• My photography secret

    It occurred to me that I have never revealed my best advice for photography. I can sum it up well in just two words – marry well. I have heard many examples of spouses showing complete disregard for all things photography including an aversion to stopping for landscapes and wildlife. Thankfully that’s not my story.… Continue Reading

  • Fight!!

    It looks serious. Two young bull elk going head to head. Great action! But wait a minute it’s spring so that means no females going to the victor. This isn’t the elk rut. What’s going on? A true story my son told me might put this in perspective. In his early 20s, he went tree planting… Continue Reading

  • The muskrat conspiracy

    It’s hard to find people who admit they like us muskrats unless, of course, they’re discussing fur coats. For obvious reasons, I really don’t like talking about that much! Here’s what typically happens. Half the people see the photo above and just move right along – nothing good to see here. The other half think I… Continue Reading

  • Shaky Assumptions 

    Here’s my theory. We constantly make stuff up based on shaky assumptions and thin evidence. It even happens in photography. Good images tell stories or that’s what I’ve been told. But I don’t think that’s the whole err … story I often look at photos and imagine stories around them. With just a thin slice… Continue Reading

  • Hope, sausage and making photos

    Hope, sausage and photos have a few things in common. You never know exactly how they are going to turn out and the process is a little messy and unpredictable. At least for me. Today I’d like to pull back the curtain and show how sausage … err one photo … came to be. It started with… Continue Reading

  • Sweating little stuff

    Remember how sages used to tell people not to sweat the small stuff? And then someone had the audacity to say it was all small stuff? They were wrong! I started out trying to photograph big, dramatic scenes – ideally with a bear in them. I can sometimes be my worst critic but too many… Continue Reading

  • Honking up the wrong tree?

    It’s a crazy world and the geese and I are both confused by it. Not surprisingly, that’s more unusual for the geese. The fall photo above I get but then there’s now. The calendar says spring, the geese are coming back in droves and I’m refusing to shovel new snow thinking it has to melt. It’s… Continue Reading