We just got back from a long weekend “up north”. To us, that means Harbor Springs/Petoskey area. As kids, my family went up there every summer to stay at my uncle’s chalet. I had always pictured taking my kids up there someday too. Well Hannah went once at 6 months and then we moved to the east coast. Six years later we are living back in Michigan and it was time to head “up north”. We had a great time at three different beaches (Harbor Springs downtown, Petoskey State Park and Surfwood), two ice cream shops (Bob-In Again, Yummies), great restaurants (Mitchell Street Pub, The Noggin Room, Papa Lou’s Pizza, Little Bay Cafe and Polish Kitchen), mini golf (Pirate’s Cove) and more.
I wanted to be sure to get a photo of the girls in front of my uncle’s place to send to him. When I opened this one, I could not believe how old they both look. My babies are growing up!
The majority of my trip photos were taken on my iphone. I use various photo apps, including: Instagram, camera, camera +,VSCO camera, and PS express. I typically take most in the regular camera app that came with the phone…but since it doesn’t allow direct upload to facebook, I then take it into Instagram to publish to facebook…plus I love the square presentation. I occasionally use camera +, if I can’t get the desired outcome with the basic app. Camera + allows you to set exposure and focus at two different points in your image. I have just discovered VSCO because a lot of my instagram photog friends use it but I haven’t played much. I basically use Photoshop Express to post vertical photos to my facebook since I can’t do them thru instagram. Diptic frames is another fun app if you want to do a mini collage of photos.