Sunrise – Fog – Lake

The fog was heavy this morning in northern Michigan. The first view looked like the horizon was at infinity. Then the sun briefly peaked out and reflected off the water. Then the clouds covered the sun. An hour later, the fog had burned off the lake, but the other side was still vague. The clouds started taking shape on the horizon when the fog lifted.

The Streets of Historic Naples

Our hotel for 4 days was in the Historic Naples District. The buildings were old, unique and had character and the streets were very narrow! The graffiti was overwhelming. It covered every surface of walls, doors and windows. When shops opened in the morning, the graffiti disappeared as doors rolled up into the walls.

Val d’Orcia or Valley of the Orcia River in Tuscany

The Tuscany photography workshop I attended in June was held in and around the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO site and covers an extensive area. Vineyards, agriculture, sheep pastures, and many medieval cities are contained in the area. The views of the entire valley were gorgeous. Here are just a few images I captured of this lovely valley.

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Yarmouth 3

A few more images from my visit to Yarmouth. These are candidate for my project on elements, where I show elements interacting with other elements. In these images, earth plants grow on earth stone, earth sand soaked by ocean water as the tide goes out, and various earth plants littering the earth stone outcropping. 

Or…you can just enjoy the images, like I’m doing!

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Take 1

April was cold, windy, and wet in Yarmouth this year. Yet, there were enough good days to go see the coves, beaches, waves, and from a distance, the lighthouse. The distance was caused by a movie being filmed, using the lighthouse setting in Yarmouth. So no tourist visits to the lighthouse for me. Still, even with the wind, and cold, and wet stuff that went from rain to snow and back to rain, I had a wonderful time and saw great scenery.

Here are a few of the images I took on the beaches around Yarmouth. There is more to come!

By the way, the reason for the visit was to meet a new great nephew! The scenery was in second place.

Postcard Competition

I’ve recently joined some camera clubs and have been challenged to submit images for competitions. I’m still getting my feet wet, so to speak, but am having fun selecting and submitting images.

CACCA (Chicago Area Camera Club Association) has an annual Postcard Competition and I selected two National Park images to the competition. Today, I heard that one got Award (Glacier NP) and the other an Honorable Mention (Grand Teton NP.) This is a fun way to start out my “club” experience!

These were submitted through Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club.