Hitting the Beach

I took a few days to just recover after finals had finished. Now, I’m rested up, and ready to get back in the action. My awesome friend, Tegan, hit me up to check out one of the Great Lakes beaches. 

 

 

We found some interesting junk laying around the beach, and they looked so much cooler in black and white.

 

The Snow Day

Since Karen is a teacher, she doesn’t have to go into work on snow days. We had planned to go for a long walk and maybe some sledding and snow man building, but I wound up spending most of the day just digging out my family after the snow storm. I still managed to snag a few photos before the sun set.

Postcards

Hey, everyone, I’ve got an announcement. Recently, I’ve teamed up with Kent’s amazing Mckay Bricker gallery to start selling postcards of my photos.

We currently have three designs on sale

The people of Kent have been some of my most loyal followers, especially with local content. So, I’d like to use this as an opportunity to give back. If you go to McKay Bricker and purchase a postcard, upload a photo of the card as a comment here, or to my Facebook page for to be entered into a drawing for a free print. On January 1st, I will draw to to give away three framed 8.5/11 prints of your favorite Kent scene from my page.

I cannot overstate how supportive all of you have been, and how big a step this is for me. Support here doesn’t just mean that I can make the jump from a digital to a physical market, but that I can contribute to a growing local marketplace. It means that I can pour even more time and resources into creating the work that I’ve been posting for nearly two years.

Thank you all so much.

Exploring by the Lake

Even with all the GoPro photos I’ve been posting from my bike rides, I’ll still stop if I see something I want to shoot with my cell. If any of the locations look familiar, I shot these the same day I took the photos I posted yesterday. I the editing on a couple of these looks extreme, it’s because I’m messing around with some more advanced Lightroom tools. Please, let me know if I’ve gone too far with these.

Outrunning Winter 4

Since I’ve been uploading GoPro images from my bike trips so often, I’ve started to look for alternate routes to keep things from getting too stale. I didn’t have much time to explore, but I did manage to explore a new way to and from where I work. First, I went through some back roads behind the country club and then I found a new vantage point for one of the Twin Lakes behind a local tavern. On the way back, I found a middle route between the short and long ways home.