Category Archives: Sunrises/Sunsets

“Little New York”




Today’s post is the first of two posts that feature Park Avenue, a very interesting area in Arches NP (Utah). Park Avenue is so-named because of it’s towering walls that surround a smooth rock canyon bottom, simulating the skyline in New York City. Arriving as the sun began to set in the western sky, the […]

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Enter Devil’s Garden




In today’s post, I’m featuring some images captured in the Devil’s Garden area of Arches NP. Arriving at sunset, we were greeted with a wonderful landscape: After a brief stop to capture the amazing sight, we headed on into the Garden as the light faded and nighttime greeted us. After a short hike (0.5 mile), […]

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Dead Horse Point




Just finished an exciting photography project in Utah … photographing some of the magnificent rock structures in Arches National Park, at night. And not just the arches … my trip there coincided with the recent, extra-large, “super moon”, as well as during the Leonids meteor shower. Over the next few posts, I’ll feature some of […]

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A Little Rough Around the Edges




Today’s post comes from one of my fall trips to Snowball Hill Prairie in rural Cass County, Missouri. At the top of the hill, a few Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) wildflowers were growing when I visited. Here are a few of my favorite images: And a single Rough Blazing Star composed itself in the […]

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What A Way to Wake Up!




Yesterday morning I made a quick trip out to Snowball Hill Prairie, about 20 minutes from my rural Missouri home. This past summer, I donated a one-half day photo workshop for a small group of participants at Snowball Hill Prairie, for the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF) silent auction to raise money to continue efforts to […]

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Beginning of a Midwest Storm




A couple of weeks ago, I went out to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Jupiter (the planet Jupiter was in “close” proximity with the moon).  The 2 heavenly bodies were first observable just before sunset. As I was setting up to photograph them, clouds began to roll into the area from the northwest, […]

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Cold but Colorful




Starting to get things ready for next week’s “Wintering Bald Eagles” workshop on the Mississippi River. I’ve got nearly a full group and everyone is getting excited to photograph the wintering bald eagles. The weather also looks to be ready for a great time with the eagles … temperatures will be cold, but will certainly […]

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2015 Faves, Part 2




Another fun experience in 2015 was my trip to the Platte River in Nebraska, in early spring to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes. I always enjoy a 3-4 day trip to the Platte River, where there can be several hundred thousand cranes and, if lucky, you might even spot a Whooping Crane in the crowd! […]

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Fun Friday: Me, and My Shadow




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2014, while photographing in the beautiful Myakka River at Myakka River State Park in Florida. This image was captured late in the afternoon, as sunset was starting to occur. I love photographing the critters on the Myakka River at sunrise and sunset … the river takes on the beautiful […]

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Brrrr … Early Morning Hike




After my early morning shoot of the “near Venus-Moon occultation”, I decided to hike around the prairie and see what was going on. One thing for sure, it was quite cold! Temperatures were just below freezing and everything was looking like a winter wonderland. Not a lot of wildlife activity, but here are some early […]

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