Month: May 2016

Orange Memorial Day

Orange Memorial Day

This morning I was rewarded with a beautiful orange Memorial Day, rain clouds hung in the western sky but the east was fairly clear yet so off I went to The Big Marsh, not wanting to venture too far too long as tomorrow I will be on the road for seven hours on my trip up to northern Minnesota.

I loved the heavy ground fog as the sun rose to shine through it casing rays of light around the shadows of the trees.  Enjoy these shots of the day.

Sunday Morning Drive

Sunday Morning Drive

As I set having my morning coffee I thought about where to go for the best photo opportunity.  The moon was close to full and the skies were clear so I decided to go shoot one of my favorite barns in Butler County.  I had not been to it since last November and hoped it was still standing as yesterday three old barns I have shot before, I discovered were no longer standing.

As the sun was beginning to rise this morning the moon was about an hour away from setting a perfect double chance to catch both of the brightest celestial objects in our world.

I was not  disappointed and when I arrived on location the moon hung over the Gothic style barn and the sun was rising behind a farm to the east.

I snapped a number of shots of the barn and have posted my best at my POD (print on demand) sites.

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Left the house before sunrise Sunday morning to go on a photoshoot to WKW park east of Hampton Iowa.  I turned off highway 3 and took gravel when I was halfway there.  Along the way before the bridge that crosses Hartgrave Creek I had this view.  I took two separate images and waited until I got home and stitched them together to create this panorama of the scene.  It was my favorite of the day and turned out rather well for a road shot.  I love the hues of the sky in this image and how they were transferred onto the waters surface.