May 20-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: May: May 20-05
Gleaming sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ben Schneider

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 06:58 am:

Bryant Varney and his friend Ben Schneider (who is today's shutterbug) were up early, for a spectacular panorama looking out over the lower Marquette Harbor. Those morning sun rays streaming through the cloud covering, are like a helping hand for the boaters to find their way to safety or maneuver the waters unscathed. Nice to have additional light to help navigate, just in case you can't quite glimpse the flash of light, every 10 seconds, from the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse lantern.

By smf in troll land on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:01 am:

Beautiful picture! Have a great weekend everyone!

By RCW on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:02 am:

Oh Boy, another WOW. Great shot.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:03 am:

Great picture==thanks for getting up early enough to catch it. Good weekend to all.

By John / New Hampshire on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:26 am:

Good morning everyone. I know this is a morning shot but I sense that this is looking to the west,.......

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:35 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful picture! Have a great day everyone.

By Barb, GR MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:51 am:

Great Shot! My husband and I are going to Alaska in about 30 days and we have been looking at the pictures in the archives to get ideas on what to shoot. There are some great photographers out there. Thanks to all of you for sharing.

By DanO now from below da bridge. on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 07:51 am:

WoW!! No matter what the weather or season, there is no end to the beauty of the "Big Lake". Boy do I miss her!! Great Photo!

By Helen, Ontonagon on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:06 am:

Gorgeous picture of the lighthouse! Sure is going to be a great weekend for a change!! I am up for it that is for sure.

By rob in dc on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:29 am:

I, too, am having problems with the orientation of the shot. Is it possible the photo was flipped? Then I can imagine looking east, but this sure looks like west.

By maija on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:30 am:


By JWilson, Ohio on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:38 am:

Great shot of the Marquette harbor...I spent many years in that city, going to Northern and spending time on the shores of the big lake...those clouds are awesome looking!! Can't wait for our vacation back to the U.P. in July...

By Down State Dave on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:39 am:

WOW! Great shot Mr. Schneider! Were it not for the rays of sunshine poking through the morning sky, one could imagine a haunted house out on an isolated rocky penninsula with wolves howling in the distance and bats trailing their shadows across the moon. Look closely -- a candle glimmers in an upper window!

Oh well. Hey wake up everone. The weekend is upon us! Have a great one!

By Don again in MQT on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:40 am:

It is looking East, as looking West from this point you would be seeing the sun set over the down town area.

By Shelley , Corunna, MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:06 am:

awesome image! Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!

By Doug / Indiana on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:20 am:

If the shot is looking to the east, that would put the lake to the south....

By BJ, MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:22 am:

Good Morning---I am new to this, but have enjoyed all of the pics for a while. I grew up down state (Detroit area) and now am lucky enough to live in Mqt--not too far from this beautiful light house.

By Betsy/Marquette BJ on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:26 am:

Isn't the pic looking north? Seems like the camera is somewhere by the breakwater, looking back toward the light house

By Yooper in MN on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:34 am:

Amazing! Just amazing!

By PPB, Mishawaka, IN on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:35 am:

Another Good Morning from Mishawaka,IN. Will be heading for
the UP at the end of the month. Can't wait - Happy Friday

By TomO, MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:01 am:

I agree with rob in dc, it looks like the photo is flipped, because if it were taken near the marina, then the breakwall and coast guard station could be seen and the lighthouse would be on the left or north side of the picture.

By ts on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:16 am:

Morning shot taken id say by the start of the breakwall before the coastguard boathouse--The sun rises in the east sets west--lol

By Jim pykonen-Vancouver, Wa on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:57 am:

The cool morning breeze and the sound of waves crashing ashore with a cup of fresh brewed coffee in hand,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

By Dave Hiltunen In the Smoky's TN. on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 11:37 am:

Looks like a early to me.I miss the Big Lake,and this is a WOW for me to see.Not going to see anything like this in Tennessee.Ya see? Come to think of it, nor would you hear,smell,or feel any other sense the brain has to offer here like one would being there.I'am here because i had the sense enough after the Mrs.explained that i'd only be happy up there on vacation.She just don't like water except if she can drink it or use it to shower of course. Never got used of crossing either bridge from Detroit to Dollar Bay,and i wasn't about to go around the long way.I will from here now go around.Opps still have the Houghton lift bridge.The price a man has to pay for not getting with a good ole Finn gal from back home.Any of my old gal's want me back from up there? Just kidding,couldn't do without my Honeydew now that we are on top of the Mountain we wanted to reach for so long.Because of my roots up there my blossom is here.

By Bobbi on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 11:51 am:

Hi, the shot is from the where the breakwater meets the shore. Right next to the coast guard station. (Looking East)

By hart, MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:20 pm:

This is the most beautiful shot I've ever seen of good old Marquette... You're making it so hard to be in Troll-land. :(

By Stuck in the mitten on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:25 pm:

Here's a question to all the U.P. experts.
Mt.Arvon is said to be the hightest point in Michigan. But I also have heard the claim that the rock pile at Palmer is actually a little higher because of the fact that Palmer is already at a rather high altitude. I don't know of any official word on the height of the rock pile. Can anyone shed light on this claim?

By mi on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:50 pm:

actually looking north

By 100%yooper on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 02:32 pm:

Northeast shot. Marquette has an East facing shoreline to Lake Superior.

By Knitter on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 03:05 pm:

The rock pile is man-made...does not qualify for highest point status.

By j A P E i on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 03:47 pm:

Hi for all!

Indeed magnificent picture!!! In such pictures eye and soul rest.. .

Regards also for all from LONDON.. I was there
my wife with last at the weekend.. .I have much
photographs.. .

By Roudy Mi on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 03:52 pm:

If that picture doesn't look like you've been placed out on the frontier of the known world, I don't know what does.

By stuck in the mitten on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 03:55 pm:

To Knitter:

I agree that it is a man-made rock pile, but to be perfectly accurate, one should say that Mt. Arvon is the highest natural point in Michigan, if in fact the rock pile in Palmer has a higher elevation.
I don't mean to start a rubarb about the symantics, but higher is higher, no matter how it got there.

By Jim, Houghton on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:20 pm:

That photo is the exact opposite of the weather we are having in Houghton today. Wonderful! With rain and now sun, the plants are really bustin' out!


By John / New Hampshire on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:28 pm:

I think I've got the orientation question figured out. It looks like this image (which is TRULY awesome) is a composite of several images panning left-to-right (north to east). Vertical artifacts in the waves and horizon support this notion. Whatever the case, I wish I was there,....

By downstate don on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:38 pm:

Great picture. Will be seeing all the beauty with
my own eyes next weekend. Have a good weekend

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:55 pm:

I can't resist a lighthouse photo. This one is especially enjoyable.

By Marta on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:59 pm:

To:Stuck in the Mitten, Mt. Arvon is the highest in the Upper Peninsula and I have climbed it and it is a real great hike up there! But it is well worth it.

By GTW. REDFORD, MI, on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:27 pm:


By mike, mi on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 08:35 pm:

Actually the photo was taken looking east north east...most photos are taken of the other side because you can walk onto the beach off of lake shore blvd...EZ access.

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