After finding something on Facebook marketplace that I wanted to buy, I ended up meeting the seller (who lived past Cleveland) at Lakeview Park. I brought my camera along using the trip as an excuse to shoot some shots. It didn’t end up being quite as big a photo day as I’d hoped… the weather […]
There’s so many variables in photography… I often struggle with knowing the right choice in foreground / background focus. In this case, I intentionally let the background be more blurry than I’d normally like, because the leaf cover was kind of swampy looking in general – I wanted to keep that more abstract. Plus, it […]
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 […]
I’ve posted a few photos like this, and to be honest it’s not my favorite – either the bird or the shot. It feels too empty to me. But, the reflection thing catches my attention when I’m wandering by the water and see them, especially when the water is calm. I think maybe part of […]
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 […]
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.
I didn’t get the shot I was going for here, thanks to a lot of brush along the shoreline. I was trying to move slow as to not scare the bird away, but every time I got into a good spot, he’d move.
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.
Swans are interesting to photograph, it seems like it either really comes out great or not at all (not much middle ground in shots I’ve taken of them.) Largely they can be tricky because of the white feathers which are easily washed out with the wrong camera settings. I like the curve of the neck […]