Lake Michigan is always and never the same. It is the nature of change. Its depths reflect a human truth: we are constantly evolving even as we stand in the same skin. Photographing Lake Michigan is my daily ritual. I witness its shifts and moods. By capturing discrete moments, I chronicle the passage of time. There is no constant, there is no end. LAKE SERIES is an ongoing exploration that began in September 2015.  Information on the print edition can be found here.

A selection of photographs from the Lake Series appear in the book Transience.

Cadence, a new video by Lincoln Schatz, that meditates upon Lake Michigan over the course of June to July in 2019 can be seen here.

Lake Series Photographs By Year, 2015 to 2019

2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

 

December 2017

Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan winter light at dawn from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 31st, 2017
LFine Art Photography of Lake Michigan green water and gray sky from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 22nd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan stormy green water and horsetail clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 21st, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan magnificent morning light from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 20th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with an endless horizon from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 19th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan ever so still from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 18th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan still and flat from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 15th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan morning storm from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 13th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a storm coming from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 12th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a flat winter sky from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 11th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with choppy waves at dawn from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 9th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan magnificently blue with cotton ball clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 7th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan deep blue with rippled water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 6th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with high clouds radiating across the sky from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 5th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a nascent sun from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 4th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with an offshore wind from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
December 1st, 2017

November 2017

Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan at night with planes on approach to O'Hare and stars from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 30th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan slight ripple in the water and distant lite clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 30th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with choppy waves breaking from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 29th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan intense morning light with dark storm clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 28th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan silvery blue from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 27th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with large rolling waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 25th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with dimpled water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 23rd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan silver gray with light reflecting on the surface from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 22nd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan at sunrise with vidid orange gold against a dark sky and still water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 21st, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan blueish green from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 20th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan on a windy day from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 19th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with large green waves after a storm from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 17th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan green gray with heavy overcast clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 16th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with swells rolling in from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 14th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with radiant light and clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 13th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with rain and fog from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 10th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with brilliant light and dark diagonal clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 9th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with slow rolling waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 8th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a high wind and whitecaps from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 7th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with sun cutting through morning clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 6th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a storm pushing across the lake at dawn from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 3rd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan gray still and infinite from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 2nd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan dark blue silver from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
November 1st, 2017

October 2017

Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan finely textured from the wind on an overcast day from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 30th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan on a perfect clear day from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 29th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan at daybreak with dark water and intermittent clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 27th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan on a bright white morning with high thin clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 26th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with wrinkled water and at dusk from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 25th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan ever blue with slow swells and a midwestern sky from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 25th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with rain punctuating the water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 24th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan early morning with swells from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 23rd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan gray green with thick clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 22nd, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with green water high clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 21st, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan still flat water with intense morning light and thin clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 19th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan at dusk with a gradient sky from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 18th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with high wind patterning the water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 17th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan expanding far away from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 17th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan still with ripples offshore from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 16th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with diagonal patterns and large swells from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 16th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan mid morning with distant clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 13th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan heavy with a storm from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 12th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan during a storm with large waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 11th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan in a north wind with waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 10th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan perfectly flat from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 9th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan the morning of the Chicago Triathlon from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 8th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan early morning of the Chicago Triathlon from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 8th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan light green and gray with clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 6th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan dark gray and slightly green extending outward from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 4th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan dark green and flat with heavy clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 4th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan on a fall day from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 3rd, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with morning light and patterned clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 3rd, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with a subtle palette of cloud colors from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 2nd, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with overwhelming light from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
October 2nd, 2017 (1)

September 2017

Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with electric blue water from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 29th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan as it changes to a fall landscape from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 27th, 2017 (2)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with dark heavy water and pecorino clouds from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 27th, 2017 (1)
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan in equal still parts from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 26th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with subtle small waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 25th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan flat and enticing from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 22nd, 2017
Fine Art Photography with a subtle chop on a cloudless day of Lake Michigan from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 20th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan during a morning storm with brilliant light from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 19th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with lopping waves from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 18th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan with chiseled waves slowly moving from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 15th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan where the sun presses down on the landscape from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 14th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan expressing the onset on a storm from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 13th, 2017
Fine Art Photography of Lake Michigan from Chicago by Contemporary Photographer Lincoln Schatz
September 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
September 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
September 8th, 2017
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September 7th, 2017
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September 6th, 2017 (2)
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September 6th, 2017 (1)
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September 5th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
September 5th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
September 1st, 2017

