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

D750 Holiday (test) Shots

Christmas Star, Fractalized

I haven’t had a chance to get out in the field with my new camera, but have taken a few indoor shots. The two middle pictures were taken with a portable light box attached to my flash. It did soften the light, but is pretty flimsy and I’m not sure I care for it much. … Read more

Nikon D750 First Light

Smoky

And so it came to pass; after 39 years of using only Canon (D)SLR cameras I’ve gone over to the black and gold. Yes, I got my first Nikon DSLR this week. A Christmas/birthday present, received early so I can learn to use it properly before an upcoming trip. tl;dr: switched from Canon to Nikon … Read more

Geode Puzzle by Nervous Systems

Geode Puzzle - Finished!

I recently completed the most unusual jigsaw puzzle I’ve ever assembled. It’s called the Geode Puzzle and is made by Nervous Systems. The puzzle is made of laser cut birch plywood, cut in a dense, maze-like cut pattern. The pieces are very high quality and included a number of unusual shapes, including some nested pieces! … Read more

America

Bald Eagle

Today is likely the most significant election of my life. As I’ve mostly steered away from politics on this site, I’ll leave it at that. I’m still working on (avoiding, actually) the almost 2000 pictures I took last week when we went to Missouri to see Elton John in St. Louis. Outside of Kirksville we … Read more

High Waters at Kanopolis

Above Kanopolis Spillway Looking East

After days of rain, followed by snow, the water level Kanopolis Lake is getting quite high. They are releasing a record amount of water which makes for a thunderous scene at the spillway. This is the most water I’ve ever seen rushing from the dam! Here are some photos taken around the lake as well … Read more

Seven from Nine

Kansas State Fair Timelapse - 2011

September has always been a good month for taking pictures. Something about the changing light, angle of the sun and the beginning of fall colors adds a little extra. Following are seven photos I’ve taken during the ninth month. They are a mostly random group of shots that caught my eye, selected over a 2-3 … Read more

Scenes from Early 2018

March - Sand Hill Cranes

It’s the so-called dog days of summer and there’s nothing new to blog about. So I thought I’d share a selection of my favorite photos from the first 7 months of the year, one per month. I haven’t taken near as many pictures this year as in years past, but I am happy with the … Read more