December 7, 2011

Lee at the Dock


The Lee A. Tregurtha, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.

December 6, 2011

Bye to the Red and Blue


5th3rd changes their color scheme. Dude was 10 stories up, standing on a sign that was probably 3 ft across at best. Yes, he was harnessed, but still...

December 4, 2011

December 2, 2011

November 30, 2011



Hard catching these little guys; they tend to be up high in the trees, or fly away when they see you. This one was very busy working on that hole...

November 29, 2011

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

From the Lumberjack Tavern in Big Bay, location of the original murder that the movie "Anatomy of a Murder" was based on. Some scenes for the movie were filmed in the Thunder Bay Inn, which is right down the road.

November 28, 2011

Barney Frank in Denver


Special just for you, in honor of Barney Frank's retirement announcement.

This was taken at the Michigan delegation breakfast on Thursday, August 28th, 2008. That's Ann Lewis, Representative Frank's sister and former advisor to Hillary Clinton's campaign, former Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, former Governor Jim Blanchard, and Congressman Frank sitting at the table.

If there is one shoot I could go back and do again, it would be Denver. Needed more memory, needed to shoot in RAW. Shoulda, would, coulda. And I am so much better at this now...

Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.

November 27, 2011

November 26, 2011

Fred and Lena

Fred and Lena Meijer

From the Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Rest in peace Fred, and thank you for everything.

November 25, 2011

November 24, 2011



A two-fer for your Thanksgiving: This is the Peck's Drugstore sign that was uncovered while renovating the historic Peck building that sits near Division and Fulton in downtown Grand Rapids. From the Press:

"The sign has been largely hidden since the 1950s when Press archives show the store's original facade was covered by enameled metal, a popular way of modernizing older storefronts at the time. The bricks being removed this week likely were added during a later facade change."

Last time I went by they had covered it back up again, so I'm glad I made the effort to go down there and take a couple shots. Peck's Drugstore was a "focal point of downtown for nearly a century" according to the story, and was sold to Revco in 1967. Revco moved out in 1988, and the space has been home to various stores and restaurants ever since.


November 22, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are?


A card to advertise the Michigan Art and Literature Symposium.

November 20, 2011

Ice Pawns


Chess set at Rosa Parks Circle, from the filming of "Ice Brigade" for the Food Network last winter.