Sunday, November 18, 2007

Red Barns and Beaches

Some days are just meant to be photography days and today was one of them. November light can really be special in Northern Michigan. The low sun angle combined with patchwork clouds makes for soft light and dramatic skies. Using the morning light I captured this photo of a red barn near Traverse City. I go by this spot quite frequently. Usually there are cows in front of the barn and I was hoping that would be the case again this morning. Alas, they were out in the pasture. This evening found me over at the Sleeping Bear Dunes along the Lake Michigan shore. Surprisingly the wind was hardly blowing and it felt rather warm for mid-November. The light was good and I like the image that I got. I will however probably hope for another chance to get even better skylight and light on the dune in the background. Maybe next year. Winter is just around the corner and although it can be beautiful on the lakefront in winter, the conditions are usually extremely harsh. Fingers, toes and camera batteries do not last too long when it gets like that. . When the winning image from the Picture Your Place Contest is web published I will provide a link to it. It is however, the image that is on the home page of my web site. Questions or comments are always welcome on my blog.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Award Winner

Exciting news is just in. I have been selected as a winner in the Picture Your Place contest. The photo of a sunset at Lake Michigan
won in the category of Places of Natural Beauty. The award will be presented at a reception Wednesday night at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Awards will also be given out to the other winners in the other categories.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Visit at the Downtown Frame Up

I will be exhibiting and selling my photos at the Downtown Frame Up gallery at 145 E. Front Street in Downtown Traverse City on Friday, November 16th from 5:30-9:00 P.M. and Friday, November 30th from 6 - 9 P.M. This is part of "Holiday Magic 2007" sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Traverse City Association.

The Downtown Frame Up owned by Sandy and Jeff Wagner will be offering special sales on framing and merchandise. A free shuttle will be provided by BATA and will run every 15 minutes from marked stops throughout Traverse City.

These will be fun-filled evenings with lots of surprises for shoppers and I hope that you can make it.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Visit Booth at Traverse City Arts and Crafts Show

I will have a booth at the annual Traverse City Arts and Crafts Show Friday November 9th from 5-9 pm and and Saturday November 10th from 9 am to 4 pm. The show will be at the Park Place Hotel at 300 East State Street in Traverse City. For more information on the hotel and directions see . I will have cards, photos and CD's with a slideshow of more than 50 of my images. I will also be sharing a booth with Holly Nelson owner of Gallery 31 . I look forward to seeing folks there.