A Dry Moon rise at Tuttle Creek Lake

A Dry Moonrise We had a brutal hot, dry summer this year in Kansas and I’m glad it is over.  Unfortunately, the drought the summer brought is still hanging around with much of Kansas in either an extreme or exceptional drought (interesting use of the word ‘exceptional’ for the worst category of drought, I think…

The View from Coronado Heights

I’ve had the chance recently to photograph a few areas in Central Kansas including another stop at Coronado Heights.  On this particular evening storm clouds were moving through the area and provided some really dramatic skies to photograph along with some of the fall colors at the top of the hill. I love big wide…

A Bird Runner Afternoon

(click on photo to enlarge) I had the opportunity to spend some more time at the Bird Runner Refuge Sunday, this time for an overnight stay. I took the time late in the afternoon to wander around the refuge and ended up near one of the ponds as the sun was just starting to dip…

The View from the Road

(click on photo to enlarge it) This is one photograph out of a timelapse sequence I shot this past weekend. I was shooting near the scenic overlook on Carnahan Road looking toward Tuttle Creek Lake.  I normally have a difficult time staying in one location for very long when I’m out with my camera, I’ve…

Wandering Through the Trees

(click on photo to enlarge it) This is a photograph of a trail in part of a wooded area at Bird Runner Refuge.  The colors in the woods at Bird Runner were fantastic on my last visit there, especially the smaller trees and bushes.  I’m not exactly sure why Fall seems to scream “go outside” so…

A Walk through the Woods

  (click on photo to enlarge) I’ve had the opportunity to take several walks through wooded areas around Manhattan over the last few weeks. With the cooler temperatures and changing colors Fall is a great time for a walk in the woods.  The photo above was made along the Cottonwood Trail in the Riverponds campground…

A walk on the Prairie

This past Friday my wife and I had the opportunity to go for a walk at Konza Prairie. After the brutal summer we had this year, the recent cooler temperatures have been very welcome and Friday was just about perfect weather-wise for a walk on the prairie. When I first got into photography I spent…