Home on the Dune

DuneHomeShore

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this home sitting on the top of a Lake Michigan dune today just before sunset. The golden light from the sun illuminated the dune grass which rose above the blue waters of the big lake in Southwest, Michigan.

Blue-Sky, Red-Tailed

RedTailed

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Today was a blue sky winter day in Southwest, Michigan. I spotted this Red-Tailed hawk as it was perched and scanning the surroundings for prey. It is unusual for the area to be snow free this time of year, but it will be arriving at some point soon I’m sure.

Changing Sky

BarnHeaven

Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The sunset was amazing tonight in Southwest, Michigan. The colors intensified and changed during and after the sun went below the horizon. I was in an agricultural area and found the barn pictured above made for an interesting subject in the foreground.

MichiganSunset

For the next image I found this tangle of trees to look interesting as they stood starkly against the blazing sky…

RedSun

For the final image I combined a man made element of some farm architecture with a grouping of trees as the sky turned a more deep red color.

Luminous Green

wave

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The waves of Lake Michigan themselves can make for a great photographic subject. Each is unique and ever changing. In this case I caught the sun backlighting the wave, revealing luminous shades of green at the wave’s peak.

Black Sea

Black_Sea

 

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this stream flowing into Lake Michigan today not far from Fennville, Michigan. I used the reverse “S” compositional technique along with the choice of monochrome to enhance the mood.

 

Sharp Eye

owl

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Great Horned Owls seem to prefer hunting from elevated areas that overlook fields. They can hear and see their prey more easily from such an unobstructed vantage point. This one I photographed in Southwest Michigan near such a field.

Deer in the Snow

deer

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

A deer strolled through a snow covered field in Ottawa County, Michigan as a captured the moment.

Nature’s Decorations

NaturalDecorations

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

These birds reminded me of Christmas tree ornaments as they rested on the branches of a pine tree.