This is Mitch’s history of himself in 2013. I am not changing what he had to say only adding to this.

Mitch left us in July 2013, very suddenly and he left us many treasures to enjoy. Unfortunately, his other passion of the dog rescue he and I ran, died with him. I wish that could have continued but I just couldn’t do that by myself.

There are other images that Mitch had in his possession, but those are locked away in his computer. I am still trying to get him to “tell” me the password.

I do hope that you will still view his works and for those interested, myself and a new friend Charlie Mclenahan are working at continuing his Pictoralist Photography group.

His works have been featured in the Garden Tripod, Issue 35. A tribute to him.

Thank you for everything and hope that you will still watch for some of his pieces to come.

Jan Labuda

As an artist with a camera, I’ve come to judge my success, not in sales, but in connecting with people by our interactions and conversations.

Learn more about me

A Technical Service Representative in the photo industry, with Retail Imaging I support seventeen Sams Clubs locations, a mix of wet labs and dry labs from metro Detroit to metro Cleveland.

Currently a volunteer with the State Of Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

I have adopted the Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve for one year and visit monthly to photograph the flora and fauna and share with the department to promote, preservation and conservation.

Past shows and exhibitions

Labuda and Pond Exhibition – Parkwood Gallery Toledo, Ohio Arts Commissiom

Photography: Experience through the Lens. The exhibit is organized by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council.

I exhibited a work in the 93rd annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition held at the Toledo Ohio Museum of Art.

You can view all the entries in the On-line catalog for the exhibition

Parkwood Gallery: Christensen, Labuda, Masternak – Parkwood Gallery, Toledo, Ohio.

My wife and me, own and operate

Angel On Call Dog Rescue

  • Joined: February 2009


July 2013 Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve

July 7, 2013 I visited the Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve, a cloudy and at time rainy day. / Happy I chose the day as the light was just right, with the clouds helping to diffuse the light. / I am not aware of the species of plants I photograph. I submit the images to the department and a botanist identifies them, if they are native or invasive. / This little gem is, Grass-leaved Arrowhead, …
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Discovering history not in the conventional history books

Dealing a bout of the flu in, July, I spent, quality time with my TV watching these episodes. / In America Unearthed, forensic geologist Scott Wolter, a real-life Indiana Jones, will reveal that the history we all learned in school may not always be the whole story. / More
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Spot the dragonfly

Continuing in my monthly visits to the Irwin Prairie State Nature preserve. / Early July visit, preserved soaked from nearly week of on and off again rain, filled up the meadows and brought out many dragonflies. / Some seemed to have blocked my way, at times, till we visited long enough and then flew off. / Can you see the one in this image?
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Our food and drink, our greatest health worry

Reading the headlines and this gem, appears. / “Trace amounts of 4-Mel have not been linked to cancer in humans.” / “The chemical is 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may be found in trace amounts in many foods.” / It’s in soft drinks in the U.S., possibly elsewhere, but other countries have stricter rules and re…
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