I was lucky to capture this image on a recent evening walk. I stopped to take a photo of birds roosting on a communications tower downtown. As I raised the camera to compose the photo, the sound of a loud motorcycle cracked through the air and startled the birds. I was lucky enough to snap […]Read more "Spontaneous reaction"
So, I dusted of my camera and headed down the street in hopes of shooting some of the local happenings. Living in a rural town, photo opportunities can often be limited. However, I am trying to practice and train my eye to find interesting subjects even among the often mundane and sparsely populated streets where […]Read more "Shooting Small Town Streets"
My morning surprise, I had walked a couple of blocks with this rainbow to my back, unaware that it existed until I turned to begin home. This must be a good sign. iPhone 10x + snapseed I hope everyone has a great day! – MikeRead more "Morning Surprise"
Just having a little fun with light and shadow. I hope everyone is having a good day and being safe during this time. I wish you all the best. – MikeRead more "The Introvert’s Self Portrait"
So…Confession…I’m really drawn to black and white street photography. I admire those who are brave enough to snap photos of complete strangers in the streets. I would like to give this genre of photography a try. But, I’m hesitant. I worry that someone may react negatively to being photographed by a stranger. I know this […]Read more "Small town streets"
While walking Katie yesterday we passed by a newly installed barber poll. This little barbershop opened for business on our street a little over a month ago. He seems to be doing well so far. While walking past I noticed the fish-eyed reflection at the bottom of the poll. I pulled out my phone for […]Read more "Fish-Eyed Refection"
A stroke of vibrant colors in the morning sky, I had to snap a photo to remember the site, What a welcoming start to the day.Read more "Morning Colors"
As I mentioned in my previous post, we are now living downtown. Our dog, Katie, is an older lady of 13 years. She stays indoors with us and we walk her about a block and a half a few times a day so she can fertilizer the vacant lot (turned city park) down the street. […]Read more "Random Photo & Thoughts"
Hello, remember me? I’m still here…I know I’ve been silent for a while. Life was chaotic towards the end of 2019. We sold our home and moved into a new place, in a new setting, with more to offer. We are now living a more relaxed lifestyle. We purchased and moved into a historic building […]Read more "New Year, New Digs, Less Distraction"
Hello followers and fellow blog stars! I wanted to share with you the reason for the unpredictable and seldom frequency of my post of late. We have been preparing our home to be placed for sale. We have finally made it to the point where we have listed our home with a real estate agent […]Read more "Life has been getting in the way (of art)"
“I cannot be other than what I am, and I am the choices of all my days.” – Lauren KateRead more "Reflection and Inspiration"
Rainy morning with a bit of rambling… This morning is starting out lazy and peaceful. I am content as I sit in the room I use as a studio space/study. Outside the rain is really coming down. Today’s forecast calls for a significant chance of thunderstorms. I’m hoping we get at least one good storm […]Read more "Sunday Snap 04.14.19"
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir There was a break in the weather. A crack in winter’s grasp, spring has begun to gain a foothold, It was time to get out into nature for an afternoon. Last Sunday afternoon I took a few hours for myself. […]Read more "Seeking Solitude in Nature"
While making a pot of press coffee, I couldn’t help but notice my reflection. It seemed like an easy opportunity to get a quick snap. Thanks for viewing, I hope you have a great day! Mike L.Read more "Sunday Afternoon Snap 02.10.19"
I love Autumn, it’s my favorite season. I like the cool brisk mornings, watching the leaves fall from the trees, seeing the frost laying on the grass and roof tops. Autumn can also produce some really vibrant sunsets as well.Read more "Autumn Sunset"