Ice Splash

Now this would have been a great shot if there were a big boat out there… lol, but I like the ice and rocks and splashing… this feels like a good example of what winter in Marquette feels like. Not the most dramatic shot, but I thought it still caught a feeling.  Download: Ice_Splash-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4213.jpg Camera […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heading Out

I have mixed feelings about photos of ore boats. I tend to like nature vs. man-made things, especially industrial things… but sometimes a scene still catches me. In this case, the boat was making pretty good time on it’s way out of the ore docks in Marquette near Presque Isle, and I liked the waves […]

Fuzzy Shoreline

This was taken on the north shoreline of a long strip of land that juts into Lake Erie from Cullen Park in Toledo. For a good while now, Lake Erie (at least on the Toledo end) has been having issues with algae blooms, to the point of becoming poisonous. One of the times I visited […]

Making Sand

This is the last one I’m posting from my recent trip to the U.P. where I spent the first evening playing with long exposure shots. This one is actually a bit too over-exposed (so the waves are whiter than I’d like) but I still thought it turned out alright.  Download: Making_Sand-Asgard_Photography-IMG_1960.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 […]

Smooth Shores

There were several different framings of similar shots that I got on an evening after I’d checked into my motel. (Lake Superior was right on the other side of the road, so I of course had to take advantage of the lower evening light for some long exposure images.) I’d been playing with the settings, […]