One of several farm buildings in a town known for colorful structures
Another farm near Romeo, Michigan
Mallards in Downtown Barrie, ON
Well Thawed Of
Late Winter Hike
They thought I was lagging behind. They didn't know how colorful they looked.
Birch in March Sun
Blue Water Bridge
The two sides of the international crossing between Port Huron, Michigan (USA) and Sarnia, Ontario (Canada). Taken from the US side
Logs used as part of a breakwater, St. Clair, Michigan
Pinecones at Sunset
Just Over the Hill
Seagull, St. Clair River, St. Clair Michigan
Blue Water Bridge 2
Border crossing, looking from Port Huron Michigan, USA to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Coming & Going
On the Blue Water Bridge, high above the St. Clair River as it empties into Lake Huron, two trucks pass each other as one heads into Canada from the USA and another into the USA from Canada.
Wish you were here...
Early Morning, Late in Life
Fog and Dew
The old world charm of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan looks dramatic under a thick morning fog. This is one of hundreds of classic estates along Lakeshore Rd., on the shores of Lake St. Clair.
Stone House, Foggy Shore
Towering Into the Mist
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club tower in a slight morning mist, on the shores of Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.
Real Proud of Yourself?!
The Gate 2
Pre-Season Park in Morning Fog
With a little play with "luminance" of magenta and yellow in Light Room, you can make your subject appear internaly lit.
Sometimes you have to make your wife feel like a movie star by photographing her while you're out on a date with her and she's not expecting it.
Tulips, frankenmuth michigan, flowers, close-up
Train, Bridge & River
We told Gramps he shot this picture in 1931. It's actually from last Sunday (I guess he forgot about prohibition).
An old-style east-side Detroit home, built like a fortress, that was once my bachelor pad.
Fountain of My Youth
The old stone drinking fountain on my path to school still stands there today.
Fountain of My Youth 2
Those hot summer bike rides in the 70s always led to this refreshing stop. Re-visited it for the first time in decades just a couple of months ago. (Bratty Rd at the entrance of Sentinel Park, westside of Toronto)
Still love the Toronto streetcars. Finally went back home to shoot them this weekend.
Rental bikes, Harbourfront, Toronto
A boy's wonder with the magic of the TTC subway trains never goes away. Indeed, it increases with the passage of time, drawing him back home with a camera. I especially love how you can see the trains of yesteryear in the background as the train of tomorrow is bursting on the scene.
Union Station Columns
Toronto's Union Station Columns still grace the station's main entrance.
IC it 2
Tall ship in Toronto harbour.
Always Looking Up
More Toy Trains
My fascination with the Toronto subway trains continues
Panera in the Morning
Just a good guy walking the track
Red Door 5
Lay it on the Line
Wings Over Troy
So much "structure". Lines in the pavement, cable, power lines, rays. Any other title would've been out of line.
Bridge Street United
A view of a neat old world church in downtown Belleville. I laid the camera in the grass in front of the flowers belonging to St. Thomas (another church across the street) and angled it to catch an upward, hopeful perspective, with bright tulips, lightened with some flash, defying a gloomy day.
An imposing home, now museum, currently closed for renovation. Belleville, Ont.
Sometimes it's hard to grasp what someone was thinking when they designed a house that looks like this. But then, the Victorian era was unique. They might have been impressed by this design but my guess is they were "not amused."
Bridge St. United Church, Belleville, ON
Bridge St. United Church, Belleville, ON
Hands and Wheel
Butterfly exhibit, Omaha Zoo, Omaha Nebraska
An understated view of a very impressive species. (Omaha Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska)
Sometimes it's just fun to catch beauty not posing or trying to impress. (Omaha Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska)
Not Our Car
Nothing rumbles in that smooth way like a Toronto streetcar
She's heard it all before.
Adam, what happened? You still wear the image of God and are still the first thing on His mind.
Under the Gardiner 2
Calm Before the Storm
Days of Heaven
Dreaming of Freedom
Wheel, Tarp and Bricks
Just a scene that caught my attention as calmly cheerful and pleasing. One of those moments, I guess.
Wayne County Building from the curb
Little Early for the Lights
Daddy, What Else Did You Leave for Me
A scene that reminded me of the heart-breaking Pink Floyd lyrics and the plight of a fatherless boy that I so well understand. Thank God for restoration.
Guardian Building 1
A view of the lobby of the stately Downtown Detroit skyscraper built 1929.
