Descriptions of locations that I have been photographing.

Early Spring in the Flint Hills

(5 shot stitched panorama, each frame ISO 100, 24mm, f/8, 1/20) Each year portions of the prairies in the Flint Hills of Kansas go through a fascinating transition, literally ‘rising from the ashes’. This is due to the controlled (sometimes referred to as “prescribed”) burning of the prairie in the very early spring. I love…

A Couple of Late Burns in the Flint Hills

The controlled burning of the tall grass prairie in the Flint Hills for this spring is over and the vibrant greens of the grasses and the varied colors of the wildflowers are making their appearance now on the hillsides. I always love it when the color seems to just explode back into the world after…

Photographing a sunrise with the birds

A couple of weekends ago I made another trip to the Pottawatomie County fishing lake just outside of Manhattan, Kansas to photograph sunrise. I’ve visited this lake for my first sunrise of 2014 and for some reason I’ve been drawn to visit it again. On this particular Saturday morning I almost didn’t venture out with my…

Front Yard Birds

With the recent snow storm in my area and the gloomy cloudy days I haven’t made it out to the countryside for a while now. I can’t say I’m going through withdrawal or anything like that (it hasn’t been that long) but I have missed spending some time outside. I did get a bit of…