Oddly enough, my two favorite photos speak of the man-made changes and the impacts of industry along our Great Lake.
|The loading dock at Marblehead is bathed with moonlight.
Although it speaks of an industrial and altered lake shore, aesthetically it was pleasing. True Marbleheaders (residents of Marblehead) are inured to noon-time blast "aftershocks" that rumble through the community each day, as well as the gigantic wheeled loaders' backing lights warning "beep-beep-beep" as work continues all night long.
|Davis Bessie nuclear power plant as seen from the Port Clinton Water Works Park.
Crossley created a new sensation in guides when he photo-shopped various poses of birds, in varied ages and plumages, against a "typical" background. This would be the page on Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls.
Unfortunately, this typical back ground includes the nuclear power plant that is considered a blessing or a curse, depending on the local to whom you speak. The federal fines levied for an incredibly scary lack of maintenance and its cover-up allowed First Energy to pay for our new visitor's center at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. It is a sad way to get good accomplished for nature, but at least sometime nice happened after the lives of hundreds of thousands were put in jeopardy. Click on the link for an amazing news article from the Toledo Blade which tells the whole story.
Meanwhile, enjoy these altered landscapes as best you can.