Though you can't detect motion, tremendous energy is in action even in the calmest of rural settings this time of year.
Reflection and Light Rain
Moved by the Picture
Something about this picture at Queen's Park in Toronto just moved me. YYMe? Ah, my camera's eye.
Moved by the Picture (Remastered)
Some prefer the newer version. Cleaner. More "vital", less "witchy." Changes aren't permanent. But change is.
Queen's Park 2
Ontario Legislature main entrance
Field of Depth
Old City Hall
Sudden Signs of Life
Old City Hall 2
Orange Restored, Searching for More
Clay Pot and Sky Drama
Look Up Detroit
Guradian Building 3
Down Along the Track
Amtrak in June
How many places do you see power in this shot?
Into the Blue
Twin Over My Shoulder
The Square 2
Just past the gate They lay them down But graves vacate On trumpet's sound
Rainbow Over St. John's
Actual Sky (no filter or editing)
Summer Night Mix
River Days 1
Detroit River Days
River Days 2
River Days 3
River Days 4
River Days 5
River Days 6
Boat and ferris wheel, Detroit River.
Toward the Light
Green to Blue
End of June
Ohio Hay Rolls
Here today, gone to market.
Running Behind Schedule
Some family portraits beg to be taken.
New Father, New Son
A calm, confident, fatherly strength comforts an agitated newborn.
St. Clair Sunset
It's Outta Here
Behind by 9 Runs
Flight to First
Boys of Summer
Little Man 3
Out in the Open
Stephen B. Roman 1
Stephen B. Roman 2
The red streak makes it to third safely.
Flowers, Bench and Ship
The heart of the Doobie Brothers rocks the house.
Johnston & McFee, Doobie Brothers
Doobie Brothers Center Stage
Make Me Smile
Johnston & McFee 2 (Doobie Brothers)
Light Through Barn
Young lady working at a riding stable takes a break in the heat of the day.
I never gave much thought to goats being particularly cute--until I met Buck who followed me around and wanted to be my friend. This 6-month-old little guy is one cute kid.
A calm delight of blue and green.
Sea Harrier 1
The only privately-owned Sea Harrier in the world (owned and flown by Art Nalls) makes a vertical landing at Thunder Over Michigan, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Sea Harrier hovers over crowd at airshow
Because They Dared
Blackhawk B & W
Circle of Time
Boats at Boblo
Dream Cruise Chevy
Big Rock, Bigger Sky
Sedona Rocks 1
View from Apache
The view from the open French doors of Apache Trout Grill in Traverse City, Michigan, on a rainy September afternoon.
Grand Traverse Bay on a rainy Friday afternoon in September.
A Sedona pleaser, Castle Rock.
Names can never hurt you...unless the line snaps...
Bending the Truth
Snowbirds Over Lake Ontario
Taking a Break
Mount Clemens Train
Heck of a Reenactment
A trashed plane used in a reenactment of a World War 2 battle at Willow Run Airport during 2012 Thunder Over Michigan.
The prince sleeps...
The Battle of Willow Run
A World War 2 Reenactment at Willow Run Airport, Belleville, Michigan
Late Summer Berries
Fifi Over Michigan
Another Day in Paradise
Dundas Square-Centre of Attraction
Stony Creek 1
Stony Creek 2
Stony Creek 2
Nature Center Lookout Boardwalk
Fall's First Day
No Time for Storms
Early Fall 2012
The Curly Shuffle (Woobwoobwoob!)
When ducks watch the Three Stooges...
On the Clinton
Exit Stage Left
The moment a bird leaves the feeder
Turkeys in the Wild
What Was That?
Duck in Jell-O
Sisters on a Pier
Sisters on a Pier 2
Room for One More
How Far Down?
Saturday Bird Watching
The Moment of the Moment
Notice the photographer at the far left capturing the flutter of the bird.
SuperWeiner to the Rescue!
He's Mine Now!
Retired NHL player Bryan Smolinski coaches my nephew's team. Shown here outlining a play to the AAA team during practice.
Game Face 1
Game Face 2
Dawn or Dusk
Extreme Fall 1
Extreme Fall 2
Extreme Fall 3
Extreme Fall 4 -- The Dance of the Trees
Riding Out the Day's Events
Extreme Fall 5 - The Incline
Extreme Fall 6
Ford Mansion 1
On the grounds of Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Ford Mansion 2 - The Guardhouse
Guardhouse underpass from the grounds looking out
Ford Mansion 3 - The Guardhouse Has an Upstairs
Steps lead to the second storey of the guardhouse.
