The Leaves Left

Sometimes with a photo I go back and forth on whether I like it or not. This one is one of those. Ultimately, I’m drawn back by the combination of the sharp lines in the branches and the smoothness of the reflection. I also like the opposing lightness of the branches and the darkness of […]

Reaching Out

Every now and then my son gets a good deal when I bribe him to pose for a shot when we’re wandering the U.P. outdoors. For this shot he’s crouched down by a puddle at Black Rocks on Marquette’s Presque Isle. I took a little bit of Photoshop liberty in tweaking the photo… having the […]

Rock Bubble

On my latest trip back north to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, my son was patient enough to spend a good chunk of outdoors time while dad lugged his camera gear along. This photo was one of my favorite taken on this trip. I’ve been playing with ways to use the glass ball that would be a […]

Color Echo

On a visit to the Oakwoods Metropark in Michigan, I spent some time poking around the trail along the Huron River. I was initially trying to catch some wildlife photos of the birds that were there but they kept leaving at the slightest sound or movement. So I ended up with shots more along the […]

Winter in the Woods

One of my favorite outdoor places near Toledo, Ohio, is the Side Cut Metropark along the Maumee river. While trying to politely chase after some deer, I happened by this view of the sunset through the trees at just the right time to catch some snowflakes, and was very happy with the dramatic nature of […]

Ice Dock

The map doesn’t quite show the spot, I was on the land-end of the wall, since the gate was closed. Though even had the gate been open I wouldn’t have gone out on the wall, as the ice was extremely slick and covered it entirely.  While I’ve still yet to really explore the creative possibilities […]

Forgotten Shoreline

A good rule of thumb, if you’re a photographer or even a photography enthusiast, is to always have a camera with you. This photo was taken while visiting somewhere I hadn’t been before, and getting ready to get on board a boat to take the kids out swimming. I’d brought my camera primarily to take […]