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Wind "Wind"

This photo was a mistake! I think the shutter was tripped by accident. In any case, the effect was awesome. Somehow, this little thisle stands still as the Wind blows the grass all around. Kodak E100VS scanned with a Minolta Scan Elite II.

World Trade Center - May 2001 "World Trade Center - May 2001"

This one speaks for itself.

Kodak E100VS with a Maxxum 9 and Tokina ATX-280 lens.

Grey Fox "Grey Fox"

This Grey Fox was enjoying a hot summer day. Good thing for Zoo's, They make wildlife photography a whole lot easier! Kodak Royal Gold 400 with a Maxxum 9 and a Sigma EX 100-300 f/4 APO Zoom.

Big Hook "Big Hook"

This was a hook from a steam driven railroad crane. It was the biggest (and yellowest) hook I have ever seen. In the corner is an average industrial hand rail, in fact, the inside opening is about the size of a basketball. Kodak E100VS with a Maxxum 9 and Tokina ATX-280 lens.

EPCOT 2001 "Epcot"

Finally made it to Disney's Epcot near the end of 2001. I thought this photo really caught the feel of "Spaceship Earth". Kodak E100VS with a Maxxum 9 and Tokina ATX-280 lens.

Suwanee Boat Paddle Wheel

"Suwanee Boat"

The old paddlewheeler in Suwanee Boat Pond at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Taken the summer of 2000. Kodak E100VS.

Daisy on Black

"Daisy on Black"

This daisy from the flowerbed (maintained by my wife Lynn) in front of my home made the subject here. This is a composite of two bracketed exposures using my Minolta Maxxum 9 and remote flash. Kodak E100VS.

Singin' the Blues

"Singin' the Blues"

This guy was good! The lab that developed this roll really burned it out, I had to do alot of work just to get it back to this. Good thing for Picture Window... The subject is Robert Jones, WDET radio personality, shown here performing at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI during the summer of 2000.

Winter Arbor

"Winter Arbor"

Taken during the winter of 2001 on Mission Peninsula near Traverse City, Michigan. Ektachrome E100VS with a Minolta Maxxum 9.

New York City Sky Line "New York City Skyline"

A view of Lower Manhattan taken the Spring of 1999 from the roof of the tallest building in Brooklyn. Kodachrome 25 with a Minolta X700.

   
Old Stump in the Fall "This Old Stump"

In 1999 my wife and I went for a walk on an awesome fall day. On a hill in the woods we came across this old stump. Looked like a good shot so I took it. Ektachrome E100VS.

Irish Rainbow "Wooly Rainbow"

In 1998 my wife and I woke up after a great nights sleep at a B&B outside Dingle and looked out of the window. Rain and sun, a classic combo for our first Irish rainbow. I ran out to the back of the B&B and was very happy to capture this image. Agfa Ultra 50.

Platt River Sunset I "Platt River Sunset I"

Over looking the Platt River and Lake Michigan. Captured on Kodachrome 64 with my Minolta X700 in Program Mode with a Vivitar Series I 28-105. No exposure compensation was used so the sky remains rich with color.

Platt River Sunset II "Platt River Sunset II"

Same as above over looking the Platt River and Lake Michigan. Captured on the same roll of Kodachrome 64 with my Minolta X700. The sky is underexposed but the image gains some saturation as a result.

Tech Pan Tree "Pan Tree"

In a park a 10 or so minute walk from my home exists this tree. It seemed to make a perfect shot. The large version shows the sun glinting from behind the tree. Taken in the winter of 1998 on Kodak Techincal Pan Film using my Canonet G-III 17.

Vineyard in Techpan "Winter Vineyard"

This a view from one of the highest points on Mission Peninsula north of Traverse City, MI. In the larger view, notice the horse outside the barn. Taken in the winter of 1998 on Kodak Tech Pan Film using my little Canonet G-III 17.

Out House "Out House"

During a ride on the Algoma Central Snow Train I managed to catch this little rest stop. The image was a little underexposed do to my not compensating for the snow. Oh-well, a little digital help and everything was ok. Kodak PJ400.

Irish Atlantic "Irish Atlantic"

Over looking the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. The film was Fuji Velvia. The camera was a Minolta X700 in Program Mode with a Vivitar Series I 28-105. Two scans were combined to bring out all the impact of the slide.

