Spring has finally arrived leaving us with speckled floors of white flowers. What a great time of year in the Great Lakes. This particular photograph was made near Petoskey, Michigan.
The Fresh Coast Project Blog page for The Fresh Coast Project, A Great Lakes Tribute in photographs by photographer Ed Wargin. Ed Wargin is fine art, commercial advertising and editorial photographer from Duluth, Minnesota. He is the founder of the Fresh Coast Project, which is a photo essay on the Great Lakes. Specializing in fine art photographic prints for private collectors, corporate centers and healthcare facilities worldwide.
A magenta morning over the ferry docks on Mackinac Island. It had rained mid-evening and everywhere along the grounds, buildings, boats, docks and sails just seemed to glisten. If you want to enjoy Mackinac Island during its best season, it is called the off-season. The island is spectacular!
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Upper Peninsula of Michigan along Lake Superior.
The winds were just whipping up something fierce along the face of the Grand Sable dunes, blowing sands straight up into the air but what really caught my eye were these two crows that played along the edges of the sharp winds. Sometimes they lay almost suspended in the air while other times they nose dived and dipped into the winds in a very poetic manner. I enjoy photography very much but on that day I think being a crow would have been a little bit nicer.
Photographed inside Tettegouche State Park, North Shore, Minnesota along Lake Superior.
I have been editing film and scanning images from years past recently. I forgot about this image and it now seems like a whole new photograph to me. Scanning has been arduous but fun at the same time.
One of the most important components to The Fresh Coast Project is the archival method and procedure we are implementing to organize the project film transparencies. This winter we've been very busy creating our internal best practices, benchmarks and standards. Soon we will begin to share with you the various steps, items and equipment it takes to properly organize, label, scan, secure, and cross-reference an archive of this size. For anyone who knows the importance of film as an historical reference, or for those who are interested in the art of scanning and storing, we hope you'll join us as we share these steps with you. While we will continue to gather film images until our ability to process film is gone, it is exciting to now be working on this part of the process, where both old and new technologies meet.
I was visiting Ontario, Canada's Gore Bay on Lake Huron's Manitoulin Island looking for nature and landscapes. Nature is prevalent everywhere on the island but to my own surprise, I found a small church steeple reflecting in the window of the old town Post Office. I think what caught my eye was the subtle blue vase resting on the sill of the window. I just couldn't resist.
I was making pictures on Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron for my book Legends of Light - A Michigan Lighthouse Portfolio and I just finished shooting from up top of the lighthouse that overlooked the island. I was walking through what was once the kitchen area inside the lighthouse and spotted this yellow raincoat hanging up on the yellow wall. How do you resist from making a photograph?