Stoic Pines

As much as I love Lake Superior, I can’t imagine trying to stand next to it season after season. These trees are tougher than they look. This was taken on a quick stop during my travel out of town after a weekend visit. The weather was getting pretty intense and I was trying to beat […]

Yin and Yang

On my last trip to Marquette, the road that runs around Presque Isle hadn’t been opened for the season yet, so I had to walk about a mile to get out to the area near Black Rocks. I was glad I did, since there were some interesting ice/snow formations that were gone within two days […]

Tiger Warrior

They’re not toys, they’re photography equipment. 🙂  Toys R Us had a line of “mutant” animal figures that I ended up buying a few of. At least when I play with toys I try to make art from it. Or something. lol Download: Tiger_Warrior-Asgard_Photography_IMG_7183.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/14 Exposure: 1/250 seconds ISO: 100 Focal Length: 43 […]

Winter Stones

I’d stopped on the shoreline near Presque Isle to try to get some shots of the ice, but wasn’t able to get close to where I wanted. Instead I found a nice juxtaposition of winter and summer. There were lots of patches of these wave washed rocks that were frozen in place along the shoreline. […]

Frozen Stone

One one of my failed attempts to catch a sunrise in February at Presque Isle’s Black Rocks in Marquette, Michigan, I ended up instead playing around with some shots of the ice and snow. It was at sunrise, but the cloud cover kept it very dark, so I had to use exposures of at least […]

Beach is Closed

I’d meant to try for some ice photos, but by the time I got to the shoreline on this particular day, the snow was coming down pretty hard and I decided not to walk for long on the frozen beach. This photo was a bit lazily taken, shot from my car with the window rolled […]

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 […]