10-03-13 Fall Fire II

Since I posted a “dusting of snow” photo a couple days ago, and since we are really beginning to see fall colors, I figured it was appropriate to post a “colorful maple tree” photo. Though I’ll have to admit that this is from the 2012 archives. I took this one in late September last year…

10-01-13 West of the River

Yes, it is October 1st but no, the snow hasn’t started falling yet. But it could do so soon. Such is the nature of living in the upper Great Plains. I’m guessing that some of my readers are more enthralled with snow than I am. I would also guess that many of those same people…

09-24-13 Harvest Moon II

Yes, I’m a lunatic, though I don’t howl at the full moon. I just try to take photos of it. This photo is chronologically misplaced in this blog in that it was taken about 12 hours earlier than the other full moon posted a few days ago. As you can see, the moon plays a…

09-22-13 Harvest Moon

I had said in a previous post that the reason I stopped along Highway 14 in the early hours of September 19 was to photograph a beautiful full moon as it set over Western South Dakota. I worked this scene for twenty minutes and took several HDR sequences, trying to get the right composition. It…

09-21-13 Here Comes the Sun

I have come to realize that the most interesting thing about a sunrise isn’t the sun. Instead, what makes some sunrises special is what the low, angular light is doing to the landscape everywhere except where the sun in visible. This scene is one of several that I captured along Highway 14 in western South…