Monday, September 12, 2011


Sunday I woke up to a landscape full of fog. For once I had nothing better to do, so the faithful photographers assistant and I grabbed the camera and hit the road.

The first spot we hit, the Indian Mounds area along the Grand River wasn't very promising. Some fog along the river, not much in the trees. We walked around a bit, but didn't see anything.

We then drove over to Jenison to photograph at a natural area there. Every time I'm over there I pass by the drive to the golf course above. Not this time, it was perfect. I am planning on going back for some fall color later in the month.

I'm afraid I'm a sucker for what another photographer calls "sticks in the water". Well a stick in the fog in the water is even better.

Dewey spider webs are great also, though I do need to go back with a macro lens....

We then drove over to the Lake Michigan coast line. Holland was bright and sunny, which in this instance was disappointing. Headed up to Grand Haven, since there was a couple of places I wanted to go, and went to the north pier. Bright and sunny also, until we walked down by the water. Once you got off the beach, it was like walking into a wall of fog. From sun to gloom in a hundred feet. You could barely see the south pier, I had to work the above photo a bit to bring it out. I wasn't even able to get a photo of the lighthouse at the end of the pier, it was that foggy.

The faithful photographers assistant, Annie. Sitting on the north pier near the parking lot. She's turned a year old this past week, but she's still just a puppy. Plus she still can wear me out. But she's fun, and very good natured. It's amazing how much a dog can get other people to talk to you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blues on the Mall

While it seems I wasn't around town for most of the summer, I managed to make it to a few of WLAV's Blues on the Mall concerts. I was hoping for more but it just wasn't meant to be. Hopefully they will continue next year. Since this year was the 20th anniversary of the event, there is a pretty good chance.

Now that things seem to be slowing down a bit, I plan on getting out a bit more. I've been really itching to shoot more film than what I have been doing and also get back into some of the alternative processes, like cyanotype and platinum printing again.

First thing I need to do is clean out a spot in the basement. Which is my plan for this long weekend. Wish me luck, I'll probably need it....

I hope you've had a good summer, and as we get into the fall season you have a great one.