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Little Rocky Creek Shut-ins

  During my recent Missouri Ozark workshop I took the group to a lesser known shut-in along the Ozark Trail between Rocky Falls and Klepzig Mill.  It was not a long hike, about a half mile off the main road, crossing a couple light marshy areas through some pines and scattered hardwoods.  Soon we had […]

String Lake and Recovering a Poor Exposure

During our recent photography workshop in the Grand Tetons we chose String Lake as our last evening shooting location.  Due to a slightly extended stay at an earlier spot, we now found ourselves racing the sun as we made our dash toward String Lake along the Jenny Lake Loop road.  Finally arriving, we gathered our […]

Last Morning Light at Swawbacher’s Landing

  Just finished up my 2018 Grand Tetons workshop.  Another great group of folks.  We all had a great time and captured some fine images.  Certainly the colors were more timely this year than last.  This shot was at our last morning shoot. Temps were worthy of a few hand warmers in the coat pocket […]

Sometimes it’s Best to Listen to that Guardian Angel

We as photographers, particularly landscape photographers, often take risks beyond what good judgement would allow, just to get the shot.  I have read of several instances where a photographer met an untimely fate by not following simple rules of common sense.  I guess some would say that common sense may not be really be all […]