Monthly Archives: February 2016

Balanced State of Mind

Responding to The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, I created my own image. Through the years, I have been characterized as steady, balanced, calm. I once was given the award as Mr. Cool Calm and Collected. Well…if only… haha. I was given a solid foundation growing up for Christian faith and practice, providing a balanced outlook on life through its ups and downs.

Sunday Scene

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

I Corinthians 15:58



Natural Sepia

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Sepia

I found that a lot of my winter images turned out to be naturally sepia in tone. These images have not been used before but come from some of my other collections this month.

Check out: When Beauty fades…, my drift wood experiment and What is this?

Face of Driftwood

Face of Driftwood








Driftwood Smooth

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I found these driftwood pieces collected  in the past from Lake Michigan’s Shore. Worn, weathered, beaten and battered smooth they make a perfect subject. I shot this collection of macro shots using a background of manila braille paper, black cloth and and the back of a legal pad. I  utilized a 20mm and 36mm Extension tube. Enjoy!

And the Correct Guess Is…

If you guess shells and seashells your technically correct, but graydaysandcoffee nailed it as a Conch Shell. Here are the originals only slightly cropped.

I joined a local amateur photo association. Last night we had a photo workshop in which i participated. I focused, literally, on timed exposures and learning manual focus. Most stations were set up to shoot in a darkened room with different lighting options. For these photos, I simply placed the conch shells under an incandescent lamp and decided to try my 14mm macro extension.

You all receive my warmest congratulations.