Saturday, June 1, 2019
I've never been a huge fan of French Impressionism, but when you happen across a scene like this when the conditions are perfect you simply have to go with it. Sadly, there was no little red foot bridge.
Later this month one of my long-time accomplices and I will be photographing the old insane asylum in Traverse City, MI. It will be an interesting diversion from my usual nature work, and I am quite looking forward to it. Hopefully they will let us out when we are finished. :)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Interestingly, the tree itself appears to be otherwise quite normal and healthy.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Been dealing with some painful back issues which have kept me from getting out and about as much as I'd like. So we are going back into the archives from April/May of 2011 for this shot of a woodcock chick. Also known as "timberdoodles", these are some pretty unique birds, both in appearance and behavior.
Friday, March 1, 2019
A bit of a two-fer with this shot. It caught my eye because of the lighting and ready-made composition, but it also made me laugh because with that pillar there even a motorcycle would have a hard time fitting into that space, let alone a compact car. The unusual lighting was caused by nearby white pines, whose long needles filter and diffuse sunlight beautifully.
I've never done a lot of urban or street photography, as I prefer being in rural and wilderness areas, so this is kind of a rare diversion for me.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
********Excerpt from my notes for the month**********
Here's a new feature idea for future products: Internal heating elements for your camera bodies. I have noticed that cameras don't like to work well at temperatures below -20F or so, nor do photographer's hands. Particularly photographers who are over "a certain age". Miniature internal heating strips could run off the regular camera battery, and keep the internals warm as well as the photographer's hands, enabling continued use in extreme low temperatures. Such a feature would be very welcome for the tens of thousands of photographers working in non-tropical zones, and would undoubtedly open an opportunity for you to make a pretty substantial amount of money! Don't worry, I am not going to ask you for a percentage for my idea. It is yours for the using, free and clear. However, as a dedicated Nikon shooter for the last 35+ years, making me a gift of one would certainly be appreciated. Preferably before next winter gets here.
Thanks as always,
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Friday, November 30, 2018
It isn't Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree, but it could have been. A long, long time ago. 😊
See you all next year!