Heather Higham

Heather Higham (@snaphappymichigan)

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It’s so gold and it’s so good. 
I only carried a singe lens the day I shot this, and I loved this stately glittering giant...so I captured it in 18 different frames (at 24mm ) and stitched them into a panorama of sorts.

It’s so gold and it’s so good. I only carried a singe lens the day I shot this, and I loved this stately glittering giant...so I captured it in 18 different frames (at 24mm ) and stitched them into a panorama of sorts.

Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of my favorites in the greater Munising area, not least of all because of its awesome name. The cascade down the limestone face is impressive and always worth the stairs, but I also love the precipice and the way the water gently spills over the curving rock lip.

Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of my favorites in the greater Munising area, not least of all because of its awesome name. The cascade down the limestone face is impressive and always worth the stairs, but I also love the precipice and the way the water gently spills over the curving rock lip.

I love this tree just outside Kalkaska. For the first time in all my drives past this beauty, I had my camera while the light was pretty. Fall colors are the proverbial frosting on this tree cake 😍

I love this tree just outside Kalkaska. For the first time in all my drives past this beauty, I had my camera while the light was pretty. Fall colors are the proverbial frosting on this tree cake 😍

October brings so many beautiful changes. The leaves are obviously a riot of color, but also we are hammered by winds that are accompanied by dramatic sunsets and beautiful crashing waves in a lake that isn’t yet too cold to stand in. It’s an easy month to love.

October brings so many beautiful changes. The leaves are obviously a riot of color, but also we are hammered by winds that are accompanied by dramatic sunsets and beautiful crashing waves in a lake that isn’t yet too cold to stand in. It’s an easy month to love.

Yesterday was a delirious whirlwind adventure in the UP, and I the very long day was completely worth it. The color around Munising and Marquette is astonishing, and lake effect rain all day added to the drama - as evidenced by this short-lived rainbow. I was photographing the other side of this river valley in a light rain, watching a hole in the clouds shine a spotlight around the leaves. I was hoping it would light the bridge, so I turned around as the light mover over me. I waited on two cars to pass and then darted across the road in time to capture 5 frames with this rainbow - 26 seconds according to my camera’s timestamps. I’m not always in the right place at the right time, but sometimes I am 😍🌈

Yesterday was a delirious whirlwind adventure in the UP, and I the very long day was completely worth it. The color around Munising and Marquette is astonishing, and lake effect rain all day added to the drama - as evidenced by this short-lived rainbow. I was photographing the other side of this river valley in a light rain, watching a hole in the clouds shine a spotlight around the leaves. I was hoping it would light the bridge, so I turned around as the light mover over me. I waited on two cars to pass and then darted across the road in time to capture 5 frames with this rainbow - 26 seconds according to my camera’s timestamps. I’m not always in the right place at the right time, but sometimes I am 😍🌈

I got a jumpstart on autumn colors last month in the Canadian Rockies, and have been in full fall fever ever since. The hardwoods have undergone dramatic transformation Up North in the past week, so I’m not sure when I’ll be back inside 😅 I went on a color tour today, so if you didn’t you can check my stories to see what’s going on!

I got a jumpstart on autumn colors last month in the Canadian Rockies, and have been in full fall fever ever since. The hardwoods have undergone dramatic transformation Up North in the past week, so I’m not sure when I’ll be back inside 😅 I went on a color tour today, so if you didn’t you can check my stories to see what’s going on!

The autumn colors have exploded in the region this week! Near the coast it’s still lagging, but inland is 🔥. This shot is from a special place on the Jordan River Pathway, and I’m hopeful it’s looking like this currently because I plan to stop in soon!

The autumn colors have exploded in the region this week! Near the coast it’s still lagging, but inland is 🔥. This shot is from a special place on the Jordan River Pathway, and I’m hopeful it’s looking like this currently because I plan to stop in soon!

Last day to pre-order! Link in my bio or in my story 👌

Last day to pre-order! Link in my bio or in my story 👌

I went for (potentially) my last swim in Lake Michigan today. I knew the temperature would be acceptable, because I fairly ended up frolicking in these waves a couple nights ago. I tend to think of summer as sunset season, but October is pretty great, too.

I went for (potentially) my last swim in Lake Michigan today. I knew the temperature would be acceptable, because I fairly ended up frolicking in these waves a couple nights ago. I tend to think of summer as sunset season, but October is pretty great, too.

Fall sprinkles. This is a recent photo from an area that changes colors relatively early. If you’re planning a color trip, keep in mind that northern Michigan is full of microclimates. Inland places and edge leaves (like along open rivers and roads) change before places on the coast or inside forests. Those spots are still mostly green, and won’t see fall colors until the end of the month.

Fall sprinkles. This is a recent photo from an area that changes colors relatively early. If you’re planning a color trip, keep in mind that northern Michigan is full of microclimates. Inland places and edge leaves (like along open rivers and roads) change before places on the coast or inside forests. Those spots are still mostly green, and won’t see fall colors until the end of the month.

A canopy of golden leaves transforms a shady country road into a scenic drive 💛

A canopy of golden leaves transforms a shady country road into a scenic drive 💛

We’re a couple weeks out from this, especially on our coasts, but I am loving the fall feelings on my hikes! Color party commencing 💛

We’re a couple weeks out from this, especially on our coasts, but I am loving the fall feelings on my hikes! Color party commencing 💛

Another favorite spot along the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore. I always line this one up visually even if I don’t take the shot 👌

Another favorite spot along the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore. I always line this one up visually even if I don’t take the shot 👌

This spot along the sandstone cliffs is one of my favorite views along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Incidentally, it’s also June in my 2020 calendar (with a summer photo from this year). I hope I can get up here this fall! 🤞🍁

This spot along the sandstone cliffs is one of my favorite views along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Incidentally, it’s also June in my 2020 calendar (with a summer photo from this year). I hope I can get up here this fall! 🤞🍁

Warm light and cool shadows; a visual interpretation 🧡💙

Warm light and cool shadows; a visual interpretation 🧡💙

Twilight on the shores of the Sleeping Bear Dunes is magical. I’ve enjoyed many campfires here with some of the people I hold dearest, and images like this will always bring them back to me. 🥰

Twilight on the shores of the Sleeping Bear Dunes is magical. I’ve enjoyed many campfires here with some of the people I hold dearest, and images like this will always bring them back to me. 🥰

I ❤️ fall drives! I was crawling along the lakeshore drive at Fisherman’s Island, and came to a hard stop when I noticed the leaves occasionally lining up into this red-edged heart. Sometimes a perfect situation presents itself if you happen to have an eye out for it!

I ❤️ fall drives! I was crawling along the lakeshore drive at Fisherman’s Island, and came to a hard stop when I noticed the leaves occasionally lining up into this red-edged heart. Sometimes a perfect situation presents itself if you happen to have an eye out for it!

We had such a good trip to the Canadian Rockies, but it feels good to be back in northern Michigan! The fall colors are just starting to show; it’s got me excited to see the change in the coming weeks. We are planning a visit to Pictured Rocks in October, and I’m hoping for conditions like this again. What’s your favorite kind of place to see the season change?  For me it’s rooty forest scenes and against small, calm bodies of water.

We had such a good trip to the Canadian Rockies, but it feels good to be back in northern Michigan! The fall colors are just starting to show; it’s got me excited to see the change in the coming weeks. We are planning a visit to Pictured Rocks in October, and I’m hoping for conditions like this again. What’s your favorite kind of place to see the season change? For me it’s rooty forest scenes and against small, calm bodies of water.

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