Lights and Motion

Lights and Motion

I was driving back from the St. Louis airport with my wife (she was driving) and I wanted to get some shots of the city.  We were short on time and could not stop so I took out my camera and started to get some shots of the traffic on the highway. I captured this...
Blue Angels

Blue Angels

This image was captured at the Annual Scott Air Force Base air show in Illinois.  The biggest challenge for this event was timing the shots while panning my camera on high speed passes.  It took some practice but by the end of the show I was very pleased with my...
Bug on Windshield

Bug on Windshield

I try not to think that luck goes into getting a great shot, but luck truly played a roll in capturing this picture.  This praying mantis came to rest on my car’s windshield while I was pumping gas at a local grocery store.  It was kind enough to pose gracefully...
Smoke & Mirror

Smoke & Mirror

This setup was one of the more complex that I have attempted.  I set this up in my apartment using a SB600 as a side light.  I used two sheets of foam core to focus the light to a small 2″ area where the smoke column was.  The smoke was provided by an...
Grasses

Grasses

This photo was taken while on a trip to the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area in northern Minnesota.  In 2008 I went backpacking in California and chose not to bring my Nikon, because I did not have the proper gear to pack it through the wilderness.  For that trip...