Spring has finally sprung

At long last… SPRING has arrived and the air is clean and clear again. A perfect time to get some photography in. It’s time to shake off the long cold winter and get outdoors.

I can’t wait to take my trusty Nikon out on some photo shoots. There’s always good wildlife shots to take when the grass starts to breathe real air again. The squirrels dig up the acorns they buried in Fall, the robins scurry from one spot to another looking for the awakening worm, and the green buds on the trees peek an open eye at the warming weather.

Once it’s greener I LOVE taking shots of the great lakes and streams of Minnesota. The ice melts and if you can find areas where it hasn’t melted all the way you can get some glacier-like ice patterns on the shorelines. But the sparkle of the water in those glorious X patterns look like butterflies of sunshine.

Here’s a shot I took while kayaking in Wisconsin. A beautiful reed area that I found as a shortcut on the Wisconsin River.

Long Live Spring and Summer!


Come on Dave, gimme a break…

Yesterday I referenced David Lee Roth when talking about photo shoots of celebrities. I should have said “David Lee Roth, circa 1979.” I watched his band, Van Halen, last night on late night television and wow! As cool as that guy is, his voice is just a shadow of what it used to be.

Sadly, it all made Van Halen a characiture of themselves. It was embarrassing. Yes, DLR came out with his nunchuk style swinging of his mic stand in the frenzy of the opening song which was cool, but it was soon apparent that he can no longer sing. Not only that but he lost his timing too. I’m a musician in addition being an amateur photographer, and he was out of time, out of tune, and outta luck. (deep cut Van Halen reference there…)

Hang it up Dave. It’s time. At this point, you’re a liability to the band. I get that you can make millions on this tour, but it’s looking like a money play more than supporting new music. By the way, A Different Kind of Truth is a GREAT album – please make more of those, and stop looking foolish on national television.