Colorado, Family, Life in Holland Michigan, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors, Travel

Timelapse video of 3+ months

I took all the JPEGs still on my camera from the last 3.5 months and made them into a timelapse movie.

Read More...

Life in Holland Michigan, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Winter

I got out to the dunes twice for sunset in February, even convincing Aly to come with me the second time.

Read More...

Colorado, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Colorado Fall Colors

I was in Colorado in late September, and had the chance to spend a weekend in the mountains, going from Colorado Springs > Twin Lakes > Aspen and back. Twin Lakes looks like it might be a great location for night shooting, so I plan to check that out in the future. The fall colors were quite strong already at the higher elevations, with the signature yellow of the aspen trees. It was a great couple days!

Read More...

Colorado, Photography, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Mueller State Park at Night

Thanks to the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society again, I headed back up into the mountains to Mueller State Park on Saturday night.

Read More...

Astrophotography, Exploring SC, Photography, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

One Night on Blue Ridge Parkway

I needed some outdoor time, and lucked into a last-minute room at the Pisgah Inn, on what was supposed to be a clear night, perfect for night sky photography.

Read More...

Exploring SC, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Well I tried to hike this weekend

#Snowmageddon2016: After working from home on Friday, then staying inside binge-watching Jessica Jones all day Saturday while the Upstate de-iced, I was itching to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. It didn’t go so well.

Read More...

Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Short Fog Window

While the girls took the Curious George from Leah’s preschool to Chuck E. Cheese (another story for another blog post, but yes I know), I decided to head down to SSP since it was a beautiful blue sky late afternoon.

Read More...

Photography, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Fuji X100T vs Canon 6D – First Hike

I’ve been seeking simplicity, and after reading a few Zak Arias posts about the Fuji X100T, I decided that I’d sell some of the camera gear I mostly wasn’t using and order myself a new camera, with the possibility that it could replace some or all of my DSLR gear. I sold my backup camera (Rebel T3i), my canon macro lens, a couple of camera bags (there’s a fetish!), and a bunch of lens filters that I’ve replaced with better ones over time.

Read More...

Life in Holland Michigan, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

What a Difference A Week Can Make

A Tale of Two Sundays

Last Sunday, I had a great hike at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, hiking the outer loop of South Trail, which gets close to the southernmost part of the park.  About three feet of snow remained, but the trails were nicely packed – thanks cross country skiers! When I got to the lake, however, the snow was crunchy and punchy, which meant about a mile of ankle-twisting along the beach.

Read More...

Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Back in September…

Shortly after a very strong storm blew through in September, I had a great hike at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The beach had largely disappeared, but what beach was left was littered with all sorts of interesting treasures from the depths of the lake.

Read More...