Wandering Wednesday: Stage Nature Center

This week we manage to wander to Stage Nature Center located in Troy Michigan. Since my last couple of outings weren’t really big on hiking i figured I’d scope out the trail located here. About Trails While the nature center itself has set hours access to the trails are from dawn to dusk every day.Continue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Stage Nature Center”

Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.15

The original image was captured at Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin Michigan. The Orton Effect was pioneered by Michael Orton in an effect to imitate watercolor paintings. The technique was developed in the era before everything was digital and was done by sandwiching two transparencies of the exact same composition where one slideContinue reading “Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.15”

Wandering Wednesday: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore

Seldom I travel to the west side of my home state. This is more out of practical reasons than anything as you may or may not be aware of is how vast the state of Michigan is, in order to reach my destination which was the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline in Empire Michigan, IContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore”

7 Merits of Photo Challenges

It’s fun! It gives you an opportunity to do something new creatively. Taking photos consistently will help you improve as a photographer. Sometimes depending on who issues the challenge you can potentially earn money and other prizes. It gives you an excuse to start taking photos. It can get you out of your comfort zone.Continue reading “7 Merits of Photo Challenges”

Wandering Wednesday: The Rustic Inwood Trails of Stony Creek

This week the location I traveled to is the Inwood Trails which are apart of Stony Creek Metroparks. This section of trails is located in Washington Township Michigan. The Inwood Rustic Trails are one of the many trails you can explore while visiting Stony Creek Metropark. Some would say that this area of the parkContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Rustic Inwood Trails of Stony Creek”

Wandering Wednesday: Brandenburg Park

I had every intention of arriving at my destination, this week the Brandenburg Park located in Chesterfield Michigan well before noon to reduce the risk pf running into large crowds of people.  Suffice to say that not only did I not only arrive well after noon, but this 17 acre park that sits off theContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Brandenburg Park”

Monochrome Vs. Selective Color

The short answer is it’s all about light and hues or the lack thereof. Looking for some clarity? Well, I think I can help with that to some degree so lets dive in! Monochrome Monochrome photography employs light in differing amounts instead of color to capture or represent images. Monochrome photography takes only a singleContinue reading “Monochrome Vs. Selective Color”

Monochrome Monday: The Clinton River

The main branch of the river rises from wetlands and cold water tributaries from within Independence, Brandon and Springfield Townships. The Clinton River is 83 miles long and passes through Oakland and Macomb Counties in South East Michigan and empties out into Lake St. Clair located in Harrison Township Michigan. For more information on theContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: The Clinton River”

Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area

It’s been a couple of years since I have stepped foot on Macomb Community College’s not so secret Nature Study area that is maintained by the biology department. Since my last visits they have repainted the sign at the beginning of the trail head. You can park rather close to the trail head to althoughContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area”