Lens-Artists Challenge #152 Shade and Shadow: Spectra

This is Spectra during a race back in 2015. There is so much wrong with this photo…but there is so much right. The lens-flare, the distortion of colors from an oddly-streaked, hazy sky play against cracking sharp shadows and silhouettes on sails and water. This is after the race with sailors chilling and talking withContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #152 Shade and Shadow: Spectra”

Lens-Artist Challenge #148 Spots and Dots Crossfit

Well, I accidentally re-posted a favorite shot..that Himalayan Blue Poppy. Oops. I’ll post what I shot today. I’m counting the beach balls in the first two photos as dots, they’ve been penned up in our park for two days now. I was eager to see them in action. This morning Muskegon Crossfit had a challengeContinue reading “Lens-Artist Challenge #148 Spots and Dots Crossfit”

Lens-Artist Challenge #146 Focusing On The Details

We had a much needed rain this morning. I love the details of the falling rain and the droplets on one of our Japanese Cherry trees. Last night was the first Wednesday Night race of the season. The skipper of Bad Dog was short two hands and a new recruit made a minor mistake soContinue reading “Lens-Artist Challenge #146 Focusing On The Details”


INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me,    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be    For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance    I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance    My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears    Looms but the horror ofContinue reading “INVICTUS”

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

You just know I’m posting this shot of a little girl running along Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach on a windy day so I can work out where it is the new owners of WP hid all my old controls. This image of joyous childhood was shot back on September 3, 2020. This is my innerContinue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light”

Extraordinary Service: LST 393

MOVIES ON THE DECK: LST 393 Above; children play where men served in wartime on the deck of the LST 393 I’ve been on the road which gave me time to think on the photo challenges I’ve missed, specifically; (extra)ordinary. Muskegon has many extra ordinary things that other beach towns lack. We are a workingContinue reading “Extraordinary Service: LST 393”