Wading through flooded waters

This young buck slowly plodded through the flooded field this Saturday morning after long, heavy rains over night.   When I saw him I quickly grabbed my camera, whistled to catch his attention, and snapped a few pictures.  Fun photo app!  The buck didn’t pose long and continued his walk across the filed and behind the trees.

Backyard, Livonia, MI
May 12, 2018
Nikon D90

Foggy duck morning (2)

Heavy rains flood the low-lying portion of my backyard, essentially turning it into a pond.  The ducks and geese love it.  Thick fog over the flooded yard on this early Tuesday morning created a wonderful, quiet, ethereal feeling that I tried to capture along with the delighted ducks.

Backyard, Livonia, MI
February 20, 2018
Nikon D90

 

 

 

Line of light

Line of light

This is an example of noticing the interesting things around us, everyday occurrences in life that often go unrecognized.  Over the years I’m learning to see these subtleties, these beauties that happen in almost every nook and cranny and as small passages of larger landscapes of nature that are right in front of us.  Here, I’ve captured condensation on glass with the reflection of light on its surface.  I composed the image with the line of light centered amidst the field of dewy drops.

October 6, 2016          Livonia, MI          Nikon D90

A corner of the cube

A corner of the cube

This piece by Tony Rosenthal called The Cube “Endeavor” is on the campus of the University of Michigan.  The light rain all morning kept the Cube shiny with rain drops, some of its corners taking an orangy-red patina, the reflection on the top facet bluish gray and the downward sides fading as they worked their way closer to the ground.   See more at U of M’s site for its public art.

September 17, 2016         University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI          Nikon D90

Foliage along the falls

Foliage along the falls

A beautiful drive along Stevens Canyon Road in Mt. Rainier National Park with many places to stop and enjoy streams, waterfalls, and views of Mt. Rainier.  Just minutes past the Stevens Canyon entrance is a small bridge from which a small waterfall can be seen splashing down the rocks amid the lush forest.  We stopped for the photo opp, and upon standing on the bridge to take some photos I quickly realized the better view would be from below the bridge.  Carefully stepping down the slick wet rocks I setup as close to the stream as I could and enjoyed the view.

July 8, 2016          Mt. Rainier National Park          Nikon D90

Miners Falls

Miners Falls
A beautiful and secluded area, at least on this drizzly autumn day.  It was the last stop on my venture into the Munising area and as the afternoon was getting darker.  A little more than a mile walk along the trail through the woods, I was amazed at the height of these falls tucked deep among the thick forest and ample decking and steps too enable visitors a great view.  This was a 15 second exposure . 

October 8, 20156          Munising, MI          Nikon D90