One a recent trip back to the U.P. I decided to drive out along some backroads I hadn’t been on in over 25 years. I found myself north of Deer Lake and took this photo next to the boat ramp that was put in when I was a kid. (The lake is on the other […]
One of my personal rules of photography is that I try very hard to never edit a photo beyond what a realistic view of the actual scene would be. Some pictures need more post-editing than others, but I’ve never been a fan of blowing out the saturation, or other common photoshop habits people have. I […]
Evening at the Kensington Metropark in Michigan is a great time to take photos of herons and other birds – there’s a small island that many nest on, and come back to, as the evening goes by. For the first few years I’d gone there I couldn’t get any really good photos, as there’s a […]
What I like most about this one is the branches (dead trees) in the water. It almost looks like there’s no ground, and you can see roots for the trees in the background. I get lost in looking at trees sometimes, especially when there’s patterns like this. Download: Swamp-Roots_Asgard_Photography_IMG_5987-scaled.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/16 Exposure: 1/200 […]
Some days when I take my camera out into the woods, the only thing I get is the walk outdoors. On this trip I think I took about 50 different photos, but ended up hating all of them when I got back to my computer. This one I hemmed and hawed on a bit… it […]
While on a visit to my home town I made a stop at Deer Lake where I’d spent many hours of my childhood fishing and exploring. On this occasion I spent about 15 minutes there thanks to the mosquito convention that was apparently in town. What caught my eye here was the flowers, but the […]
I’d actually been crawling through the woods after a shot of a crane that was hunting fish… but this guy seemed to think I was the instacart delivery he’d been waiting for. He followed me for a while, sitting fairly close, waiting for a handout. Unfortunately for him, I hadn’t brought seed with me that […]
Pretty sure I’ve posted a photo of this flower before, but the framing here is different. In this case it was the lighting and shadow that drew me in for this setup, with the contrast and vibrance. I’ve yet to figure out what makes a flower photo interesting to me… I see many (and take many) that don’t interest me… but sometimes they just jump out at me.
One of my favorites kinds of bird at one of my favorite parks. After moving out of the U.P., Kensington Metropark has been a lifesaver when I’ve absolutely needed to get my head into the outdoors that wasn’t in the middle of town. And it’s got the added benefit of wildlife that lets you get a bit closer, even if they are usually a little demanding for a handout.