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"
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"
This past weekend brought some icy weather to my neck of the woods. So I ventured out with my camera to see if I could find any interesting shots. The images in this post were all taken in my backyard, no more than 100′ from my house. It just shows that if you really look […]Read more "Winter’s Chill"
The Unitarian Church has a unique cemetery, the walking paths are well maintained but vegetation within the grave sites is allowed to grow naturally, creating a fascinating and extremely peaceful environment.Read more "A Stroll Down Gateway Walk"
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…"
Here is my entry for the “Lines” Weekly Photo Challenge. I hope you like it.Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines"
A few nights ago I met up with a fellow photographer and good friend to do a bit of urban exploration in our small downtown environment.Read more "Downtown Photo Exploration"
A photo of a deserted downtown alleyRead more "Night Photography – A Deserted Downtown Alley"
I shot the photos below with my phone during our vacation last June. The location was Sandbridge Beach, VA. The forecast for the day was to start off cloudy and become sunny by afternoon. The sun never arrived. A dense fog developed over the water and presented a unique lighting and atmospheric condition.Read more "Travel Photography – Sandbridge Pier"
One of my hobbies includes photography. I own a vintage Sears 35mm SLR film camera. The camera was manufactured for Sears by Ricoh. I occasionally use it for black & white film photography. Below are some photographs that I shot with the camera. Using this camera is a real pleasure. The fact that you have […]Read more "Film Photography – Black & White Film Roll #1"