August 2017

Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
August 22nd, 2017
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August 21st, 2017
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August 18th, 2017
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August 17th, 2017
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August 16th, 2017
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August 14th, 2017
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August 11th, 2017
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August 10th, 2017
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August 9th, 2017
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August 8th, 2017
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August 7th, 2017
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August 4th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
August 4th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
August 2nd, 2017
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August 1st, 2017

July 2017

Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
July 31st, 2017
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
July 28th, 2017
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
July 27th, 2017 (3)
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July 27th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
July 27th, 2017 (1)
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July 26th, 2017
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July 25th, 2017
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July 24th, 2017
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July 21st, 2017
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July 20th, 2017 (2)
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July 20th, 2017 (1)
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July 19th, 2017
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July 18th, 2017
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July 17th, 2017
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July 14th, 2017
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July 13th, 2017
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July 12th, 2017
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July 11th, 2017
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July 10th, 2017
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July 7th, 2017

June 2017

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June 23rd, 2017
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June 22nd, 2017
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June 22nd, 2017
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June 21st, 2017
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June 20th, 2017 (2)
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June 20th, 2017 (1)
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June 19th, 2017
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June 16th, 2017 (2)
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June 16th, 2017 (1)
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June 15th, 2017 (2)
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June 15th, 2017 (1)
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June 13th, 2017
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June 12th, 2017
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June 10th, 2017
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June 8th, 2017
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June 7th, 2017
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June 6th, 2017
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June 5th, 2017
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June 3rd, 2017 (2)
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June 3rd, 2017 (1)

May 2017

Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
May 30th, 2017
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May 26th, 2017
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May 25th, 2017
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May 24th, 2017
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May 23rd, 2017 (2)
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May 23rd, 2017 (1)
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May 22nd, 2017
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May 19th, 2017
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May 18th, 2017
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May 17th, 2017
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May 16th, 2017 (2)
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May 16th, 2017 (1)
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May 15th, 2017
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May 12th, 2017
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May 11th, 2017
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May 10th, 2017
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May 9th, 2017
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May 8th, 2017
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May 5th, 2017
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May 4th, 2017
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May 3rd, 2017
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May 2nd, 2017
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May 1st, 2017

April 2017

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April 21st, 2017
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April 20th, 2017
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April 19th, 2017 (2)
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April 19th, 2017 (1)
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April 18th, 2017
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April 17th, 2017
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April 15th, 2017
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April 14th, 2017
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April 13th, 2017
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April 11th, 2017
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April 10th, 2017
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April 7th, 2017
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April 6th, 2017
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April 5th, 2017
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April 4th, 2017
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April 3rd, 2017
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April 1st, 2017

March 2017

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March 31st, 2017
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March 30th, 2017
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March 29th, 2017
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March 28th, 2017
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March 27th, 2017
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March 24th, 2017
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March 23rd, 2017
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March 22nd, 2017
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March 21st, 2017
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March 20th, 2017
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March 17th, 2017
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March 16th, 2017
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March 15th, 2017
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March 14th, 2017 (2)
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March 14th, 2017 (1)
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March 13th, 2017
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March 10th, 2017 (2)
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March 10th, 2017 (1)
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March 9th, 2017
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March 8th, 2017
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March 7th, 2017 (3)
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March 7th, 2017 (2)
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March 7th, 2017 (1)
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March 6th, 2017 (2)
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March 6th, 2017 (1)
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March 3rd, 2017
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March 2nd, 2017
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March 1st, 2017

February 2017

Lake Michigan Fine Art Photography
February 28th, 2017
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February 27th, 2017 (2)
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February 27th, 2017 (1)
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February 24th, 2017
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February 23rd, 2017
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February 22nd, 2017
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February 21st, 2017 (2)
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February 21st, 2017 (1)
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February 20th, 2017
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February 18th, 2017
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February 9th, 2017
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February 8th, 2017
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February 7th, 2017
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February 6th, 2017
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February 3rd, 2017
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February 1st, 2017 (2)
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February 1st, 2017 (1)

January 2017

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January 31st, 2017 (2)
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January 31st, 2017 (1)
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January 30th, 2017
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January 27th, 2017
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January 26th, 2017
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January 25th, 2017
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January 23rd, 2017 (2)
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January 23rd, 2017 (1)
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January 20th, 2017 (2)
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January 19th, 2017
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January 18th, 2017 (2)
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January 18th, 2017 (1)
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January 17th, 2017
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January 16th, 2017 (2)
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January 16th, 2017 (1)
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January 13th, 2017
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January 10th, 2017
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January 9th, 2017
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January 6th, 2017 (3)
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January 6th, 2017 (1)
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January 5th, 2017
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January 4th, 2017 (2)
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January 4th, 2017 (1)
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January 3rd, 2017