I am a retired pediatric endocrinologist and academic health care administrator and I currently live in South Haven, Michigan. I spent most of my life and professional career in Ann Arbor, MIchigan. Photography and drawing have been lifelong interests, but retirement has given me the opportunity to devote much of my time to travel, photography, and occasional paintings and gourd sculptures. All of my photographs are taken with Canon cameras: EOS 50D, EOS 6D, or Powershot G-12. I shoot in RAW format and develop the photos in Adobe Lightroom.

I hope that you enjoy viewing my photos and for those of you who make a purchase, Thank You.

For more photos, please also visit www.picasaweb.google.com/rpkelch1

As of December 1, 2014, more than 200 of my photos have been featured in one or more groups. The newest featured photos appear at the top of my profile page. All featured photos appear in three sections of my portfolio, Featured Photos First 100, Featured Photos Second 100, and Newest Featured Photos.

Most Popular Images

Looking Into A Petoskey – More than 5400 views":http://www.redbubble.com/people/robertkelch/wor...
This Michigan’s Official State Stone, the Petoskey, Hexagonaria percarinata. This particular stone was polished and then I photographed it with my Canon EOS 6D camera with a Sigma 70mm macro lens. Petoskey stones were colonial corals that lived in the Devonian Period – 355 to 415 million years ago.

Featured in Exploring Mid America – January 2015
Featured in International Showcase – March 22, 2015

Denali Polychrome From The Air – 500 views
Featured in Superbly Visual
Featured in 60 and Beyond
Featured in North American Landscapes
Featured in Canon DSLR

Colorful Reflections Flowing in Mill Creek – 403 views
Featured in Low Light Group
Featured in Water in Motion and Reflections in Water
Featured in Nature’s Patterns and Designs

Weeping Cherry Tree Blossoms – 2798 views
Featured in Michigan Outdoors

Lake Michigan Sunset – 3089 views
Featured in the Great Lakes of North America

South Haven, Michigan Lighthouse -1 2756 views
Featured in All About Lighthouses
Featured in The Best of Anything and Everything
Top Ten Winner: This, That, and the Other Thing
Featured in Canon DSLR

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island – 2486 views
Featured in Canon DSLR

Short-earred Owl with Wings Spread – 1398 views
Featured in The Birds
Featured in Retired and Happy

Big Red Lighthouse in Holland, Michigan – 3524 views
Featured in All About Lighthouses
Featured and Top Ten Winner in Midwestern United States Art and Photograqphy
Featured in Nautical


Nature’s Most Beautiful Winged Insects – butterflies

Colorful Birds of North America

Gourd Sculptures

Love Birds – Gourd Sculpture – 636 views
Featured in Still Life Photography
Featured in the Art of Still Life

A Ferocious Heron – Gourd Sculpture – 367 views
Featured in Still Life Photography
Featured in Sculpture

  • Age: 72
  • Joined: April 2010


Looking Into a Petoskey Stone

Thank you to the buyers of framed prints of Looking Into A Petoskey Stone. / http://assets1.redbubble.net/assets/clear-b4e4af03f265689b87a1ec57e85661ad.gif / This has been my best seller and it is one of my favorite macro shots.
Posted 6 months – 1 comments

A great way to start te New Year

I want to thank the buyer of a print of Guarding the Entry to the Black River / This is the very best feedback.
Posted 9 months – 2 comments

Looking Into a Petoskey Stone

Thanks to the wonderful person who purchased a framed print of Looking into a Petoskey Stone. That prompted me to make this photo available in all of Redbubble’s products, i.e., tote bags, cases, pillows, etc. Here’s hoping that others will like this macro shot of Michigan’s State Stone. / “http://www.redbubble.com/people/robertkelch/works/10091229-looking-into-a-petoske…
Posted 10 months – 1 comments

A Joyous Holiday Season

The beginning of the holiday season prompted me to write my first journal post. First, I want to wish all the viewers of my photos, reviewers, and group leaders the happiest of holidays. Also, I want to thank those of you who purchased some of my works – that is the best sort of recognition. / This year I purchased a full frame EOS 6D camera and a couple of new lenses. I have also become…
Posted 10 months – 1 comments