Humans have this infinite capacity that creates monsters out of every day objects. Children show this the most and reflect their inner fears in shadows and other inanimate items. Would you care to find your monster from this photo of a fountain?


Water Monster
What is your monster?

Peace and Tranquility

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

Mackinac Island
Beach in Mackinac Island, Lake Huron

Like a Swan over choppy waters!

On a windy day at the Staines Reservoirs. This swan made a perfect contrast to the choppy waters in which it was swimming. I was reminded of the song “Like a bridge over troubled water” except with the words “Like a swan over choppy waters”! 🙂

Mute Swan
Like a swan over choppy waters (with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel)


  • Nikon D7000 with a 105mm f/2.8 sigma lens.
  • ISO200, 1/3200, f/5.6
  • Processed in Adobe Lightroom

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?

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.