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.
On my way back to my car after a photo trip to Magee Marsh I snapped some random photos of trees as I walked by them. This one in particular, for some reason, seemed to want to be in black and white. There’s something old and disturbing about it that catches me. I feel like […]
This was my second photo from the evening when I got my first close-up of the moon with the new lens… of the last year, this is probably my favorite photo I’ve taken. I love the clouds that open around the moon. The coloring and feel of them remind me of NASA images of nebula. […]
There’s nothing really artistic about this shot, but it’s the first time I’ve had a zoom lens big enough to actually get a decently close up image of the moon. And given all the years since childhood that I’ve dreamed of going there, being able to personally make this image of a place I’ve dreamed […]
I’ve read a few times in various articles that you should always “shoot the light” rather than the subject. I think it’s probably better to find a happy medium, but there’s a lot of truth to the advice. During the day, this flower never impressed me. (It’s at the entrance to my building complex.) But […]
When I lived in Saline, Michigan and didn’t have direct access to the kind of outdoors that the U.P. had spoiled me with, I spent many evenings walking over to the Saline river with my camera. The fun challenge was trying to find new ways to see the same small area. In this case, it’s […]
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 […]
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 […]