DescriptionThis shot shows the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The hotel was built by a combination of railroad and steamship companies as a summer resort. The hotel was opened in 1887 and operates only during the summer. The hotel has the worlds longest front porch.Mackinac Island itself sits in the Straits of Mackinac between the Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan. It is a popular summer vacation spot and is known for its unique character. One of the most unique features is the absence of automobiles. The island uses horses and horse drawn vehicles for almost all transportation.
James Howe, Ann Arbor Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My main photographic interests are architecture, architectural abstracts, industrial and things with graphical details and classic automobiles. My images typically try to capture something unique about the subject. For buildings and architecture it might be some part of the building that people might typically ignore. For cars it might be a detail that gets overlooked. Sometimes it's just a unique perspective on something that people see on a daily basis.
All of my images were shot using a DSLR and typically receive at least minimal processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Additional work is sometimes done to refine the image, similar to work done in a traditional wet darkroom. It is my belief that photographic art encompasses everything from composing and taking the shot through final processing. Getting it 'right' in the camera generally means planning ahead for digital darkroom processing. My Image Notebook blog describes processing details for many of my images.
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