Friday, August 12, 2022

Today’s Dive Results

 Today’s photos are from Lower Herring Lake in Arcadia, MI. Depths ranged from 8-20’, with most of the “action” taking place around 12’ as there was a nice drop off with lots of vegetation and fish.

There are a number of wooden boxes on the bottom of the lake like those shown above. They served as floats when the lake was on an active logging camp in the late 1800s. The boxes were linked together using chains and iron straps tied to logs like this one here, to corral masses of logs together so they could be moved to ships moored at a long pier in nearby Lake Michigan. It’s amazing that these boxes are still holding up after more than 100 years. Notice the Walleye sitting on top of the box!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wednesday at Watervale


Boo Hoo as viewed from the Duncan Deck. Watercolor and gouache on paper.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Catch of the Day - Lower Herring Lake

After a couple of days of rain, this is the first chance I’ve had to post any images from northern Michigan at Lower Herring Lake. These were taken this morning while snorkeling in front of our cottage to get a sense of the water clarity. It’s fun to be back in the water with a camera!

The settings for the following are a mixture of Auto and Manual settings, using a 20mm lens and dome port using ambient light and auto white balance. Depths ranged from 2-12 ft. Water temps were in the 70s all the way to the bottom!