Monday, March 21, 2011

Video Blog and Bolted Ice

A new video blog is in the making between myself and my photo/video partner in crime Shawn Deweerd. The blog will feature projects the two of us are making (plus solo work) and other news that concerns upcoming videos. It's still in the discussion stages but hopefully we can get some content up soon.

Bolted Ice

Me and my good friend Andy took a trip to our lighthouse here in Ludington for a little adventure. This involved walking a quarter mile ice covered breakwall that would surely spell doom if we were to slip. It actually wasn't that bad. Once we got out there, the sun was just about set cause I was taking too long shooting the carving in the ice before we got to the lighthouse. There was a small little cave between the lighthouse wall and the ice that formed down from the overhanging ledge above and I had to have Andy push me up to get inside. Once in, I had trouble getting back out. It was very cool though. This first image is me inside and the second is the shot I took. 



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Departing Flight and J'ai tiré sur la lune

Well today is the day my sister left for London for about 16 months. She is going to grad school there and getting her Masters in International Business. I still think she's going to travel everywhere and anywhere since it's so cheap to fly from there. Hopefully I can visit her at some point in time seeing that I've never been out of the country before.

J'ai Tiré Sur la Lune 

Why I decided to name this in French? I don't know. Probably cause I was just looking at the title Claire de Lune by Debussy. I'm not going to tell you exactly what it means so I guess your just going to have to Google it if your interested enough. The moon tonight was the closest it's been in the last 18 years. I don't have much experience photographing the moon so it was a fun, but cold experience for me. I just wish I had a longer lens or an extension to get the shot I visualized in my head. Some day maybe. I had to settle for this image even though I'm not entirely pleased with it, but hey it was just for funsies.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan Relief and The Cold Teeth

I think most of us are feeling pretty helpless in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I know I am. But I'm feeling comforted knowing that our US Navy is out there right now doing their absolute best in helping out. One of my best friends, Carl Copenhaver, is aboard the USS Preble and I'm proud that he's a part of the relief efforts. They are donating food, clothing, toiletries, and anything to help the Japanese. I hope you all keep the Navy fleet and the rest of Japan in your prayers.

The Cold Teeth

One of the few nice days we had this winter. I've always loved climbing around on the ice by the lake. Yeah I know it's filled with danger so I only go out when it's at least a couple feet thick. The water and ice can make really cool carvings as if a canyon wall/cave was carved out overnight. Even though it was really cold, I always love going out there.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

So it Begins and The Marina Gazeebo

Hi all! For those of you who know me, yes I finally started this blog thingy I said I was going to do. For the others who may not be so familiar, welcome! I started this to start sharing some of my work that I've been building up through the years and I really hope you enjoy what I'm going to be showing you. So enjoy!! 

The Marina Gazeebo 

Lately I've been processing a lot of HDR photography (High Dynamic Range). As this has only been a recent development, I will not be posting strickly HDR. I will bounce back and forth between processed and unprocessed photos. And since I've been hearing about all sorts of 360 project photos, posting a photo from everyday and such, I will just post a photo a day. Or at least try to. Since I don't have internet where I live I will try my best when I go somewhere that does have it, also I'm busy. Anyway, christening this blog is a photo down at our marina in Ludington, MI.