New Page of Tree Photos Added

A few of our many, many tree photos can be found here. We seem to find ourselves in the forests of Michigan often, particularly those near Lake Michigan. Here’s one more, with a hint of Lake Michigan, at the right edge. I can almost smell the lake air when I see this picture.

Photo Exhibit at Pierce Cedar Creek Opened on 12/15/2019

The exhibit ended on 2/28/20. All of the prints that were in the exhibit can be seen here on this site. Many of these prints will soon be for sale on Etsy, and on this site. All of them are printed by us in our studio. We do not outsource our prints, as we feel […]

Bob on the Four Seasons Cedar Creek Photography Project

It is interesting how one thing leads to another, usually in an unpredictable manner. As an example, two summers ago I was nursing a very sore knee, while my wife, son, and his family were walking one of the Pierce Cedar Creek trails. I was in the parking lot, sitting on the door sill of […]

Traveling To Nature

When we are alienated from nature to the point that we are rapidly destroying it – the plants, soils, insects, birds, and animals – walking through nature can seem like entering another country. And going to another country can be difficult. The language , sights, sounds, and dress are foreign, strange, and unfamiliar. But entering […]

About Surrealism and Tonalism

Surrealism I’ve admired the Surrealism movement of the 1920’s and thirties, not for its cynical shock value, but for its core idea that juxtaposition can alter our perceptions and create new visual experiences and thoughts. The Surrealism movement had quickly burned itself out, not because its core idea was empty, but it seemed to me […]

The Last Day of Summer

This summer of 2018 we had several stretches of 90 degree days. Temperatures somehow make it into a photo – trees and plants look bedraggled and unhappy,   even the air itself trying to vanish and say little. So we felt compelled to wait for more evocative air. Our shot was to be the beautiful […]

Boardwalk Inspiration

I was very interested in doing a vertical panorama and a boardwalk at Pierce Cedar Creek seemed to be an ideal subject. I was inspired by a vertical scroll painting at the University of Michigan Museum of art, Plum Blossoms in Snow, by Asian artists Chang Ku-nien and Chen Shu-chen and thought it was was exquisite. There […]

Boardwalk at Pierce Cedar Creek

Mary had a very specific idea about a boardwalk picture at Cedar Creek. When she has an idea this specific, I know that what I need to do is to listen carefully and to make sure the camera settings and the Photoshop work is contributing fully to the realization of her idea. The late afternoon […]