Smartphone or a real camera? For a lot of pix, either will work great. While it’s possible to use your phone for this type of long exposure, it’s much easier with a camera.
Why shoot a long exposure at all? Check out the smartphone version of this picture below to see what a big difference a little time makes.
A morning on the Long Chute of the Muskegon River.
A grassy bank along the Muskegon River on the morning of May 29, 2017.
A Muskegon River heron on the morning of September 24, 2016
Earlier, the sunrise looked like a Rorschach ink blot.
A fishing boat heads up the Muskegon River just before dawn. Below, the sun rose about an hour later.
After passing the old rail bridge, this was the sunrise just up the river.
Here is another picture from a bit farther along.
The Mid-Michigan Rail Bridge just east of the causeway.
This is a good destination for an short hike. Simply park at the Log Booming Circle and follow the tracks towards the river. It’s a lot of fun and a great place to shoot sunrise pix.
If you’re feeling adventurous, as you head back towards Cobb, take a left at the old gazebo. It’s the beginning of a long trail into the river delta. It’s a bit rough but very beautiful.
From the Nysinyd Chute on the Muskegon River. The chute’s name derives from it’s seasonal disappearing act.