September 27-29, 2019
Photos from the night sky workshop presented by Vision Landscape Photography Workshops. Leaders: Neil Weaver, Aubrieta Hope
.Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Arbor, Michigan
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a beautiful place to visit in June. Night skies over Mackinaw City provide good views of the Milky Way. A cabin rental in Au Train served as a base case for day trips to waterfalls and beautiful scenes along Lake Superior.
Sculptures built from scrap iron by Tom Lakenen displayed on his property 15 miles east of Marquette, MI on highway M-28, across from Shot Point Road. The park is free.
Scenes from a spring trip to Lake Michigan’s eastern shore including, Frankfurt, Leland, and from the Interlochen College for the Creative Arts.
The airshow was held September 2nd-4th at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI, sponsored by the Yankee Air Museum. Static displays and demonstrations made the day educational and entertaining and the aerobatic and Blue Angel performances were outstanding.
Oak Openings Metropark, Toledo, Ohio
Oak Openings Metropark, Swanton, Ohio
The city of Tecumseh and Kapnick Orchard coordinate a day of fall fun each year called “Appleumpkin”. Many vendors, food concessions and activities are provided and the festival attracts 15,000 visitors over its two day run.
The annual Civil War Muster in Jackson, MI features two battle re-enactments. These photos are from the Gettysburg reenactment battle and also photos of the camp life as portrayed by the re-enactors.
Lake Michigan along Michigan’s western shore is a delightfully long stretch of sand dunes, beaches and lighthouses. The USS Silversides submarine in Muskegon, MI, is available for tours and even overnight stays. The beach and lighthouse views are from Grand Haven and Ludington.
Toledo Express Airport, July 16, 2016.
Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Michigan. July 3, 2016.
The Yankee Air Museum sponsored the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The aerobatics were spectacular.
These photos were taken on the old campus of the Adrian Training School. This property now belongs to the city of Adrian.
Professional nature photographer, Steve Gettle, hosted a nature photography workshop at the Howell Nature Center on May 7, 2016. These birds and animals are unable to survive in the wild and are permanent residents of the nature center.
Oak Openings Metro Park – Toledo, Ohio. Spring storm, April 6, 2016.
The Toledo Zoo offers interesting visits any time of year.
Art Weber, a photographer with the Toledo Metro Parks, organized at photo shoot near Whitehouse, Ohio, These birds are not able to survive in the wild and are protected and cared for by Nature’s Nursery
February fun at Wampler Lake, Michigan.
The Toledo Zoo’s annual display of holiday lights is one of the best in the country.
My project for a camera class was photographing abstract views. I had a calendar made from my favorites for the class presentation.
The seasonal change to autumn brought spectacular colors to the landscape of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These photos were taken in the Taquamenon Falls area and Pictured Rocks National Shoreline near Munising, Michigan.
Hydrothermal features are fragile rarities of nature and very beautiful. Yellowstone National Park has a variety of hot springs, mud holes, geysers and fumeroles.
Suddenly seeing the massive rock formation appear on the landscape gets your attention. Even without knowing the legends or the association with the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, the visual impact inspires the imagination.