Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

We decided to check out the river today because we haven’t had a good rain in ages, and the northern rivers seem to be damming theirs to save water. The water here is usually sand-free so seeing this much is absolutely crazy.  We even used Google Maps to see where exactly we were when we […]

A few weeks ago, I spent some time in Kansas City and KCIR for the Muscle Car Reunion.  Basically it’s a drag race for cars when they were awesome.  Here’s a few shots I took there. All of these images were taken with the Canon 5D Mark II and the 24-105L or 70-200L/4 lens.

It’s now late Spring and Brood XIX are at their peak, it seems.  I missed the brood somehow in the early stages, but have gotten many old skins on the trees.  I remember when I was young I would pull them off trees to see how many I could stick to my shirt. I’d have […]

But still had time for my regular shooting.                         I really, really need to micro-adjust my 50mm/1.8 and 70-200/4L on my 5D II.  Neither one of them seems to focus where I want/need it to.  

Praying Mantis


Mantis religiosa.



My first odonata!  I’ve been dying for a decent dragon or damsefly shot. argia apicalis

Landscape Tips?


I’ve recently discovered that I know absolutely nothing about landscape photography.  Anyone have tips?  I literally traveled an hour and a half last weekend for the sole purpose of shooing landscapes and got this: Yeah, not very landscapey…

Some Bug Shots


Here’s just a few shots I took last night while scavaging my yard. The lead photo was actually dead… which made me sad.  The rest of them were alive and well. Since it’s August, I’d really like to get some shots of a mantis of any type!  Even with the 100+ heat index, I find […]

Blending In


I love nature.  Look how perfectly he blends in with the tree! Body:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens:  Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro Flash:  Canon Speedlite 430EX II

Baby Pictures


These aren’t something I normally do, but I had to try because she is just SO DARN CUTE!  She’s my boyfriend’s niece, and the mother asked me to come take pictures.  Mind you, I’ve never really done “people pictures” before.  I think they turned out okay considering!  It’s possibly something I’d even like to get […]