Flower Faces

One of the benefits to keeping pictures that were taken years earlier, is that you learn a lot about editing over time. This photo was taken in Saline back in 2016 and I’d passed over it at the time. But with some creative cropping and better editing knowledge I was able to make something with […]

White Water Bloomers

Bokeh is a fun effect to play with in photos (the repeating shape in the background – it’s formed by blurred light taking the shape of the open shutter). There’s a fun related trick I’ve only tried once, where you cut a shape into a piece of dark cardstock or cardboard and make a lens […]

Frozen Rose

One one of my trips north, during the winter months, I’d stopped at Lake Superior on the edge of Marquette to look for a chance to take some ice photos. The weather wasn’t cooperating, however, and was very overcast and the light was very bad. That turned out to be perfect for a shot of […]

Forgotten Shoreline

A good rule of thumb, if you’re a photographer or even a photography enthusiast, is to always have a camera with you. This photo was taken while visiting somewhere I hadn’t been before, and getting ready to get on board a boat to take the kids out swimming. I’d brought my camera primarily to take […]

Heavy Heart

Sometimes I get a composition by pure accident that I end up liking. In this case, I’d been walking through the cemetery after a lot of hiking through the woodsy trails nearby and was tired so hadn’t put much thought into it. But I ended up really liking the way everything in the shot moves […]