There’s so many variables in photography… I often struggle with knowing the right choice in foreground / background focus. In this case, I intentionally let the background be more blurry than I’d normally like, because the leaf cover was kind of swampy looking in general – I wanted to keep that more abstract. Plus, it […]
Evening at the Kensington Metropark in Michigan is a great time to take photos of herons and other birds – there’s a small island that many nest on, and come back to, as the evening goes by. For the first few years I’d gone there I couldn’t get any really good photos, as there’s a […]
What I like most about this one is the branches (dead trees) in the water. It almost looks like there’s no ground, and you can see roots for the trees in the background. I get lost in looking at trees sometimes, especially when there’s patterns like this. Download: Swamp-Roots_Asgard_Photography_IMG_5987-scaled.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/16 Exposure: 1/200 […]
I’ve posted a few photos like this, and to be honest it’s not my favorite – either the bird or the shot. It feels too empty to me. But, the reflection thing catches my attention when I’m wandering by the water and see them, especially when the water is calm. I think maybe part of […]
I’d actually been crawling through the woods after a shot of a crane that was hunting fish… but this guy seemed to think I was the instacart delivery he’d been waiting for. He followed me for a while, sitting fairly close, waiting for a handout. Unfortunately for him, I hadn’t brought seed with me that […]
I didn’t get the shot I was going for here, thanks to a lot of brush along the shoreline. I was trying to move slow as to not scare the bird away, but every time I got into a good spot, he’d move.
One of my favorites kinds of bird at one of my favorite parks. After moving out of the U.P., Kensington Metropark has been a lifesaver when I’ve absolutely needed to get my head into the outdoors that wasn’t in the middle of town. And it’s got the added benefit of wildlife that lets you get a bit closer, even if they are usually a little demanding for a handout.
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 […]
I debated whether to include this one, as I’m not fully happy with the foreground and overall framing. But, I like the ambiguity about whether the two prongs of the branch are actually two or a reflection (which it is). And I also liked the clouds and fall colors of the trees on the other […]