! I hope to hear from you soon.


  • Stephanie 4y

    Congratulations on this shot! The colors and perspective are amazing!
  • nathan338 4y

    The picture is lovely! Living walking distance from Mount Baldy, I caught that same exhilaration as the jumper, many times, over decades. There was more sand, then, and the climb from the far side was almost straight up. You finally clawed and scrambled your way to the top, took a panoramic view and a breath before your jump, and bounced off the sand again and again, being careful to dig in your heels, before you upended, and rolled to the bottom of the hill. Betty
  • nathan338 4y

    Betty, again- our property was taken over by the National Lakeshore, but I still feel it's ours, since it belongs to all us Americans! Thank you for reminding me of the freedom of the Dunes, the ecology, the landscapes, the walks through the woods, the picnics and parties, watching the frozen ice caps in the winter, the dark crackling of storms coming in, and finally, seeing the most beautiful rainbow of my life, that fllled the sky above me, the day I locked up the house for the last time and turned the keys in at the the park office. The rainbow was a benediction of our 40 years of life on those open 4 acres, which my Dad laboriously tended, pushing back the peat bogs, and allowing plants to grow that had no chance. The land has now totally gone back to nature, even overgrowing the Park sign, that said, "No trespassing, " endangered species! Thanks for the memory! B
  • rikki goble 4y

    wow, Betty! great backstory on the dunes! thanks for sharing! very touching!
  • phaedratw 4y


    I'm the photo editor with the National Parks Conservation Association. We'd like to consider this gorgeous image for a mock-up of a report, would you grand us reprint permission? Please drop me a line at your earliest convenience and I'll share our pay rates and details.

    Thanks for considering!

  • Rocky_O 3y

    I'm a lifelong resident of the Mt. Baldy area and I have to tell you that not only is this a beautiful technical shot, but this really captures the spirit and beauty of the Indiana Dunes. EVERY kid that has ever climbed Mt. Baldy has at one time or another made flying leaps down to the beach. The silouette of the dune grass is recognizable to everyone in the area. Congrats on one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen!
  • Jamie de Sylva 1y

    I agree with all the comments - this is absolutely gorgeous. I used it to illustrate a running quote in the following post, with a link back here of course: (thanks for making it available to others under Creative Commons). All the best Jamie de Sylva
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Taken on June 15, 2009
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