Archive for the ‘Craftsmanship’ Category

In and Out the Window

June 24, 2014

Summary – Old abandoned farms are a great source of photo-ops. This is a small part of my windows-collection from just one farm.


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D300_140612_112705__DSC2006This is the scene of the crime

The farm-house & more out-buildings are behind me


Some are reflections

Some are inside looking out

Others are outside, looking in, and then out a window opposite

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Wood Knot Fascination

June 20, 2014

Summary – I’m fascinated by knots in really old wood. That said, Sleeping Bear Dunes is the place to be with its myriad of old abandoned farms. The barns are knot treasure-houses.


This is where it all begins

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Nikon D800E, 105mm macro lens, tripod.

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A Dozen Wildflower Images

June 19, 2014

Summary – A week ago, none of these had come into bloom yet. The cold winter put everything several weeks behind schedule, but worked out well for me. Here’s a collection of wildflowers all growing within short walking distance of each other.


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Nikon D800E, 105mm macro lens, tripod (& 25% DEET)

For the lady slippers – growing in a swampy roadside

Stood in Poison Ivy surrounded by 100’s of mosquitoes

Two out-of-state cars came by – one with “PHOTO” on its plate

They never saw me nor these flowers

After nearly 8 weeks spread over 4 summers

I know the territory.

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It’s Twilight Time at Sleeping Bear Dunes

June 18, 2014

Summary – Stopped at an abandoned farm on my way home (from another abandoned farm ;) )  on a whim just at sunset (colorless). Since there was no color, I decided to have a go with my infrared camera. I liked what I got – hope that you do, too.



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Nikon D300 (IR conversion), 18-70 Nikkor lens (27-105 35mm equiv.), ISO 1600 (handheld)

Spent my time trying different compositions with the barn

It’s called working-the-subject ;)

Added the house at the end just to complete the story

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Poor Butterfly

June 17, 2014

Summary – I was in an old abandoned barn when I spotted a butterfly caught in a spider-web. I tried freeing it, but was too late. The poor butterfly (male Tiger Swallowtail) wasn’t alive.



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Nikon D800E, 105mm macro lens, tripod

Each shot made moving closer & closer

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