Friday, August 30, 2013

August Update

I've been quite active shooting, so I better update before September begins!

They've been shooting a movie in town, and much to my surprise, I just happened to come across them.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Catching up ...

I have actually been quite busy shooting pictures.

In April, you could find me shooting bike races ...

I caught the rare Piping Plover that was visiting in Racine ...

April showers bring May flowers ...

Found  my first ever Green Heron ...

and warblers galore. Here, the Palm Warbler.

In June, more bike racing ... 

A trip to Horicon Marsh ... 

The UBER rare here in Wisconsin, the White Ibis. Only 3rd or 4th ever in the state. 

 ... another rare bird here in Wisconsin, the Tri-colored Heron.

and while not rare, still a treat ... Yellow Headed Blackbird.

Finally, in July, fireworks in Franklin ...

Covered Bridge in Cedarburg ... 

and colorful creatures from the deep ... 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

3 Hours birding at Whitnall

The six inches of snow we received on Thursday was sure refreshing and yesterday (Saturday) I finally got to get out into it. Unfortunately, I just didn't have time to hit the Biathlon race at the McMiller Sports Center near Eagle, nor the XC Ski sprint races at the capitol in Madison, but I did poke around the woods at nearby Whitnall Park and despite there being WAY too many people walking about, I got some great bird shots.

American Tree Sparrow.





Black Capped Chickadee



Downey Woodpecker.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stuck at work.

I'm stuck at work this weekend, using Explorer 7.0 from 2006, so there isn't much I can do here except share some older photos that I've taken.

Recently, I picked up a remote flash transmitter which I was testing when I took this shot. I believe this was with the Canon 135mm f2.0 lens which is remarkably sharp.


One of the experiments I tried this past summer was shooting with a 10 stop welding plate used in welding helmets. I got this one at Farm and Fleet for just a few bucks. With a 10 stop filter, one can shoot with longer exposures during the day. Here I shoot the freeway, which was actually jammed with traffic, but the longer exposure magically makes the cars and trucks disappear!



I'm still looking for a good spot to shoot the freeway from that would really emphasise the emptiness of the road.

As much as I want to, it doesn't look like I'm going to get to shoot any ski jumping this winter. Work is getting in the way. This is such a hard sport to shoot because of the cold, the speed of the skiers, weird angles of the sun, but when you nail one ... it's something special.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Photography is an amazing hobby, a passion for me to be sure, so follow along with me as I explore the world around me, where ever that may be. Here I will share my triumphs and failures in my quest to become a better photographer passing along any tips I may have to help others improve as well.