Happy Halloween

A Couple Of Snapshots Sunday evening I was walking, in the rain, around Bloomington, Illinois, when I came upon this house. With Halloween just a couple of days away, I had to take a few snapshots. Here are the results. Hope you enjoy. It is a strange world out there. So be safe. Happy Halloween […]

Mind over Body, Success

Being old does not have a lot of plusses. The body slows down, memory falters, simple tasks now take effort, day time naps happen without realizing it, and on and on. Add having neurological issues makes just doing daily chores or getting out a challenge. With all that happening to me, I never thought that […]

Flowers in Black And White

Black and white photography has always fascinated me. I never tire of studying the works of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Billy Brandt. Their monochrome images are full of emotion and a stark realism that color images never seem to capture. Just about every time I snap a photograph, I am […]

Clouds, A Quick Follow Up

This is a quick follow up from my previous post about clouds As I mentioned previously I love photographing clouds. I especially enjoy creating monochrome prints of clouds. I feel like such photos are much more dramatic than color photos of clouds. Also I have discovered over many years that others seem to be drawn […]

Just For Fun: Time Lapse Video, Clouds And More

Love Those Clouds I love watching clouds. For me, there is something relaxing about watching clouds of all types. Now that I am back in Illinois with its flat land, watching clouds is easy. Just go to the edge of town and look across the farmland or prairie. In Illinois, my favorite types of clouds […]

My Kodak Moments ( Casper, WY, 3/24/2012)

A Kodak Moment: a sentimental moment worth preserving with a photograph. When I was a child, Kodak had an advertising campaign wrapped around the words, “A Kodak Moment.” On television Kodak ran commercials that featured pics of family events, or cute babies that ended with the phrase, “A Kodak moment.” Watching one of those commercials […]


Random Thoughts Yesterday was the first day of Spring. We are pretty excited about that. This year, February in Central Illinois was rather drab and depressing. Day after day of overcast skies, rain, and sleet quickly becomes mundane. I think we had maybe three days of sun during the whole month. And when we did […]

A Photographer’s Rabbit Hole

When I first started writing, this blog post was going to be about new beginnings. I was going to explain how, over these last few years, I like so many people, had accepted complacency in my life. I stopped writing my blog, my photo business was in semi-retirement, I rarely saw friends, and after moving […]

When Everyone Else Turns Left, Turn Right Instead!

Having lived out west for years now, we’ve gotten to know Rocky Mountain (RMNP) and Yellowstone. They are two very different parks with different landscapes and wildlife, but both are so very special. Everyone has seen recent articles of how busy the parks are, especially this past summer when so many families said they were […]

Photographing An Elk And More

Hmmm, about twelve years ago when we moved from Illinois to the west I was excited to be so close to some of the greatest national parks in the world. I figured all I had to do is show up early in the morning in Yellowstone, Grand Teton or Rocky Mountain National Park and I […]