Gitche Gumee

The Big Lake

The legend lives on…this is Lake Superior, referred to by the Chippewa Indians as “Gitche Gumee” – the Big Lake. I took this photograph in the upper peninsula of Michigan, near Little Presque Isle outside of Marquette. If that’s too far to drive, you can always visit my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble to enjoy The Great Lakes.

Vintage Lighthouse

Marquette, Michigan


Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior, this old Coast Guard Station served for many years as a beacon for maritime activity. If you’d be interested in a print, please visit my gallery at Pixels to select the print type best suited for your purposes.

A Day At The Beach

A Day At The Beach

Playing in the Sand


This stylized, vintage image is based on a photograph taken on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan in Holland, Michigan, as waves and cooler early autumn temperatures keep people ashore.

Prints available.

Little Presque Isle

Island of Gitche Gumee

Imagine…the shores of Lake Superior, at Little Presque Isle, north of Marquette, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…on a wall in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting. Get the picture?

Shores of Lake Superior

Little Presque Isle

It’s often said that a person can never go home again; that is, everything changes with time. Memories fade, often becoming embellished and romanticized, and the environment from which recollections stem are also altered. Yet, with a refined sense of appreciation – and, at just the right moment – magic can happen.

This was my experience upon returning to the shores of Lake Superior, the place of my childhood, as seen here – outside the city of Marquette, in Michigan’s upper peninsula, along the beach near Little Presque Isle.

The dynamism of a shoreline governed by powerful forces of nature – i.e., Lake Superior – provided a compelling, beautiful visual and spiritual experience, beyond my reminiscence. A great day, indeed!

Prints available.

Vintage Mackinac Bridge

Enjoy this stylized vintage photograph of the Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan’s Lower & Upper Peninsulas, and defining the boundary between Lake Michigan & Lake Huron. See more in my shops at Pixels and/or Zazzle. Thanks!

Reflections

Vintage graphic design of nature through photography, as a late afternoon sun reflects across the glistening waters of Lake Superior, on a bay in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. See more.