Bunratty Abby "Bunratty Abby"

Near the rear of the folk village at Bunratty Castle was this great scene. Two scans using differant scanner exposures of the same Kodak E100VS slide were combined to improve shadow detail. Also taken with a Minolta X700 in Program Mode with a Vivitar Series I 28-105 and a polarizer.

P Mac Nanara & Son Pub - Bunratty Castle

"Irish Pub"

These gents were enjoying a pint in the sunshine at the P Mac Nanara & Son Pub in the folk village at Bunratty Castle. Two scans using differant scanner exposures of the same Kodak E100VS slide were combined to improve shadow detail. Also taken with a Minolta X700 in Program Mode with a Vivitar Series I 28-105 and a polarizer.

Jodrell Bank Observatory "Big Dish"

A photo of the 76m Lovell radio telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England. Photo taken on Kodak Portra 160VC. The exposure was compensated by 2 stops due to the direct sunlight in the frame. The image was scanned using two scanner exposures and then the two images were combined to bring out all of the latitude in the negative.

Beaver Wake "Beaver Wake"

This a beaver was taken at Brown Bridge Pond in Grand Traverse County in north western lower Michigan. This was a truely beautifull fall day around the time of peak color in 1999. Brown Bridge Pond is one of my favorite photographic locations as is evident by the number of photos taken at or near there on this page. Photo taken on Ektachome E100VS.

Fall Milkweed "Fall Milkweed"

This photo was taken a couple miles from Brown Bridge Pond mentioned above. In fact it was taken earilier the same day as th e photo above in 1999. The small image does not show the true nature of the photo. The depth of field is pleasently narrow on this photo. Taken on Ektachome E100VS with Program mode on my X700.

Brown Bridge Pond Ripples "Brown Bridge Pond Ripples"

This photo, also taken at Brown Bridge Pond really catured the ripples in the water just as I saw them. This image was taken on the bluff at overlooks the northeast end of the pond. Photo taken on Ektachome E100VS.

National Theater - Prague "National Theater (Prague)"

This twilight photo of the National Theater in Prague, CZ was taken at the foot of the Charles Bridge. Taken on Ektachome E100VS with my Minolta X700 in program mode (I seem to remember about 2 seconds). The lens was a Tokina AT-X 80-200 f2.8.

The Blue Store - Prague "The Blue Store"

I saw this shot and could not resist, The little guy standing at the door, the color of the items for sale, the wood trim of the door and windows, inside a customer can be seen inside, maybe he's buying a vase, the cobble stone sidewalk... All of this equals a great shot that captures the feel of the shops of Prague. All captured on Ektachome E100VS with my Minolta X700 in program mode. The lens was my Vivitar Series I 28-105. The slide was scanned in using my HP PhotoSmart S20 film scanner and cropped using Picture Window Software.

Little Town Canel - Prague "Little Town Canel (Prague)"

No this is not Venice! This photo of the Little Town Canel in Prague, CZ was taken near the the Charles Bridge. Captured on Fuji Velvia with my Minolta X700 in program mode. The lens was my Vivitar Series I 28-105. The slide was scanned in using my HP PhotoSmart S20 film scanner.

Guggenheim "Guggenheim (outside)"

The outside of Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Taken on Fuji Velvia with my Minolta X700 in program mode. The image was perspective corrected with Digital Light and Colors Picture Window software. This side was scanned in using a HP PhotoSmart S20 film scanner.

 Inside the Guggenheim "Guggenheim (inside)"

This image of the inside of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City was also taken on Fuji Velvia with my Minolta X700 in program mode and then scanned in using a HP PhotoSmart S20 film scanner. The camera was simply set on its back on the floor and the timer set.

Bee and Rose of Sharon Hibiscus "Bee"

This little bee was so busy with its task that it didn't even notice me sneaking up to take its portrait while we did his job with this Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus). Captured on Konica Impresa 50 just as it flew off. My X700 with Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom was in program mode for this exposure. Scanned from a 4 x 6 inch print.

