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A must trip.


Echo bluff the latest Missouri State Park is a must. I’ve only been there twice but I will be going back this fall. It’s not easy to get to from here, but well worth the effort. I like doing fall images during or after it rains, using a polarizer filter really make the colors pop. I would like to do a one-day workshop this fall.


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I would have to say that fall is my favorite time of year to photograph. It’s not just the great colors, but the sun comes up later giving me more time to sleep and sunset is earlier so I’m not out all night. A plus is that the weather is nice and cool.

Fall colors can be very unpredictable, some years they explode and other years they can be very scattered and last only a few days. 

Complain then go.

20150725-009720150725-0097 I live a very privileged life, I did not know how much until I went to Ethiopia. This image are of kids that don’t get to go to school instead they get up pre-dawn to move their cattle up into the mountains for grass and they will do this 7 days a week. If you made eye contact with them they would give you a big smile. I would love to go back to Africa   

Sometime you need to Pano.

20180104-00920180104-009 Sometime you get to a place and you wished to had another lens. I got to the bottom of this fall and wanted to get the whole thing but didn’t have a wide enough lens, so instead I shoot a pano. This was 4 images brought together in Lightroom.

Just shoot it already!

20171005-085120171005-0851 Do you ever over-think things? I’m always looking for the grand vistas and sometimes I just need to take a exposure. This image wasn’t taken my normal way. I didn’t set up a tripod, I didn’t work the composition, I didn’t use a manual exposure to get the best range of light I simply like what I saw and pressed the button. I like this image today but didn’t fuss over it.