Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  My nephew is joining us this year, hence the four jack-o-lanterns.  Can you guess which mine?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Isle of Palms Sunrise

I got up three mornings in a row to shoot the sunrise when I stayed at the Isle of Palms in June.  Each time was a little different.  This was my favorite shot that included the beach houses that line the shore.

I just added this as a print in my shop.  Find it here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Moana Character Portrait

I've been taking portraits of my daughter in her favorite costumes.  Here, she is being Moana, and we took it this summer on the Isle of Palms.  Bless her heart, she got up to see the sun rise with her Grammy and me at 5:30 in the morning.  She walked all the way down to the pier, running at times toward the rising sun, and alternately looking for seashells.  Then she tolerated about 15 minutes of this portrait session before she called it.  I needed a nap later that day but she never did!

I love this one from a different day, but even at 8 a.m. the light is so inferior.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Milky Way, Reworked

I liked my Milky Way shot that I took up in the mountains in Wyoming, but I thought it could be better so I reworked it a bit.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rear View Sunset

We drove across North Dakota and headed for Detroit Lakes in Minnesota.  We were a little behind schedule getting there, or we would have pulled over to take a photo of the incredible sunset that was occurring behind us.  I watched it in the side view mirror for a while before I thought to shoot it that way.  It was too pretty not to try.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Greybull Sentinel

We drove north through Greybull before exiting Wyoming into Montana.  Greybull is a lovely town and I would have liked to have spent more time there.  There were cute motels and huge murals, but this horse keeping watch over the main drag was my favorite little detail.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Bison Herd of Thermopolis

We witnessed the eclipse on Monday, and then left Tuesday morning.  We were about an hour and a half from Yellowstone, so we had to swing by for a drive through.  But when we got to Moran Junction, it was as we suspected - traffic was at a standstill (that's still 28 miles away from the entrance to the park).  There were an estimated 500,000 additional vehicles in the state of Wyoming and I think half of them tried to visit Yellowstone (just like us, haha).  So we turned around and headed back to Dubois for for lunch, and then changed our route to go through Thermopolis, WY.  It's one of our favorite places in the state, with the world's largest hot springs that are free to the public (or you can pay to go to the waterpark that has curly slides) and even an RV park right at the springs (best RV park value in the country!).  It was a bit warm to enjoy the water, but we came instead to see the bison at Hot Springs State Park.  We promised my daughter bison, and there is a herd that roams the park there.  And I'm pretty sure I was as excited to see the bison as my five-year-old.