Ford Mansion 4 - The Guardhouse Old and New
Ford Mansion 5 - Servants' Parking Lot Gate
These are just the finials on the gate to the servants' parking lot.
Ford Mansion 6 - Bittersweet Memory
The Ford Mansion offers so many creative opportunities. Muting the colors and adding some grain makes a movie-like dream sequence effect--perhaps in honor of the great Edsel Ford, who built so many things and contributed so much to humanity but died too young.
While the foreground tells of fall, it seemed like the pond in the background spoke of spring on the other side of the world.
Ford Mansion 7 - The Pond
Ford Mansion 8 - North Face
Ford Mansion 9 - South Face from across pond
Ford Mansion 10 - Old World Gutter and Concrete Shingles
Ford Mansion 11 - Portal in Time
Deputies on Horseback
The Face of Faithfulness
Color Front Moves In
Ford Mansion 12- Old World Ivy
Ford Mansion 13 - Carriage House Door
Dimension and Depth
Stuck on Sedona
Breathe much, speak little, meditate, thank.
Here to Love You
Kestrel 4- Serious Dinner Alert
Yeah, that's me.
Looking for Me?
You Asked to See Me?
Extreme Fall 7
Top of the Food Chain
Tree on Fire
Ford Mansion 14 - Josephine's View
Little Josephine Ford, Edsel and Eleanor's little girl, was enchanted with fairy tales and her servants helped perpetuate that for her. Here's the Ford Mansion in a way that she might have recalled it from her childhood.
Steel Foot Bridge
The Horse - 1
The Horse - 2
Ford Mansion 15
Stone House on a Hill - Dundas, Ontario
Ford Mansion 16
Ford Mansion 17
Sedona Nightfall Take 2
I reduced the clarity and found it to look like a translucent slide. I kinda like it.
Ford Mansion 18
V = W x H x D
Colorado Myst 2
Feeder in Woods
Color Your Woods
Luna di Mattina
There's nothing like the mystique of a long Great Lake vessel creeping silently into the rising sun.
Bench, Tree, Lake
Ford Mansion 20
How Far to the Pointe...
The Wall in the Fall 2
Some charm about this exterior wall at the Ford Mansion caught my eye--fall sunrise, rugged texture, clinging vine berries, orange leaves. Not sure if it catches your eye but for some reason it did mine.
The Bench 2
Another shot with vignetting
Tanker and Windmills on Denim
Hey man, w'sup?
Welcome to my World
Here, Follow Me
Another Clinton River Shot
Fall Against the Sky
One Detroit Center
So precise, it almost looks like animation. But this is a photo of the spires of 1 Detroit Center, taken from Greektown Casino's parking structure.
1 Detroit Center (2)
Calm Downtown Morning
Object Lesson 2
Caesars Windsor as scene from Detroit
Globe in the Sky 2
After the Storm
Near and Far
Ball with a Beak
Ford Mansion 21
Westside Story 2
Coming to America
Trucks enter the U.S.A. from Canada via Detroit's Ambassador Bridge.
Ford Mansion 22
Gulls, Stony Creek
The Back Lake
Ford Mansion 23 - Entry
Beside Still Waters
Ford Mansion 24 - Holiday Window
Fishing Ford's Cove
Mild November Pier
One of several possible border crossings between the US and Canada. This one connects downtown Detroit, Michigan with downtown Windsor, Ontario, passing under the Detroit River.
Heartbeat of America
GM World Headquarters/Renaissance Center, Detroit, seen from Windsor, Ontario.
Whoa, Less Throttle...
Thank you for getting me to 1,000!
One of Many
Monkey on her Back
Wait, wait... don't tell me...
Hey, watch what I do to these vultures...
O Holy Night...
Edge of the Sky
Shake it Off
Nowhere to Hide
Wait...there's that werid bird scent again...
Otter be in Pictures
Unexpected Winter Color
Mexican Lance-Headed Rattle Snake
i AM smiling.
Western diamondback rattle snake
Yes I'm Real
Red Tail 2
Cairn and Bear
How to Under Stand a Bear
Cranky but Beautiful
This cat was somewhat annoyed with its photo sitting but turned out cooperative after all.
Album Cover Concept
Bridge Over Ice
Bridge Over Ice - Color
Ford Mansion 25
Ford Mansion 26
Ford Mansion 27 - Front Door
Ford Mansion 28 - Ballroom Window
Laws of the Wild
A reminder of squirrels' place in the food chain.
