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"Michigan's Caribbean" (The Coves) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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I've been in the Caribbean before , it's great...but I'll take Michigan's pristine unspoiled beaches and shorelines any day. These coves along pictured rocks are fascinating and gorgeous. This one makes a great desktop wallpaper.

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camera - Nikon D700
focal length -17mm
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec
Aperture - f/11mm
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
Filter - cpl

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  1. Thankful! 45 months ago | reply

    Yes, the unspoiled aspect blows the Caribbean out of the water. Although they are the clear winner for water temperature!

  2. lonniec61 45 months ago | reply

    we here in Michigan have the best of all that mother has to offer. cant imagine living anywhere else. superb composition John!!

  3. keith_13_99 45 months ago | reply

    beautiful location

  4. Robin-Wilson 45 months ago | reply

    Beautiful scenery indeed!...very cool to see both directions!
    I agree this would be great wallpaper!

  5. Bruce Bugbee 45 months ago | reply

    Wow what a beautiful shot. The colors of the water are magnificent.

  6. CathyH_ 45 months ago | reply

    Such beautiful colors. I'm glad the weather is so nice this week.

  7. PhotoDocGVSU 45 months ago | reply

    Carribean waters is what I always think of when I see these parts of Michigan ... another gorgeous image!

  8. annelifogt photography 45 months ago | reply

    Oh my gosh! I had no idea we had beaches like this in the US, especially ona lake in Michigan of all places. So cool

  9. girlieroses 45 months ago | reply

    Caribbean is right!

  10. Michigan Nut 45 months ago | reply

    Yep, warm and salty!

  11. Foxfirewood 45 months ago | reply

    Michigan's Paradise!

  12. tyme out 45 months ago | reply

    This is awesome!

  13. DBartesJr. 45 months ago | reply

    Wow...dont know how I missed this one......what a beautiful capture.....Love the transition of colors in the water.....gorgeous!!!

  14. hapulcu 45 months ago | reply

    Super cool, the lake water has a tropical lucidity.

  15. Kevin Povenz 45 months ago | reply

    Great looking shot!!

  16. JustJ33 45 months ago | reply

    Your stunning photos make me almost want to move to Michigan. And before I saw the title of the photo, I thought it was a picture of someplace in the Caribbean.

  17. R.J.E. 44 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image

  18. Megan Noble 43 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous capture! How do you get there, and how far do you have to walk? I'm planning another Pictured Rocks trip, and I'd LOVE to see this cove.

  19. Michigan Nut 43 months ago | reply

    The hike to the coves starts at the beaver basin wilderness area. The trail head starts near little beaver lake campground. It is about a 2 mile hike one way to this cove, and a half mile or so further up the trail is spray falls.

  20. aignes 33 months ago | reply

    fantastic image

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