Colorful Curves of Mosquito Beach

September 12, 2013

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PhotographerNina Asunto; Nina’s Blog
Summary Author: Nina Asunto

Mosquito Beach is one of my favorite places within northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The rocky beach and surrounding cliffs are made up of layer upon layer of colorful sandstone; here red and brown, there green and grey. Over millennia, erosive elements including water, wind and ice have shaped the stone. My sister, Andrea, and I were enthralled. We spent close to two hours carefully crawling all over the rocks taking pictures of nearly everything. The cove pictured above was one of the spots we most admired although the entire area is fascinating for people who enjoy earth science. As the name implies “skeeters” thrive in this area, so at this time of year it’s a good idea not to have too much exposed skin for them to dine on.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SD950 IS; Lens: 7.7-28.5 mm; Focal Length: 7.7mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 400.