Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

In July 2014, my family traveled 1,264 miles exploring Michigan’s U.P.

Here are a few photos:

http://buzzclickphotography.com/up/

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I created this image of his memorial in Washington DC in July 2011

 

Stormtrooper

A Clone Wars clonetrooper from the Great Lakes chapter of the 501st Legion.  Motor City Comic Con, May 18, 2014

Lincoln Memorial

This iconic landmark was built in tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, who fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War, from 1861-1865.  The memorial sits on the National Mall in Washington DC and has been the site of many famous speeches and events since its dedication in 1922… most notably Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963.  It was modeled in the style of a Greek temple; its 36 columns symbolize the states of the Union at Lincoln’s death.  Even without its annual 5 million visitors, the Lincoln Memorial is a familiar site as it is pictured on the US penny and the back of the US five dollar bill.  But nothing beats sitting by its reflective pool and taking in the memorial’s size and beauty on a quiet morning.

 

Lidstrom

(My Lidstrom Slideshow)

Those who played with Nicklas Lidstrom still say he’s the best defensemen they ever played with. Those who played against him say he’s the best defensemen they ever played against.  The Red Wings never missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.  He won four Stanley Cups wearing the red sweater.  He won the Norris Trophy seven times.  On and off the ice, he was a true gentleman every time I met him.  Tonight, Lidstrom’s No. 5 jersey will be retired in a ceremony before the Wings host the Colorado Avalanche.

Click here to see just a few of my favorite images I’ve made of Lids while shooting the Wings through the years:

http://buzzclickphotography.com/lidstromslideshow/