Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Canada Connection

We love Canada, and that's a good thing since Ontario is physically closer to us than any U.S. state or even our own state capitol.

Back in early January we got invited to a media weekend at Stokely Creek Lodge, a lux Nordic ski resort just north of Sault Ste. Marie. It's owned by a Michigan family and boasts around 120 k of gorgeous trails and even snowshoe trails up a mountain overlooking Lake Superior. It is the best skiing and snowshoeing we've ever experienced, and that says a lot because our own backyard in the Upper Peninsula is so top notch. It's a little hard to admit that our neighbors to the north have it even better when it comes to snowy scenery.

Plus, we got to meet a whole crew of interesting Canadian writers and photographers like our longtime heroes Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Conor Mihell and James Smedley.

Here's a link to Smedley's recent piece in the Sault Star newspaper on our weekend of adventure.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Big Guy in a Small Town-Obama visits Marquette

So, just your average week here in the U.P. photographing the President of these United States.

Such a handsome devil, that Obama guy.

The president visited Northern Michigan University to talk about wireless Internet technology. I am proud to have shot the event for the fine folks in the Communications and Marketing Department at NMU.

The rest of the pix are here.

Another blog about the day is here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Fest Cometh!

This weekend is Michigan Ice Fest in Munising, Michigan. One of the largest, oldest and bestest ice climbing festivals anywhere.

Check out my feature story and photos in the February issue of Traverse magazine covering the festival.