18 Jul 2015

Travel photos

A few of my favorite place pics from the last several years.

dark, straight tree trunks against snowy backdrop

Al Sabo Land Preserve southwest of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Birdbath and Beyond sign outside of yard decoration shop

Outside a shop on U.S. Highway 2 near the southern shore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Lobby of Milwaukee Art Museum, facing Lake Michigan

The view eastward from Milwaukee Art Museum’s lobby. Tricky lighting conditions like these surely are why Apple put a “Reduce shadows” slider in the Preview app.

An old grain elevator, golden fields, and distant mountain

A view toward Canada from Amtrak’s Empire Builder, somewhere on the northern U.S. plains.

cottage and tall evergreens silhouetted against colorful sunset

Tamaracks Resort at Seeley Lake, Montana.

20 Jan 2015

On a Winter’s Day

small frozen fish on pavement

I saw this fish, frozen with its tail lifted from the pavement, outside an Asian grocery store on a cold day late in 2013. An unusual sight in a small inland town. The blend of colors and textures — fish, pavement, leaves — immediately appealed.