Friday, February 10, 2012


These are all from the Computer Science and Engineering building at University of Michigan. The first two are of the Eniac computer (front of vacuum tubes and back of vacuum tubes), which was one of the first ones ever made. The last is some stairs.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I took a trip to Brussels last week.  On Monday, there was a strike throughout the country, so I couldn't take the train from Amsterdam (where I flew into) to Brussels.  So, I had to spend the night in Amsterdam.  I just grabbed a hotel near the airport, and it turns out that there is a great park with a lake in it very close to there.  I walked over and was able to get some pictures.  It was a very overcast day (seems typical of Amsterdam), so I converted all of these to black and white.

I was hoping to have more opportunities to take pictures on the trip, but, as usual, there were no breaks during the day that were long enough to get away, they sequestered us during lunch, and the meeting ended after sunset.  Oh well.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monochromatic Flower

My daughter has an Amaryllis which just started to bloom a few days ago.  Digital photography school had a challenge this last week for a monochromatic (but not black and white) picture.  So, I took these, reduced the yellows and greens and kept the red.  I don't think that this is pure monochromatic, since it has greys in it instead of pinks.  I don't really know how to do that (probably a red filter in PS?) Anyways, I like the first of the three best (I entered this one), but the second has some nice features too, like more texture.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Snow in the Woods

I took this while eating breakfast this morning.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Puerto Rico

I went to Puerto Rico a couple of weeks ago and had the chance to take some pictures.  We went up onto a mountain in the rain forest.  It was raining for a while, as you might expect.  Some of the pictures turned out ok, while some were just sort of blah.  You be the judge.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I found a log with a lot of mushrooms on it while I was stacking wood on Saturday.  I took a bunch of pictures, obviously.  I used a bunch of different light settings, with the lights above to the left and above to the right, but really, the best shots (in my opinion) were with the lighting from below.  That way you could really see the undersides of them. Here are the best three.

I like this one, since it looks like this little shroom is venturing out on his own.  Like he is coming up to me to say "We come in peace!"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Mighty Huron River

I went to Hudson Mills Metropark the other day to take some pictures.  It was colder than crap, but I got some pictures.  I think that they turned out pretty ok.  I took about seven that I like, but I will post them a couple at a time.  Here are two.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A House in the Woods

On the way to work a bit ago, I came across this house.  It is clear that it has been abandoned for at least 20+ years, since there is a tree growing from right next to the front door.  I really liked the feel of the place, so I took some pictures.  These are probably the best two:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blacksmith Shop 1

We went to a blacksmith shop a couple of weeks ago, and I took a bunch of pictures.  I think that I got a few interesting ones, that I will post slowly here.