Franks ETC

Franks ETC

One of my best friends in Michigan was always an entrepreneur and often it revolved around food. On a recent visit to Michigan I had a chance to catch up with him. “The Hot Dog Guy” caters events with his vintage VW pickup & trailer. People love it for...
Red & Green

Red & Green

Walking through a shopping center in Rochester Hills I saw  this tree against a false front for a store remodel. The color contrast spoke to me.
Kelvin-Helmholtz

Kelvin-Helmholtz

My best friend is a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Through the society she’s helped me to appreciate the wide diversity of clouds. One of the more rare formations is created by the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. It results in a wave formation with...
Welcome to Michigan

Welcome to Michigan

After 7 hours in 2 big aluminum tubes and a long drive we are back where we started to visit with family & friends. We had dinner near by our hotel and were greeted by the sunset above. My other first impression is that it’s soooo greeeeen. As a Californian...
Photo Restoration

Photo Restoration

As I learn more and more Photoshop & Lightroom techniques the work of restoring older photographs has become easier. This photo is of my dear wife and her family as they came to America on the SS Maasdam or Ryndam (we’re not sure which name is correct) out...
Western Bluebirds

Western Bluebirds

Bluebirds have always been elusive for me. I catch sight of one and in a flash it’s gone. On a recent trip to Heather Farm Community Park I got a chance to get pretty close. A long lens helps. I was grateful. Oddly enough when I got home and set to work on my...
Rush Creek reflection

Rush Creek reflection

Around the June lake loop lies Silver Lake and Rush Creek that feeds it. We were looking for reflections and this jumped out at us after 2 hours of tramping around. The color was close to being “peak” but not quite there. I was particularly happy with the...
Eastern Sierras trip

Eastern Sierras trip

As a last hurrah before my knee surgery, my son and I camped for 4 days at June Lake in the eastern Sierras. Our object was fall color as the Eastern Sierra has the most of what passes for Fall Color in California. As I turned out, most of our favorite images were of...