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”

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 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”

Wandering Wednesday: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

This hidden gem is located in Southfield Michigan and boast 42 acres of nature for the whole family to enjoy. The trail itself is about a mile long through a mostly wooded area though a portion of the trail passes by Carpenter Lake. Fishing is allowed for those anglers who have the patience. Another featureContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve”

Wandering Wednesday: The Boardwalk at Lake St.Clair Metro Park

If you’ve noticed that i haven’t been going outside these last couple of weeks due to the winter chill but fortunately over the weekend we had a day where the weather was quite nice and over 50 degrees ( whatever Celsius). However, due to the sudden shift in the weather it made for a ratherContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Boardwalk at Lake St.Clair Metro Park”

Wandering Wednesday: Stony Creek

It’s been awhile since I felt brave enough to venture outside, with it being so cold for the past couple of weeks. I had next to little resolve to get outside. But since I’m on vacation this week, i needed to get out before the weather decides to shift. Honestly it wasn’t too bad. ItContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Stony Creek”