Sunday, May 30, 2010

another reason I like Eastern South Dakota: Meadowlarks

"You talkin' to me?"
"You want a weather report?"
"Sunny -- no rain -- lotsa wind."
"Anything else I can do for you?"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the meaning of photographs

The Surrealists approached photography ... with a voracious appetite for the usual and unusual ... (They) recognized in plain photographic fact an essential quality that had been excluded from prior theories of photographic realism. They saw that ordinary photographs, especially when uprooted from their practical functions, contain a wealth of unintended, unpredictable meanings.
-- Peter Galassi

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bald Eagle nest

about 7 mi. SW of Wheaton, MN, near Mud Lake

Saturday, May 22, 2010

one reason I like Eastern South Dakota


the decisive moment

There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment. Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. "Oop! The Moment!" Once you miss it, it is gone forever.
-- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Friday, May 21, 2010

more from Eastern South Dakota


Looking for your first Digital SLR?

THIS will help.

Monday, May 17, 2010

eastern South Dakota


The Photographic Life

Interesting chart. Click on it to enlarge. All too true!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

hawks playing


Thursday, May 13, 2010

more from Eastern South Dakota


Moment in Time

Did you submit a photo to the NY Times for their "Moment in Time" project? Find it and peruse others here. Mine is here.

Do you want to be a better photographer?

Some good ideas by Chase Jarvis in this video.
Jarvis is greatly responsible for the recognition of the iPhone camera as a serious instrument for creativity. See his "Best Camera" concept. Click here to see some of my efforts with the iPhone.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tree Swallows of Eastern South Dakota


top 7 nature photography hotspots

Monday, May 10, 2010

more from Eastern South Dakota


Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the brief exposure time and its adherence to sharpness.
-- Tom Ang

Sunday, May 9, 2010

more from Western MN near Wheaton

As of three weeks ago, much of the land north of Browns Valley near the river was still under water.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds didn't care.
The turtle enjoyed the sunshine.
The dove just watched.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

more from Eastern South Dakota

American Coot

Friday, May 7, 2010

American White Pelicans - II


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

American White Pelicans - I


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

more from Eastern South Dakota & Western Minnesota

Tree Swallow
Northern Shoveler

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Did you send in your photo to NY Times?

For the background on this, take a look at my post from yesterday. This morning at 10a I stepped out into my yard and took three photos that I felt were worthy of submission. The number 2 & 3 picks are below.


Below is my first choice that has been downloaded to the NY Times.
Do you agree, disagree, or think I should have skipped the download all together?