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Limbs, Lines and Light

March 01, 2016 - Layers of color, clouds and light above the power lines and bare tree limbs of winter. It was one of those sunset scene...
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Sky Light

February 11, 2016 - I drove out of my way to grab this ice pillar one winter evening. If I happen to be driving, and see some photographic...
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Last Light on the Field

February 05, 2016 - What is it about sunset that entrances most all of us? I think that part of the fascination with sunrises and sunsets i...
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Snow Shadows and Tracks

February 03, 2016 - Four o' clock on a mid-winter afternoon. On a snow-covered forest trail, with the late afternoon sunlight casting deep s...
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Ice and Sky

February 01, 2016 - Another panorama from my hike at "Site M" or Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (How long could you ma...
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Prairie Lake

January 31, 2016 - I went for a long hike in a nearby State park yesterday. Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, a whole...
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Plains Mountains

January 27, 2016 - Perspective can make a photograph say something different than what you see in person. I was walking through a local pa...
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Backyard Sunset

January 26, 2016 - Karen often comes into our sun room, where my computer is stationed with my back to the windows, and exclaims: "Look at...
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Last Light

January 24, 2016 - At the end of my journey through the trails of Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lake Springfield, the last light of day cast d...
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Tracks on the Trail

January 23, 2016 - Hiking through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens, on Lake Springfield, in the middle of winter. As you can see, I'm not...
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Mississippi Break

January 22, 2016 - Sitting still on the ice in the middle of the Mississippi River, this American Bald Eagle waits. I've seen Eagles waiti...
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Diamonds of Winter

January 21, 2016 - Light, like life, is fleeting. As I was picking up the morning paper from our porch, I was entranced by the shimmering...
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A Touch of Gray

January 15, 2016 - Sitting in a comfy chair, wrapped in sunshine, paws extended, barely aware of anything but the warm coziness, lay our Si...
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Sunlit

January 04, 2016 - Karen received this gift recently. I put it up today, and noticed how strongly it resonated with me in the brilliant win...
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Chill

January 02, 2016 - High winds of late have brought about this coating of ice on the downed tree branches on the shore of Lake Springfield....
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Looking Westward

December 17, 2015 - When all the elements align, our back deck is a handy spot to grab sunset photographs. That cluster of tall trees reall...
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Sky Hunter

March 14, 2015 - u A juvenile American Bald Eagle, soaring in flight, wings spread wide to catch the wind. In search of a meal on the Mi...
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Almost Planting Time

March 13, 2015 - Farmers are smart, especially so if they want to keep farming, year to year. Weather works with the farmer. Not by any...
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Birch Blue Sky

March 12, 2015 - The thing that interests me is also the thing that stands apart. Different from the rest. White tree limbs against the...
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The Warmth of Sunset

March 08, 2015 - Sunset over an icy cold Lake Springfield shoreline. The warm color of the setting sun gives at least the visual feeling...
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Melting

March 07, 2015 - We bid adieu to this stalagmite of ice outside our home this afternoon. The temperatures soared into the 50F range. An...
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The Sky Is My Companion

February 24, 2015 - Look up. The open road ahead, the blue sky, brushed with wisps of white clouds overhead. The trees and I take in the be...
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Snow Rock

February 21, 2015 - We got a foot of new snow overnight. Took me about 2 hours to dig out both my driveway and to finish off my in-laws. I...
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Fowl Weather

February 18, 2015 - In the only open water in winter's ice encased pond at Washington Park Lagoon, geese, ducks and other fowl gather as hel...
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Soar

February 13, 2015 - I try to go eagle watching every winter. I've made it most of the past 10 winters. This is one of my best images. An Am...
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Cypress Snow

February 10, 2015 - Cypress trees line this small stream in a low-lying spot in Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lake Springfield. Do you know wh...
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N'Ice N Blue

February 09, 2015 - Blue sky with wisps of white clouds over the ice and water of Lake Springfield on an unusually warm winter's day.
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Sky Trail

February 07, 2015 - It was windy out there today. 20 mile per hour sustained winds and gusts higher than that. Fortunately, for most of it...
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A Bridge In Winter

February 06, 2015 - Not much snow, but enough to give the trail a satisfying crunch as each foot falls in the forest. This bridge is one of...
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Frozen

February 05, 2015 - I had to carefully step onto the edge of the ice, and bend low over a fallen tree to get this series of 17 images that I...
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A Splash of Color Into the Night

February 04, 2015 - Sunset brilliant colors fade to succumb to the encroaching long winter night. My backyard. A fascinating view, that cha...
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Farm Winter

February 03, 2015 - A pond, some barns, fencing, a grain bin, trees, and snow covered fields. All that's missing are the livestock, in this...
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Shadows of Winter

February 02, 2015 - Brilliant sunshine on a very cold Groundhog's Day put shadows of grass, snow drifts and an Osage Orange tree in strong r...
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Winter Woods Triptych

January 30, 2015 - 30 images stitched together to show the stark grandeur of a snow covered woods on a sunny winter day.
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Icicle Triptych

January 29, 2015 - Three views of icicles melting. A drop of water, just about to let go and splash on the ground below. Freezing cold, but...
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Winter Triptych

January 28, 2015 - A trio of winter scenes. Ice in two of the images, barren brush in the top.
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Halo Triptych

January 27, 2015 - Three views of a winter sun dog halo on a Lake Springfield frozen vista. Frozen ice crystals in the atmosphere bend the...
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Snow Triptych

January 26, 2015 - Three views of snowflakes resting on a single evergreen needle. Winter water. I used my Voigtlander K-Mount to E-Mount...
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Ice Pond Vista

