And That Was The Mistake

Moose Monday! It has become a tradition to post a moose photograph each Monday. No problem. By my calculation have about a half million moose photos. I’m still nursing a severely strained back and just when I think I’ve made some progress, it reminds me that it’s not over with.  I’m on phase three of…

No Advice, Just Train Photos

Cruise the Internet photography websites and you’ll find all number of expert photographers giving you expert advice. Advice that more or less repeats itself year over year. Have you ever noticed that very few of these world famous expert photographers share the actual photographs they take. I write my blog to share my photography. From…

How I Learned Landscape Photography

All photographers start somewhere. I began in High School, using my fathers film cameras.  I continued on through my time in the Navy and became quite interested in Stereoscopic transparencies in the 70’s and 80’s. In the 90’s I had a panoramic film camera and a number of Instamatic models. It was 2004 when I…

Monte Vista – After Action Report

Every photography trip is different. This year’s Monte Vista trip was no exception. The story starts over a week before my friend Tim and I leave town.  I normally schedule this trip for the week following the annual Monte Vista Sandhill Crane Festival. Mother Nature had a different idea. The “Bomb Cyclone.” Spring snow storms…

Winter Runs Long in Colorado

The Bomb Cyclone moved through the state this past week. As a result of yet another snow storm, I postponed my trip to Monte Vista for 7 days. I’ll be heading out on this upcoming Monday with the hope that the weather reports are accurate and the Sandhill Cranes are still alive and well, and…

Out and About, Just Duck’n Around

The Arctic freeze has begun to break here in the Denver area. A bit colder and more frozen than a typical year in the Central Rockies has contributed a great deal to my laziness.  Sooner or later the laws of physics will take hold and it will warm up. Yesterday was a warm day and…

Springtime in the Rockies

Spring weather in Colorado can vary dramatically from year to year, month to month and even week to week. I’ve been planning to travel to Monte Vista for a few days following the annual Sandhill Crane Festival, as I normally do. The reports I’ve been hearing from other photographers indicate the bird count this year…

I Have To Ask Myself These Questions

I’ve been in such a production mode on my photographs since January, I haven’t really taken the time to sit and analyze my portfolio of images.  I have a few basic guidelines I try to stick to when considering an image that I’ll use as a stock photograph. I try not to over-think things, but…

Sandhill Cranes in Monte Vista

There are three major areas within shouting distance of Denver for photographing Sandhill Cranes. Kearney, Nebraska, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico and Monte Vista, Colorado. I’ve been to each of these locations over the years and I’ve found my personal preference to be Monte Vista, Colorado. Kearney, Nebraska is a major convergence point for the…

Goodbye 2018 – Hello 2019

The end of the year is always a slow time for photography and even slower time for Internet traffic. Normally Colorado has seen a bit of snow by the end of December but this year has been fairly dry and cold. Interestingly, as I write this article on New Year’s Eve, we are actually getting…