Big ticket purchases can make anyone stressed, especially when it comes to technology. Example: I am currently in the market for a DSLR camera and am trying to figure out what are some must-have features so that the camera can still be effective in the future. What I am not worried about is the subject matter that I will be photographing. I plan on taking some sight seeing trips this summer, so there will be no shortage of good shots. That got me to thinking about some of the diverse and unique scenery we have right here in northwest Indiana.
If it is breathtaking nature shots that you want you can head over to Chesterton to visit the Indiana Dunes State Park. There are sprawling dunes, beaches, and clear blue water. There are great sunset shots to be had over Lake Michigan with Chicago serving as a backdrop. Also, the area could get more photogenic with the renovation of the pavilion and banquet hall at the dunes.
If you don’t want to get sand in your shoes, Taltree Arboretum is a great place to shoot some lush looking photographs. The Taltree Arboretum has a combination of prairies, wetlands, and woodlands that some wouldn’t believe are located in Valparaiso. There is also a sprawling model railway garden that can make for some unique pictures.
From the Crown Point Courthouse to the historical main streets of the Whiting, the region has a plethora of beautiful historical architecture to be framed. These preserved historical districts stir up feelings of Americana and are a real beauty to take in no matter what the season.
Hopefully I inspired some of you to take a vacation in your own backyard of northwest Indiana. The region has some great sights to take in and experience. Please let us know of any spots in northwest Indiana that I didn’t mention in my post.