Sunday Snap 06.09.19

Waterlogged Blossoms In my neck of the woods, we are in our third day of heavy to moderate rainfall.  I believe this rose bush in my backyard has absorbed nearly all the water she can hold. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – Mike    

Sunday Snap 06.02.19

Bushy-Tailed-Rail-Runner I caught this guy lounging on the backyard deck just a few moments ago.  I attempted to join him but he wasn’t having it!  He promptly ran off to the security of a nearby tree… Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – Mike    

Sunday Snap 05.26.19

Backyard Visitors… This morning I hosted a trio of visitors in my backyard.  I noticed them as I was pouring my coffee.  I grabbed my camera and snuck out the front door, carefully making my way towards the backyard.  I didn’t want to startle my unexpected visitors. I shot these photos at a distance, the …

Seeking Solitude in Nature

“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. …

Sunday Afternoon Snap 02.03.19

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.

Winter’s Chill

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 …

Autumn Sunset

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.

For the Love of Apples

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 …

Taking a closer look…it’s all in the details

This past week’s challenge was all about the details.  So with that in mind, I wanted to photograph somewhat everyday items but in a way that highlighted the finer details. I had originally planned to photograph details in the built environment, such as, architectural details, mechanical details, etc.  However, the weather was not cooperating and …

Abandoned & Lonely

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 …

Pursuing Textures…

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 …

On the hunt for reflections…

I took another trip downtown this past weekend to see if I could find something interesting to point my camera lens at.  I was on the hunt for reflections. Reflections was the theme for this past weeks photo challenge. I had high hopes of finding “photographic gold”.  Capturing a wonderful moment and coming home with …

Downtown Photo Walk

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 …