Follow The Sun

Of the several times I’ve visited Crosswinds Marsh in Michigan, I’ve gotten probably the lowest percentage of photos I was happy with. I think is is partially because half the time it’s been very crowded, but I think it also requires the clouds and lighting to be “just right” to go with the various landscape […]

White Water Bloomers

Bokeh is a fun effect to play with in photos (the repeating shape in the background – it’s formed by blurred light taking the shape of the open shutter). There’s a fun related trick I’ve only tried once, where you cut a shape into a piece of dark cardstock or cardboard and make a lens […]

Dandy Sunset

On the way home from shooting along the Maumee river, I wanted to try to stop and catch the sun setting on the other side of a field of dandelions. It’s amazing how fast the sun moves when you’re trying to catch it. Fortunately, the cop who was parked just down the road didn’t take […]

Toledo Sunset

Photography helps you to see more of what’s around you, and even better, things you’d normally miss. Having grown up in the U.P., it’s hard for me to not feel remote from nature in a place like Toledo, Ohio. However, on my way back from the liquor store one evening I was able to find […]

Faded Glory

While walking home from shooting at the park, I decided to try to photograph a waving flag that had the sun behind it as it was setting. With the higher shutter speed, the movement is caught somewhat frozen, creating an interesting texture that combined with the light seeping through created an almost illustrated feel to […]