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 […]

Posted in 2016, Astrophotography, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Landscape Photography, Macro Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Sunrises/Sunsets, Travel Photography, Wildflowers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2016, Astrophotography, Blog, Fun Friday post, Landscape Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2016, Astrophotography, Blog, Landscape Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

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% […]

Posted in 2016, Astrophotography, Blog, Landscape Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
2 Comments

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 […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Fun Friday post, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Landscape Photography, Macro Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Wildflowers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

My, What Big Ears You Have!




One of the traits of the Mule Deer … very large ears! While waiting for the evening sky to darken and the stars to become visible, a pair of Mule Deer approached my location in the Badlands. Here are a couple of images I captured of the grazing deer: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Therapy in The Badlands




The last few days were busy traveling to/from, and photographing in the Badlands NP in South Dakota. Shortly after my wife, Karen’s recent death, I had a lot of decisions to make. One of them was whether to continue traveling and photographing nature. It didn’t take long for me to realize that Karen, who supported […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Landscape Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
4 Comments

Badland Bighorn Sheep, Part 2




This Part 2 of the Badland Bighorn Sheep post includes some images captured in the Badlands NP, on my way home. Here are a few of my favorite images of these wonderful mammals that roam the rocky slopes and jagged peaks of the Badlands: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100-400mm, […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment