the pictured rocks + a friendly reminder to print your digital photos :)

If you’ve ever wondered what the northern coast of Michigan’s UP (Upper Peninsula) looks like, these images are for you! We celebrated our 6 year anniversary last August with a road trip to the Pictured Rocks overlooking Lake Superior. The water really is that vibrantly turquoise, crystal clear, and incredibly cold. You can ask my husband who had to make sure. His purple lips and uncontrollable convulsions shivering for a good hour was proof enough for me to stay on the shore. . . .

Why the untimely post from... LAST SUMMER? Last year, when I wrote THIS POST, I vowed I would take my own advice and keep up with printing my personal digital photos on a monthly basis. Whoops! Cobbler’s son syndrome, I guess. So, it became my winter goal once again to finally catch up with printing and sharing last year’s personal snapshots. I'm up to 317 prints and counting and it feels SO good to catch up :)

To be honest, I miss the simpler days of shooting film, but I am determined to keep printing and archiving my personal digital photos. When we’re 80, this hard drive and my plethora of digital files and DVD back-ups (like the floppy discs of yesteryear, remember those?) will mean nothing. It’s the prints that will matter. It’s the tangible prints that I file in boxes and design into photo books & albums that will last through the years and bring back memories.

Have you backed up your digital photos and made prints lately? If you need a little help (or a kick in the pants!) to get started, I've compiled some simple tips here.

 Pictured Rocks Boat Tour - Black and White Photograph by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Boat Tour - Black and White Photograph by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photograph by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photograph by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photos by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photos by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photos by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photos by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

 Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

Pictured Rocks Photographs by Teri Genovese

 iPhone-Pictured-Rocks-Photos

iPhone-Pictured-Rocks-Photos

and some iPhone photo goodness from our 10 mile hike, thanks to the always handy Hipstamatic!