Sparkly Shadow

The stretch of water on the Maumee River that runs through Side Cut Park isn’t always very picturesque. There’s a lot of mud and brown most days of the year. However, sometimes I’m really happy with the way the variables come together. In this case, with the sky very empty of clouds and the sun […]

Family Swim

Spring and Fall are difficult times for me for photos that are near the water… I wrestle with the right settings for the smoothness of the water and the harshness of the bare branches. I took about 20 different versions of this photo, and this was the closest I got to being happy with the […]

Cold & Fluffy

I wasn’t sure, but it seemed like this little guy was either sick or injured. He moved around a lot to stay away from me, but didn’t fly away. There weren’t any other robins nearby. It was a little cold out, which is why I’m assuming he was all fluffed up. I spent about fifteen […]

On The Hunt

Before this I’d only seen these guys wading in much shallower water. But he was almost having to swim where he headed to… he did end up getting his fish though. (I missed that shot.) The closer you get to these guys the more they look like dinosaurs and not birds.  Download: On_the_Hunt-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4482.jpg Camera Settings […]

Wittle Baby

The big trick when taking photos of baby geese, is to always pay attention with the one eye that isn’t looking through the lens and make sure mommy or daddy doesn’t charge you. Even with my telephoto they weren’t thrilled with how close I was to their brood. I was surprised at the different ages […]

Standing Guard

I had to chase this guy around a little bit, he was very skittish. If I hadn’t had a larger zoom, I don’t think I’d have caught any shots of him. Most ended up having branches between me and him. I often find myself with conflicting feelings when photographing wildlife… I want to get up […]

Purple Carpet

Spring is a bad time of year for crawling on your belly to get shots… unless you really like ticks. I don’t think I got any today, though I was sure the whole time I was taking this I would bring home a new friend. Never let it be said that nature and landscape photographers […]

Fly By

Sometimes the shots you like are planned out, sometimes they are happy accidents. This was taken while getting outdoors in the sunlight for some mental health time, bringing the camera along just in case. There turned out to be a larger number of herons than usual, fishing for their dinner. Rather than taking the time […]

Mini Falls

One of the things I’m trying to get better at is playing around with “leading lines” in an image… sometimes you can achieve it with some creative cropping. In this case, I’d been playing around with a different tripod that brings the camera closer to the ground, but also with just trying to get closer […]