Spock Flower

I rarely get a photo of a flower or flowers that I’m thrilled with… I’m pretty convinced that 80% of why I take them is some genetic passed-down thing from my dad who was always taking pictures of flowers and plants on trips. In any case, this one reminded me of the flowers that sprayed […]

White Water Bloomers

Bokeh is a fun effect to play with in photos (the repeating shape in the background – it’s formed by blurred light taking the shape of the open shutter). There’s a fun related trick I’ve only tried once, where you cut a shape into a piece of dark cardstock or cardboard and make a lens […]

Birch Twins

I probably would have liked this shot better further into summer with some green… but then without that you can see more sky, too. In either case, I really wish this was the view from my back yard! This was across the highway from the Seacoast Resort on 28 near Au Train. Download: Birch_Twins-Asgard_Photography-IMG_2169.jpg Camera […]

Alvin

These little buggers are cute, but often difficult to get a shot of because they don’t sit still for long. At Kensington though, they’re used to people enough (and you can bribe them with seed) so you can get pretty close. This has probably been my favorite park to go to for shooting wildlife. (With […]

Slow Spring

Not entirely sure why, but this is one of my favorite trees at the Kensington Metropark in Michigan. (It’s on the South end of the path around the main lake where the nesting island is.) I recently took a trip there to get my season pass. I think what I like about this image is […]

Goose in Charge

My first time to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens I think I went too early in the year – I’d expected more blooming things and there wasn’t really much. (I’d also been looking for a fairy display they supposedly had, but could not find any sign of it.) I still had fun exploring the trails, and […]

Ghost of Summer

I’m not typically a fan of abstract photography, or artsy shots. But every now and then I find exceptions. It’s sometimes difficult during the fall to find interesting photos, because once the initial color changes are over, things are pretty drab in many places. This particular photo I liked because of the contrast between the […]