Winter Waving

What looks colder than water splashing around ice and snow? Lake Superior can be a frigid thing. I’ve always been drawn to the opposite of the “spaghetti” style of shooting water (used often on waterfalls)… opposite in that by using a faster shutter speed, the water gets broken into particles and creates all kinds of […]

Nuclear Ice

Another photo that wasn’t overall super impressive for it’s own sake, but I really liked the one bit of ice that looked like a nuclear explosion. ūüôā¬† Shooting ice and sunshine is always fun, but difficult to get right when you don’t pay attention to pesky things like white balance. But it often creates opportunity […]

Rounded Corners

Download:¬†Rounded_Corners_Asgard_Photography_IMG_7451.jpg Thanks to being able to stand on the edge of a small cliff, this shot feels to me like it was taken from up in the air… this was on the tip of Black Rocks at Presque Isle in Marquette, looking South toward the main part of the park across a little inlet where […]

Pieces of Winter

DOWNLOAD:¬†Pieces_of_Winter_Asgard_Photography_IMG_7454.jpg Looking South from the edge of Black Rocks in Marquette’s Presque Isle (the frozen edge of Lake Superior)… I typically prefer horizontally framed shots, but a vertical framing allowed for more of the “pancake ice” in the foreground. While the camera is at eye level here, I’m standing about 30 feet up from the […]

Wagner Falls Thawing

DOWNLOAD:¬†Wagner_Falls_Thawing_Asgard_Photography_IMG_7534.jpg One of the many great things about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the number of waterfalls you can get to without too much trouble. This photo was taken at Wagner Falls in Munising, just off the main road, with only a few hundred feet walk from the parking area. I’ve always found it […]

Spirits of the Snow

DOWNLOAD:¬†Spirts_of_the_Snow_Asgard_Photography_IMG_7506.jpg I was having a hard time finding a shot I liked along the shoreline on the day I shot this, and while I wouldn’t put this one up against many as an “amazing photo” or anything, I ended up really liking it because it fell within a fun “accidental” category of photos… every now […]

Frozen Sand

I will always like Lake Superior better, but Lake Michigan often does a good close second, depending on the location. This was taken at a common rest stop when I’m traveling to or from the U.P., at Naubinway Public Beach off of US2. One of the many random photography tips I’d read online at some […]

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 […]

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 […]