New Buffalo Sunset I "New Buffalo Sunset I"

Taken July 31, 1999 in New Buffalo, Michigan with my X700 and Tokina AT-X 80-200 Zoom on Konica Impresa 50. I had the exposure compension set for one stop more exposure then the meter suggested. This image was scanned from a 4 x 6 inch print.

New Buffalo Sunset II "New Buffalo Sunset II"

Also taken July 31, 1999 in New Buffalo, Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline with my X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom on the same roll of Konica Impresa 50 as above. The Impresa 50 is awesome, I had the image blown up to 24 x 36 inches on a CSI Lightjet 5000 photo printer and it is hung in my livingroom. The detail is amazing. This image was scanned in using a HP PhotoSmart S20 film scanner. The image really has a lot of shadow detail if you adjust it, check it out by clicking here.

Hole in the Sky - Cloud Hole "Hole in the Sky"

The middle of a sequence of three exposures, this awsome scene was caught on Konica Impresa 50 with my Minolta X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom at about 40mm. The X700 was in program mode. One must see the larger image...

old Mamiya 35mm "Camera 1986"

Obviously taken in 1986 of an old Mamiya 35mm SLR. This photo was one of my first black & white attempts. Shot with my Minolta X700 on Kodak Tri-Pan X 400 ASA The image was scanned using my HP Photosmart S20xi.

The Fishbowl "The Fishbowl"

Taken at a friend of mine's wedding this photo was captured with a Canon EOS 630 on Fuji REALA (As I recall). I did not record the exposure. The image was scanned onto a PhotoCD then resized.

Brown Bridge Pond Morning "Brown Bridge Pond Morning"

Taken with my Minolta X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom on Kodak Gold 100 on a nice fall morning. This "pond" is actually man made by an earthen dam outside of Traverse City, Michigan. I was standing on the dam when I took this photo. The image was scanned onto a PhotoCD then resized to fit here.

Fall Morning "Fall Morning"

Taken with my Minolta X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom on Kodak Gold 100 on about 15 minutes before the above picture. The sun was just starting to peek above a line of trees behind me and made this great scene on the frost covered grass and the clouds in the background. The image was scanned onto a PhotoCD just as above.

Lion King "Lion King"

Taken with my Minolta X700 (program mode) and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom with polarizer on AGFA Ultra 50. This image happens to be one of my favorites. Taken during June of 1996 at Disneyland in California. The lion's face in the background is actually about 40' behind the subject. The negative was scanned onto a PhotoCD and then resized. To see that kind of detail available in the original image click here for a highly cropped image at full resolution.

Mushroom "Mushroom"

Found along a nature trail near Brown Bridge Pond outside of Traverse City Michigan, this handsome fungus was captured on my trusty Minolta X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom. I hand held the camera for this slow 1/8 sec f5.6 exposure! However in all fairness I was laying on my belly with my elbows firmly propped on the ground.

The Dune Tree "The Dune Tree"

This tree graces the side of the climbing dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes outside of Empire, Michigan. This photo was captured using my trusty Minolta X700 and Vivitar Series I 28-105 zoom at 28mm. This photo could stand some cropping but I thought I would post the whole image.

Wedding Rose "Wedding Rose"

Captured with a Sony camcorder and an Amiga based Newtek Video Toaster. This image was then used on our wedding invitation. By the way, Lynn and I have been happily married since 1991.

Foggy Park Scene "Foggy Park"

Taken early spring 1986. I consider this one of the first worthwhile photo's I've taken. The camera was a 35mm Mayima on 400 speed Kodak film.

Village Train "Village Train"

A 1996 photo taken of the Thomas Edison steam engine and the Suwanee Boat pond at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Taken with my Minolta X700 and an 50mm f/1.7 MD lens in program mode on Kodak Gold 100.

Steve-n-Sue "Steve-n-Sue"

I and my mother were the photographers at Steve and Sue's wedding. Being the first wedding we had ever offically photographed the first lesson learned was how much film we amateurs burn at such events. We estimate that we shot nearly 500 images (a good wedding photographer may shoot 50). However the portraits and photos came out great inspite of the fact that we used 35mm equipement and our amateur status. This portrait was captured with a Canon EOS 630 on Fuji REALA. I did not record the exposure. The image was scanned onto a PhotoCD then resized. I did some minor touch up with Picture Window software. Look here to see some of the things that can be done with this photo.

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