Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Northwest Nebraska

This is a view of grazing land in far northwest Nebraska, east of Chadron, and not far from the Nebraska National Forest. It is quite beautiful countryside.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crab Rocks

This is a view of Crab Rocks, also called the Three Sisters, which sit near the mouth of Tillamook Bay in Oregon, just west of the town of Garibaldi. Converting this photo to black and white really brings out the great textures in the rock.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Yellowstone Valley

A final photo from a week of black and white photos of the Yellowstone River. Although I guess you can't really see the river in this shot, this is the Yellowstone valley just northeast of Glendive Montana.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fairview Lift Bridge

Continuing with photos of the Yellowstone river this week, this is a view of the Fairview Lift Bridge, which crosses the Yellowstone between Fairview Montana and Cartwright North Dakota.  Fairview is just south of the point where the Yellowstone empties into the Missouri.

The bridge is out of service, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some good information on the bridge is available on the Ghosts of North Dakota site here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Yellowstone River Week

In my travels out west I kept, by chance, happening across the Yellowstone River. It rises in Yellowstone National Park, and then flows north and east into Montana, where it winds up into North Dakota and empties into the Missouri river just southwest of Williston. It's a beautiful river along its length. This week I'll be posting some black and white photos from along the Yellowstone.

This infrared shot was taken just south of Livingston Montana, along US 89. The Absaroka Mountains are in the background

Friday, July 18, 2014

Grand Grand Tetons

I have found that there is no way to go to Grand Tetons National Park and come away with a photograph that doesn't look like a postcard. Or at least I couldn't do it. So here we have a classic shot. This one features Grand Teton Mountain itself, at the center of this amazing range of mountains.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Saint Louie

Here is a somewhat compressed, not to say quirky, view of downtown St. Louis. Although I am as susceptible as most photographers to the classic shot of a city or skyline, I wanted something different for St. Louis and its arch. This is what I came up with.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Harpswell, Maine

This is a view from the end of the road on Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine. It is on the coast (obviously) just north of Portland. The lighthouse in the distance is the Halfway Rock Light Station in the center of Portland Harbor.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Iowa Countryside

There's nothing like a beautiful June day in the Iowa countryside. Of course, Iowa is where I grew up, so perhaps I'm biased. This view is south of Cresco, in northeast Iowa. I always love a simple line of trees highlighted agains the sky.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Edge of the Storm

This photo was taken in far southern Minnesota, just north of the little town of Le Roy, where I came to the edge of a massive storm that I had been driving under all morning. The clouds are quite dramatic, and of course the horizon is dominated by what has become a fixture of the greater midwest: Windmills.

(As always, click on the picture for a larger view.)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ghostly Barn

This week I'll be posting photos from a recent trip to Iowa and Minnesota. This is an old barn, clearly on its last legs, just south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on the old US 218. It is an infrared shot, rendered in black and white.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lake Michigan

Nothing like a beach view. This is the shore of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee. It just looks like summer.

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Moody Cemetery

This is an infrared photo taken in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. I continue to enjoy the effect I can get with my infrared camera. On a sunny day in June the effect is at its best.