Posted 1 week ago

With the amount of snowfall and duration of ground cover this winter, a large number of fish in my dad’s pond made way for the “stronger” of the bunch - well, genetically stronger that is, as it fits into the context of our environment. For now, I will term the survivors “impressive-oppressive-winter-fish,” those which can endure longer durations of time without light than their now buoyant predecessors. (pictured here) 

It could be a useless genetic resilience, but it was certainly of use for this year’s environmental challenge. Not to mention a very appropriate example of the very kind of minute changes that continually challenge life to find other ways.

Posted 1 month ago

Our neighborhood squirrels, jumping around and eating snow.  I’m always entertained by the mannerisms of these skittish creatures.  I suspect they were thirsty, but part of me wants to believe that even they appreciate the novelty of a good snowfall.

Posted 1 month ago

What fresh hell is this?!  Another round of snow for everyone yesterday, only this time with clear skies and sun to follow - if my relationship with mother nature wasn’t so strained, I’d celebrate the remarkable beauty of the handful of open landscapes I saw on my walk.  Alas, it is March.

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone has reached their respective thresholds of patience for winter - this might be the last one, I say optimistically and with fingers crossed.

Posted 5 months ago

Coming straight at ya from the Rockhill Lounge, another original ditty by David Federspiel

Posted 5 months ago
You're photography is absolutely beautiful! You make Fort Wayne look 100X better than most people actually see it! Keep up the work!
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Comments like this certainly motivate me to - thank you! :D

Posted 7 months ago
Posted 8 months ago

Great time at the Color Run this Saturday. It was my first, and I had a blast riding my bike around to each color station, taking random shots of people getting doused with chalk. About half way through, I managed to rip the seat out of my bike while parking it off to the side. Only a minor set back though as I wasn’t sitting on the seat much anyway.

The end of the run was great. So much energy for 10:30 in the morning, with people jumping to some great electronic music and throwing chalk at every drop. I was even invited to go up on stage for a while to take some photos, which was awesome considering I was just a tourist. :p

Posted 8 months ago
Posted 8 months ago
Posted 8 months ago

Getting invited to be on top of the summit building while the fireworks were going off was absolutely the highlight of my weekend!  I was able to do some long exposure shots of fireworks as well as experiment with a myriad of technical exercises with my camera for about 4-5 hours as the crew let me roam around and do my thing.  Awesome.  Here’s a night shot of my city after the fireworks, showing the north side of Fort Wayne.