Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In search of Totality

For the 2017 American eclipse we drove north east to Nebraska in order to experience the totality. Back in December I booked a room in Sidney NE, which is 80 miles south of Alliance NE. We choose Alliance because it is only town in Western Nebraska close to the centerline of the eclipse path. We woke up Monday morning and looked out the motel window to this;

Pea soup thick fog. We drove for an hour and a half through the fog and reached Alliance around 9am. We had reserved space on some private land and set up multiple cameras to record the event.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Sometime the best solution is the simplest solution.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

A pair

A pair of old man owls that get along well enough to live in the same enclosure.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Same owl as Tuesday

But he looks very different without his mouth open.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another owl

This guy was much less active making photographing him significantly easier.

He has a very peaceful face.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Which one?

Almost identical. How do I choose one over the other?

Monday, July 31, 2017


"All About Owls" Seminar at the Raptor Education Foundation in Brighton CO. We got to meet and photograph five birds. Typically when I shoot this sort of subject I rely on the "spray and pray" strategy. The downside of which is figuring out what images I like out of the 220 I took that evening.

The first cut is any image that doesn't have perfectly sharp eyes.

That still leaves a lot of shots that are almost identical. 

Second cut is a bad exposure or pose.

Unfortunately even after that I've still got 80% of my original selection remaining.

I think this guy was my favorite of the bunch. He was very expressive.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cardinal Mill

Two weekends ago, the Boulder Open space hosted a tour of various hard rock mines in the mountains above Nederland Colorado. This is the stamp Mill for the Cardinal mine. This week we will look at the jones we visited during this tour. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Artists Day at Walker Ranch

Walker Ranch is a parcel of the Boulder Open Spaces parks system. Today they hosted an open house for Artists and photographers to photograph the site and the interior of the buildings. I hot three rolls of B&W negative film and made a few digital IR shots. I'll be showing the IR shots this week.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July

Or as they say across the pond, that day celebrating American unpleasantness