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Window Light - Tobermory, ON

Window Light - Tobermory, ON

The (tiny) cliffs of Lake Michigan - Pentwater, Mich.

The (tiny) cliffs of Lake Michigan - Pentwater, Mich.

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I’m an amateur photographer who does some pro work on the side, sticking to mainly nature, abandoned, and street landscape photography. Capturing light, shadows, seasons, places — this is my bread and butter. But I don’t shoot bread and butter; others can do the food photography thing.

Happy to be a part of the Lensblr photographer community.

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I’m an amateur photographer who does some pro work on the side, sticking to mainly nature, abandoned, and street landscape photography. Capturing light, shadows, seasons, places — this is my bread and butter. But I don’t shoot bread and butter; others can do the food photography thing.

Happy to be a part of the Lensblr photographer community.

Abandoned Salon Chairs - Albion, Mich.

Abandoned Salon Chairs - Albion, Mich.

Gueorgui Pinkhassov (via A set of photographs by Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Pavel Kosenko’s blog (English version))

Numbers 11, 23, 33, and 73 (above) are everything I love about color film photography. Just perfect.

via On Taking Pictures

Gueorgui Pinkhassov (via A set of photographs by Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Pavel Kosenko’s blog (English version))

Numbers 11, 23, 33, and 73 (above) are everything I love about color film photography. Just perfect.

via On Taking Pictures

Hot air jubilees, including the annual one in my hometown, are great for photography material. The colors, the shapes, the ambition. 

But it’s hard not to fall into cliché. If you’ve seen one soaring balloon, you’ve probably seen them all. And unless you have an in-basket view, there’s only so much you can do from the ground.

It’s why I like focusing on the people behind the event — who puts these things together? What are their jobs? Is there any struggle? 

Or, what if you took the colors away? And just focused on the shapes? Hence, this shot from just before sunset.

Hot air jubilees, including the annual one in my hometown, are great for photography material. The colors, the shapes, the ambition.

But it’s hard not to fall into cliché. If you’ve seen one soaring balloon, you’ve probably seen them all. And unless you have an in-basket view, there’s only so much you can do from the ground.

It’s why I like focusing on the people behind the event — who puts these things together? What are their jobs? Is there any struggle?

Or, what if you took the colors away? And just focused on the shapes? Hence, this shot from just before sunset.

➜ MMM Interview: Manjari Sharma's Beautifully Intimate Portraits Taken in the Shower

A really lovely, dramatic series.

It’s been a great summer for growing.

It’s been a great summer for growing.

Hang On - Hot Air Jubilee - Jackson, Mich.

Hang On - Hot Air Jubilee - Jackson, Mich.

"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer." - Violette Leduc

"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer." - Violette Leduc

The summer light is changing here in late July. The sun is rising a little later, the light is a little more golden, and the mists are gathering in the low spots.

It’s been a weirdly cool summer. A few hot days, but mostly May-like temperatures. 

The way the light bends around the field, through the tall grasses — it’s almost like September already.

The summer light is changing here in late July. The sun is rising a little later, the light is a little more golden, and the mists are gathering in the low spots.

It’s been a weirdly cool summer. A few hot days, but mostly May-like temperatures.

The way the light bends around the field, through the tall grasses — it’s almost like September already.

Summer breeze - Abandoned House, Albion, Mich.

Thanks to fellow photographer Matt Lockwood for the heads-up on this place. I’ve photographed the exterior before, but never the interior.

Summer breeze - Abandoned House, Albion, Mich.

Thanks to fellow photographer Matt Lockwood for the heads-up on this place. I’ve photographed the exterior before, but never the interior.

Mossy rock on Flowerpot Island - Tobermory, Ontario

Mossy rock on Flowerpot Island - Tobermory, Ontario

Fangorn Forest - Flowerpot Island

We take the ferry out to the island at a leisurely pace, seeing shipwrecks as we travel in Lake Huron, on a bright and sunny July day.

Things are different up here. There’s no sandy beaches, and the water is a degree or two above freezing. It’s just rock and water and wood. A peninsula jutting into the Georgian Bay, surrounding by little uninhabited rocky islands.

Flowerpot Island: Treebeard

We get to Flowerpot Island, and there are tourists everywhere on the initial beach. Well-dressed Asian ladies and children scrambling over the limestone shore, into the freezing water.

But as you go deeper along the trails, away from the “flowerpots” that named the island, things are quieter. No screaming kids, no well-dressed Asian ladies. It’s just moss and rock and cedar trees.

And little trails of mottled light that reach the forest floor.

Flowerpot Island: Webbed

It reminded me of one of Tolkien’s forests, full of story. The trees here aren’t nearly as old as Fangorn because their roots can’t get a good grip on the limestone rock, and so they fall. No tree here is ancient.

They are hardy, though, and they grip to life through terrible winters and stiff winds from the lake.

Flowerpot Island: Twin Fern

The sunlight reaches the forest floor in patches, highlighting a felled tree here, or a moss-grown rock there. It’s dramatic, and on parts of the island no one ever sees it.

Flowerpot Island: Canyon

I had a lot of fun stopping at the more lovely light patches to grab a few photos. Shadow and light — the mix was addictive after hiking along the trails, and I had to stay in the back of our group so I didn’t hold anyone up.

It was worth it. The photos have a mystique to them. Places without people often do, and that’s why we go there.

Flowerpot Island: Limestone Ledge

Flowerpot Island: Dark Places

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