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Focus Trek #10 Part 2 – A Yankee’s Guide to Driving (and vacation Photography) in Britian

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” -Susan Heller This is Part 2 of 2. If you haven’t read Part 1, go here… If you read Part 1, you’ve learned that there are a couple types of photography vacations. One is where you are alone… Read more »

Focus Trek #10 – Part 1: A Yankee’s Guide to Driving (and vacation Photography) in Britain

“That her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale” – Keith Reid/Procol Harem “Whiter Shade of Pale” This article is Part 1 of 2. Continue to Part 2 here… Originally, I was going to make this article about driving in the UK. After 1200 words, I realized I completely digressed from my original theme. If you… Read more »

Focus Trek #9 – The Black Hills Photo Shootout

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” -Greg Anderson It’s been awhile since my last “Focus Trek”. Sometimes I take these trips to “focus” on improving the craft. Other times it’s a mixture of family vacation and photography. With the former I can focus on just photography and… Read more »

Differential Advection

This video demonstrates the atmospheric phenomenon “Differential Advection” where two air masses move over one another in two completely different directions. With this rig I kept the GoPro in timelapse mode taking a photo a minute for 6 straight days. Over 12,400 photos taken without interruption. Battery was still charged when I stopped recording. I will have another video on… Read more »

Clouds and Stars

A failed Perseid Meteor Shower photo outing renders some spectacular views when 7 hours is condensed to 45 seconds.. Like and Share on > Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Pinterest

Raising the Butterfly Barn Quilt

This is a follow up to my last article about the Red Winged Blackbird. That day, I was there to watch them start painting a new barn quilt. They installed it last week, possibly the first one in Tazewell County, IL. Please take a look at the video I made about it! If you like it, share it! Subscribe below to be notified when a new article is posted…. Read more »

Focus Trek #6 – A Redwing Blackbird

He knew I was different, but eventually accepted me and I became his guest. But then his wife showed up.     by Jim Burnham   In trying to rationalize the Orlando tragedy and the range of reaction from genuine sadness and regret to hard-line vitriol and gross acceptance of hate, I’ve come to the conclusion that humans, at their worst, can be downright horrible stewards of their own lives, much less… Read more »

Our First Book

A Self-publishing Journey Begins The book is now available to order at:  http://www.artistasylum.com/book/h7b12a9f3#h7b12a9f3   If you had asked me 15 years ago if we were going to publish a photography book, I would have responded with a strange look and a question answering your question… “Why?” I’ve been a student of photography, as I’ve heard many other photographers claim, since the beginning when… Read more »

Focus Trek #7 – Clouds Time-lapse

“Clouds” started as an experiment in assembling a weather time-lapse video and soon morphed into a 25 location production. There have been a lot of cloudy days this Spring to take advantage of. After I heard Robbie’s “3ft Tall” original, I knew what I had to do. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!   … Read more »

2015-16 Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge Contest Winners!

Since the top guess is now below the current snow gauge at Leif’s in Sutton’s Bay, I alerted the top 3 winners listed below. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! First Place Rasa Poorman with a guess of 197.5″Rasa wins a custom made Leif Spork tile with the final snow tally of the season included on it (TBD) ALSO a… Read more »

The Photograph – an original song recorded in Camera Obscura

I plan to use this song I wrote and recorded to promote the new Leland Report photography book coming out this Summer!   Like and Share on > Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Pinterest

The Story Next Door

Retired Television Producer Scott Craig believes everyone has a story to be told, and he tells the extraordinary tales of everyday people in northern Michigan through The Story Next Door, a radio series he created for Interlochen Public Radio and later turned into a book of the same name. Like and Share on > Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on… Read more »

Focus Trek #8 – Moving the Joy

This is a video we put together about the Joy being moved to the shop for refurbishment.   Like and Share on > Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Pinterest

Washington Tornado Flyover Video

On 11/17/2013 an F4 tornado ripped across central Illinois causing over a billion dollars in damage. $900 Million plus was in Washington, IL. Back then, I compiled a large number of photos that I took the day of the tornado when everyone was first digging out of the rubble. A personal account of that day can be found here. Over the… Read more »