Author: Brian Kurtz

The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Overlooking Mackinac Bridge

The famous fountain on Belle Isle in Detroit is named after James Scott, one of the city’s most famous mayors. The lions look out over the still water at the statue of Mr. Scott and he looks back at them. Choose Frame & Size “This was my first trip to the Belle Isle Fountain at dawn and I did not know that they turn the fountain off in the evening.  While I was a bit disappointed at first for not having the opportunity to capture the fountain in soft early light without the mid-day crowds, I soon discovered that with...

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Milliken State Park Lighthouse In Summer

Summer skies back up the lighthouse at Milliken State Park in Michigan.  Choose Frame & Size “On my previous trip to this location, I came with my son. This time I came with my brother…who I don’t get to spend as much time with as I would like. This was the very first setup that I saw after exiting the car and walking across the street to the park. It just looked right.” – Brian Kurtz Available Formats: Choose Frame &...

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Detroit Michigan Skyline Sunset

The Detroit Michigan skyline at sunset as seen from the Windsor side of the Detroit River.  Choose Frame & Size “For whatever reason, I tend to shoot in my hometown of Detroit in the winter which yields up cool skies. This trip to Windsor was done in July which made this warm sunset a great capture.” – Brian Kurtz Available Formats: Choose Frame &...

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Detroit’s Belle Isle Bell Tower

Since it opened in 1940, the bells of the Belle Isle Tower have graced the ears of many a Detroiter who is enjoying a day at one of the city’s most iconic locations. Situated next to the most of Lake Takoma, the granite tower looks like something out of Lord of the Rings movie.  Choose Frame & Size “Whenever I have been at this spot before, it was in the winter time. This year I stopped by during summer and was pleased to find that leaved trees in the foreground and the structure of the water seemed to frame...

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Detroit’s Bell Isle Conservatory Dome

Housing hundreds of different species of plants from across the globe, the Belle Isle Conservatory greenhouse draws visitors both from Michigan and across the globe. This jewel of Detroit is one of the features of Belle Isle State Park that did not fall into disrepair when the City of Detroit fell upon hard times during the beginning of the 21st century. Choose Frame & Size “I love taking my family to this greenhouse. The Belle Isle Conservatory is a special place.” – Brian Kurtz Available Formats: Choose Frame &...

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