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I dropped a photo by SnowBound Books that I took during Ladies’ Night last November and the sun popped out from behind the clouds, blue skies, oh my! I took this shot directly into the sun and then used filters in PSE to darken the shadows a bit. The vignetting of the photo was already present. I took this with my tiny running camera from Casio it fits in my trim, athletic, winter coat (smile).

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Holmquist Mill on M-01, photo by Kim Nixon

Where on the map? Michigan Highway 01! I love this shot due to the snow. It shows just how hard winter has been. Taken on February 28, 2009 as we headed back to our parked car after the Outhouse Classic. We headed past Holmquist and headed toward Traunik and Eben before taking M-94 home to Marquette.

“Trenary is located in the center of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 30 miles north of Escanaba and 30 south of Marquette. Coming from the south take US 41 to M-67. Coming from the North take US-41 or M-28 to M-94 to M-67. “ (source: Trenary Lions Club )

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Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, All Ages, photo copyright Kim Nixon

On the last Saturday in February the Outhouse Classic comes to Trenary. It is such an event that even The Travel Channel was present filming for a segment on extreme races that will air some time this summer. I was sure to take shots of the Travel Channel filming. But more important was the splash of color in February helping us all to have a Mardi Gras spirit complete with beads, costume, and raucous fun. The weather helped with temps in the 20s and blue blue skies. I tell you people get fired up over their outhouses in this town!

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Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Youth, Photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Travel Channel Filming, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Thong Racer Back, photocopyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Aflame, photocopyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Engulfed, photo copyright Kim Nixon

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A Sunny Start, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Thill's Fish House, photo copyright Kim Nixon

In Stock, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Near Thill's II, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Near Thill's, photo copyright Kim Nixon

I woke with a start at a glimpse of blue sky but by the time Mike and I rolled from bed the clouds had darkened the sky and the wind gusts had triggered warnings for up to 50 mph (Intellicast). You can see the dramatic changes taking place near Thill’s Fish House in Marquette’s Lower Harbor. Over this week I hope to process more of the captures and share some stormy skies with you.

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Ice Floes, Marquette Michigan, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Wednesday was my day off and luckily it was one that fulfilled all areas of my life–I was needing that. I was able to take the last digital captures, up in Ishpeming, needed for a project that can now be invoiced. I wrote my column for Health and Happiness. I was able to organize my thoughts for the Wealthy Spirit group. And I got to take photos for me, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. And soak up some sun on a day that wasn’t below zero.

I heard whale songs, the sound came from under the ice, the hum. The chant. Followed by the sound of crackling as ice froze. Of course I believe in fantasy. But if you heard the song…you too would have watched for whales.

Ice Forming, Marquette Michigan, photo copyright Kim Nixon

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Iconic Marquette Photos, copyright Kim Nixon

Iconic Marquette Photos, copyright Kim Nixon

Iconic Marquette Photos, copyright Kim Nixon

PhotoFriday.com–Iconic
This is the most iconic image of Marquette. A study all local photographers eventually take.

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Al Quaal, Ishpeming, Two Catkins on Birch, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Submitted to the PhotoFriday.com Weekly Contest.

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