So, apparently, May is National Photographer’s Month.

And seeing how photography is a hobby of ours, I thought I’d share a few images we’ve taken in some recent years.  Each Monday in May, I’ll highlight a few photos around a theme for your viewing…perusal.  Let us know if you particularly like any of them!

None of the images have been altered with editing software, though I did use various built-in filters on the camera at times.

This week’s theme is “Artsy Fartsy,” meaning I tried to be intentionally artistic when I took these shots.  Whether or not I succeeded I leave to your judgement!

This is a shot I took in 2011 at the Vietnam memorial.  While I tried to stay away from the typical “child pointing at a name” shot, I couldn’t help but be moved by the flowers and bow at this particular spot.

This is underneath the Mackinac Bridge which connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.  I thought it might be neat to get all funky with the angles and sepia filter on the camera.  It’s still one of my favorites.

I went on a quest to the local cemetery in search of some interesting statuary.  I saw this angel and took many shots from many perspectives (ah the benefits of digital photography).  I liked this one because she’s fading away in the background, much like she’s slowly eroding away via the elements.

This is a building near my work, and I happened to have my camera on me when I noticed the interesting alignment of a contrail, the sun, and the corner of the building.  Luckily, I didn’t scorch my eyes!

Clearly, this is a classic shot of dew on a spider web in the early morning hours.

And this is a shot my wife took at a Renaissance Fair using the black and white filter. Other than the single, creepy long fingernail, I think it’s a great study in contrast!