Erie Winter

Another version of a similar shot I posted recently… the same corner at Magee Marsh, but after about 15 minutes, the strong wind had completely changed the cloud structure and much more blue was visible. It felt very backward, given that there is no blue in the water. This is also pulled back a bit […]

Sunset Float

This is the essence of peace and calm, to me. Lake Superior can be tough and dangerous, but also so calming and relaxing. Combine it with a sunset and it’s just good for the soul. This was taken next to Black Rocks on Sunset Point (Presque Isle) in Marquette, Michigan. I’m not sure who was […]

Into Darkness

As awesome as trails through woods are, there’s just something about trails through darkened woods after sunset that make you think twice before going in. Most often when I’ve visited Wildwood Park it’s been overflowing with people (it’s a popular “nature” spot for Toledo and the surrounding area) but it helps if you go during […]

Home of the Humming Fish

The closest open shoreline I’ve found on a Great Lake near Toledo has been out at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. (There’s also some birding trails there, and a LOT of tiny shells that seem to take the place of sand when I’ve been there in the summer.) This photo was taken at the corner when […]

Patriotic Monkey

Sometimes I end up with a photo that feels like a metaphor that I can’t pin down. I got a few of those a while back when a roadside fireworks store had put up several eye catching balloons. There have been dragons, dinosaurs, and this guy. I normally prefer landscape and wildlife, but these kinds […]

Shell Sky

Lake Superior is my favorite, but on most trips I have fun stopping along Lake Michigan (in the Upper Peninsula) to stretch my legs and wander with my camera. I had some trouble getting the focus I wanted on this shot so ended up using a composite of two different shots. Still didn’t quite get […]

Corn Clouds

I saw some great looking moody clouds out my window and wanted to catch the sun setting through them at a nearby river, but realized once I got on the road I wouldn’t beat the sun to where I wanted to be. So I ended up taking these on the side of a busy road […]