The Nature of Haven Hill
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF HAVEN HILL AS SEEN AND INTERPRETED BY PHOTOGRAPHER JAY FITZGERALD
Jay Fitzgerald is a native of Los Angeles, California who now resides in White Lake, Michigan with his wife Eva and son Jack. His love of nature and the outdoors was fostered early in his life during many trips into California’s San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and Sierra mountains with his father who was once a back country guide in Yosemite National Park. As an automotive industry supplier, Jay has relocated his home several times to major cities from California to Oklahoma, Michigan, New Jersey, and Indiana, all the while seeking out the nearest natural setting to hike, fish, and of course take photographs!
Computers and engineering were woven into the fabric of Jay’s early education, and his passion for photography developed during the digital age of capturing and recording images. Although he has no formal photographic dark room developing experience, he “develops” his images in the comfort of his “digital darkroom”.
Jay and his family moved to White Lake in 2004. They soon found Highland State Recreation Area and joined in the founding of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area volunteer organization. He is now secretary and webmaster for the group and is passionate about capturing the history and beauty of the Haven Hill Natural Area and the historic Haven Hill Estate.