Milky Way Over Roseman




Today’s post concludes my recent photo trip to Madison County, Iowa to photograph the covered bridges in fall colors and at night (and with playing with my new drone!). Today’s two images were captured during my last night in Madison County. Although the Milky Way’s galactic core are not nearly as visible or impressive as […]

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Looking Down on Roseman




Today’s post features some of the aerial images I captured of the Roseman Covered Bridge (Madison County, Iowa) via my drone. I’m just now starting in drone photography, but I really love the potential it offers, particularly the sunrise/sunset images. Here are some of my favorite drone images of the Roseman bridge: On my first […]

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Roseman in Fall Colors




Had another wonderful art show over the weekend. If you stopped by my booth, just wanted to say I had a great time sharing conversation and my work with you and fellow nature lovers! Today’s post features a couple of photos of the famous Roseman Covered Bridge of Madison County, Iowa. These images were captured […]

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Getting High on Photography




Today’s post features images I captured recently with a new (to me) technology. Recently, I bought a new toy … er, I mean tool. I now have a drone available to capture aerial images. I’m still brainstorming how I can use the drone, but today’s post shows the persepective I can now use with my […]

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Daytime Stars … Nighttime Stars




Today’s post comes from the Holliwell Covered Bridge of Madison County, Iowa. During the morning sunrise, I captured this “starburst” as the sun rose from behind the covered bridge: That evening, I returned to the Holliwell bridge to shoot the night skies over the bridge. Capturing 5 individual images, I later processed them together in […]

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Star Trails Over Hogback




Today’s post comes from the Hogback Covered Bridge of Madison County, Iowa. After capturing images of the Milky Way and several Orionid meteors over the bridge, I moved position to be able to shoot the star trails over the bridge. Capturing 6 individual images, I later processed them together in Photoshop, resulting in this star […]

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Early Summer Spiderwort




Today’s post features a few images I captured back in late June while in the Des Moines, Iowa area, participating in the ArtsFest Midwest Art Show. On one of my free days, I drove to the nearby Neil Smith NWR. While hiking around the area, I found some nice patches of Spiderwort wildflowers in bloom: […]

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Bull Elk in Velvet




While photographing at the Neil Smith NWR (near Des Moines, Iowa) a couple of weeks ago, I discovered there were some elk on the refuge. I was aware of a bison herd, but had never heard about or seen any elk. But as I drove the backside of the refuge, I saw a small group […]

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Fun Friday: Beautiful in Black




While in Des Moines last weekend for the annual art show, I made some time to drive to the nearby Neil Smith NWR to photograph wildflowers and wildlife. One of the highlights was finding and photographing Ebony Jewell-winged Damselflies. I had found a ton of these beauties when in town last year; this year there […]

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Common Merganser Females




Yesterday, I featured some male Common Mergansers … today’s post features some females. Although called Common Mergansers, I often call them “Bad Hair Day Ducks”, from their obvious crests. Here are a few images I captured during slow times on my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop in January: And to show the distinct differences between […]

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