focus shift

While it was still light, I tried to photograph my landlord’s cat, which was sitting outside pretending very hard not to be posing. However, instead of getting a photograph, I learned that the… Continue reading

colored pencils


My macro lens arrived (Tamron 90mm macro with VC/image stabilization; the older version), so although I’m too literally shooting in the dark (ah, noise), I tried it on a vase full of markers… Continue reading

New camera

I got a new camera and two lenses (so far–macro lens still on the way!) and have been poking around the settings and trying them out a little. Different focal lengths (since the… Continue reading

Twisted tree

A gnarled tree at the end of a trail in Pike National Forest, where the wind was strong; I believe it was on the Crags Trail and is a bristlecone pine. (2010; Fujifilm… Continue reading


An accidental photograph, but I like it. I always keep my Bluetooth earbuds perched atop my computer speakers like this…sound atop sound. (Canon G12, edited in Lightroom)

Lake Michigan sunsets, xii

Near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan sunsets, xi

Near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan, xi

Clouds over Lake Michigan, blurred by rain

Lake Michigan overlook, iv

View of Lake Michigan from a roadside overlook


On the wind (ii)

I don’t know if this is from the same year, but once the wind was so strong that the gulls flew sideways.

Stormy sea

Lake Michigan is not to be trifled with.


Gulls on the shore, Lake Michigan

Old pier

Rubble of the old pier. I was sad when we found the pier had been torn down; I liked walking to the end of it to watch the sunset with the lighthouse at… Continue reading

Wave vs pier, ii

Waves crash against the skeleton of the pier, its rubble piled on the beach.

On the wind

I always wanted to catch a bird in flight.

Portage Lake, iv

Empty bench on a quiet shore of Portage Lake

Portage Lake, iii

Glowing clouds over Portage Lake, near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan sunsets, x

Sunset on a beach near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan sunsets, ix

Near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan sunsets, viii

Near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan sunsets, vii

Near Onekama, MI

Lake Michigan beach, v

View from the highest dune

Lake Michigan beach, iv

Near Onekama, MI