Friday, April 30, 2010


The robins are busy in my backyard, one has found a prickly holly bush to protect her clutch of eggs.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Looking at the Moon

The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

I shot this photo of the moon through a telescope Monday night, and was amazed by the clarity of the lava plains with the craters littered across the surface. Many thanks to Javier Estrada, GVSU professor of Physics and Astronomy, who let me peer through his looking glass.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Story: HS backboard shattering

Look out below!

High School player shatters backboard with slam dunk

Grand Haven's Nate VanArendonk looks in disbelief after shattering the glass backboard after a dunk in the second half of their game regional final game against Rockford on Wednesday night at Grandville High School. Rockford's Justin Klein watches in awe in the background. The game was moved to Jenison High School because there wasn't a replacement backboard at Grandville. (T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press)

Friday, March 12, 2010

3d building

Shot this cool bridge under construction downtown, the windows give a cool 3d effect with the late day sun in the background.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Want to be a cowboy

I was at the Professional Championship Bullriders Tour at the Van Andel Arena, waiting for the show to start and suddenly the arena went dark, preparing for the dramatic introductions of the Bullriders. Instead of waiting the theatrical staged shots, I noticed these two cowboys sitting on a railing backstage, silhouetted by some outdoor parking lights through the arena tunnel. It seemed fitting that these guys weren't looking for the spotlight, instead waiting in the dark gathering some courage to face the bulls.