Toes in the Water
One morning while in Gulf Shores I knew I wanted to shoot on the beach. Having seen nothing that directly jumped out at me while down there scoping out the beach I decided to photograph the pier. I was all set up...
What an incredible lighthouse! I was able to photograph this about five minutes before there would be absolutely no light left to shoot with. The sun set behind me and glowed on the lighthouse while the sky glowed the most amazing...
The Glow of Tarpon Springs
I loved the play of the reflections and color between the sand, ocean, and sky. The two palm trees just so happened to be the perfect way to tie it all together.
I headed to Sanibel Island in Florida well before sunrise on a very foggy morning. Setting up and facing the rising sun, I grabbed this shot just before sunrise as the light ignited the fog.
Roar of Dawn
While traveling through Wisconsin and Michigan in the fall of 2018, one evening I ended up near Empire. The evening was like any other on a typical trip; shoot as long as possible then try and figure out where to sleep. This...
Portland Head at Dawn
Portland Head at Dawn was photographed on a cold morning just outside Portland, Maine in the pitch black. Coffee in hand, I jumped the guard rail and ventured out on the rock outcroppings by the ocean to get the perfect...
Driving the extremely windy roads of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon well after midnight is unnerving enough for most people. When I rounded a bend about five miles from my destination that night I was greeted by a...
Manteo at Dawn
In researching the Outer Banks I ran across this small lighthouse. The only way I was going to photograph it was if the conditions were absolutely perfect. The night before this shot the sky was clear without a cloud in the...
The morning I got this shot the light was the most intense I had seen on this particular trip. The sky was perfectly cloudy and the air was dead still, the ocean was even dead calm. I was entranced with...
Researching my trip to the southeast, I knew that this was a stop I wanted to make on my way back up the western coast of Florida. Arriving a few hours before sunset allowed me to get exactly where I...
Dusk on the Boardwalk
My first night in the Outer Banks for this trip I was with my brother-in-law, Brent. We were bored as I was set up for my shot a few hours before sunset. In being bored we decided to compete walking down...
I wanted to shoot Fort Meyers Pier one evening when there were some clouds on the horizon. I was about three hours away from the pier when I decided to head that way and sunset was in three hours and...
While exploring the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire I came across Lily Pond. I decided to return and shoot the reflections in the stillness of the following morning. I was there before the sun and framed up my shot; the...
Heading up into Michigan the fall of 2018, the first place I wanted to visit was the Porcupine Mountains for a specific shot. It had been raining a lot and when I arrived what I had feared became a reality; the...
I had traveled down the entire coast of South Carolina into Georgia looking for a good tree still standing after the previous years hurricanes. This one along the coast of Southern Georgia was the first I found that I felt...
Most of my vacations turn into working vacations, not a problem when you have an understanding wife and do what you love. This shot was captured while on vacation to Breckenridge back in 2018. We had hiked the area the day prior...
The Grand Tetons are amazing. Once you visit it's not if you will be back, but when. On my first trip I photographed this incredible scene my first morning out just before the sun cleared the horizon. The reflection is...
Born to Light
It will soon become a year that no one will forget and we will tell our children and grandchildren about, the year of COVID-19. My family as well as every family in the world was under quarantine orders. As with...
Back in July I packed my van and hit the road for an art show in Aspen, CO. When I departed Iowa I had mixed feelings about the trip. I was going to one of my favorite locations in Colorado but I...
Strength of a New Day
The morning after I captured a tense yet stunning sunset I was so blessed with this sunrise! I arrived on the beach three hours before sunrise and knew it would be a long wait. I also feared all of the tourists...
Standing on the edge of the lake in Wyoming where I started my nature photography journey, I was excited to be back!I scoped out this location and waited for sunset, I thought the time had come and gone. The clouds...