Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to those of you who frequent my blog.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow--no problem

Six inches of snow posed no problems for Santa.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cathedral Moon

A fitting image for the first post of December

Friday, November 13, 2009


What Millie lacks in brain power she makes up with her blue eyes.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


November 7 in Sioux Falls and it is sunny and in the 60's. This post is a reminder of the snow we had in October.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Water Falls

Black and White of a color photo posted earlier. Several PS changes were made to enhance the contrast and brighten the water.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

As Wild As It Gets

Nature shots are hard to come by in the city. Squirrels are as wild an animal you can find except at the zoo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


A landmark building in Sioux Falls. This was taken from the top level of a nearby parking garage

Friday, October 16, 2009


Water drops shot at f8/250 with side flash and color gel.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last Bloom

A solitary bloom of a bush in front of an oriental lantern depicts the end of summer at the Japanese Gardens.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Winter Color

Leaves should fall off the tree before it snows? Not this year.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Avoiding the Meter

Convenient downtown parking? I liked this shot because of the colors and message.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quiet Time

Notice the leading lines to the subject. I toned this photo to look like one before color film.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Center Piece

This majestic looking tree is in the center of the Japanese Gardens and is indeed the center piece.


First post of October, and a serene Fall day at Covel lake.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falls - Horizontal

For those of you who are curious about Photoshop techniques, I cloned the sky from another photograph. It's easy to do and I think it adds a lot to the image. When I took this shot the sky was a solid gray.

Creepy Green Thing

I saw this creepy green thing under bushes when I was weeding. I had to photograph it because it was so ugly.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hanging Butterfly

Patience and a butterfly will land on a red flower.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Berries & Sky

The only way I could combine the afternoon sky with the berries was via a montage.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

American Pride

Sometimes an overcast day can be good background material for a symbolic image.

Water Falls

Water Falls at Falls Park. I Used a slow shutter speed to soften the water.

Trees On Covel Lake

September 21st was a rainy and windy day for a field trip to Covel Lake, but I managed to get this photo dispite the wind.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


My favorite butterfly shot.


Another Butterfly.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pumkin and White

The Sertoma Butterfly House is a great place to take pictures of butterflies.

Black and Green

Another butterfly.

Big Brown Butterfly

I took photos at the local butterfly house the other night, some are worth posting.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I was shooting for color in the bee landing photo. Not as sharp as I would have liked.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Swan At Zoo

I needed to post something other than flowers, so I decided on this swan photo I took the other day at the zoo.


The colors in this photo, taken in the late afternoon light, are highly saturated. This flower has "attitude" and makes me feel optimistic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A wild sunflower planted itself in the backyard and is now beginning to bloom.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Water Lily

My first post for July. Good lighting on a water lily in a backyard water feature.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Cat's View

Shooting from different vantage points can give some interesting results. This up-shot of a potted flower with be on my mother's 90th birthday card. WOW, but that means I'm almost 60.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mao Clinic

My lens wasn't wide enough to capture the entire Mao Clinic and I couldn't walk back any further. So this is the result.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Abstract - Mao Clinic at Night

To create this abstract of the Mao Clinic I zoomed out with at 18-200 mm lens at a slow shutter speed.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sunflower & Vase

I keep telling myself I need to go out and take some photographs but I keep finding other stuff to do. This is a Wal-Mart sunflower.
Maybe my next posting will be a landscape. I'm interested in HDR (high dynamic range) photography; that might be my next subject on this blog.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Real Tulips

The backyard tulips are in full bloom. Because of circumstances my photography has been ignored the past few weeks. I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Are These Real Or Fake?

These are fake. Pretty good fake tulips. My tulips have come up, but haven't flowered yet. Tulips stand for Spring.

First Bloom

Another sign that Spring is near. I noticed this bloom on the day before Easter, picked it, and put it in a small glass vase.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Church Skateboarder

Spring is here when you begin to see skateboarders.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ice Walking

A not so camera shy Goose shows how to walk on ice.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

All Skate

With a little help from photoshop I captured reluctant ice skating geese at Arrowhead park.

Goose Skating

The geese on the small pond at Arrowhead Park walked very carefully on the ice. This one seemed to almost lose it's balance. It was a cold overcast day which enhanced the colors and resulted in a short camera shoot outing.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

UC Stairway

I've been instructing an OLLI workshop on Picasa at the University Center and took this photo of a stairway at the Center for use in class.

The image appeals to me because of the diagonal lines of the stairway in contrast to the rectangular lines of the window.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Brown Pears on Black

Trying to work with negative space. I'm not sure I understand the concept but I know its important and can add balance to a photograph.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I took a bunch of photos of a Harley a couple of years ago and I still find images I haven't explored.

Monday, February 23, 2009

One Duck

The weather in February has been fairly mild for SD. Maybe we'll start seeing more ducks. There's more to photography than roses.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Purple Roses

The Valentine Roses are withering but their photos will live on until I get tired of them.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rose's Are Also Purple

Down looking shot of a rose in a small vase. Nice natural lighting created by window blinds.
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