Hawkeyes Football Photo Stories – Weeks 5-8

Win or lose, I’ve been journaling the journey that is the 2017 Iowa Hawkeye Football season.  In the last post, I copied links to the Adobe Spark stories I’d published through Week 4. Here are links to stories from Week 5 thru Week 8. Please take a click and scroll: Week 5 – Iowa at…

Backyard Long Lens Photography

A few weeks ago I purchased a new Nikon D500 body for shooting the upcoming college football season and I’ve been getting myself in practice so that I’m ready to go, just like the players are doing now.  I won’t go into technical details about how the camera functions because I’m not very smart, but…

Sorry to bug you…

…but I got some new gear and I’m pretty happy with the first photograph it made. Special thanks to the fly for the nifty pose. Man, I can’t wait for college football season to use all those focal points and 10 frames per second.

Weeds and Pillars

Random post. I have got to start blogging more. I enjoy it.  Being able to express a view and share what I see should be a priority.  Instead it’s an afterthought to the daily grind. I continuously find myself in the weeds… …and always propping up a heavy load.

Magpie, not to be at all confused with Moonpie

Last fall we took a week long getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park because we wanted to see the Aspens change to gold and the incredible elk rut. You won’t see any of that on this post, however. Ha! Last night as I was hungry (what else is new) and shuffling thru endless electronic file…

The Lincoln Memorial

In 1969, my family took a summer vacation to Washington, DC. I was almost 4 years old at the time. Oddly enough, even at the age of 52, I remember bits and pieces of that trip.  I remember seeing space things at the Smithsonian Institute.  I remember seeing President Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery….

Sunset on Clearwater Beach

This past January I had the pleasure of being in Tampa for coverage of The Outback Bowl. While there, I spent a few afternoons walking the shoreline, daydreaming, and awaiting the sunsets on Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach. St. Pete’s Beach is much quieter than Clearwater. However, Clearwater has the magnificent Pier that allows for…

Why Iowa has Winter

It’s tough to live in a cold winter climate. But, when you do, the only thing you can really do is embrace it. I do that by heading outdoors with my camera and long lens and go hunting for bald eagles fishing on the partially unfrozen waterways of Iowa. I went to Iowa City this weekend…

Full Moon Rising

Tonight I was just sitting here minding my own business, when a twitter follower tweeted at me and said “IF YOU CAN SHOOT THE MOONRISE AND SHARE”. So, I went out with the dog to take a look and noticed that the moon hadn’t quite risen over the houses in my neighborhood, but the thin…

The Masters Experience

I’m still in a cloud. You’re probably tired of me tweeting about this subject, but I’m still feeling a Masters hangover. You know that feeling: when you’ve looked forward to something for so long, then it’s over almost as quickly as it began.  “Anticlimaticism.“ That’s me as I unravel from my first steps on the hallowed…

Inside the Rose Bowl and Augusta National Within 4 Months

They say you get better with age. I don’t really know about that, but it’s very difficult for me to find reason to complain about the 50th year of my birth. “The Grandaddy of Them All” You see, this year I’ve gotten to experience two things that are on many a sports lover’s bucket list –…