January 24, 2015 - Just above freezing, the pond ice melting, the sky puts on a show.
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No Golf Today

January 23, 2015 - A panoramic landscape of a set of trees at a local public golf course. No golfers in the midst of winter. A perfect ti...
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Pastel Sky

January 21, 2015 - Delicate shades of purple, red and orange color the post-sunset sky on a cold winter's evening.
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Field and Sky

January 19, 2015 - A panorama of the sky after sunset. I waited for a further painting of color on the clouds but it was not to happen thi...
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Cold Rural Sky

January 16, 2015 - The snow covered farm field tells how cold this scene really is. The sky gives warmth for the eyes as the setting sun l...
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Lick Creek Hike

January 15, 2015 - The temperatures were rising and I set out for an afternoon hike in the Lick Creek Nature Preserve around one end of Lak...
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Icy Stalagmite

January 10, 2015 - Our gas furnace exhausts out the side of our home with just enough humidity left to start this stalagmite of ice underne...
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Seasonal Mix

January 09, 2015 - The best camera is the one in your hand. In this case, my cell phone. This autumn leaf, dancing in the below zero F win...
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Cold Field

January 08, 2015 - Winter scene of a fallow farm field covered with drifting snow with a hazy sun in the winter's sky.
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Winter Sky Afire

January 07, 2015 - Sunset made the entire sky glow with the fire of days end. The night was all the more cold after the sky turned to a bl...
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Sunset Pillar

January 06, 2015 - Winter brings so many days of gray and overcast skies. This sunset gave warmth to the soul if not the body. The pillar...
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Ice Water

January 03, 2015 - A cold day for a hike by the open water. The ice is slowly taking over. As the temperatures keep plunging, the waves bu...
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Winter Sunset

December 24, 2014 - Yesterday's evening sky gave me two gifts. The previously posted massive sky with white whorls of clouds in a blue sky,...
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Magic in the Sky

December 23, 2014 - The clouds in the blue sky made for a spectacle just prior to sunset on this winter's day. I saw this gathering of clou...
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Birds of Chaos

March 17, 2014 - I could hear the noise as soon as I entered Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, by Lake Springfield. "That's a lot of birds...
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Wood Shadows

March 15, 2014 - Just before the season of spring begins, the forest looks its most stark. Bare trees and deep shadows paint monochrome p...
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Not Kansas

March 11, 2014 - I usually ask Karen what she thinks of a photo, in order to compare my take to hers. "Looks like Kansas!" said she. No...
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Sunlight Warmth

March 08, 2014 - I've seen frost on the fields of grass before, but seeing the sunshine melt this field of prairie grass, like a wave of...
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Frozen Morning

March 07, 2014 - The frost was on the ground still, wherever the shadows lingered and sunlight hadn't had time yet to send it off melting...
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Skyscape

March 05, 2014 - Layers of color, painted on the clouds above the prairie farmland below. A beauty of a sunset, changing with every seco...
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Reflections

March 04, 2014 - When this goose bent down to get a sip of water, the reflected sunlight painted patterns similar to those already in its...
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Afternoon Path

March 01, 2014 - As I turned a corner in the trail, the path before me stretched into the distance, covered with deep shadows from the tr...
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Gleaner

February 22, 2014 - We do our part to keep the squirrels fed during Winter. We leave in place the large lime-green balls that drop by the hu...
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Roads Under the Sun

February 19, 2014 - Next to a snow-covered corn field, a rural road vanishes into the horizon underneath a highway of clouds passing overhea...
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Shadows and Ice

February 18, 2014 - Before we went to bed last night, Karen and I saw a scene similar to this: Shards of ice, fallen from the countless tree...
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Lined Up

February 17, 2014 - It's been quite a winter full of wild weather. That's an understatement. Freezing rain came to call today, settling on...
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Winter Halo

February 13, 2014 - I don't often see a "Sun Dog", but when I do, I get a feeling of the magic of Nature. Ice crystals, suspended in the at...
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Sun Power

February 10, 2014 - Another cold snap blew into the area today. It got to a whopping 10F (-12C) in the sunshine. No clouds in the sky gave t...
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Textures in Red and White

February 08, 2014 - Traipsing through the snow and ice on the paths of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, I was following the distinctive dual...
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Shadows and White

February 07, 2014 - The shadows of the tree trunks and limbs caught my eye as I was trekking through Centennial Park one late afternoon. The...
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Up and Down

February 04, 2014 - A sledding hill in Centennial Park, under a beautiful winter sky. Late afternoon sunshine casts deep shadows in the snow...
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Winter Path Home

February 03, 2014 - I took the shortcut through the woods today. It was cold and there was a layer of ice underneath every inch of snow. I...
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Frozen Sunset

January 24, 2014 - The wind was gusting high, buffeting us as we braved the below freezing winter evening to capture the sunset on Lake Spr...
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Snow & Ice

January 21, 2014 - There were times when the blowing snow created a "whiteout" situation. A whiteout is when there's a wall of white snow t...
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Cold Gate

January 17, 2014 - Dang it was cold and windy today. The combination gave a chill that went deep into the bones of anyone spending any time...
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Gray With a Touch of Pink

January 10, 2014 - Karen says that she doesn't see the pink. I do, and that's what matters to this artist. I was aching to get out and gra...
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Winter Shadows

January 07, 2014 - The snow was new, the air was dry and crispy-cold. The sunshine was bright and low in the winter sky, casting long shado...
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Gray Winter Woods

January 01, 2014 - "In the Bleak Midwinter" is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti and set to music by...
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