Wildlife Wednesday

There used to be a nice area north of Denver International Airport where burrowing owls could be easily photographed, however, construction and man’s intrusion into nature has forced the owls elsewhere. Pawnee Grasslands is the most popular area to find them these days, but I’ve heard that there are some locations not far from Ft….

The Local Duck Pond

I’ve been a bit dormant on the photography front for the past several weeks. Getting everything ready for summer and that type of stuff. I made a trip out to my local Duck Pond the other day with my friend Tim. Nice afternoon sunlight, lots of interesting birds. Here’s a sample.

May The Moose Be With You

Winter’s last gasps are upon us.  My back is improving to the point where I can contemplate actually doing things that don’t involve a television remote control. Life is renewing itself. I’ve been reading the photography websites (nothing better to do while laid up) and the subject of Adobe Creative Cloud keeps popping up. Seems…

Too Powerful To Not Be Seen

Sometimes I ponder different subjects for my blog and when I come up with an idea I’ll start an article with the expectation that I’ll return to it later and finish it up. That approach to writing works about one third of the time. More often than not though, my blog posts are spontaneous in…

Rejection and Redemption

Nobody likes to feel rejected. If you are in to stock photography, you will be rejected and more than once. It is a fact of life and I don’t normally dwell on the images that are rejected by any particular stock agency. Sometimes, you’ll find redemption. As in the case of today’s photograph of a…

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…

Rituals

I’m probably not alone but I have the same repeating process I go through for every photography road trip I take. A mental checklist, barely deviated from, hardly ever discussed and seldom thought about. Trudy’s mother announces that she’ll be making egg salad in honor of my leaving. I don’t eat egg salad, the girls…

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…

Synchronicity

I’ve been debating purchasing another tripod for my night photography equatorial drive. I have several tripods, most of which are quite suitable for the type of work I normally do, however, the night photography rig can be quite heavy and while my best tripod will handle 26 lbs of overall weight, I’m pushing it to…

Winter Doldrums

While I don’t mind Winter in Colorado, it’s still my slowest time of year for photography. I spend most days puttering around the house, taking care of the odd chores, here and there. Meet up with friends for lunch. Visit with family. Play with the dogs. Watch a lot of movies. Things like that. But,…