Thoughtful Boldness

Thoughtful Boldness on God's Love and Grace

Photography

One of my hobbies is photography. I don’t get to mess with it that much, but I do love to get a great shot and then share it with others.  I have even won and have had my photos published in a couple of photography contests!  Here are some of my favorite photos and some of the award winners.

Fall of 2007.  Elisa playing in a mud puddle in her church clothes.

“Puddle Temptation” Elisa playing in a mud puddle in her church clothes.  Fall 2007, Grandville Michigan.

I have some videos of this muddy incident as well.  Priceless.

It is surprisingly difficult to get bears to smile, so I finally caught this Black Bear acting majestic..

“Majestic Black Bear”  July 2012 at Oswald Bear Ranch. Upper Peninsula MI.

It is really difficult to get bears to smile, so I am glad that I finally caught this one simply being majestic.

“Crimson Sky Falling”  Fractalized abstract photo of my climbing rose Crimson Sky. Grandville, MI 2010.  Published in American Rose Magazine, 2011.

I was really surprised when this shot I abstracted up and entered for fun won first prize in the Novice Abstract Photo Division in the 2010 American Rose Society Photography Contest!  It was published in American Rose Society Magazine, May 2011.   It is rather mesmerizing though.

CSF Fury's Alexander 2003

“Back to the Barn”  CSF Fury’s Alexander, a registered Percheron Colt is reluctant to go back to the barn when rain threatens.  His owner Darrell VandeHoef insists.  2003, Beaverdam MI.  Published in the Michigan 24 / 7 Photo Anthology Book in 2003.

This was one of the last shots I took for my friends Darrell and Connie when they wanted some photos taken of a colt they were trying to sell.  I submitted other photos to the Michigan 24/7 contest that I thought were better, but the editors of the photo book mostly picked photographs that were telling a story, so this one made their cut.

Take a seat and enjoy Michigan for a while

Take a seat and enjoy Michigan for a while

"Easter Tulips".  Tulips in Centennial Park on Easter Sunday Afternoon. 2012, Holland MI.

“Easter Tulips”. Tulips in Centennial Park on Easter Sunday Afternoon. 2012, Holland MI.

This photo was taken with my Droid Phone!  Who needs an expensive camera?

Spring Sun Hiding

This is the St. Louis Arch with the Spring Sun and Blue Sky overhead.