Posted on August 9, 2019
While I enjoy taking wildlife pictures, the complexities of zoo photography (wires, glass, crowds, cages, etc.) make taking good photos a special challenge. I enjoy the challenge and hope you enjoy a day – or my shots from a couple hours – at the zoo.
Posted on January 6, 2020
A beautiful hand-crafted gift was given to us a couple of years ago. It is made from plastic cups and LED Christmas lights. We hung it outdoors this year. Here is a daytime and a nighttime shot. No, we didn’t do a ball drop at midnight New Year’s Eve.
Posted on October 27, 2019
Cacti. Yes, they are sharp. But, like most of creation, they have an inherent beauty. I hope you can see the beauty in these stingers from Frederick Meijer Gardens.
Posted on October 26, 2019
Mums the word. Pumpkins too, at Meijer Gardens Fall display. I have some Mum shots, some pumpkin photos, and a few special effects shots. Hope you enjoy this Fall splash of colors.
Posted on October 23, 2019
My youngest son and I set out to catch some waves (with our cameras, not our surfboards) in two Lake Michigan harbors with lighthouses. We went first to South Haven, Mi and then to Holland, Mi. We had heard there were 8-10 foot waves and we were not disappointed.
The howling wind made keeping stable a major effort (I almost got blown over!) and the cold, damp wind cut through every layer and went straight to our bones.
There were reported to be 26 foot waves in Lake Superior, but that’s too far to catch some waves. Hope you can experience the power of the shorelines in these photos. The first four are from South Haven. The next four from Holland.
Posted on July 4, 2019
In the last few months I have taken pictures of fishermen in three different countries. I thought the contrast was interesting, so I thought I would share these pictures with you.
Posted on April 29, 2019
After our visit in Colombia, we went to Guatemala to visit my brother Paul, and his spouse Bev, who live in Antigua, Guatemala. We did some sightseeing by visiting an interesting museum in Guatemala City and later a trip to Lake Atitlan – a volcanic crater lake covering over 50 square miles. On the way to Lake Atitlan we visited the ruins of the ancient Mayan capital city of Iximche . Both links are worth checking out if you wish to know more about the lake or the ruins.
I am fascinated by the advanced culture of the Mayan people. Their building design and construction are incredible as were their very advanced mathematical skills. Iximche is hard to capture in photos, but I hope you get a sense of the mystical power of this place from these pictures.
Posted on April 26, 2019
While in Colombia, I did pay attention to the flowers as well as the birds. Here is some of what I saw.
Posted on April 25, 2019
More shots from the Colombian National Bird Sanctuary; in the order seen.
Posted on April 24, 2019
The Colombian National Bird Sanctuary (https://www.aviarionacional.co – click on EN to view the site in English) is the largest bird sanctuary in the Americas. Colombia is home to more bird species than any other country in the world. The 2-hour walk through the aviary is filled with awesome sights and sounds. I will be doing two large posts -mostly without captions . . . because I don’t know the names of all the birds. The photos will be in the order I saw the birds.