Spent some time visiting the Charleston, South Carolina area last week. It was a nice change from Michigan's snowy March! Here's a grab shot of a little alligator (maybe 4 to 5 feet long) sunning itself on the edge of a pond at Magnolia Gardens:
Snow has been scarce this winter but a few inches have fallen in the past few days. For a vew hours around midnight last night some well formed crystal were in the mix. Here's the sole keeper from last night's snow:
Given the long range forecast this may well be the last snowflake photo for the winter of 2015/16!
Ammonite fossil, shot at ~1.5x lifesized on 6x7 medium format film:
Another Midwestern landscape:
Last week in the Allegan Forest (properly called the Allegan State Game Area.) TMax 100 in D76 1+1 (I had forgotten how nice this combination can be...)
One of my cats lounging away a winter afternoon:
Made with Petnax 6x7, 105mm f2.4 lens on extension tubes, Classic Pan 400 film developed in Rodinal 1:50.
A couple photos of the surf on South Haven's north beach yesterday.
Of course - I went to see the lighthouse, hoping to find it covered in spray and ice. I guess it was a fluke of the wind direction and weather - no heavy waves on the lighthouse at all!
Last week in the Allegan Forest... (Updated 2/7/16 - slightly different crop.)
Pentax Mz-S, FA50mm f1.7, Tri X
Three of the photographs I submitted to the Carnegie Center for the Arts 2016 Regional Juried Arts Competition have been accepted by the jurors and will be featured in this year's exhibit.
Based out of Three Rivers, Michigan, the Carnegie Center sponsors this competition for artists living in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. It’s open to works in all media. As an annual event with several years of history, this show always brings out excellent work from the area. The three pieces I submitted to the exhibit are:
The exhibit opens with a reception this Sunday, January 24, 2016 and then runs through February 20. For more information, click here.