Used my Christmas money to buy a membership to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. When I bought my first real camera back in my school days I had thoughts of becoming a nature photographer. But I got involved with the school newspaper and yearbook, and my photojournalism career snowballed from there. I may dabbleContinue reading “Lied Jungle”
A friend told me about a really cool light display in Omaha. I didn’t find that one, but there are some great lights in downtown Omaha.
Had Monday off from work for the holiday, so I drove to Des Moines to meet my brother for dinner. Left early so I could detour through Madison County to snap a few pictures before dinner. This was my first time seeing the Bridges of Madison County and the Clark Tower, and I picked aContinue reading “Madison County”
I lived in Sioux City for 21 years. I saw lots of squirrels there, but in all that time I only ever saw one black one and two white ones. When I moved to Council Bluffs I noticed a black squirrel running around the neighborhood. Then another. And Another. They are everywhere down here.
This has been quite a year for me. As you may know, I was laid off from my job as a newspaper photographer back in February. I created this website originally for a couple of reasons. 1: to help promote my work as I look for a new job, and 2: use it as aContinue reading “Welcome, Take II”
Last week Morningside College canceled their fireworks because of rain and rescheduled for tonight. I saw a technique of pulling the focus during a time exposure. Sounded easy on paper, but was much harder than I expected. The photos were shot with a short time exposure at the lowest ISO possible (ISO 64 on myContinue reading “Fireworks: Round Two”
Shooting fireworks with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 II sure is easy. In the past I had always shot fireworks either using the bulb setting or long exposures of 4 to 10 seconds (using a tripod, of course.) My Olympus cameras have the bulb setting, but also a “Livetime” setting. It works similar to bulb. IContinue reading “Fireworks”
Decided it was time to shake some rust off my cameras, and my knees, and made the trip to Sioux Falls to shoot some pics at the Great Plains Zoo. Wish I would have gone yesterday instead. Most of the animals, just like me, were spending most of their time relaxing in the shade onContinue reading “Great Plains Zoo”
Like many people, I photographed the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Originally I wanted to travel south to shoot the total eclipse, but realized I would not be able to shoot it and drive back to Sioux City in time for a work commitment. So I photographed the eclipse in Sioux City from theContinue reading “Solar Eclipse”
I made a trip to Gavin’s Point Dam with hopes of photographing eagles. I’ve seen many great eagle photos from there, but I think I may have picked the wrong day. It was a seasonably warm day and much of the snow in the area had already melted. I found a few eagles inContinue reading “Eagles”
My newspaper career come to a sudden end last month, but it has been one hell of a ride and I’ve worked with many great people over the years. I’m working to find my next great adventure, but as parting shot from newspapers here is my first photo to win an award in professional competition,Continue reading “It was a heck of a ride”