Sunflowers

Sunflowers seem to have a presence about them, not in an anthropomorphic fashion, but in a grand, exiting way. Maybe it’s the bright color or the numbers of them when they are planted in large groups. Some are very tall reaching heights of over 20 feet but more likely to be about 6-8 feet...

Foggy Morning

This is one of my favorite images. On a warm March spring day in Southern Wisconsin. I was building a home on the shore Pleasant Lake. The fog was moving ever so slowly obscuring the lake from time to time and the geese kept teasing me, until about 9:00 am when the sun poked...

Transportation

We take for granted the ability to freely travel and move around. It wasn’t so long ago that traveling a hundred miles would take a day or two, 24 plus hours. Today we can travel the same amount of miles in a couple of hours and be completely rested. I found these buses at...

Frisco 1630

Recently I visited the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois. I hadn’t been to this museum since the late 1970’s and my memory of it wasn’t very strong. Fifteen dollars is the cost of an entrance fee for an adult under 62 years, it was money well spent. Exploring the trains, parts piles, street...

Summer Fireworks

I found myself hiking some local prairie, specifically Kishwauketoe¬†Nature Conservancy in Williams Bay Wisconsin. With all the rain we have had, the wild flowers were growing extremely well. These Purple Prairie Clovers were all over the place, lining the trail. They looked like fireworks, which caught my eye. I’m sure they also catch the...

Looking Out

When summer finally finds its way to the Midwest so does the heat and humidity. When this type of weather comes, sometimes I need a break. Making an escape from the humidity and also the crazy amount of insects that savagely feed on you as you try hiking trails. One area I can always...

Peak Design Capturepro Clip Review

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I wrote this review of the peak design capturepro clip, a couple of years ago but since I am still asked about this clip I thought that I would update it. They no longer make the clip that I have, the new one is the...

Flickr Pro

Over the 8 or so years, I had pretty much given up on Flickr. I joined in 2009 and had a couple of accounts under various names, unfortunately I made some poor choices in naming the account so I tried combining them and lost everything, but that was my fault.  After competitors such as...

Five Of My Favorite Photography Podcasts

On my phone I have 47 podcasts that I listen to, of those 11 are directly photography related. Although I consider all of them and the music that I listen to, to be photography related. Nothing exists in a vacuum and inspiration comes from many directions. Often I find myself exploring new ideas and...

Geneva lakes Boat Show

The last couple of years I have always heard of the Geneva Lakes Boat Show after it was over. This year I was able to attend and what a great show it is. The show is held at the Abbey Resort on lake Geneva, in Fontana Wisconsin. The harbor is filled with antique wooden...