Ghosts of Yesterdeer
Lone Hunter, Lone Diner
A red-tailed hawk starts eating a freshly killed squirrel.
Zebra Sucks a Lemon
Note: no zebras or lemons were hurt in this work.
Otter Take a Nap
O Yeah? Well this is what YOU look like.
Sometimes the artist and the subject just want to get goofy.
Dusk on Ford's Cove
Ford Mansion 30
Ford Mansion 31
His Better Side2
When Penguins do the Robot
I Forgot Our Anniversary
1 Against the Sky
Duck of Color
Evening Sun 1
Evening Sun 2
"Yeah, I know what you mean..."
Some Will, Some Won't
Billionaire's Barn (Ford Mansion 32)
The equipment barn/garage at the Ford House is larger than most houses.
Ford Mansion 33
An unusually mild December makes for foggy evenings on the lake front property formerly occupied by the Ford family.
Old Detroit Architecture 1
Old Detroit Architecture 2
Nothing Stops Detroit
Old Detroit Architecture 3
Waye County Dome
Woodward in December
Woodward in December - 2
Upside Down Flyer
Timing is everything. Goosey on the right was spotted flying "upside down."
He's called "the ugly buck" in these woods, mainly because of the gothic make-up looking eyes. But, as we all know with adolescence, awkwardness can change and he'll likely have the rugged, majestic good looks of a full-grown buck.
Rare December 2
Cardinal in December
Love capturing cardinals this time of year. They can't hide.
Bird's Eye View
He Thought No One was Looking
Hope you're enjoying it!
Daybreak at the Lake
Morning Person Benefits
Geese and Thin Ice
Huron Seagull Guard
A dispatch of American seagulls guard the entrance to Lake Huron from invading Canada geese.
"All right, on the count of 3..."
Port Huron Blues
Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron MI/Sarnia Ont.
House Under the Bridge
Now and Then
Getting this little gal to be still long enough for a portrait was not easy; young, bouncy and full of life.
This guy's all business--chasing geese off the Ford Estate.
Contented or Resigned
Geese and swan in Lake St. Clair in a milder-than-usual December.
Art class on hold for Christmas (Ford Mansion property)
Dressed to Kill
Young buck in Troy Michigan
Prehensile-tailed skink, a lizard native to the Solomon and Papua New Guinea Islands.
Buck in Snowstorm
Peace in the midst of a storm
Sugar Shack in Snowstorm
Buck in snowstorm
Looks like he was shivering but probably just eating.
Snowy woods in Troy.
Majestic young buck.
Eyes of Love
Rumble in a Blizzard
Two CSX engines cross 14 Mile Rd.
Amazing muscle definition on this lioness.
Rose Garden in Winter
Eleanor Ford 's rose garden in snow.
Rose Garden in Winter 2
Eleanor Ford's rose garden in winter.
Hank the border collie got them off the shore, but my sudden appearance got them out of town.
Hank was hired to chase geese off the Ford estate; but he chases anything that moves. He does absolutely nothing with it when he catches it. But then, that's what border collies were bred for: chasing.
This is a re-crop of "Hank 3". I wanted to emphasize his expression more. He was extremely excited, even spinning in the snow a few times.
Till Spring Reawakens
Eleanor Ford's rose garden retains a beauty even in the winter.
Framed in White
Snow creates so much art.
If You can Conceive it...
A play on words, the title speaks to the baby she's holding but also the far away vision she appears to behold from her high vantage point.
Dear Lord, I Need Your Guidance
I think chimpanzees pray.
My friend Bucko, a wild young Buck who enjoys company with certain humans, and one of his young ladies.
Female cardinal feasts on berries.
Feathered and Tar
Peacock tail feathers
Eagle in a Haystack
Guard that hay!
Ford Mansion 36
Backyard shot in winter
Awwww!! Just what I wanted! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Can you ever get enough polar bears?
Michigan Gull Guard
Just doing their thing.
The beauty of this moment reminded me of the coming Restoration...
Why don't you come a little closer and see what I'm munchin' on?
3 Bucks worth of Fun
Young bucks taking a break from fight training
Doe in the Snow
I love cardinals; especially when they look right at you.
Young arctic foxes bundle together.
Ducks in the Wind
On the banks of the Clinton River you'll find flocks of ducks riding out the winter.
Male mallard doing his thing
Pierce the Darknes
Morning light filter in and begins to separate the world from darkness.
