Thursday, October 20, 2011

One more sans color

A rainy fall morning, twenty miles north of Grand Rapids on the Marquette Line.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another Black and White

The lighthouse at Ludington, MI.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Vultures are patient animals, and one of only two birds which find their food by smell. This one was patiently waiting for me to move on, as I had interrupted his breakfast.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sandhill Cranes

Just this morning, outside Ensley Center, MI. Cranes are very difficult birds to approach.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Recent Portrait

Spent a morning with this beautiful young lady a while ago, and got some wonderful shots. This one is probably my favorite.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Shy One

Kids are harder to photograph then cheetahs. Just so you know.

Some wallpaper for you...

Sorry for the long break between entries, but I have been both busy and offline due to technical issues at my ISP. Hopefully this lily will at least partially make up for it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A good idea

For those of you who own a home, having a photographic record of the home's contents can be a great asset should the need arise to make a homeowner's insurance claim. This is especially true of you have collectible or rare tems of particular value, but even the little things add up. It is a great memory indeed that can recall every single thing in a home, let alone model numbers. If tragedy happens, and you find yourself needing to replace everything you will be very glad to have it all documented in an off-site location.

Ask your insurance agent if a photographic home inventory is a good idea given your circumstances and specific policy. If it is, feel free to contact us here at Jonderson Photography for a free consultation and estimate. You have worked hard for what you have. Let us work hard to help you keep it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer already!

"Portrait of a Painted Turtle"

It was pretty wet around here this spring, and this guy hung around until the standing water started to dry up. Very nice of him to agree to pose for me.

Here is a digital manipulation of a recent shot I did of guitar wizard Mike Hawkes, of The Rock Show Band. He is such an animated performer, straight shots just don't do him justice a lot of the time.

And this gorgeous lovely is a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. He decided to join me for coffee one morning, while waiting for his wife to finish her breakfast.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ahh, Spring...

It is pretty wet out there in the woods right now, but I went out anyway. Spring is a great time to be in the woods, especially before the bugs all come out in force. While out this morning I found four woodcock peeps, nearly fledged, along with their mother. Here is one of the chicks:

These birds are almost invisible on the forest floor, and several times I have found myself nearly stepping on them before I see them. Their survival strategy is so dependent on that excellent camouflage that they will completely freeze when approached. They won't move a muscle, literally not even blinking. A photographer's dream model! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring is here!

At last, a break in the weather...

I always like it when I can spend some more time outdoors, and spring always offers a new perspective on things. Speaking of perspective, here is a photograph of an abandoned house. I have been toying with the idea of doing an old abandoned house series, because there are so many of them around here. We will see....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another new product available!

Now available: Photo skateboard decks! These are actual skateboard decks, available in natural, black, or white finish tops, with custom photographic image underneath. Comes ready to hang. Great for graduates!

Price: $85

Contact Jonderson Photography for more details.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Now available

A few months ago I posted a color photograph of a band I took many years ago. That same night I took a few rolls of black and white shots of them playing, but all of the negatives from that shoot were lost in flood damage several years later. Or so I thought. It turns out that I did save one section of those negatives, which I recently discovered in a box of miscellaneous odds and ends cluttering up my "cave". They were still quite water damaged, but two of the images I felt were in good enough shape to warrant some sort of preservation.

So these are not what I would call photographs, though that is how they started. These are more what I would call digital art pieces due to the tremendous amount of restorative digitalization that has gone into them. These works are made, as I said, from badly water damaged 35mm black and white negatives, digitally reconstructed, colored, and otherwise enhanced.

Here is the skinny:
They are only available as signed 40x60 inch canvas "gallery wraps", and there will be only two of each available, ever. They are $450 each, or $800 for the set of two*. Each gallery wrap is on a traditional 2 inch frame, backed with cardboard, and comes completely ready to hang (including bumpers and hardware). The canvas print itself is protected by a state-of-the art coating and does not require any additional spraying or treatment.

*Set availability dependent on availability of both images, and is not therefore guaranteed.

Only one set now available, that is one of each. Available as a set or singly, as mentioned above.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Senior Portrait Special for ACS

For at least the next year I will be donating $100 to ACS for each senior portrait package purchased. It is a great way to help your school without spending any extra time or money!

Basic Senior package is $350, and includes the following:

2 hour sitting fee, up to 5 outfits
64-wallet (2.5x4)
One proofs CD

Monday, January 10, 2011

Frigid Opportunities

It is cold here today. More importantly, it is really dry. All of the moisture in the air has frozen and adhered itself to whatever available surface it happened to be near. This is what frozen water vapor looks like:

Very pretty, and very tiny. That lovely fractal branch of frozen vapor is only about a quarter of an inch long. And as soon as the suns rays hit it, unlike ice, it will not melt into a water droplet. It will revert straight back to vapor form and simply disappear. In the meantime it provides a great photographic opportunity. Not just by itself though...water vapor is everywhere, and when it freezes like this it tends to cover every available surface. For the photographer, this makes for a wonderful but very brief window of opportunity to capture images like this:

Beauty like this makes it worth enduring the cold.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Here's an example of an image which I have gotten great feedback on, but which I myself don't really care all that much for. It just doesn't convey any emotion to me at all.