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Michigan Star Trails

Michigan Star Trails

Every summer I head out to a big family reunion. Over 150 family members show up for a fun weekend of fun and catching up on the past years happenings. Quite a few folks attend the Saturday night dinner which is huge but nothing like the dinner on Sunday. This years reunion was held on […]



This is a sunshine picture I made over the weekend with my phone. It never fails. Whenever there is some really cool light I’m either inside or in my car. Saturday was a crazy weather day. A little sunshine followed by a blizzard. This kept happening all day. Pretty wild. While out running a few […]

Local Critter


Someone told me a long long time ago that you should never pack up your gear until the very last minute. Some of your best pictures can come when you are done shooting. Best advice I have ever gotten when it comes to photography. I couldn’t tell you how many times it saved my butt […]

Fireworks over Oak Forest


For the fist time in, well, I can’t remember; I actually sat back, cracked open a beer, and watched the fireworks without using a cable or chimping to see if I got the shot. This year I hooked my smart phone to my camera, and with the help of my TriggerTrap app, I didn’t have […]

Lightning Strike!


A pretty powerful thunderstorm blew through and I set my camera up and started ripping frames in hope of capturing some lightning strikes. I set my camera to manual with an aperture of f9 and the shutter set to bulb. I used my cable release and tried to keep the shutter open for around 10 […]

Starry Night

starry night

I spent the night over at the kids house over the weekend to watch the grand dogs. I was by myself and there wasn’t much going on so I thought I would try my hand at some night sky photography. It was a beautiful night and the sky was relatively clear and starry. Amazing how […]