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The Pink Limo

The Checkered Cab's Pink Limo just after pulling into Upfront. Click on the image to see a gallery with a handful of photo's from the shoot.

 

Last Wednesday I filled in on a photo shoot for Marquette Limo’s recently renovated Pink Limousine. It’s quite the eye catcher. Being late night and asked at the last minute, it wasn’t the best of conditions but was still a fun shoot.

Thanks to Jesse Schramm and Jeff LaValley from Checkered Cab and Marquettelimo.com, Upfront & Company, and some of its patrons for stepping in, the band Octopus, and the three great girls from NMU who sportingly agreed to get in our shots outside the Wooden Nickel!

 



Some Marquette architectural features

I know a main line of thought for photographers is to only put their best work out but since my background is also in English and education where revision and iteration are important, I thought I’d share these to get some feedback.

These are first draft photo’s to get an idea for best times of light and general ideas on composition. Any suggestions on good architecture composition techniques welcome as not something I studied much.

Founders Landing at sunrise across Marquette's Lower Harbor (Greg Casperson)

Founders Landing at sunrise across Marquette's Lower Harbor (Greg Casperson)

Construction on Founders Landing. Taken during sunrise across Marquette's Lower Harbor. (Greg Casperson)

Construction on Founders Landing. Taken during sunrise across Marquette's Lower Harbor. (Greg Casperson)

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Early morning photo of Marquette County Court House (Greg Casperson)

Early morning photo of Marquette County Court House (Greg Casperson)

Marquette's Peter White Public Library early morning on a clear blue day. (Greg Casperson)

Marquette's Peter White Public Library early morning on a clear blue day. (Greg Casperson)

Early morning sun on the new Marquette Regional History Center (Greg Casperson)

Early morning sun on the new Marquette Regional History Center (Greg Casperson)



Foggy Evening

Ore boat coming in through fog toward Marquette docks (Greg Casperson)

Ore boat in fog at evening in Lake Superior near Marquette, Michigan

Saturday evening after the Ore to Shore, fog rolled in along with an ore boat I could hear laying on its fog horn every so often. So I went up toward the dock near Marquette’s Presque Isle to see the ship coming in.

When turning to leave, I noticed the towers from the power plant disappeared in the air behind me and not even its lights penetrated the fog.

Fog settling in at evening over power plant in Marquette, Michigan (Greg Casperson)

Fog settling in at evening over power plant in Marquette, Michigan

I’ve also been wanting to play with HDR methods a little so thought I’d try it on this and the ore boat, but there wasn’t enough contrast with the ore boat to get anything I liked plus its more difficult with even the slow movement of the boat and calm water.