Here are some shots that I took on my camping trip a couple weeks ago. Most of these were from the Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan, but the last shot was from Traverse City. So, without further ado, the first shot.

This one is UP the dune climb-pretty steep and pure sand. Kind of a pain, but fun.

Base of the dune

Yea, we were going to climb that.

The next shot, fittingly, is from the top! Edited mildly to have more color definition.

Summit of the dunes

We climbed it!

This was taken from the top of the dune climb and edited to give the colors more weight.

Neverending - sand

The dunes go on for about 2 miles

Here is Glen Lake, taken from the Scenic Drive near the dune climb.

Hidden Lake

Ok, so not really hidden

This tree was also on the scenic drive. The twists and turns of the exposed roots were really cool, I thought.

Knarly

A tree in the shifting dunes has its roots exposed

This is probably a somewhat cliche picture, but I like it anyway. I could see this being in a secluded area (of course it’s not). I like the implied loneliness.

Lone Sentry

A lone bench overlooks the forest and lake

This panoramic was composed with 4 separate shots, and the colors were brought out a little more. I like the fact that the lake and the dunes and the forest all made it in to the panoramic; it provides a nice contrast.

Dune Panoramic

A panoramic image created from 4 separate shots

And finally, the sunset over Grand Traverse Bay. This was our last night in Traverse City. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get my tripod set up, so getting multiple exposures for different areas of the photo didn’t turn out the way it would have, so this was the best I could get. I do, however, like the blue in the sky and the orange right above the sun.

One Sunset, Two Endings

Sunset over the East Arm Grand Traverse Bay

And so concludes this post. I have some other pictures that are a little older but that I like very much; those should be making their way out soon. So, until next time, happy shooting!

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I actually snapped quite a few pictures with this camera already (since I’ve had it for a year), so I’ll start by posting a few of my favorites.

Orchid

Purple iris at Sugarloaf Mountain

This is an iris that I snapped last year at Sugarloaf, off the beaten trail. Click for the full-size picture.

Here’s one from the 4th of July in Michigamme, Mi (again, click for full-size):

Fire in the Sky

Fireworks over Lake Michigamme in the Yoop

And, one more:

Against the Void

Kite on a blue sky

That’s all for now, I think. I’ve got more I plan on posting, they’ll get up eventually!

G’night all!

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Quick update…

April 17, 2010 | Category: Miscellaneous | Leave a Comment

So, just a quick update. I have some pictures I’d like to post but I need to both find the time and figure out an easy way to so it on this host…Since it’s free it’s not exactly the easiest to configure but I’ll figure something out. So, check back soon, hopefully I’ll have put something up.

For now, here are a couple pictures of my friends playing why the iPad 🙂

School’s out in 2 weeks! Then I’ll definitely have time to post. And be free from school 😀

Until next time.

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Hello world!

April 17, 2010 | Category: Introduction | 1 Comment

Well hello readers! My name is Craig, and hopefully you’ll be joining me as I learn more about my Sony A300 and photography in general. I confess that I won’t be posting much right now simply because of school, but once that’s over, I’m hoping to be doing a lot more work!

So, please remember this site, and check back to see if I put anything up!

(Yes, “Hello world” is cliché, but what do you expect from a programmer?)

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