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 […]

Fall Evening

Long exposures on rivers are tricky because of the trees and bushes along the side… if there’s any wind, you end up with blurry where you don’t want blurry. A good way around this is to to combine multiple exposures (take a couple of photos with different settings and blend them together in Photoshop.) In […]

Tucked In

I didn’t get up to Kensington Metropark in Michigan as often as I’d have liked this last summer, but did pull a few more edits from my older folders… the sandhill cranes there are probably way too comfortable with people. I’m always cautious when they’re looking for handouts, those face swords are like a foot […]