Bay Watch. MI

Probably not what you were expecting!

Grand Traverse Bay, MI
Grand Traverse Bay, Elk Rapids, MI.

Peace and Tranquility

A deserted beach on Mackinac Island, Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron.

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Beach in Mackinac Island, Lake Huron

Arch Rock, Mackniac Island, MI

There is this spectacular limestone arch on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I had a leisurely stroll around the island yesterday after hiring a bicycle. The 8 mile circumnavigation of the island offers lovely views of Lake Michigan (more photos from that later). For now, here’s a picture of Arch Rock.

Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, MI
Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, MI. Click on the photo for more options on Flickr!

Tranquility #4

Sometimes a picture looks better than the real thing. When I shot this, I didn’t think it looked all that impressive. Processing the bracketed shots as HDR makes this scene of a path lined with trees look serene and tranquil. The noisy tourists were all behind me at this stage :).

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Dallas Arboretum. Texas. Click on the photo for a larger version on Flickr.

Shot using a 28-70mm Sigma f/2.8 lens on a Nikon D7000. Processed in Adobe Lightroom, Photomatix Pro and NIK Color Efex Pro.

Its a large world!

The world must seem enormous to this small insect on a fruit!

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A large world for small things. Tiny beetle on a fruit. Click on the picture for a larger version on Flickr.

Photographed at the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas. Please drop me a line if you know what this fruit it (about 2cm across).

Moving up in life!

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Steps on the River Walk, San Antonio. Please click on the photo for a larger version on Flickr.

HDR of a set of steps leading from the River Walk to the city above. San Antonio, Texas. Photos taken at -2, 0 and +2 stops, then merged and processed in Photomatix Pro.

Tranquility #3

What is it about the serene bubbling sounds of water that so calm the human mind? Does it hark back to millions of years to our origin from water to land?

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Calming waters on the River Walk in San Antonio. Click on the photo for more viewing options on Flickr.

3-shot bracketed HDR using a 28-70mm f/2.8 Sigma Lens fitted on a Nikon D7000. Processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.