Signs Signs Everywhere

I enjoy finding animal sign. I have a very long “unimproved” driveway through the woods which gives me the opportunity to determine who has been out-and-about during the night and sometimes what they’ve been up to. I frequent a large, remote area north of us where I often have a trail camera set up and have…

End of Winter

One of my favorite photography sites is the channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Between autumn and spring there are a few times a year when the conditions are such that the channel is one of the few local areas of open water. It naturally attracts an…

A Quick Trip Around The Lake

The history of White Lake in northern Muskegon County Michigan unfortunately includes pollution from a number of sources that includes, the Genesco tannery, Hooker Chemical, DuPont, municipal sewage, agricultural run-off and lawn chemicals. Protest and civil disobedience that began over thirty years ago evolved into many years of organized citizen and agency efforts that brought the…

Fair Game Part Two

Finally success! I swapped out the SD card from my game camera for the umpteenth time today. I stopped my truck by the camera on a return home from the lumber yard to avoid stepping in what the driveway had become since yesterday. Today it was a mix of ice, water and mud and to eliminate…

Fair Game

Here in western Michigan we experience extremes in weather conditions that often make nature photography difficult. High winds, driving rain, single digit temperatures and seemingly perpetual lake effect snow. Our current extended winter this year presents a good time to talk about an alternative form of photography to attenuate the symptoms of cabin fever. On…

Kokopelli

Going outside this morning I noticed that the last vestige of our landscaping not hidden under snow was Kokopelli playing his flute and dancing on the snow. To quote http://www.kokopelli.com “There are many myths of the famous Kokopelli. One of which is that he traveled from village to village bringing the changing of winter to…

Fowl Weather

On Sunday December 15th I visited one of my favorite locations for photographing waterfowl. White Lake channel to Lake Michigan usually remains open when the lake freezes over and that’s where I often find one of the densest concentrations of waterfowl during the year.  It was deceptively calm with light snow falling at my home…