Ice & Sky

I posted a similar shot a few weeks back, but I liked this one too and couldn’t choose between them. This one doesn’t have the extra piles of ice in the background, but allows more focus on the roots and bark texture. Similar elements, but a different focus. (And by focus I mean attention, not […]

Winter Arms

I’d gone to the park when I saw it was snowing out… I wanted to try out my new camera hood I’d gotten a few months earlier. (Typically for shooting at waterfalls, to protect from spray, but works for snow pretty good as well.) However, it had almost stopped snowing by the time I got […]

Tall Trail

I liked the big tree on the right, but mainly I liked the lines here… the first thing that had caught my eye was the squiggly snow covered tree on the ground on the lower left, but also that combined with the straight lines from the shadows. You can’t quite tell that Lake Erie is […]

Breaking Ground

For a few winters I’ve made the drive over to the Lake Erie shoreline at Magee Marsh just East of Toledo… it’s no Lake Superior shoreline, but every now and then the ice still does something interesting. This particular day that I was there, things looked somewhat bleak overall, not a lot to draw the […]

Cold & Fluffy

I wasn’t sure, but it seemed like this little guy was either sick or injured. He moved around a lot to stay away from me, but didn’t fly away. There weren’t any other robins nearby. It was a little cold out, which is why I’m assuming he was all fluffed up. I spent about fifteen […]

Alone & Cold

Taking advantage of my new zoom lens, on my last trip back to the U.P., I got some close up shots of the lighthouse off of Presque Isle in Marquette. It was a bit cloudier than I’d hoped for, and a bit calmer on this day than I’d have liked, but I really like the […]

Watching and Waiting

I’d taken my new toy (Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 lens) to the local botanical garden, hoping for some birds or other wildlife… but apparently the mild winter weather was still too much for them and it was pretty quite. I ended up roaming around a few corners I hadn’t explored before, and found a neat statue […]