January 26, 2011

WINTER OPPORTUNITIES PART 2

Another great thing to photograph in the winter is the landscape. The winter landscape has a dreamy surreal quality about it that I really like to try and capture. When everything is covered in a fresh blanket of new snow the landscape is transformed. Snow has a way of smoothing out the landscape, not only softening…
January 11, 2011

WINTER OPPORTUNITIES

As I write this, it is a chilly 3 degrees here in Michigan. If you live north of the Mason Dixon line chances are it’s pretty cold outside at your house right now as well. I love to photograph at this time of year, all of the animals are in their best coats, and all that…
November 29, 2010

SPIDERS MAKE GOOD MOTHERS… WHO KNEW?

Here is a fairly unique image of a female wolf spider with her young. After mating the female wolf spider creates an egg sack made of silken threads into which she deposits her eggs. For the next three weeks she carries this sack everywhere she goes waiting for the eggs to mature and hatch. Once…
November 10, 2010

QUALITY TIME

A few years back I had the privilege of spending some real quality time with a sandhill crane family. I have photographed cranes on the nest on several different occasions but this situation was about as good as I could imagine. The nest was located in Kensington Metro Park (a park very close to my…
October 25, 2010

SERENDIPITY

Webster defines serendipity as: “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”. Serendipity plays a very large part in my photography. As a photographer (and a person) I need to be open to changes in “my” plan, I need to be ready willing to take advantage of different opportunities that might present themselves.…
September 23, 2010

SLOT CANYONS

Hello, I’m sorry that I have been unable to do a post for the last couple of weeks. I have been leading a photo workshop up in Canada’s North Channel. We had a great group of participants and had a wonderful time exploring this amazing location aboard Captain Bill’s sailboat the “Little Wing”. I will be talking more…
September 1, 2010

JUMPING SPIDER

The last few days I have been working on a fairly large proposal for a project that I am involved with. This is a project that I have been turning around in my head for a few months now, and I am now at the point where I am trying to collect my thoughts and put them…
August 17, 2010

DEWY MORNINGS

Here in the Midwest it has been a very hot summer, it is now mid-August and as we round the corner and start to head towards fall, I look forward to things starting to cool down a bit. One of the many reasons that I look forward to the cooler weather this time of year is that…
August 11, 2010

STAR TRAILS AT STUD HORSE POINT

For this post I thought I would share with you a different type of photography, star trail photography. This particular image was made in Utah a couple of years ago. It is an eight hour exposure that I made on film (you could do it on digital but you would need to be able to…
July 29, 2010

METAMORPHOSIS

Here is a series of pictures I made a few years ago. The pictures show the main stages of a monarch caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly. This group of pictures was made over about a two week period. All of the action takes place at the beginning and end of that two week period. Near the end you can tell when…