This black and white photograph was shot inside of an open Greek Revival structure, located at Island Drive Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, it’s in my gallery at Pixels – check it out!
Dry leaves crackle as I step along a hillside by the river, at peace in the forest beneath the vibrant, golden shade of autumn.Phil Perkins
This photograph was taken along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I finally added it to my gallery at Pixels, today. If you’d like to see more, several different print-types are available (framed, canvas, art, metal, acrylic and wood).
Located near Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this photograph features an alley spray-painted in layers of graffiti. Guests can visit my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a variety of print types featuring this image.
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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 photograph was taken on top of a parking structure in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near the intersection of Liberty & State streets, next door to campus. Signs for both the Michigan & State theaters are visible among the buildings. Visitors can see more at my gallery through Fine Art America.
It was 1996 and I was 32 years old living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My gym was American Fitness and I was working out 5 days per week (3-on-1-off, 2-on-1-off).
One day, I noticed a flyer posted on the bulletin board, advertising for a strong man contest to be held in 2 weeks – who could bench press their own weight the most times? This was my favorite exercise, so I decided to enter the competition.
The contest would be judged, and lifters had to adhere to the following rules:
- no bouncing weight off of ones chest
- no arched back – ones back must remain flat, in contact with bench
- to count, each repetition must be full and cleared as “good” by judge
- contestants would compete based on a weight class bracket
The event was to be held at an old, industrial building near the railroad tracks on the east side of town, used at that time for a bar known as The Warehouse. Based on my weight, I was in the 175-200 lbs. weight class bracket.
When it was time, I arrived to see that many others were also interested in competing, and a local news station had their camera set up to record the event. The first order of business entailed stepping on a scale to be weighed by an official. Each individual did so in private without clothing, and I weighed 190.5 lbs.
It was at that point that I learned another contest rule – that is, that weights would be rounded up in 5-lb. increments. Thus, I’d be lifting 195 lbs. instead of my actual weight. It was suggested that I run outside around the building a few times – hoping to lose 1/2 pound – and that a second weighing would be made available. I thought about it but wanted to conserve my energy, so I declined.
I waited for my turn back in the main room, stretching my muscles and warming-up on one of several bench presses made available.
When I was finally called, I walked up onto the stage, listened to a brief review of the rules by an official, and then got into position on the bench. Next, as with each competitor, a judge (a.k.a., the spotter) assisted in safely removing the weight from the rack, thereafter releasing contact for me to begin lifting.
I bench pressed 195 lbs. for 29 clean repetitions, good enough for second place in my weight class bracket. First place went to a 178 lb. competitor (from my gym!) who pressed 180 lbs. for 31 clean repetitions.
All told, I bench pressed 5655 lbs. during that series of lifts, which (in consolation only) was a total of 75 lbs. more then the winner. My 29 presses were also the 2nd most of any competitor across all weight class brackets at the event.
This landscape photograph of an expansive, rocky shoreline was taken on Lake Superior, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Specially, at Presque Isle in Marquette.
To see it for yourself may require extensive travel time and expense. So, instead, I’d recommend that you visit my gallery at Fine Art America to bring this coastal landscape into your home. Several print types are available, including: framed, canvas, art, wood, acrylic and metal – customize to suit your wishes.
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Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the time, this neighborhood cat would periodically enter through a small window opening of my upstairs apartment in an older house. Shelter from rain, comfortable seating and an occasional helping of tunafish from a can served to reinforce a friendship over time.
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This landscape photography features an area referred to as “The Cove”, located on Presque Isle in Michigan’s upper peninsula town of Marquette. If interested, it’s now available on a poster at Zazzle. Thanks for looking!
The year was 2010. It was a cloudy day in early autumn when I visited the Holland State Park, located in Holland, Michigan, along the north side of the channel between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. I turned to photograph the historic Big Red Lighthouse on the opposing pier, as well as the picturesque southern shoreline, when, to my surprise, I spotted someone riding waves – catching big air!
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Snow covered trees and rolling hills adorn the winter landscape at Nichols Arboretum, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This black and white photograph is available in my gallery at Fine Art America on a variety of prints. Stop by for a visit!
Enjoy this wintertime, macro photography on a frigid day in Michigan, where swirling winds over the course of a few days have carved out interesting contours in this snow drift. Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of different print types are available for you to enjoy this image – within the warmth of your home of office!
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This photograph was taken in Ann Arbor, inside a parking structure located near the University of Michigan. Many prints are available – see more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
In 2006, I shot this photograph in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when the Brown Park Disc Golf Course was being redesigned in conjunction with a wetlands-restoration project. Please see my gallery at Fine Art America for more.
Enjoy this morning sunrise photography featuring golden reflections off of the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’d be interested in a print, then stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to review your many options.
This vintage sepia tone photograph features a forest of trees on a hillside, with some cut timber in the foreground. The location is Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit my gallery at Fine Art America for more.