I would give almost anything for this to be the view from my back yard. What I like about this photo specifically is how the clouds and rocks seem to mirror each other in general shape. Also, shooting a longer exposure allows for the “soft” feel of the water which just makes this feel relaxing […]
One more glass ball photo from a recent trip north… one danger they don’t tell you about ahead of time when using these is how well they work as magnifying lenses. For example, you don’t want to hold one in your hand on a sunny day. Most of the time, in a shot like this […]
I almost didn’t end up using this one… I didn’t get either the clouds/sunset I wanted, or the reflection setup I’d hoped for, but what I like about it is the arc of the rock with a little bit of some people visible toward the end. The area to the lower left is just a […]
I’ve always preferred including people in silhouette if I’m taking photos in public that have people in them. My inner introvert is a little to strong and keeps me from getting up in people’s business. But having people in landscape photos really can enhance them greatly. I think this one is a perfect example – […]
This was taken on an evening when the weather wasn’t cooperating (anyone who goes out to photograph landscapes knows how frustrating the weather can be in that regard.) On this trip the sky had been annoyingly free of clouds during sunset time, except for this one night, when for whatever reason they’d roped off the […]
The part of the Island I wanted to get to was chained off to vehicle traffic, and I didn’t feel like walking the mile or so in that evening, so I opted for a less scenic stretch of shoreline.
This was taken on a recent trip to the U.P. while enjoying the sunset from Black Rocks at Marquette’s Presque Isle. The few evenings I tried to do some sunset photos that trip the weather didn’t really cooperate to provide the right kinds of clouds (almost none) so I ended up doing a lot more of the silhouette of people kind of thing.
One of my favorite things is ending up with a photo that captures more the feel of a place than the normal actual look of it. Most times I’ve been to this stretch of river shoreline, it’s very bland or dirty looking, or overcrowded. But things came together one evening and I was happy to […]
This is another photo pulled out of my older folders… I’d originally been going for more snow in the foreground, but ended up cropping it so the trees would be the foreground. Lake Superior is always more impressive to me as a lake than Lake Michigan, but Lake Michigan tends to ice over near the […]