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"
Visiting my favorite coffee shop… One of my more savory guilty pleasures is visiting Talia Espresso on a Saturday afternoon. It’s a family-owned coffee shop in my hometown, serving a nice variety of coffee drinks and baked treats. My family and I like to visit on the weekends, it’s a beautiful shop in a historic […]Read more "Sunday Snap 02.24.19"
For this Sunday Snap, I traveled back to 2015… This photo was taken back in September of 2015 when I was just becoming interested in photography. I shot this image with a Canon PowerShot SX400 IS which is a point and shoot camera. I originally purchased this camera to document hiking trips. That is what […]Read more "Sunday Snap 02.17.19"
A Sunday afternoon outing with my family led us to seek out photography opportunities at a local cemetery. The cemetery itself didn’t hold much in the way of photographic musings. However, this stop sign at the cemetery gate did catch my eye. Thank for visiting! Mike L.Read more "Sunday Afternoon Snap 02.03.19"
About a year ago an adventurous couple moved to our little town and opened a candy shop in one of the historical buildings downtown.Read more "Kid in a Candy Shop"
Every year, since my childhood, on the first Saturday of October. My hometown closes the streets and makes preparations for the biggest day of the year…The Apple Festival. The Apple Festival is a single day festival that features crafts, artisans, food, music, fun & games. The typically quiet streets come alive with spectators, performers, and […]Read more "For the Love of Apples"
There’s something about this image that I find intriguing. To me, it speaks of loneliness and abandonment. The bars on the window indicate that perhaps, at sometime in the past, this building held items that were precious to someone. The building and it’s contents where important and worth protecting. Now…only shards of glass and tattered […]Read more "Abandoned & Lonely"
This past week’s challenge was texture. So on Sunday afternoon I grabbed my camera with the intention of seeking out textures. When you pay attention it’s amazing how much diversity there is in common day objects. Materials that we are around each day…all of them with their unique texture or pattern. All of the photos […]Read more "Pursuing Textures…"
This morning the weather was overcast with periods of misty rain. I was hoping to actually shoot during the wet morning conditions but by the time I could get out and shoot the mist had stopped and everything was dry. The overcast skies remained and and I went downtown to see if I could spot […]Read more "Downtown Photo Walk"