Fun Friday:Portable Pin Cushion




Today’s post features some images I captured as I was leaving the Badlands NP during my recent visit there. It was a short time before sunrise and as I drove towards the park entrance, I observed something moving along the ditch on the side of the road. Finding a pullout, I grabbed my camera and […]

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Badlands Sunrise




(Note: I will once again have a booth in the Summit Arts Festival in Lee’s Summit, MO, this weekend. I have been assigned booth #71 (on Main Street, in front of the Bank of Lee’s Summit). Show hours are 4:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, 10:00am to 8:00pm Saturday, and noon to 4:00pm on Sunday. If you […]

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Low Sun Angle Landscapes




I’m now back home, after a couple of weeks on the road. The main goal of the trip was to get some training and practice on a new (to me) technology that I’m looking forward to employing in my nature photography. More on that later, but on the way home I stopped and camped for […]

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Faves of 3Q 2016




Third Quarter 2016 was photographically slow starting out. My wife had just passed and I was busy taking care of her estate. And at that time, my desire to get out and photograph was at a new, all-time low. But after a lot of soul searching, I knew I had to return to what was […]

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Fun Friday: ‘The Outburst’




While preparing for my next art show (early October in Lee’s Summit, MO … more info to follow), I began playing with my images I captured of the Perseids meteor shower this past August in the Badlands NP. With the large moon, meteors did not show up nearly as well as when the moon is […]

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Star Trails Over the Badlands




In yesterday’s post, I featured a few of my favorite images of star points (stars in sharp focus) and some of the Perseid meteors. In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of star trails I captured over time, one evening while photographing the Perseid meteors. Capturing multiple, long exposure images, I later combined them using […]

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Perseids Over the Badlands




I’ve finally got through all my recent Perseids meteor shower images I captured in early August as they fell over the Badlands NP in South Dakota. As you view these images, please note that the rock formations in these are all illuminated by the larger-than-preferred moonlight falling over the landscape (the moon was at ~80% […]

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Prairie Pronghorn




Another mammal photographed in the Badlands NP a week ago was the Pronghorn Antelope. Pronghorn can be found in the Badlands NP, but usually very small numbers and far away. This guy was busy foraging on the prairie grasses and was well within shooting distance:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon […]

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Fun Friday: Got Milk?




When visiting the Badlands NP in summer, I always enjoy finding the Bighorn Sheep, particularly the young lambs. At this time of the year, the ewes are trying to wean the lambs from nursing … but the youngs ones find it is easier to nurse than graze! When the ewes won’t allow nursing, the lambs […]

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A Big, Gold Star in My Book!




During my short stay in the Badlands NP last week, I once again found some very interesting wildflowers growing. On our previous trip to the park, my wife and I had seen these wildflowers, but hadn’t determined what they were. During last week’s trip, I had some free time (since the evening sky was totally […]

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