May 4, 2009

Daisy In Decay

Daisy In Decay, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

I shot this for the Tech Guy radio show with Leo Laporte. He has an assignment every month and April's was decay. So I found what was dying around the house. Not sure if it give the sense that I was trying to convey as it is in decay, yet it seamed still a little to alive. This was taken from a small group of flowers that had frozen over night. As I was working with it, it began to thaw rather quickly. It drooped quite a bit.

Much to my surprise this morning when I was driving to Detroit, I was listening to the Tech Guy Podcast. I am not able to listen to the show when it airs so I am a little behind. Towards the end of it Leo and Chris Marquardt were going over the some of the entries and I heard my name. I was so delighted to hear I was able to create an image that they both liked.

I wanted to thank Leo and Chris for the kind words on the The Tech Guy Show # 554 about the photo.

April 1, 2009

The Squeeze

The Squeeze, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

It was a kind of sad day. We said goodbye to Grandma seven months after Grandpa. Though it was the first time in quite a while that all of the immediate kids were all together. Five total, Emily, Grace, Lilly, Fiona and Miles. At the end of the day we got them all together and tool a few shots. They really seemed to have a great time, wish we weren't all so far away.

March 13, 2009

Emerald Headed Mallard

I was out today around the by the Blue Water bridge and there was a large gathering. Mostly of Gulls a handful of Mallards and two Canadian Geese. I was able to get some half decent shots off but the grass is so dull and lifeless. It was a chance to gain some experience in trying to everything as sharp as I could. I used the 75 - 300mm zoom all the way out, hand held, which was difficult. Being cold though I think it slowed them down a bit which helped.

This is also what I submitted to Indecent Exposure's contest this week. Hope they like it.

March 9, 2009

Pool Lessons

Pool Lessons, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

First day at swimming lessons and she wasn't sure about it all. She had gone in the past and loves to swim, but just not the lessons. After she was completely OK with them. Maybe it was the brand new pool or she finally felt confident.

Taken with a 75-300mm, at f5.0, 1/320sec, 200mm

February 8, 2009


Unicorn, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

A couple of years ago we went to Bay City for the festival of tall ships. All the ships where so tightly docked it was hard to get good overall shots. I tried some different ways to get what I liked.

The Unicorn is a ship for young girls as a learning and teaching tool. They earn a lot of experience working on the ship. What a great summer vacation.

January 29, 2009

Winter Storm

Winter Storm, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

One morning I woke up to a massive snow fall blanketed Port Huron. Which does not happen here very often because of where we are located. Port Huron sits at the base of lake Huron and just west of Sarina Canada. Most snow and bad weather will bypass us and head straight for Canada.

The snow was so thick and heavy it covered it all. It seamed to transform it all into a black and white image. I love it when it's like this!

January 20, 2009

U.P. Lake

U.P. Lake, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

I know I know it's been a long time and I feel bad about it. I wanted to do this a lot more regularly but I failed and maybe I can pick it up a bit.

I was digging around the basement and found some of my old photos that I had shot with a Canon EOS Rebel 35mm. So I thought why not scan them in and try a little Photoshop on them. I recently picked up a copy of Photoshop Elements 7 and I like most everything about it. I had the full Photoshop 7 before and I don't think I will miss much on the scaled down version here.

This was an image of a lake (I don't remember where for sure) in the upper peninsula of Michigan a few years back. Just one of those great misty, foggy days. It was so peaceful out there with no one around for miles. I would like to go back and do that again someday.

January 8, 2009

Last Nights

Last Nights, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

Sometimes when you need a little inspiration one does not have to walk far. Tonight, desperate because it has been to long, I wanted to take some photos but had a lack of options. It was to snowy outside so inside would have to do. I thought I would get a little close or as close as I could. Thus found myself gazing at the dishes in the drain wondering what I could do. This was the result not a great photo but just trying to convey a need I had to shoot something.

January 5, 2009

close up

close up, originally uploaded by Disco ♥ Tetris.

I think this girl has a wonderful eye for life around her and captures it very well.

08/08/2008 - Going Somewhere

08/08/2008 - Going Somewhere, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

Thought I would pick one that I like a lot. This was taken at Denver International Airport when I was coming back home. It was also Flickr's 888 day ( Aug 8, 08). The three just waiting around just like most everybody else that day deep into what they where doing. I think that the cowboy hat set the image that Denver is not just a place cowboys but a place for people who want to be cowboys.

Now I just need to remove that pesky window bar.