Chasing the Light

I was happy to be a runner up in the Chasing the Light contest juried by Mike Moats.  Lots of great images.

Style and Vision

Got this article on Style and Vision in my email yesterday and thought it was worth sharing.  Enjoy the read.  

CTN Exhibit - April through June 2016

Ten of my Michigan images will be on exhibit beginning tomorrow at the Community Television Network in Ann Arbor.  They'll be up through June.  Three other artists will also be on exhibit.  If you get the opportunity, come and enjoy the art work on display.

Good News!

Here's my good news for today from the Lawrence Street Gallery: Congratulations! Monte Nagler chose your work to be in our annual Exposures: Photography '15 exhibit! We will be having our opening reception this Thursday (Friday is Good Friday and Passover so we decided to move the opening up one day) from 6 - 9 pm. We also will be hosting a mid-month recep[...]


Butterfly season is coming up.  Meijer Gardens has its butterflies are blooming exhibition and pretty soon the little winged beauties will be visiting our gardens.  If you can't get to the Meijer exhibit and can't wait for the warmer weather to bring out the butterflies, you can always visit the Detroit Zoo's terrific butterfly house.  I thought I'd share th[...]

Lighthouses in West Michigan

This past weekend we decided to go to West Michigan to shoot the lighthouses while they were covered in ice.  Walking to some of the lighthouses was treacherous to say the least.  Saturday wasn't too bad as it was in the high teens/low 20s temperature-wise.  On Saturday, we managed to visit the lighthouses at St. Joseph and South Haven.  I can't remember eve[...]

Upcoming Events

Starting 6 February, three of my pieces will be hanging at the Starkweather Arts Center Members Exhibition.  The exhibit runs through 6 March.  Opening reception is Friday, 6 Feb, from 7-9 p.m.  I won't be at the opening reception as I'll be in Sterling Heights setting up for the Crafters' Clearance.  Darn.  At any rate, the Crafters' Clearance is just what [...]

Brrrrr - It's Cold Outside

At 5 degrees, it's plenty cold outside.  I can barely get Oz, my MinPin, to go outside to do his business.  I haven't been out since Tuesday when I had the hardware removed from my left wrist.  So . . . what to do on a cold day?  I can't knit or crochet at the moment, I could read a book but that's not calling me.  Instead, I've been going through photos fro[...]

Why to use back button focus

It's the first day of the new year and like just about everyone else, I'm filled with ideas on how to improve something this year.  I'm going to focus on photography since last year I seemed to be pretty lazy.  After my photo a day for 2013, I think I burned myself out.  So, my first "improvement" this year will be to learn how to do back button focusing sin[...]