About

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is John, I’m 56 years young and a Michigan native who enjoys photography with my Nikon D3300 and occasionally with my iPhone7. Growing up in Michigan was a beautiful thing, I had a great childhood and have wonderful memories of snowmobiling all around northern lower Michigan and in Michigan’s Upper peninsula. As a teen, my father and I spent many weekends in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula riding dirt bikes in the north wood with his friends. Pure awesome

Photography and Blogging: We also engaged in quarter mile drag boat racing which entailed travel to several states while I was in High School, it was a good time in my life. Somewhere in the mid nineteen eighties I was given some old (at the time) camera equipment which I no longer have. That sucks. There was a colour film camera and a black and white camera. Actual film cameras. This is when I took a larger interest in photography. In the early 2000’s I put together my first website which was a self-hosted website.

That first site was all about politics, Michigan politics specifically. Well, that site became unpalatable in due time because of the constant flaming and hateful comments that come with a political website. I canned that site after what was probably around one year and opened another self-hosted WordPress site with a different focus. It didn’t last either.

No Niche’ Here: So here I am today once again firing up yet another site on WordPress.com, this time with a mix of photography, opinion and random thoughts on subjects that matter to me. And a little bit of video too. This is a General Interest blog, not a niche’ blog, however I will focus mostly on photography. Thanks for visiting McLawsom.com, I  appreciate your taking time from your busy day or evening to visit.

Cameras used:

  • Nikon D3300 body
  • Nikon DX/VR 70-300mm lens
  • Nikon DX Prime lens
  • Nikon DX/VR 18-55mm lens
  • iPhone Seven with multiple apps

Yours truly is an amateur photographer and happy to be just that. Cheers!

15 Responses

  1. Hard to keep politics out entirely – as old Marx (Karl, not Groucho) said, “Politics is life”. But, boy, do things get polarised these days? Where did reasoned debate go? Anyway, I like the look of your blog very much – great photos and a nice feel to it.

  2. Good stuff John. I enjoyed reading about your background. I had the pleasure of driving my family up to Michigan last Summer. We’re from Chicagoland and drove around Lake Michigan. We hit Holland, MI, Traverse City and that sand dunes state park (forget the name of it), Mackinac Island, and then up to the UP. We saw that incredible Great Lakes Shipwreck museum up at Whitefish Point near Paradise, MI. Then we headed west toward Minneapolis before heading home to Illinois. All of Lake Superior was incredible. What a trip! What town are you from?

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