Motel Art

For some reason, every photo I took of this scene came out looking like something you’d see hanging in an old motel, likely a painting by somebody you’d not heard of. Motel art. Still, I find it peaceful to look at, and I’ve always kind of had a fondness for the campy motel aesthetic. Scenes […]

Growing for a Swim

This is one of my favorite trees at Kensington Metropark in Michigan… it’s almost completely fallen sideways into the lake, but is still hanging on to life. It’s rooted right on the shoreline, so the angle provides an interesting perspective that feels a bit off (and any time something is different it can make for […]

Side Eye

Swans are interesting to photograph, it seems like it either really comes out great or not at all (not much middle ground in shots I’ve taken of them.) Largely they can be tricky because of the white feathers which are easily washed out with the wrong camera settings. I like the curve of the neck […]

Around the Bend

One of the challenges of going to a place over and over again with your camera is finding new things to shoot. I’ve gone many times to the Kensington Metropark near Milford, Michigan. It’s a great place to get up close to wildlife, as the birds are at this point extremely used to being fed […]

We Three Geese

I love being outdoors with my camera on days where there’s clouds like this scattered around the sky, it’s always fun to happen upon a composition you really like without having to edit clouds into the image. These three feathered friends were just leaving the shoreline when I walked around the corner path so I […]

Fuzzy Devil

Of all the critters at Kensington Metropark that get the boldest about getting handouts (with the exception of the sandhill cranes) these little fuzzy devils are the boldest. They’ll follow you around and complain if you ignore them. For this photo, I’d put a small handful of birdseed on a small wooden post, and was […]