An Afternoon Shooting at Meijer Gardens

I stopped by the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this afteroon to get some practice with my camera.  Here are some of the shots from the session. (Click on a photo to see a larger image.)

These next three photos are of “Aria,” by Alexander Liberman.

I have tried to get a decent photo of “Eve,” by Auguste Rodin but have never quite been satisfied.  This one comes close but the focus is kind of mushy.  IMG_9345

One of the things I am trying to do is to envision things in black and white.  Some of the photos I took today converted nicely, I think.

A Quick Trip “Up North”

Out the door at Saturday morning at 3:15 a.m. for the three hour drive to the Leelanau Peninsula to catch the sunrise. I arrived just in time to see the sun rising over Narada Lake near Point Oneida in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Shortly thereafter a layer of clouds blanketed the sky, giving me an excuse to go to breakfast. After breakfast I found a Sandhill Crane who was more than willing to pose for me.

I also drove up to the tip of the Peninsula to see the Grand Traverse lighthouse.

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