When traveling along Michigan’s Interstate-196, heading East from Holland, you will see trees. Lots and lots of trees. About a mile or so outside of Grand Rapids, however, those trees open to reveal an amazing view of the City On the Grand. The first time I witnessed this breathtaking view of Grand Rapids, I knew that it had to be photographed. Luckily, the unseasonably warm and snowless weather we in Michigan have enjoyed, thus far, made catching this shot possible. So, here it is – Grand Rapids, Michigan’s skyline at dusk when the city lights and the sky are balanced… from my favorite perspective of the city. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
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I had a chance to hit the beach during one of Michigan’s windy days. I could not believe the beauty and the violence of Lake Michigan. It was a great experience that, quite literally, took my breath away!!!
I didn’t get enough of Lake Michigan’s beauty in the first batch of high-wind wave shots I posted in my previous entry, so here is another shot, from a different view. This photo was actually taken from the North Pier, looking Southwest, toward the South Pier. This wave was spectacular, in person. The wave splashed over the rails, soaking my daughter and I, even though we were standing a good 30 feet from the pier. Enjoy the photo!
The weather was not what I would call “perfect”, but the rain did hold off long enough for a quick walk-around Chicago’s Loop to take some artistic photos of the skyline, as well as the inner-city infrastructure that adds to Chicago’s atmosphere. Among those photos, these are my favorites. Remember, all photos are available as prints. If interested, feel free to contact me, or visit the Print Price List.
Took a walk around the Grand Haven, Michigan boardwalk, today. Along with the Pere Marquette train exhibit, there are a ton of awesome things to photograph, along the way. One of my favorite things about the boardwalk, though, is the fact that you meet some awesome people along the way, almost every time. This time was no different. I ran into a group of guys and gals – some on inline skates – who requested I take their photo. I complied and promised that I would post the shots, this evening. The shots of the skaters were put through a custom process that I created to give a cross-processed, almost “Lomo-ish” effect to them. Anyway, enjoy the shots. Oh, and to those that I met on the boardwalk, feel free to say “hello” in the comment box! Enjoy the photos.
On a side note: my music project, Null Factor, is set to release the 6th studio album – “Anticitizen”. Null Factor is an Electronic Industrial project, taking influence from acts from Skinny Puppy and OhGR to more well known musicians such as Nine Inch Nails and KMFDM. The album will be offered in various price tiers. The plan is as follows:
- 128Kbps MP3 w/ no cover art or liner notes (10 tracks): $.99
- 256Kbps MP3 w/ cover art PDF file (10 tracks): $2.99
- 320Kbps MP3 w/ cover art & liner notes PDF files (10 tracks): $4.99
- 44.1KHz/16-bit WAV w/ cover art & liner notes PDF files (10 tracks): $6.99
- 48KHz/24-bit WAV w/ cover art & liner notes PDF files (10 tracks): $8.99
- 96KHz/24-bit WAV w/ cover art & liner notes PDF files (10 tracks): $9.99
- Physical CD in jewel case and 4-panel full color art (12 tracks): $16.99
For those who like Industrial music (or have even heard of it!!!), the new album should be available in the Null Factor online store at http://www.nullfactor.com by Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
In my previous post, I shared a number of shots that I took while walking around Grand Rapids, Michigan with my 10-year-old daughter. Yesterday (Friday 11 March, 2011), my daughter and I had another Grand Rapids walkabout. This time, at night. Grand Rapids is a beautiful city. Even more so, at night. See for yourself (all photos taken with Kodak Ektar 100 Professional Film loaded in a Canon film SLR body):
Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 was a busy day. The day began with a trip to my 10-year-old’s osteopaedic doctor as a follow-up to my daughter’s August 2010 arm surgery. The good news is that my daughter is showing signs of normal bone regeneration. The final report contained my two favorite words-of-the-day: “no restrictions”!
Since the doctor’s office is a good 40 miles from my home, my daughter and I took a hike around Grand Rapids (Michigan). After our hike through the downtown area of G.R., it was off to the North Pier of Grand Haven, Michigan to shoot more photos.
Today, my body is letting me know that I kind of went overboard. But, with the photographic results, I think the pain and stiffness is worth it! Here are some examples of the shots taken throughout the day:
The massive storm system that blew through the Great Lakes, yesterday (27 October, 2010) gave the perfect opportunity to start shooting some photos for the series titled, “The Alternate Universe Of…”. The particular series I started shooting, yesterday, was “The Alternate Universe Of: Grand Haven, Michigan”.
“The Alternate Universe Of: Grand Haven, Michigan” will eventually feature photos of well known landmarks found all around the city of Grand Haven. Yesterday’s wind storm created the perfect atmosphere to shoot some beach/pier/lighthouse photos.
A few examples of the photos captured from yesterday’s wind storm:
Other locations that will be photographed for the “The Alternate Universe Of…” photo series will eventually include: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Oceana County, Michigan; Muskegon, Michigan; Lansing, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and New York, NY.
Woodland Ridge Apartments of Spring Lake, Michigan is an incredible apartment community that I am proud to call home. The office staff is pleasant, maintenance is knowledgeable and friendly, and the surrounding landscaping is simply beautiful. I wanted to showcase Woodland Ridge’s beauty in an interesting and unique way. All photos that follow are taken out and about throughout the Woodland Ridge property:
In preparation of a new photo series I plan on shooting titled, “The Alternate Universe Of…”, I have been practicing my infrared photo shooting technique. These photos are not going to be part of the “The Alternate Universe Of…” series, but I found them interesting, or visually pleasing enough to share: