The Red Oak: An Old Friend

In my absence from my blog, I have been enjoying numerous hikes around the Grand Traverse region. And during these hikes, I have been quite taken with the myriad tree species that call Northern Michigan home. Both conifers and deciduous varieties coexist among the rolling hills, the pristine shores and secluded wetlands. It is this species […]

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Deepwater Point Natural Area

Tonight’s post will contain few words. Instead, this post will focus solely  on a few photographs (captured with my Kodak P-880) from a recent visit to one of my all-time favorite places, Deepwater Point. Enjoy! Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my page. 🙂 -Adam K.

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Boardman River Meadow Loop Trail

The late day sun offered a golden glow to the flowing sea of grasses lining the trail. The leaves of trees rustled gently, carrying with it the honey-sweet symphony of birds hidden in the underbrush. I had come out to this trail head in hopes of capturing some great shots of the songbirds that frequent this […]

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In Defense of the Bridge Camera

In an age when smart phones have become the camera of choice, bridge cameras have largely been put aside and forgotten. And why not? The phone camera is simple to operate, pocket-able, and captures moments that can quickly be shared to social media. Plus. phone cameras have come a long way– I am always impressed with […]

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User Report: Vivitar 250-SL

A Difference of Opinion “It was crap then, and it is crap now”, states an article found elsewhere on the internet. I strongly disagree. I have had only positive, memorable experiences with my Vivitar 250-SL (and similarly made 220-SL). In fact, I often choose to bring along this camera over my Nikorrmat 35 mm SLR […]

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Around the Bend…

Sometimes while hiking, I find myself drawn to what is just around the next corner. What is up the next hill? What would I miss if I turned around now? Curiosity prevails where the horizon is a row of deciduous trees. A gentle breeze carrying with it the sweet aroma of decaying leaf litter. And of […]

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