An eclipse, perhaps? No. Just a daytime photograph of pigeons in a tree, processed with a black and white infrared filter effect. See more, and remember the following advice – if at all possible, never park your car under a tree of pigeons.
Close-up black and white photography featuring goose steps imprinted across a snow-covered field. See more in my gallery.
During a recent visit to Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I was photographing an old wooden-homestead, when people nearby began to gather along the tree-line.
I walked in that direction to observe three bears (a mother with two cubs) climbing around in a tree. Here are a few pictures taken during their descent:
Last August, while hiking at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area…
Please read: Part One – Close Encounter With Bears
Part Two – Another Black Bear Video
Fortunately, the bear appeared preoccupied with his search for lunch, shifting rocks in the stream to un-house potential sources of food. I stood behind trees, when possible, watching the bear move further away as I cautiously followed.
At a switchback in the trail, I paused to record this video with the zoom feature on my camera. Although the stream was generally quite shallow, the bear found a deeper pool in which to relax and keep cool –
Near the end of the video, you’ll observe (as I did) that the bear elevates his nose, sniffing in the air to identify an odor of my presence. At this point, the trail changed direction, and so did I – uphill and away!
Footnote: I didn’t realize it at the time, but, if you turn up the volume on the video – and, the volume on your computer/device – you’ll hear the bear grunt as he detects my scent – yikes!!!
If you like the header-image (above), it’s based on a photograph I took that day while hiking. A larger size is available on prints (and more) in my galleries at Pixels and/or Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by!
For many years, a seagull has called the top perch of this local street light his own. Last winter, however, a marauding crow sought to intervene, and, by virtue of its very annoying screech, drive the seagull from the pole position…
Let the games begin!
Footnote: the seagull persevered.
Camera-shy goslings look away while practicing synchronized swimming maneuvers in shallow water along the Huron River, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit my gallery at Fine Art America for a variety of available print options.
This morning at sunrise, I photographed a duck and swan bathing in the shallows of the Huron River, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Golden reflections across the rippled water with animal silhouettes made for a picturesque shot. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
Enjoy this surreal desert scene, featuring elephants walking in a single file line on a quest for water, with transparent flatscreen monitors rotating in depth.
To create this design, I used Bryce, Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge software.
This black and white photography features seagulls along the shore of Lake Superior, as seen in Michigan’s upper peninsula at Marquette. A favorite spot as a child, you too can enjoy this rocky, island environment – on a wall in your home, or at the office. Stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a wide array of prints…
Today, I visited Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I observed a herd of approximately 50 American Bison. Here, three bison are walking from a low area to an open hilltop, where bails of hay have been served for lunch.
This 100% polyester woven fabric drawstring bag is perfect for young students carrying books to school. It measures 15.5″ across and 19.5″ tall and has a wide, soft drawcord that’s easy on the shoulders. Printed on both sides. Quality construction using metal grommets. Makes a great gift!
His identity concealed with style behind a pair of sunglasses, Bigfoot is able to wander the Pacific Northwest unfettered, incognito. Ideal for smooth flat surfaces like laptops, journals, windows and walls, these removable, individually die-cut vinyl stickers are a blast. Available in four sizes – here, small measures 3″ by 3.9″. The large size measures 10.8″ by 14″. Each sticker has a 1/8″ white border. Enjoy!
Sometimes it’s nice to have your camera on hand, such as yesterday when I decided to photograph points along my bike route. Familiar with areas along the path to highlight, I wasn’t surprised to see a group of Canadian Honkers Geese bathing in the shallows along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a sight frequently observed. However, the flock of geese in the background, flapping noisily across the water to achieve flight, was both a surprise and a treat! Available in my gallery at Pixels on a variety of items…
Enjoy this tote bag featuring my silhouette rendition of an elephant, giraffe and rhinoceros, walking across a dusty flatland with a hot sun shining in the distance. Printed on both sides with a 1″ wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14″ length). Two sizes available. Makes a great gift!
Available in small, medium and large (20″ x 20″) sizes, this decorative beige birds pattern throw pillow makes a nice addition to any sofa or chair. Printed on both sides with a concealed zipper for aesthetic wonderment. Select from cover only, or cover and insert. Enjoy!
This laptop skin features a graphic design of birds in flight with a textural, pastel color palette. Made with a scratch resistant 3M Controltac removable vinyl decal.