Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Fog

As I ventured out to run some errands this morning, I found my self looking for something out of the ordinary. Something I have not seen yet. This morning was foggy. By the time I had finished my errands the sun had started to clear out the fog allowing me to see further and lighting the landscape with diffused light. While I did not see anything out of the ordinary,the fog helped make things extraordinary.    

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Red and Round.

 Several of my recent posts have a lack of color and are more monochrome due to the season. The limits of  photography allow me to be limitless.

Just down the road is one of the only round barns in Portage county.  This true round barn barn was built in 1898 and fell into an era of building from the late 1800's to the 1930s. I had never seen one until moving to Wisconsin. It is nice to see a piece of history like this still standing.

I have been waiting to make exposures of this barn for over a year. Today was the day.

Monday, March 14, 2011


The tracks showed something went this way. Even though the tracks are not fresh, could whatever made them be just beyond the trees?  One thing for sure, soon the snow will be gone and images like this will be gone for a time.

Turkeys are also enjoying seeing patches of land. Just last week, I had seen about sixty of them in a field a couple of miles from our house. A common sight around here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Automatic Rewind.


Today, as I looked through some images for a project Melissa was working on, I thought I should post some of them. I decided to start in 2008 and work back to 2005. The first image was taken in September of 2008. It was taken at the Barrens along the Kenduskaeg stream in Bangor, Maine .

This Image taken on an early morning in 2007,  along the Rocky Mountain Front in Alberta, Canada. Wagons West. It conjures up a time not too long ago when  settlers or travelers may have gazed upon what lied ahead.

Glacier National Park, June, 2006. This image I took on the west side of the park just off the Going to the Sun Road. The bridge got wiped out a couple of years ago from flooding.

 Norris Geyser Basin,Yellowstone National Park, August, 2005. This image somehow stayed under the radar until last year. I had gone back to review some images and was thrilled when I came  upon it. As I looked at my shoot from that trip I remembered that we woke early one morning to do some hiking on the trails. Looking back, today I am glad  What a treat it was to smell the sulfur and feel the warm water as it sprayed us as we walked by.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Yesterday, alongside the road the disappearing snow pack revealed a deer carcass that provided for other animals. I suspect the deer had been hit by a car. As we passed by I could see several small birds picking around the carcass and what looked like an osprey circling above. I tried to get closer but the ditch was covered by snow and my first step from the shoulder of the road my shoe went pretty deep in the snow.

So what's the big deal?  Most people have seen this type of unfortunate image alongside of the road. For me it is the deer's relationship to the land and the struggle of the ending season for all creatures.

Beast of burden?