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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ducks in a Row

For most of the time I was near these little cuties they were walking around in the mud, which wasn’t very photogenic. I kept trying to catch three of them at a time, but they weren’t very cooperative. It was a good chance to try out my new longer lens though, which meant not having […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wet Woods

My first trip to a park with my camera during the Corona virus quarantine… didn’t end up being relaxing because everyone and their brother was there, and nobody was trying to stay distant from each other. Made me cranky. However, I was able to climb into the woods off the side of the road to […]

Horizon Pool

You can’t see it, but on the other side of those rocks is Lake Superior. Sometimes the waves leave large puddles up on the rocks (called Black Rocks, on the far edge of Presque Isle in Marquette) and on non-windy days you can get some neat reflections. This wasn’t a completely calm day, but I […]