Backyard Cardinal

Playing with my Nikkor Z 70-200mm lens today in the backyard. There are a lot of Cardinals back there and this turned out to be one of favorite photos. The Cardinal is about 120 ft away sitting on an old log. The settings were: 310mm (using a 2x Teleconverter), f6.7, 1/180sec, ISO 800. Camera NikonContinue reading “Backyard Cardinal”

Flying People

I thought I would use this scene to give some photography tips. This is a gymnastic team at Circus Flora in St. Louis. Circus Flora is a one ring circus with interesting sets, costumes and acts. This makes it a good venue to photograph with continuing subjects and a lot of challenges. The good: oneContinue reading “Flying People”

Minnows

One of my¬† photo tips is to go back. That is, if you find a really good subject, and this is a really good subject, go back multiple times to see if you can improve the shot. This is is my third visit to Fredrickson’s Bait Shop on Star Lake in Wisconsin but this isContinue reading “Minnows”

Eagle Tree

This eagle is in what I call an “eagle tree.” An Eagle Tree is a very dead tree on the side of a body of water where an eagle can sit in it and watch for prey (usually fish). The dead tree allows for an unobstructed view of a lake or other body of waterContinue reading “Eagle Tree”

Bond Falls

Northern Wisconsin has been my second home since I was 4. Over the past few years I have tried to see something new and Bond Falls was on my list. It did not disappoint. Spectacular Bond Falls, a Michigan Scenic Site, is located on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River, 10 miles north ofContinue reading “Bond Falls”

Memorial

Just South of Downtown Kansas City, you will find the National World War I Memorial. This is on a high hill overlooking Downtown Kansas City and their Union Station. You cannot tell from this photo but this is a steep incline leading from the station up to the memorial. See the previous photo for theContinue reading “Memorial”

Sunset at Chaumette

This is one of my all time favorite photos from Chaumette Winery. One day I rented one of their villas and captured this sunset photo from the porch. While Chaumette is in the Missouri Ozarks, this is an area of low rolling hills but the height of the property gives a spectacular view. This photoContinue reading “Sunset at Chaumette”

Road to Northport

For landscape and travel photographers there are two “must have” scenic areas to visit in Wisconsin. One is the Road to Northport (also known as the Winding Road) and the other is Fredrickson’s Bait Shop on Star Lake. This is the Windy Road which is Highway 42 at the top of the Door County peninsulaContinue reading “Road to Northport”

Yo Yo the Story Teller

This is Yo Yo the narrator for Circus Flora. Circus Flora is a one ring circus that annually tells a story through their acts. Here Yo Yo is watching¬†The Flying Wallendas execute their high wire acts with precision. Yo Yo seems satisfied with the performance while the audience stares with amazement. At a circus likeContinue reading “Yo Yo the Story Teller”

Flying Doors Off

I few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fly in a helicopter to photograph St. Louis’ riverfront. This is a pretty exciting thing to do if you get the chance. Be sure to have the doors off so there are no obstructions (and be sure you are well buckeled in). Shooting with a higherContinue reading “Flying Doors Off”