Sky Dragon

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The interaction of light and shadow along with the glow of the sun to me gave the appearance of a dragon in the sky, complete with fire about to emerge from its mouth.

 

 

Winter Lighthouse

WinterLighthouse

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The pier and lighthouse on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven’s State Park often has ice flows in the winter.

Oh Canada

TwilightGathering

 

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured the moment this flock of Canada geese were flying as the sun set. The afterglow painted the sky a pale pink color while the group of birds sailed through the air.

Color on the Wing

HappyFlight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

When given the opportunity, I enjoy photographing ducks in flight. On this day, I was pleased to get this group displaying some color.

Dutch Landscape

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I enjoyed this view of the lighthouse on Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan with the surrounding Autumn colored trees.

Vivid Sky

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

A lone photographer prepares his equipment under the shelter of a structure on the end of a pier in Holland, Michigan as the sun was low in the sky.

Blue Day

ShadesOfBlue

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Lake Michigan provides many different looks – this day was a blue day :)

Heavenly Flight

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

From this point of view I felt as if I were in the clouds with this flock of birds, flying toward heavenly realms.

Boiling Sea

Boiling_Sea

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured the waves of Lake Michigan crashing onto a rock outcropping as the sun was setting. The combination brought to mind a boiling sea.

Overwhelming Beauty

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The patterns and colors on this Buckeye Butterfly are amazing to behold, and in this case, the surrounding colors from Autumn leaves which form the background complement its beauty with their own stunning colors. I shot this in Autumn using a Macro Extension Tube which gave great separation from the background, but left a very shallow depth of field for the subject’s focus. Despite these challenges, I am happy with the result.