Just the other day I was celebrating spring‘s (late) arrival to northern Michigan. I spoke too soon. It’s the middle of April, and Mama Nature is spiteful. She has coated my just-cleared patio with a thick blanket of ice and snow. We’re expecting a couple additional inches of snow, but farther north they’re going to get a disappointing foot of accumulation.
When The Daily Post issued their weekly photo challenge today, I knew just what to photograph.
While Tony and I were exploring Michigan’s northwest coast and its little towns on Sunday, I had kept this week’s photo challenge theme in the back of my mind: beyond. The goal was to take a photo that encourage a viewer to want to look beyond. I tried to accomplish this by focusing on something detailed in the foreground while having something interesting in the background that’s out of focus. These are my three favorites from the day, with an extra view included in case you really did want to see beyond, through the distance
The weather outside has been frightfully warm, at least for January. Tony and I went skiing on Sunday before things started to heat up, and then avoided the melty surfaces the remainder of the week. By lunchtime today, Traverse City was a balmy 55F (13C), and we witnessed multiple crazies out in shorts and sandals. Even though this week has been beautiful and sunny, I was uninspired to get out in it since sunny and above freezing = icky snow/ice on the sand roads nearest home. Finally today Tony and I ventured out, in search of illumination. Well, I sought illumination – the topic of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. I’m pretty sure Tony was just along for the ride. Even though he was driving Continue reading →
This week, the creative folks at The Daily Post have challenged us to use reflections in a photograph. The weather here has been decidedly uncooperative, and I have uncharacteristically been rather house-bound. The challenge was issued Friday, and Sunday I used it as our excuse to get outdoors. Continue reading →
This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is a multi-photo collage of what means “green.” I’ve rounded up many of my favorites, and what I notice is that blue often accompanies green in my pictures thanks to the lakes up here, and also: I really don’t miss that cast. Continue reading →