Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Sunset Lake, Vicksburg, MI)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
This summer I discovered a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on flowers near the beach at Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI). It flew around for over twenty minutes allowing me to get nearly 200 photos from multiple angles. I think I can happily cross off "getting a hummingbird photo" from my photography wish list.       
Photos taken with a: Canon PowerShot SX50HS

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Images from Recent Photo Walks

Garter Snake
Red Tailed Hawk
Yellow Dragonfly
Great Blue Heron
OxBaby Muskrat Close Up
Here are some random photos that were taken during numerous photo walks during the month of July. All photos were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Author Drawings - Guerilla Art Project

 Author Drawings
This is a new batch of author inspired drawings done on pages from their books. I'll be sending these drawings to Southsea (United Kingdom) as part of a guerilla art project where they will be placed in public places for people to find and take home.
Drawings from top (L to R):
Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea), Henry Thoreau (Walden), JRR Tolkein (The Hobbit), John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath), T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), Robert Frost (A wishing Well), Stephen Crane (Red Badge of Courage)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bird Portraits form Recent Photo Walks

Crow Portrait
Crow Portrait
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Here are some photos taken during various photo walks around Vicksburg and Sturgis, Michigan.

Camera: Canon Power Shot SX40HS

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Photo and Drawing Experiment

Photo and Drawing Experiment
This is a photo and drawing experiment I've wanted to try for quite awhile. It's inspired by artist Ben Heine's Pencil Vs Camera project.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Photography Experiment

Photography Experiment
I just stumbled upon this photography project while searching my hard drive. Last year I took photos from the same location and same time of day over the course of a couple weeks. I stitched them together panoramically. I found it interesting how drastic the lake ice changed, as well as the variations of sky color.

Location: Sunset Lake, Vicksburg, Michigan

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nature Photography - Garter Snake

Garter Snake

Photo of a very small garter snake taken during a recent photo walk at Scotts Mill Park (Scotts, Michigan). It remained still for quite awhile giving me plenty of time to take a lot of photos.
Photo taken with a Canon PowerShot SX40HS

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cardboard Boat - Art / Photography Project

Cardboard Boat - Art Project
As I was drifting off to sleep the other night I had this odd idea to stick a bunch of  one dimensional cardboard boats in the lake. (This is my experimental boat). I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the results given that it took me an hour and 45 minutes to draw, paint, cut, assemble and photograph… just before it started to rain.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

 Danny Mansmith - Fiber Artist
My Illustration of online (flickr) buddy, Danny Mansmith. Danny is one of my favorite artists. His originality and creativity are amazing. I absolutely love his ability to draw using his sewing machine. His unique fiber, mixed media pieces are worth checking out.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Recent Photos from Sunset Lake - Vicskburg, Michigan

Swan Feather Droplets
Water droplets on a swan feather
Swan Feather Droplets
Water droplets on a swan feather 
Leaves, ice and water reflections
Ice and Sky
Lake ice with the sun's reflection

Photos taken with a Canon Powershot SX40 HS.
Photos taken around Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, Michigan.