Make Like a Tree

I wrestled with a couple of versions of this shot – I’d taken several shots, framing it differently each time. At first I wasn’t going to use this one, because I thought the blue at the corners was distracting, but in a super scientific Facebook poll it seemed that most folks thought it helped frame […]

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 […]

Fuzzy Trio

This one sat unedited for a while because I wasn’t happy about the brown leaves and weeds in the background, and the depth of field wasn’t what I’d been trying for when I took the shot. But, how can you resist these fluffy little cuties?  One good reason to have a telephoto lens… momma goose […]

Aw Nuts

I believe this is a red wing blackbird… taken on a trip to Kensington Metropark in Michigan a few years back. I wasn’t initially thrilled with the high ISO level (making it grainy) and the original framing of the shot, but more recently while going through older photos I decided to play with it a […]

Fast Food

Weeds aren’t the prettiest flowers, but they must taste just as good. This guy’s wings have seen better days, but he still posed nicely for a few shots. I really liked how the background came out in this – with the blurring and the color patterns. This is a good example of a shot that […]

Beeutiful

Sometimes you don’t find photos where you go, but only on the way there or back. In this case, I’d visited Walbridge Park in Toledo and didn’t really find anything I got excited about. On the way back though, I saw a bunch of flowers planted in a roundabout, so I stopped to stick my […]

Spock Flower

I rarely get a photo of a flower or flowers that I’m thrilled with… I’m pretty convinced that 80% of why I take them is some genetic passed-down thing from my dad who was always taking pictures of flowers and plants on trips. In any case, this one reminded me of the flowers that sprayed […]