The Shot is Worth the Wait

Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes) Rural Iowa - April 22nd, 2016 Canon T3i & Tamron 150-600 mm It is hard to sit still and wait for wildlife to come to you, but it is worth the wait. You have to remember that they are wild and that usually means that they will leave when you arrive… Continue reading The Shot is Worth the Wait

Don’t Fall Down The Waterfall

Iowa doesn't have a ton of waterfalls, but they're there if you know where to look. If you're planning to photograph waterfalls, you're going to need some extra gear. You'll want to bring along a towel and possibly a change of clothes. Waders or a swimsuit might also come in handy, depending on the season.… Continue reading Don’t Fall Down The Waterfall

White Wonders

Birds in the heron family, like the Great Egret, are always a challenge to photograph. They can strike very quickly when fishing, and that makes it hard to stay focused on their head. These large wading birds can be found alongside rivers, ponds, and lakes during the summer months in Iowa. This can make them… Continue reading White Wonders

Summer Visitors

Summer brings a host of changes in its wake. The temperatures rise, the flowers bloom, and the pollinators fly to and fro. I love the bursting colors as the prairies bloom, and the colorful butterflies only add to the beauty.This image captures much of what I love about summer. The grass is green, the flower… Continue reading Summer Visitors

Happy Independence Day!

I wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Whether you're enjoying time with family, looking for new photography opportunities, or just relaxing, stay safe and have fun!

Who Knew Fairytales Were Real?

It’s almost a fairytale setting: a large lake covered in blooming, yellow lilies, the sun shining, and the wind blowing. A chorus of frogs is merrily ribbiting. This idyllic scene is hard to find. But, well worth the effort in the end. One of the sights that I saw in this little corner of paradise… Continue reading Who Knew Fairytales Were Real?

Play With Monochrome

Sometimes nature and the seasons are not your friends when it comes to photography. This is especially true in Iowa during the summer when photographing near water. Once the temperature rises, algae start to bloom in the waterways and can destroy a beautiful picture. All hope is not lost though and this picture is a… Continue reading Play With Monochrome