Cool Old Bridge

Iron Bridge south of Douglass

We found a cool old bridge south of Douglass Kansas today. These old iron bridges are becoming endangered around the state; I know of 3 in our county alone that have perished in the last 20-30 years. This one is unique in that it has a wooden driving surface. No concrete or anything like that, … Read more

Boulder Falls, July 4th, 2019

Boulder Falls, July 4th 2019

For the Labor Day holiday weekend, I’ll post something from our last big holiday. This post got forgotten in my drafts folder and is from a trip to Colorado last 4th of July. Open for the past 18 months after being closed for the past 5 years, and scheduled to be closed again in the … Read more

Kanopolis Spillway After Weeks of Rain

Kanopolis Spillway after heavy rains

After weeks of rain, Kanopolis Lake is getting close to capacity. The only time it has had more water was in 1993 and 1951! As a result virtually all roads into the park are closed, making it difficult to capture pictures of the flooding. I got one shot of someone rowing across one of the … Read more

Muertos Mourning Gold

Muertos Mourning Gold - Fractalized Ace of Spades

Playing cards created by Steve Minty feature wonderful unique graphic designs coupled with high quality card stock. They are offered in limited quantities and usually sell out shortly after release. I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few decks, and today’s photo essay features the Muertos Mourning Gold deck, one of a series of … Read more

Daffodils Dark and Light

Daffodil Under Light

In a sure sign of spring, Sheryl found some daffodils near the back door. I had a go at taking some pictures of them and ended up with two that I like. One is lit pretty darkly, with only a rim light providing illumination. I call it Daffodil at Night. The second one is fully … Read more

Lunatica Solstice Playing Cards

Lunatica Solstice: Queen of Spades (fractalized)

My interest in paper collectibles, previously focused on stamp collecting, has expanded into a new area: playing cards. Turns out there is a whole industry out there, a few years old, focused on designing and creating a wide variety of playing cards featuring updated, modern designs, many paying homage to classic cards from the past. … Read more

Colorful Succulent Closeup

41 shot stacked cactus

I created a closeup photo of this colorful succulent* and wanted to share the details of how I was able to get the entire top in focus. The answer was to combine a set of multiple, stacked, photographs, where each image was focused on a different part of the cactus. The source images are created … Read more

Arches National Park in Winter

North Window

I had the opportunity to spend a sunny afternoon at the Arches National Park recently while traveling to visit family out west. I focused on the Windows Arches, near the south end of the park and opted to take a photo of the Delicate Arch from the viewpoint instead of taking the time to hike … Read more