Fire and Ice
Canada geese in December
Cardinal feasts on berries.
Favorite Time of Day
Couldn't pay a model for this great pose.
No ducking out of line
Woodpecker in Snowshower
Woodpecker seeks for food between rain drops and snowflakes
Is this Going to be a Long Story?
Bored looking chimpanzee.
Little tough guy.
Phone or Store Front?
Which is it? The store front or just an image on a phone?
Coda, golden retriever.
On cold days, robins tend to stay more still for pictures.
Wanted to recreate images of magazine photos I remember as a kid that tried to convey a slightly somber mood.
Dripping polar bear.
What are you looking at?
Hanging by the Waterfall
A brother and sister I got to photograph this week.
Late Winter Dance
Love red wing blackbirds
Classic view of Toronto's Flat Iron Building
The Corner BW
St. James Cathedral, Toronto
Inside St. James 1
Inside St. James, 2
The very early spring can deceptively pose as the late fall.
Avian contortions are missed by the naked eye...
The Twilight of Spring
Spring is full of odd mixtures--cold, heat, light, dark, sun and rain.
The Next Awakening
The restoration of all things is at hand.
The Ransomed Heart
The ransomed heart of man--embattled but bearing the images of God.
April: the emerging joy.
My little guy takes in the Spring. (Prince, 7 weeks)
Puppy in motion
Beagle puppy running
Prince Looks Up
Today, Prince met cousin Leo for the first time...and really looked up to him.
Happy Mother's Day!
Beagle puppy enjoys a spring day
Yes, I know that...
Prince, 10 weeks.
Where's the Beef?
Irresistable beagle pup.
Daddy, You're Funny!
Swallow the Sun
From Eleanor's garden
Hey, You Did This to Yourself
Hey, don't cop an attitude with me; I warned you not to get tangled in that mess.
Enigma Overflow 2
This little gal was born Aug. 5, 2013
Wolcott Mill Farm
Stumbled across this scene accidentally with no one around seemingly for miles
Chicken, Butterfly and Flowers
Unusual Combination, interesting timing
Chillin' after a summer evening walk.
Surprise by the Lake
I was sitting by Lake St. Clair on the First of August...
Due season is an appointed time...
Sometimes you look through where you are as you envision somewhere else.
Ladies in waiting...
That was fun!
Prince after an evening in the park.
The baton is down...
I like scenes that I can "hear."
He finally strutted...
Fly Like a Beagle
Prince in his glory
Silver and Green
Eyes Over the Wool
Wolcott, Ray Twp.
Lake St. Clair from behind the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores.
The war governor of Michigan, 1861-64 in front of the state capitol in Lansing.
Front entrance, State capitol, Lansing, MI
The main entrance to the Capitol in Lansing, MI.
Flags over Michigan Capitol Dome
The Michigan Capitol Dome with the U.S. and Michigan flags, Lansing.
The CALM CONFIDENCE of God's love and imputed righteousness. "When you got it you got it, you know what I'm saying?"
Alternate name: Time Machine. Edsel Ford Mansion still plays tricks in your eyes. Is it there or is it a memory?
daffodils in april
Air Canada flight preparing to land at Pearson.
Evening falls on downtown Cleveland's Tower City district.
My buddy after a grooming.
She seemed so intrigued by me.
St Clair 2
St Clair 1
City pier in St. Clair, MI
St Clair 3
St Clair 4
Saturday morning in June in St. Clair, Michigan finds people preparing to capitalize on the nearby river and the mighty Lake Huron.
St Clair 5
Saturday morning, St. Clair MI
Can't believe this was less than a year ago.
Showed up by the lake unexpectedly.
Detroit from Windsor
A classic skyline shot of Detroit viewed from Windsor, Ontario.
Dream and Reality
A classic blend of old and new runs throughout Toronto's downtown area. Shown here, St. Andrew's.
The Trained Eye 2
The Trained Eye 1
Clinton River Trail
Rare moment of beauty.
A soft-filtered view of a popular sport.
Fun, unexpected shots are often my favorites.
Palace, Coliseum View
Something about this view made me think of a Roman coliseum. With a little exaggeration of shadows together with the hard edges of this angle, I think I captured a little bit of drama that makes the Palace look more imposing.
Foggy Morn Grosse Pointe War Memorial 2
Fall in Motion
A little reduction in the clarity through Lightroom makes for a slightly dreamy view of leaves caught in the act of falling.