Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVIII – #167 – Scenes Of September

    (Report by Jim) Some images from earlier this month. The clouds were so good over the bay that I got some good ones just hanging out at the dock where the Manitou and Madeline are kept. The one above is stitched from four separate shots. It is a 50 Megapixel image overall.  I found the fence on the… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #157 – Sandhill Cranes, Sand and Hills

    (Report by Jim) This is my last report for the month. I have been taking US31 and M22 up and down to/from Illinois for the last couple months because I have missed so much coming up 131 over the years.  On the way down, I took Thoreson Rd, which if you drive up from Glen Arbor, it’s that… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #156 – Lunch with the Ducks

    (Report by Jim) Cleaning out the attic meant a trip to the Salvation Army Family Store in Traverse City. On the way back, I stopped at the Tall Ship Manitou as some nice clouds moved in on the big bay. There were plenty of boats out on a brisk, but comfortable top-down kind of day. I stopped and got… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #155 – Morning Fog and Clouds

(Report by Jim)   During my morning “shower” I saw a fog bank moving across the south side of the upper lake. I ran to the house, grabbed my camera and boated out to the middle. This is a four shot vertical panorama. The shot below is the fog at it’s peak.     This afternoon we helped rescue a… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #153 – A Special Sunrise

(Report by Jim)   We were met with a spectacular Leland sunrise this morning. I wish I had looked earlier because this was not the peak. The photos were already posted everywhere by the time I got down to the shore. I guess I’m old fashioned, I choose to lug the camera and bag down to the shore. If I miss… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #152 – Spinnakers

(Report by Jim)   Nice to see a spinnaker out. You rarely see these out anymore. This M-Scow was moving fast downwind and that’s exactly what you use them for.   I took the photo above on a bridge somewhere around Muskegeon, I think. I’ve passed this many times over the years and never had a good sky until now. So,… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #126 – Thowback Thursday

HARD ALEE   by G.B.Dent   When wind and wave suddenly change their track; And a luff in your sail says you’ve lost the course. Do you challenge the gods with a windward tack ? Or turn your back and run with the force ?   Sure an even keel gives the tiller man rest, As billowing clouds fill the… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #121 – Leelanau Summinars

(Report by Jim) Thanks to Frank Mead and his Leelanau Summinars program for allowing my Dad and I to present some of our favorite photographs from the Leland Report at the Leland Library. We had a lot of fun talking on a bunch of our favorite photo subjects! I created the first Leelanau Summinars website and never thought I would… Read more »