Quiet bench by the river (2)

I enjoyed this quiet bend in the Huron River.  It was a very cold afternoon, light snow flurries gently drifting down, quiet.  The bench looked like a nice place to relax on a warmer day, though I thought about sitting for a few minutes but I was already too cold.  The tones and texture of the film gave this image just the right feel for me.

Fuller Park, Ann Arbor, MI
February 17, 2018
Minolta X700

 

 

A bench in the woods

Taking a walk along the trail that circles the pond at Maybury State Park, I came across a bench set just off the trail and among the trees.  It looks like a nice place to take in the beautiful park, gather your thoughts, have a quiet conversation, or simply listen to nature.  With the afternoon sun getting lower, I liked how the two parallel tree shadows reach out to hold the bench.

February 19, 2017
Maybury State Park, Northville, MI
Nikon D90

 

By the tracks (2)

Another picture I took of Joan walking along the tracks under M14.  She stopped to see where I was.  I had slowed my pace to take pictures of scenes and images as they presented themselves.  Here, I saw Joan standing at the side of the tracks looking back for me along the curve.

January 1, 2017          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90

Winter storm approaching Detroit

Detroit is a wonderful place.  A city that is going through some re-growth challenges with success and seeing a sincere light ahead.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a winter storm approaching or the opinion of the unaware and inexperienced outsiders, Detroit is strong and maintains its beauty… in the face of everything coming its way and the challenges already undertaken.  This is just a simple photo that, I feel, captures the strength of the city and its solidarity brought together by its people.

November 19, 2016       A view of Detroit from Belle Isle, MI          Nikon D90

At Phoenix Lake

At Phoenix Lake

One of my favorite spots, tucked down just off a park entrance.  A little ice still on the surface that you can see on the left, a slight high cloud cover that diffused the sunlight nicely.  This is a 15 second exposure that smoothed the calm water even more and with no breeze the trees and brush were quiet.

January 30, 2016         Hines Park, Plymouth, MI           Nikon D90