Posted on January 31, 2014
Winter in Michigan this year has been very cold and snowy. Opportunities for much outdoor photography have been quite limited. At home, I do keep my camera handy and shoot pics from my deck as in the rather slow shutter speed Winter Storm image below. The snow and ice can also bring unusual photo opportunities as in the seed under the snow image. Our kitchen faces south. This provided the opportunity for the back lit crystal and icicle image. The dots are water drops from other icicles. The last two pictures are staged (which I hardly ever do), but inspired by a water glass that caught my eye. I like the reflection and refraction of light as well as the window frame shadows.
Posted on January 21, 2014
In combing through my files, I found four pictures I wanted to share. They are rather random, so there is no theme to these photos. The first two were taken in a children’s museum in Lansing. The next was taken in Douglas, Michigan. The last was shot from my deck here in Spring Arbor.
As always, I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Posted on January 17, 2014
Night pictures are often very difficult. Getting enough light and a fast enough shutter speed can be tough without a tripod. Last Saturday night we were in Saugatuck, Michigan. It is a beach-side community with grand old homes, great shops, and a beautiful downtown area. We were there for dinner, but I did have time to take a few pictures. Hope you can see the beauty I saw in these images.
Posted on January 13, 2014
Saturday we visited Impressions 5, a children’s museum in Lansing, Michigan with two of our grandchildren and their parents. One of many fun, hands-on places was a room with all kinds of bubble-making opportunities. A few exhibits were enclosed in glass because of the material used, but others were wide open. These are different than New Year’s Eve bubbles, but just about as much fun.
Have a Bubbly Day!
Posted on January 10, 2014
The 17-inch snowfall followed by sub-zero cold made for some interesting photographic opportunities. These four shots were taken on a warmer day but still show the effects in a leaf buried below the snow. See if you can figure out how I took these pics. The answer follows the last photo.
I took these shots from my kitchen, looking up at one of the skylights.
Posted on January 8, 2014
This eclectic mix of photos is the last of my unpublished favorites from 2013. The first is a rather ominous photo of a very recognizable logo with a sign suggesting a place to rest (or something else?).
The second is of a stare that is both forlorn and mysterious in its intensity. It is one of my favorite black-and-white images.
The last is a personal indulgence in sharing a picture of one of my grandsons at soccer practice.
Posted on January 6, 2014
These three leftovers from 2013 all focus on flora. The first is a black-and-white that I like from a path along a nature center. The second is my favorite picture (so far) of one of our roses. The last is from a birch backed by pines in a nearby golf course. Each, in different ways, introduced themselves to me and my lens.