Saturday, July 31, 2010

Who says you can't take bird photos with an iPhone?

Early morning at Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley, MN

Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010


You don't take a photograph, you make it.
-- Ansel Adams

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

last of the series

We have finally come to the end of the photos I took during my last visit to eastern South Dakota and Blue Cloud Abbey. On my last full day, as I was driving back to the Abbey, I was greeted by some strange looking cattle. Later I was told they were Yaks.

  "You talkin' to me!"
 "That was some party last night, wasn't it Mabel?"

new from Canon

Canon is planning a new smaller DSLR. Read more.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

photography in Harlem

Amazing photography and a reminder of how good our lives are. LENS

5 of the Best Photography Tips

In my opinion, these ARE the five best photography tips. Scott Bourne got it right! Read them here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sandhill Cranes -- I can't believe it

I can't believe Minnesota DNR is opening a hunting season for these beautiful birds this fall.
Read about it here. Way to go DNR!
Where is the voice of the Audubon Society? -- all the other birding organizations? We're already hunting Mourning Doves. What's next? Goldfinches? Hummingbirds? 

photographic proof of global warming

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Gear is good.
Vision is better.
-- David duChemin

improve your photography

I just enrolled in a course which may interest you. It is Vision-driven Photography taught by David duChemin, a well-known, respected photographer and teacher. The course is over three days, July 23rd through the 25th and available by video over your computer. It is free if you watch the live feed. For more information check here.

Friday, July 9, 2010


true friend

A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked.
 -- Bernard Meltzer

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

imaging life

According to the great director Federico Fellini:

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.


You can't talk an image into existence.
-- Eli Reed

Monday, July 5, 2010


I have either to learn or have fun when I’m working. That’s my only guideline. If I’m not doing either, I just stop.
-- Stephen Shore

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

American Bittern

Until this Spring I had not seen a Bittern, much less photographed one. Last May, in a marsh just west of Milbank, South Dakota, I came upon this pair with obviously amorous intentions. Later, the same marsh disclosed what I presume to be a third bittern.

You can see why Bitterns are so difficult to find. Their camouflage is incredible.

new iPhone with new camera ordered