Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Debbie DiCarlo and I just returned from an epic scouting trip to the UP, to determine sites for a photo workshop that we'll be leading in October 2019. We'll have the details of that sorted soon, but for now HERE IS THE LINK to our workshops for 2019. They'll all be good, and we'd love to have you along on any of them. We've got dates and itineraries for most, and the Upper Peninsula trip details will appear there soon.
Following is a visual feast of fall in the Upper Peninsula from our recent reconnaissance trip.
We'll be going to all of the above locales, and numerous others, on next fall's photo tour. Again, for details CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The mighty Mackinac Bridge, festively lit and stretching five miles across the Straits of Mackinac, linking Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. This image was shot last night during an approaching electrical storm, which created some weird lighting in the sky. Taken from the Upper Peninsula, looking south towards Mackinaw City at the opposite end of the bridge. I'm up here scouting for a 2019 photo workshop that Debbie DiCarlo and I are planning. It'd focus on spectacular landscapes and stunning fall color, both of which occur up here in spades. We got scads of cool imagery today, and will amass even more over the next few days. More photos to follow...
Monday, October 8, 2018
I'm always in a game of catch-up when it comes to sorting and filing photos. I generally take more images than is easily dealt with in a timely manner. So, over the past few days I finally got around to archiving photographs from a wonderful photographic workshop that Debbie DiCarlo and I led last February. It was the better part of three days, in the Hocking Hills. We visited many of the iconic hotspots, ostensibly to photograph icy and snowy landscapes. Mother Nature had other plans, and the weather was unseasonably warm and rainy.
This unexpected meteorological twist worked to our advantage. The streams and waterfalls were perfectly filled, and the wetness created wonderful saturation of colors. We lucked out in that the rain usually fell at night or at other times when we weren't out in it.
next workshop here in January (16 thru 18) will feature snow and amazing ice formations.
If you are interested in next year's workshop to Hocking Hills - or any of the others - we'd love to have you. We will only take a maximum of ten people, and several have already signed on, so if you're thinking about it, might be good to pull the trigger fairly soon.
Details about all of our photographic workshops, and they're all going to be good, can be found RIGHT HERE.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Nature Conservancy's Kitty Todd Preserve. Fall colors - other than these ferns - are just starting, with sassafras, blackgum, maples and a few other tree species beginning to brighten. Within two weeks, the eastern deciduous forest should be a bright tapestry of colors here in the Ohio Country.
The "Big Mac", or as it's properly known, the Mackinac Bridge. This massive span links Michigan's Upper and Lower penins...
The world is awash in beetles, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Few of them can match the intimidation factor of a Pinching Beetle, ...
A hatch-year male Calliope Hummingbird strikes a pose. Small but tough, the hummingbird was feeding actively yesterday in 39 F temperature...
A gorgeous juvenile female snowy owl briefly catches your narrator with its piercing gaze. It's doing its Linda Blair/Exorcist trick -...