Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Late summer is a wonderful time for clouds in East-Central Illinois. This infrared photo of the clouds was taken on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign.
Friday, September 23, 2016
For a dry environment, the desert can have a lot of mist. The day I visited Big Bend National Park was a fairly cool one (it only got up to 95 degrees), and in the morning there was lots of mist in the mountains on the horizon. It was pretty until it burned off in the sun.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
This is another picture from Big Bend National Park in Texas. The desert turns out to be a great place for infrared photography, as it brings out the clouds against the dark sky and emphasizes the stark environment.
Monday, September 19, 2016
For a guy who lives in the flat cornfields of the midwest, the desert is a fascinating environment. The desert scrublands of southwest Texas is best exemplified by Big Bend National Park, which is one of the least visited of the national parks. This is a shame, because the Chihuahuan Desert is a stunning place. Here is a view toward Rosillo Peak from the Main Park Road.
Friday, September 16, 2016
I've posted quite a few photos from my one visit to Monument Valley, but it's quite a place, so why not? Here is a classic morning view of the valley. This, by the way, is the view everyone gets if they stay at The View Hotel, which is part of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
This is a view in central Montana of wide open countryside and clouds. This spot is west of Harlowton on US 12, in Wheatland County. I converted it to black and white to bring out the almost infinite expanse of clouds.
Monday, September 12, 2016
As popular as Millennium Park in Chicago is, the Crown Fountain often goes mostly unnoticed. At the park the Pritzker Pavilion and the Cloud Gate statue, also known as "the bean," get most of the attention, but the Crown Fountain provides a wonderfully contemplative place along Michigan Avenue.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Just like on Monday, this is an infrared shot from exactly a year ago, and once again the shot is of trees along a drainage ditch. I sense a trend. This is the Big Ditch south of Fisher, Illinois.
Monday, September 5, 2016
A year ago today I was out in the countryside poking around and came across this scene. This is the Kankakee Drainage Ditch, west of Champaign, Illinois. This was shot in infrared and rendered in black and white.