Happy Groundhog Day!

Groundhog / Woodchuck in Michigan

It’s Groundhog Day in the US today… a day that supposedly foretells the early (or late) coming of spring depending on if a certain groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania sees his shadow or not when pulled out of his burrow. So in honor of Groundhog Day 2013, here’s one up in a tree – … Read more…

Underneath the Mackinac Bridge

Below the Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan

This is a view from the northern shore of Michigan’s lower peninsula, looking north directly underneath the Mackinac Bridge. This image is my first HDR with Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2, and includes some post-HDR adjustments in Lightroom 4.

Dark Clouds over Lake Michigan

Dark Clouds over Lake Michigan

My wife and I were exploring the beach at Saugatuck Dunes State Park when we saw this cool group of dark clouds advancing over Lake Michigan. She shot this one using my backup DSLR and a wide-angle zoom lens, and I edited it in Lightroom 4.  

‘Sacrifice II’

Image: Memorial Day Cemetery Flags

[break] In my first post on the cemetery flags shot, it’s worth noting that the scene there is exactly as shot — with flags flying to the left.  There was a strong wind coming from the right, and the sun high and in front of me provided really cool backlighting for the colors in the … Read more…

‘Sacrifice I’

Image: Memorial Day Cemetery Flags

[break] Before Memorial Day 2012 gets too far behind me, here’s a shot I took at a cemetery just outside Holland, Michigan, last Monday.  We were driving past it and were awestruck by the hundreds and hundreds of American flags flying throughout the grounds here.  So we decided to stop for a half hour and … Read more…