Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of my favorite spots on Lake Superior. The park is carpeted with wildflowers at the end of May and early June.
The road to Miner’s Castle is a particularly good spot. I took these images in light rain.
Feature Image Details
I used a Canon 16-35MM F4 L Lens
The focal length was 22mm for 1/40 of a second at F13, ISO 500.
I was just inches away from these flowers. Depth of field will not cover this scene, this close.
This is a focused stacked image of 5 images each focused at a different spot.
Be careful with this. I had to make a lot of edits because even minor wind or slight errors in the stacking software (I use and highly recommend Helicon Focus) will leave misaligned leaves or flowers.
Watch for Details
The grand scene is nice, but so are the details. Here I isolated three trilliums in front of mossy rocks. That image is also focused stacked and again I needed some minor retouching which I dis by sending the stacked image plus originals to Photoshop and blending manually.
Rocks don’t move, but flowers do.
As of July, I am no longer in the Midwest. We moved to Southern Utah, happy to be out of Illinois, but I will miss the Spring wildflowers.
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock