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ARIZONA TRIP

ARIZONA APACHE JUNCTION Apache Junction is a suburb of Phoenix where we enjoy the blessing of having family who are winter denizens.  Being located at the very southeast corner of the sprawling breadth of Phoenix, we were close to the Salt River and the...

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WINDMILL ISLAND PHOTOWALK

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4.2017 SANDS OF TIME

I was very surprised to see so much beach coming back, and this set of jetties almost covered with sand. There's a seawall completely buried and the rocks are also almost buried. The difference in water level is less than a foot from last year at this time, but what a...

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PHOTOWALK – 4.22.2017

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PHOTOWALK – 3.28.2017

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FROZEN IN TIME EVENT

WHAT: HEAR ME SPEAK ABOUT MY FROZEN IN TIME PROJECT HOW I WENT ABOUT MAKING MY BOOK Q&A WHEN: 7PM AT HOPE REFORMED CHURCH MARCH 21ST WHERE: HOPE REFORMED CHURCH 77 W 11th St, Holland, MI 49423 COPIES OF THE BOOK: I will also have copies of my book available at the...

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GERMANY

HAN NOV ER NOVEMBER, 2016 My trip to Germany was mostly for work, the first segment spent at a convention in Hannover. The venue featured a huge wooden canopy, possibly the largest in the world. The following is from a website about the canopy: "Wood is a renewable...

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BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

BOOK SIGNING, LIVE MUSIC, AND WINE: I will be at C2C Gallery in Grand Haven on November 4th from 6 - 8 pm. Stop by and say hi, buy a book and have it signed. C2C Gallery is at 104 Washington Ave, Grand Haven If you know anyone who would be interested in this, please...

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FRANKFORT MICHIGAN

We decided to take a quick trip to Frankfort, MI. Honestly we didn't really have any plans, other than to head towards Sleeping Bear Dunes and see what we could do and explore in 2.5 days. We ended up having one of the best times, with a hike which brought us through...

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WALKING THE BEACH WITH A LEGACY LENS

Needing to breathe some fresh air, and to give my brain a workout, I headed to the beach with my SONY A7 and an old film era 135mm / f2.8 lens to do some manual focusing. I didn't really have a formal agenda, only go and see if I could create a story in a couple...

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INK ON PAPER

Today was the day, I press checked my book. I have to say that I hadn't done a press check in many years, and I'm totally pumped. It went way better than I expected. Everything is turning out better than I had expected. I'm told that the bindery will have the paper by...

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8.14.2016 – Beach Update

Went out yesterday to try and photograph the same spots as I did in past years. Here's one before / after I think will help people visualize what's happening. Before = 8/2014 After = 8/2016 Where there was sand, is now water. I went out to my chest to get this after...

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SEAWALL – 3.19.2016

Now that it's spring, and the ice is gone, I'm picking up where I left things off late last year before snow and ice moved in. I went to the beach expecting to see more beach and a receding lake, but I was very surprised to see just the opposite. I haven't kept up...

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2.7.2016

2.7.2016 Pancake ice filled the Holland harbor, with very gentle and slow rolling waves allowing the vibrant reflection of the sun setting on the water pooled in the pancake ice formations.

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SEAWALLS 10.24

I decided to visit a part of the beach I haven’t seen much this year, but I do plan on making it back more as time permits. I like this set of jetties because of the uniqueness, and all the large rocks. They are difficult to get to, but worth it if the conditions are...

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BRUISED BUT NOT BEATEN

This jetty took a beating over the past winter, and throughout this past year. It's interesting to watch the changes of not only the beaches, but also the seawalls and jetties. Many times in the Spring I'll notice significant changes, with a plank missing here and...

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LAKE LEVEL UPDATE: 9.30

LAKE LEVEL: 579.63' Seems the lake has begun receding for now, which is a good sign for those living on the shoreline. Last year the water level didn't peak until November, so perhaps this is a sign that the water will begin receding next year, and our beaches will...

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ARTPRIZE 9.26

For all who showed up. Thank you! I didn’t know what to expect, and I’m so thankful for you all and for all the votes, and kind words. It was busy and I didn’t stop talking for 7 straight hours! Awesome! For those who didn’t show up after the open house to shoot with...

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SUMMER REFLECTION

Spent the evening with my family walking the south side beach and pier, and then watched as the sun set..... it was a beautiful way to reflect on this past summer. - BUY THE ABOVE IMAGE ALL IMAGES ON THIS SITE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, SO IF YOU SEE SOMETHING IN THE...

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LAKE LEVEL UPDATE // 9.17

SEAWALL UPDATE: 9.17.2015 CURRENT WATER LEVEL: 579.70' LAST MONTH WATER LEVEL: 579.81' This is the last blog post before ArtPrize, which runs from 9.23 - 10.11. Click here to find my exhibit. I'll post pics of the exhibit after ArtPrize is over, but I'd love to see...

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YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL SEE

  You never know what you're going to see. That's what I told my wife as we sat at the end of the north pier in Grand Haven. We headed out to the pier to watch and shoot the sunset and lights on the catwalk, but as we sat and waited for the sunset, we took in the...

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PICTURED ROCKS

DAY ONE // LEAVE FOR PICTURED ROCKS HURRICANE RIVER AND BEACH We headed out early on Sunday morning so we could get to our cabin in Grand Marais, Michigan and have some time to check the place out. Being that we’d never been to Pictured Rocks we had no idea what to...

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THERE’S A STORM BREW’N

It was all I could do to shoot while the wind howled around me. I was at the beach to shoot the sunset, seawalls and waves. As I shot, I noticed some flashing behind me, which I figured was someone shooting with a flash. However when I stood up...

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MANISTEE NATIONAL PARK – CAMPING

MANISTEE NATIONAL PARK // CAMPING MANISTEE, MICHIGAN Day 1: We arrived to the camp site at mid afternoon, and after setting up camp, and eating diner, we headed to the beach for a nice swim. This time we went to the beach which requires about a 1.5 mile hike through...

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SEAWALL // WATER LEVEL UPDATE: 7.24.2015

JUNE 2015 AVERAGE: 579.69' CURRENT:580.00' + 8.28" + 6.5 TRILLION GALLONS OF WATER - 50" OF BEACH When you look at the comparison below in the gallery, realize that the seawalls are approx. 12', so the majority of the wall is under the sand....

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GRAND HAVEN LIGHTHOUSE

I have only been to Grand Haven's lighthouse a handful of times with the intent to create some nice images, and though I managed to get some shots with waves, and ice, I have never seen the it with the lights on, and with the catwalk lit up....

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SEAWALL UPDATE: 7.8.2015

SEAWALL UPDATE: 7.8.2015 CURRENT WATER LEVEL: 579.96' LAST MONTH WATER LEVEL: 579.54' DIFFERENCE: + .42' = 3,950,000,000,000 gallons of water Though the air was cold, and I was fighting the wind and the sprays of the waves, the sights warmed...

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BANFF CANADA

HIGHWOOD PASS Highwood pass is the highest paved road in Canada, and though it takes longer to get to Canmore than taking Highway 1, it’s definitely worth every second! The mountains are everywhere, and the rawness of nature is almost overwhelming. As luck would have...

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“SEAWALL / WATER LEVEL UPDATE”

Was shooting last night and was there to shoot this set of jetties. I can't get these unless there's an east wind, and the water is calm-ish, so last night was perfect for this set. Top was taken in March 2014 - Bottom last night. BOTTOM - The little spot at the end...

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SEAWALL UPDATE 6.1 – TIME TO MOVE ON…

Well, I think it's time to put this project to rest, or at least, stop the photography portion and focus on developing the story and history behind it. Besides the occasional photo, I won't be making specific trips to the shoreline to shoot the seawalls anymore. I am...

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NEW SEAWALLS

"FROM OUT OF THE SAND" A friend of mine told me about some seawalls at Kirk Park, just North of the dog beach, so ever eager to see some new seawalls Joan and I headed out to check 'em out. The conditions were perfect for B&W, with just enough of cloud cover. Have...

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SEAWALL UPDATE – 5.20

I went out to shoot some comparison shots, which I did, but as the evening progressed, the fog rolled in. The fog was thick, and air was cool, so I didn't even consider color for these images, and shot with B&W in mind. Bone yard [button...

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THE SANDS OF TIME

Well, I did it. Not for the money. And certainly not for any recognition. I entered ArtPrize​. Enough people have suggested I exhibit in art prize, and I have enough documented for my seawall project to exhibit. My exhibit will feature the seawall project I've been...

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TULIP TIME – 2015

TULIPS, WOODEN SHOES, AND DUTCH HERITAGE To say I've seen a lot of tulips in my life is a gross understatement. Tulip Time has played an important roll in my life from when I was 8, and the days when I sported my own dutch outfit and wooden shoes, walked in the kids...

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TULIPS…

You can't be in Holland, MI the first and second weeks of May and not go see Tulip Time. These are from yesterday, and I'd say the tulips are about 30-40% bloom. I do not have these in the store, so if you would like a print please use the form below.  ...

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IMPROVISING….

Spent an entire week behind my desk, staring at my monitor, and in desperate need of fresh air, and creativity. I keep saying to myself, "I really need to find other things to shoot." But the beach continues to draw me, dominating my thoughts regarding photography....

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BREWING

Sometimes I need to leave to wake up the mind, re-connect with God, and find creativity. Yesterday was one of those days. The sky was brewing up some creative weather in the form of hail and snow....

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Travel to Oregon

I've never been to Oregon, so when I found out that I'd be going there, I began researching for all things interesting in Oregon. I'm beginning to appreciate the challenge of finding as many things and scenes to shoot in a compact period of time, and in this case, I...

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SEAWALLS: 4.5.2015

This seawall is the only thing keeping the sand behind it from adding to the beach. Last fall the wall was barely visible, but today it's about 5' tall. By the looks of it, I suspect it will give if pounded by some rough water.   These seawalls and "beach boxes"...

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INTO THE SUNSET

The first day which the temps were into the 60's, so with a warm breeze, and clearish sky, I went to the beach to clear the mind, and fill the soul. The above image is available for sale - [button link="http://imagesforyourwalls.com/product/into-the-sunset-7003/"...

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