Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.2 Butterfly Medallion

I seem to be on a bit of an Orton effect kick as of late. Originally the Orton Effect was achieved by sandwiching two pieces of film together. Since we live in the digital age it’s much easier to apply the effect to a photo. It’s a relatively easy technique to use but the mainContinue reading “Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.2 Butterfly Medallion”

Wandering Wednesday: Conneaut Township Park

A small park located in the town of Conneaut Ohio, the most notable thing about this area is the quarter mile of beach that runs along Lake Erie. To be honest, I would have should have spent more time exploring the various parts of this area and it would have been nice to get aContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Conneaut Township Park”

Monochrome Monday: Tiki Umbrella

Big thanks to the nice people on reddit for helping me with identifying this particular fungi! This fungus is also known by the name of Pleated Inkcap and is actually quite common as it can be seen all over Europe and in North America. Fun Fact: The mushroom will develop overnight after rainfall. As itContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: Tiki Umbrella”

Wandering Wednesday: Hiking Excursion on the Blue Heron Lagoon Trail

The Blue Heron Lagoon Trail is a hiking trail located on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit Michigan. The trail is about 2.2 Miles or 3.54 Km in length. The trail loops or at least it does on google maps but more on that later. Finding the trailhead can be a bit difficult as itContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Hiking Excursion on the Blue Heron Lagoon Trail”

Photo Art Friday: Belle Isle On a Starry Night

Not exactly something you would see unless all the lights in the city were to go out again like it did during the great north east black out of 2003. I included the original of what the final product is based off of becuase why not?

Wandering Wednesday: West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve Trail

Evidently there was some sort of problem with dog waste in this particular park as there are several signs reminding those who take their canines to this area that should your dog mess, be sure to clean up after it. Dog waste is not a fertilizer and has been known to carry parasitic worms. Yikes!Continue reading “Wandering Wednesday: West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve Trail”

Monochrome Monday: Touch Me Not

Also more commonly known by the name of Impatiens but I think Touch Me Not speaks more to the character of the flower. The reasoning behind this is because should you happen to touch a seed pod of this plant, the pod will explode propelling the seed for a new impatient plant several feet orContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: Touch Me Not”

Wandering Wednesday: The Trolley Trail

I think the last time I was on this trail it was when i went bike riding with my dad when I was small child. The trolley trail is about 2 miles long with varied elevations making it a moderately challenging trail. Another feature of this trail is that unlike the trails located by StonyContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Trolley Trail”