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The 45th Parallel is a line which designates the longitudinal halfway point between the earth's equator and the North Pole. In North America, this line passes through some of the most beautiful parts of our country; including Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Saint Croix Island in Maine. Here in Michigan, it passes through scenic Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties.

The implication of the parallel as being halfway to somewhere couldn't be less true to the people who visit this area, or better yet, are lucky enough to live here...you are not "halfway" to anywhere...rather, you are already "there". Thousands of years ago, glaciers carved this land, creating breathtaking sand dunes that tower hundreds of feet above the beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan.

Wildflowers bloom along the edges of streams and rivers and abundant wildlife flourish throughout the hardwood forests. Leelanau County is home to the quaint fishing village of Leland, the unique town of Glen Arbor, and seemingly endless landscapes of cherry and apple orchards, as well as award-winning vineyards. The sugar sand shoreline of Lake Michigan provides the perfect venue for sunset spectators; while steep bluffs, such as Pyramid Point, provide breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands and the occasional passing freighter.

One of my favorite sayings is "A memory is a photograph taken by the heart." I seek to capture life as it is here along the 45th Parallel. I hope that my photographs foster a memory that you have of this area...a time that you spent alone, with a friend or spouse, or with your family. Thank you for viewing this portfolio and I hope that enjoy viewing it as much as I have enjoyed capturing it.

Jeff Rabidoux


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2014 Life On The 45th Parallel Calendar

2014 Life On The 45th Parallel Calendar

A Collection of New Images

A Collection of New Images

Autumn in Leelanau

Autumn in Leelanau

Barns

Barns

Bit North of the 45th...The U.P. and Canada

Bit North of the 45th...The U.P. and Canada

Flora

Flora

For Liz

For Liz

Great Lakes National Cemetery - Holly, MI

Great Lakes National Cemetery - Holly, MI

Kayla

Kayla

Leelanau Landscapes

Leelanau Landscapes

Lighthouses

Lighthouses

Portraits - People and Pets

Portraits - People and Pets

Quick Collection

Quick Collection

Quick Collection

Quick Collection

Shipwrecks and Perspectives

Shipwrecks and Perspectives

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sugar Loaf...A Photographic Study

Sugar Loaf...A Photographic Study

Sunrise, Sunset & Weather

Sunrise, Sunset & Weather

Wildlife

Wildlife

Winter Along the 45th

Winter Along the 45th

Your Beautiful Home - From My Perspective

Your Beautiful Home - From My Perspective
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Guestbook for Life On The 45th Parallel
4.Thelma Sims Green(non-registered)
Just found your pictures, they are wonderful. We don't have any of these sites here in Texas. Thanks for the way these make me feel, so peaceful. Awh inspiring. Wish I could have been "a mouse in your pocket", and traveled to all of the places you have photographed. Keep up the most wonderful pictures.
Thelma
2.Michele Blair(non-registered)
A friend of mine told me of your photography after the tragic loss of her infant niece. The remembrance photography for the families who have experienced such a loss is a true blessing. I am originally from Michigan, however, have lived in Indiana and Ohio for the past 22 years. Your photography is like a big warm hug to me, when I think of my childhood memories from all over Michigan. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images. I have forwarded your website to many of my family and friends for their enjoyment as well.
1.Kevin Peppers(non-registered)
Thank you for all of your wonderful pictures!! Last September was my first experience at Glen Lake or anywhere in Northern Michigan for that matter. My wife and I, along with some very gracious hosts, stayed at Glen Lake for an entire week that I will never, ever forget. The town of Glen Arbor is a magical place and Traverse City itself is awe-inspiring as well.

Your photography has helped to take me back to this "fantasy world" that I can continue to re-live every day. Thank you again! I will continue to check back regularly.