Tony Pitts @theforgetfulwanderer

My memory is made for facts and figures, and I use photography to remember all the amazing places I have been. Ann Arbor, Michigan is home.

Tony Pitts photos and videos

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That poor construction worker never saw it coming!

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Yesterday

Had to make up a new yoga move to get this shot...

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2 days ago

The many shades of the D.

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2 days ago

It was an absolutely beautiful day to be in the D! I had never walked the Dequindre Cut or the waterfront. It was great to walk 7 plus miles around Detroit!

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2 days ago

Had an amazing day with these fine people exploring @easternmarket and the #dequindrecut It was great to meet new friends and see other again! Thanks for coming to the #semichmeet / #mittenmeets !

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2 weeks ago

When in doubt, follow the brown signs to a boat access. This is my second random lake today, both beautiful!

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2 weeks ago

More Pigeon River georgousness!

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2 weeks ago

If you like fast, twisty rivers - then the Pigeon River is for you! ( though of course it is about impossible to take pictures in the twisty fast sections )and

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3 weeks ago

The lights of the Milky Way were our welcoming committee for our first night at our new cabin on the Pigeon River. @nikonusa Z6 Nikon 14-30 @15.5 F4 25 seconds ISO 2000 @breakthrough photography Night Sky filter

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3 weeks ago

New cabin views. Not my best light painting ever, but it was my first time shooting stars in almost a year.

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4 weeks ago

Pigeon River views... Gotta love summer in Michigan!

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5 weeks ago

It seems as though Tempest finds it hard to believe that I'm happy just to hang in a hammock and read a book today.

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5 weeks ago

A close up of Au Train Falls. These falls are fun to shoot because you can easily climb in the river and get up close.

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5 weeks ago

Meanwhile in (upper ) Michigan... Hot as heck here in Ann Arbor, would so love to be floating on Lake Superior!

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Alger Falls is easy to miss as you drive into Munising,butvwell worth the stop. It is literally right on the highway.

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A portal to the upside-down?

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As the camera wars continue to escalate, encouraging us to trade in our 401k's for MP's, I had the urge to look back at what photography was like before I ever learned to take my old D50 off manual or what raw is. Here is a shot from August of 2007,a week in which my son and I saw "the mountain" on every day of our trip to Alaska. This was the trip that likely launched my love of both national parks and photography.

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Went out to Portage Lake near Waterloo to shoot the sunset and work with filters a bit. With no clouds, I did not have much luck capturing any grand views with my Z6, but while my 2 minute exposures were going I played with my phone. My old Samsung S7 captured much more drama than I managed to on my normal camera, as wandering around handholding the phone let me find cool silhouettes like this one of @lisahunterphotos no doubt capturing something better than I did. I suspect handholding my Z6 would have been better, but sometimes I just like shooting with my phone. That in-phone HDR adds a lot of instant gratification I think.

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The old merry go round has likely stood sentry for over 50 years of sunsets. I hope it is still used once in a while.

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Where the Hurricane River meets Lake Superior is the sloping Hurricane Falls. With the lake levels so high, it seems less a falls than it did a couple years ago. Still pretty though.

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The lake was full this night, and we were stopped short of the lighthouse. A beautiful night on Lake Michigan!

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The sky changed colors so much this night, I could keep posting for days. For now, here is one right as the sun actually set. July 6, 2019.

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It was a gorgeous night to be on the pier watching a #lakemichigan sunset! As happens too often, the real show got going once the sun set and all the people left. Thanks to @lisahunterphotos for sticking around with me and continuing to get soaked by the waves crashing over the pier! Check her photos out too!

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It was an exciting night on the pier!

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Gotta be a good story behind the name of these falls, Laughing Whitefish.

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So much to do in North Georgia away from the crowds, but Amicalola Falls is worth enduring the crowds : )

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The picture does not do the scale of Pictured Rocks justice until you appreciate that those are large trees atop the cliff. Bridal Veil Falls June 8, 2019

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When you see a brown sign for a waterfall pointing down a narrow forest road you should always go see where it leads. June 19, 2019 #nikonUSA Z6 f11, ISO 250, 1/4 second

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While I'm not quite done sharing my Georgia wanderings with you, I wanted to sneak in another photo from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We have a great state here in the mitten!

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Georgia's tallest falls are beautiful, but get there early to enjoy the scene with more serenity.

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Do these white blazes set your wanderlust into overdrive like they do mine?

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One of many falls in the North Georgia Mountains

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