Sunrise Over the Mississippi

During my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop, we captured this awesome sunrise one morning as we stood along the Mississippi River, waiting for the Bald Eagles to fly in for fishing. Unfortunately, only one bald eagle flew across the brilliant sky, but we did have a few Canada Geese make the flyby: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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In A Fog

This interesting sunrise, captured through a heavy fog over Amarugia Creek in Amarugia Highlands CA in west-central Missouri, is from a few years ago in late fall: One of the things I like about this image is it’s simplicity. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at […]

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Raw Beauty on the Inside Passage

Today’s post comes from November 2008, on a photo trip to the Chilkat River Valley to photograph Bald Eagles. To get to the area, I flew into Juneau, Alaska and then took the Alaska Marine Highway (the state ferry system) to Haines. The ferry ride was an early morning ride that started out about 6:00am […]

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An Awesome Mt. Evans Sunrise

While camping at the foot of Mount Evans (Colorado) in July, I captured a very colorful sunrise one morning as I made my way up to the summit: It always amazes me at the wonderful sunrises that occur along the Mount Evans Highway! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS […]

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A Sandhill Sunrise

On my last morning at Carlos Avery Wildlife Area (east-central Minnesota), I finally caught a break. I had been trying to capture birds (specifically, Sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans) flying through either the fog, or through a colorful sunrise. On this morning, there was very little fog. But the skies were beginning to cloud over, […]

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Sunrise Over Mt. Evans (Colorado)

After leaving Maroon Bells, I stopped and camped at the foot of Mount Evans for a week. Setting my alarm clock for “early”, I would drive up Mount Evans as the sun was just beginning to rise. Every morning was a new and different, but always beautiful sunrise. Here is a sequence of images I […]

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Sky Ablazin’

(This post originally published in October 2010) My last kayak outing was a wonderful morning. Not only was I able to capture some nice Wood Duck (Aix sponsas) flight shots, but an incredible sunrise developed right in front of my eyes. First, there was some unexpected fog present as I launched the kayak into the […]

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Mornin’ Sunshine (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) While in the prairie meadow the last couple of mornings, while waiting for the prairie birds to become active, I played around with some sunrise and early morning landscape shots by using my 500mm, f/4 telephoto lens. Not your common setup for this type of work, but I […]

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A Recent Missouri Sunrise

During a recent kayak trip at a local lake, I was out on the lake well before sunrise. When the sun began to peek over the eastern horizon, I grabbed these images:   While photographing the great colors, a trio of Great Blue Herons () flew from a nearby rookery to begin their fishing activities: […]

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Sunny-Side Up (Re-post)

(This post originally published in July 2010) One morning this past week, on my way to launch the kayak, I encountered a very interesting sunrise. As I drove towards my destination, the sunrise just got better and better. I did not have my wide angle lens with me, but did have my trusty point-and-shoot digital […]

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