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

 

 

Water in the deep woods

This is a pond, or possibly a lot of standing water after the heavy rains we had recently.  But I think it’s a pond higher than usual from the rains.  Regardless, the water was very calm this afternoon and the greens, shadows, and clean reflections caught my attention.  I chose an angle in which the nearer branches and leaves framed my image and set the exposure to be slightly longer to accentuate peacefulness.

May 7, 2017
Maybury State Park, Northville MI
Nikon D90

A view from Nisqually Vista

A view from Nisqually Vista

Great view of Mt. Rainier and the Nisqually Glacier from the Vista just a short walk from the Paradise Area Visitor Center.  I liked how the image seems to have three parts that make up this view:  the mountain top with bright snow and blue sky, a closer and lower ledge of the mountain covered in shaded snow, then the falls and streams leading down to the glacier framed by the pine trees.

July 8, 2016          Mt. Rainier National Park          Nikon D90

A waterfall on Falls Creek

A waterfall on Falls Creek

So much beautiful forest at the base of Mt. Rainier.  Creeks and rivers abound, and waterfalls cascade over mossy rocks, darkened by the wet and making the lush foliage brighter and greener.  The roads wind and switch-back, but no rus, just pull the car to the side of the road, get out, and take in the beauty.

July 8, 2016          Mt Rainier National Park          Nikon D90

Venture

Venture

Driving through wooded areas and open fields east northeast of Gaylord where elk herds are known to be, this tunnel into the trees caught my eye.  The late morning sun on the autumn green leaves and deep shadows gave beautiful depth to the scene.

October 10, 2015          Pigeon River County State Forest Area, MI          Nikon D90

On an afternoon walk

On an afternoon walk

Driving back to the house along M134 I came upon the John Arthur Woollam Preserve.  I never realized it was there.  I pulled in and parked, studied the map of the Preserve and its walking trails that lead to Lake Huron, and decided to do some exploring.  I had the entire place to myself.  With the October afternoon sun lower in the sky, it glistened between the trees, through the leaves, and the shadows were longer.  And it was very quiet.  Walking the trail toward the lake, I enjoyed the blue sky and fall clouds that appeared through a clearing of trees that made a nice frame with the trail leading off into the trees further ahead.

October 9, 2015          East of Cedarville, MI          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