Monthly Archives: January 2014


OK.  I know it is winter,   but moving through the archives, I selected some of the nice fall photos.  We start the journey with the image/painting on this post –  the most northern road in Door County, WI as it leads to the Washington Island Ferry.  Included are memories from Door County –  Starved Rock State Park, Lake Zurich, and Chicago, IL –  Indiana,_MG_2789_v3 and the mountains of Pennsylvania.





Topsail_Beach_V6-EditThere is something about panoramas that make them special.  They are visualized when the image(s) are captured, and then hopefully the result comes close to what was imagined when the cropping and combining is complete.  The photos in the Panorama gallery cover a lot – global travel, weddings, sports, home, film, digital.  The rainbow from the Eiffel Tower, and Moscow Red Square after a snow storm,  were taken with my trusty Canon A1 on Kodacolor Film.  The intention was to resurrect the color darkroom and piece the images together.  Well, the enlarger never came out of the basement, but scanners, ink jet printers, and Photoshop arrived.  Here I have posted a photo from Topsail Island (film!) of my wife Tracey during a busy day at the beach.  No need to ask why we ended up living in this beautiful place!


It’s all about color at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands.  Situated in the middle of the famed tulip fields,  the flowers brighten up an otherwise dreary day – just like they do in our home.IMG_0291  Hopefully the gallery captures some of the garden’s beauty.





Covered Bridges

_MG_0518-Edit4_tonemappedNot quite sure what it is, but there is something magical about old covered bridges.  I traveled a lot through central Indiana, and Parke County.  If there was a little extra time on a trip we would cut off the main road, pull out the Parke County map, and see if we could find an undiscovered (by Tracey and I) bridge.  I think that the most picturesque is the bridge in Turkey Run State Park.  It crosses the sandstone walls above the river below.  The first photos in the collection highlight this bridge and the surroundings.  One early morning when I had finished shooting,  a horse drawn carriage whizzed by.  I didn’t have time to set up the camera – just turned and shot from the hip.  The  result was a dream like image.  It is real, isn’t it?  Check out the gallery.

John and Nicole’s Wedding

_MG_2629The photos are posted.  What a beautiful day, and a beautiful Bride!




_MG_2731Wow,  what a phenomenal time!  My son John and his Fiancée, Nicole, both live in Honolulu, and had a spectacular North Shore wedding this December.  Many of our respective families and friends flew over for the event.  We managed to engage in touring, snorkeling, body surfing, eating, and watching Pipe Masters as well.  To be truthful, there was so much to do, I couldn’t focus on photography – but managed to get a few keepers.

Some of the photos of the wedding are included here.  It was an absolutely perfect day. The complete wedding photos will be included in the next post. (Soon to come!)

I arranged this gallery as the menu item. Hawaii,  with seven chapters – Mick’s Epic Ride (Won the 2013 Pro Surfing Championship), Pipe Masters, Snorkeling (my son Eric is the photographer), Around the Island, rehearsal,  and first and most important, John and Nicole’s Wedding Day.

If anyone has photos they would like included in the album – send them.