Listen to the interview with John Elliot
L’ANSE – Fall color is starting to creep into the western U.P. The most color found during the weekend was in the central part of the western U.P. especially between Amasa and Covington.
At Canyon Falls south of L’Anse, John Elliot of St. Ignace was taking photos of the fall color. He was returning from a backpacking trip at Isle Royale and loves to stop at the falls.
Although reds and yellows could be found, he said it was not quite peek.
“I would say there’s a 30 to 40 percent change. Mostly the maples have changed the most,” said Elliot. “Lot’s of people. It’s a beautiful place, the Upper Peninsula.”
Elloit said he enjoys taking photos of the outdoors. He walked along the Sturgeon River and worked to get a good angle on the falls.
“I focus on the clouds, to get the clouds in the pictures so that it stands out and 3Ds the picture to make it look like what it looks like,” he said.
Although he said taking fall color photos is not that easy. He likes to wait for the right light, something he says people don’t often do. He suggests taking your time.
The Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association says peek color is expected the last week of September and first part of October.