Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wish I'd Had a Longer Lens

When I saw the first coyote go by I wasn't quick enough to grab my camera. When the second one came along I grabbed the camera quick enough but I only had my 18-55 lens on it. No time to grab a longer lens. :-( So this is the best shot I could get. It's not bad but it could have been better. It was edited by sharpening, saturating, adding a slight vignette, cropping, and adding my name.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Hibiscus

When summer drew to a close, we brought our hibiscus plant indoors. I don't usually have good luck with indoor plants but we thought we'd give it a try anyway. Much to my surprise and delight, the plant is doing quite well! So here we have a picture taken in very low light at ISO 5000 (handheld). Looks pretty good, eh? Slight editing: sharpened, desaturated, cropped, name added.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lighthouses in Winter

From atop the bluff in downtown St Joseph, Michigan. This little camera does a nice job even with distance shots! ROOTC + crop + name.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Deer Ladies

And this is what happens when you have your camera all packed up instead of at the ready. The deer ladies came by just at sunset (on an overcast day). And they were strolling by not 20 feet from my window. I grabbed my camera and ran outside but by that time they were a couple houses down. And my camera wasn't set for low light. This is the best shot I could get off, and it was edited to brighten it up. I'll get 'em next time, lol!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vladi, Photo Bomber

So I have this lovely mixed bouquet of flowers that are adding some nice color to my day. I decided to photograph them, practicing with my kit lens. I turned the vase this way and that, focusing on each different type of flower. When I got done I zoomed out to get some shots of the whole bouquet and look who stepped into the picture... Vladi, the photo-bomber! ROOTC + name + crop.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Next Morning

After that snowfall yesterday, it rained. And the temperatures went up to 48 degrees. And this morning, here is the same scene we saw yesterday. ROOTC + name.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter Gloom

This is the real Michigan in winter. You know all those pretty snow-covered scenes with crystal blue skies? That's the exception not the rule. This is the winter we see most of the time from late November through March. Gloomy. ROOTC + name.

Monday, January 9, 2017


This photo could certainly use a little brightening up but this is the way I shot the photo. ROOTC + name + crop.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ice Festival

Only crazy photographers get up before dawn and venture out in below zero windchill temps to catch the sun rising on ice sculptures. There's just no substitute for awesome lighting. (ROOTC + name)

OK, bonus. The sun was so pretty! After days of clouds and gloom, it was really nice to see the bright sun and capture its light on the ice. This little butterfly was my favorite. (ROOTC+name)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Go Lions!

I braved below zero windchills to get this picture of the "Spirit of Detroit" wearing his Lion's Jersey. ROOTC. Go Lions! (Brrrr!)