stylo's Journal

Arcadia Mi Uploaded: 10/27/16 3:29 PM GMT

Image: Arcadia Mi

a long the coast line of lk Michigan on a rather strange a dark rainy day as the sun tried to burn through.

I didnt really do much to the picture. what you see it what i saw. Enjoy

Hamilton RR Bridge Uploaded: 10/19/16 12:34 AM GMT

Image: Hamilton RR Bridge

Guardian of the Heart (poem) Uploaded: 10/14/16 7:02 PM GMT

Image: Guardian of the Heart (poem)

"Custos Cordis"..One from the Vault. Enjoy

background came from

Frozen Shadows Uploaded: 10/12/16 11:38 PM GMT

Image: Frozen Shadows

Vestige (poem) Uploaded: 10/12/16 12:48 AM GMT

Image: Vestige (poem)

I once had this up but then took it down from my gallery. for one reason or another, maybe felt it wasnt that good. then again, im the only one i really have to please with my work. it might not be wallpaper worthy but im sure we all have one or two in our galleries to personalize them as ours. so with a little help on my poor grammer from a good friend Mesmerized she also gave me the link to the vintage paper I used from""

On one very cold, dark, winding, snowing, night. with the howling winds outside an old farm house on the country side. inside a fire burning to keep warm from in the fire place across the room, also some help from a throw blanket wrapped around in. after editing some pics and about to call it a night. i just started jotting down some thoughts into words and...more soon followed. before i knew it, the night was over, so was the snow storm...that was one long cold winter! been here 18 yrs and dont remember another one like it, until the next yr thats the truth..2 in row

I had no name for it, so Mesmerized gave me a few to think over, one choice was "Vestige" and so it became!


Savannah Uploaded: 10/10/16 7:19 PM GMT

Image: Savannah

Green Leaf Uploaded: 10/09/16 5:28 PM GMT

Image: Green Leaf

I spotted this one through the window and had to have it. soon there will be none! just a branch as a reminder that winter will soon be here.

Maybe another one for the contest. some times simplicity is better.

A few imperfections in a leaf or two i could have fixed...nothing is perfect in life, so i left them as reminder to all that views.


Golden Rod Uploaded: 10/08/16 2:41 PM GMT

Image: Golden Rod

Watkins lake III Uploaded: 10/07/16 1:58 PM GMT

Image: Watkins lake III

Seagull you Fly Uploaded: 10/05/16 6:49 PM GMT

Image: Seagull you Fly

Something a little different, not sure which would be considered negative space, the sky, or the bird and the trees. huummm ENJOY

IMG_1035 Uploaded: 10/04/16 7:31 PM GMT

Image: IMG_1035

Arrow Points to this Way Uploaded: 10/03/16 6:07 PM GMT

Image: Arrow Points to this Way

Negative MilkWheat (part II) Uploaded: 10/01/16 6:53 PM GMT

Image: Negative MilkWheat (part II)

Happy FF (the Stylo way) Uploaded: 09/30/16 9:57 PM GMT

Image: Happy FF (the Stylo way)

Watkins Lake II Uploaded: 09/29/16 7:18 PM GMT

Image: Watkins Lake II

Watkins Lake (new) State Land and Park. Uploaded: 09/28/16 9:21 PM GMT

Image: Watkins Lake (new) State Land and Park.

Bear with me and i'll get to the state park story.

As a few of you know, I dont like power lines in any of my shots. i will go to extremes to get around them. after a brutal climb up hill with a leg I broke just a few months back, and no trail to lead the way. I wasnt going home without my sunset shot.

At first glance from down below it seem like i might get around the wires and a lone tree in the distance would make for a nice subject. as you can see that didnt happen! once i got that far up there really wasnt no where one could get a good shot without power lines some where. i just decided to make them part of the composition this time with the tree i saw from down below. lined up next to the tower and wires at the peak of the tree. the power lines going in the other direction down another hill from which i did not came up from? they lined up nicely with a bush as the sun set as well...bonus!

that fence you see ahead is not as close as it looks. its at least 5-6ft high. now that gives you some sense of how far away it is. all in all? it was worth the climb up. even after nearly breaking my leg/hip again coming back down in the dark. the grass on my side of the hill was just as tall as the fence. i really do need to pack a flashlight in my camera bag. thought about the one i left back at the truck about halfway up. ohwell!

So i wouldnt consider this one "negative space" it was a rather positive experience i had :) to new land and Watkins lake opening up as a State and County Park together. theres infor online about the story "Watkins lake state park" in Norvell Mi. pretty interesting story with lots of history. and a place alot of migratory birds stop over in the spring and fall.


THE END! see, wasnt that worth reading about :) i will be posting more as the days pass. this place has taken up a lot of my time...sorry for the lack of commenting...baaaad habit of mine.

Negative Space Uploaded: 09/27/16 11:36 PM GMT

Image: Negative Space

Play with some brushes I made in PS. if you rotate it 180 degrees, the lines take on a different contouring effect.

one of those pieces either like it or hate it. dont be affraid to say so. trust me, your not going to hurt my feelings none.

Negative Milkweed Uploaded: 09/27/16 1:35 AM GMT

Image: Negative Milkweed

Just given the fact its a weed, i suppose is negative. then again, butterflies need the plant, so theres a positive side. beats me, im just the photographer.

a little play in Lightroom with an old file i had. the background was a burnt orange/greenish color. little trick in vignette (with highlights) can extract the white points around the edges...or bring them back into visual. just a little trick if you have the software and wanted to know. theres another in PS as well. many dont have or use PS so here's a different way.

Datura Uploaded: 09/20/16 10:21 AM GMT

Image: Datura

Otherwise known as the Moon Flower.

Elegant, Posed, Beautiful yet at the same time extremely deadly. reminds me of an old Ex...Yikes! did i type that out loud?


Stack Attack Uploaded: 09/16/16 6:35 AM GMT

Image: Stack Attack