Autumn Foliage Reflection and Leaf Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Autumn Foliage Reflection and Leaf Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I remark to my wife, Deb, quite often about the desire to take photographs that are uniquely different ways of presenting scenes in Nature. Images most folks might not see. When I capture one that I think is successful, I rave to her about it.…
Black Eyed Susan Cluster

The Best Images of 2016: Black Eyed Susan Cluster

One of my goals this past year was to photograph more flowers and continue working to create a soft, colorful, totally unique style of photographing them. I've been referring to the collection as "Floral Expressions." I captured so many images…
McDonald Creek Glacier National Park Montana

The Best Images of 2016: McDonald Creek, Glacier National Park, Montana

Well, another year has come and gone and what I like to do in January of the new year is to look back through my portfolio to find my ten favorite images from the previous year. I'm happy to report I did find ten I liked! The first is an…
Golden Light Cades Cove Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Golden Light Cades Cove Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

Here's another image from a recent photo trek I took to the Smoky Mountains. The light in Cades Cove, where this image was created, can be utterly amazing on most mornings. Because of the lay of the land, a mist is common. If there are minimal…
Little River Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Little River Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I spent a few days in the Smoky mountains this past Autumn photographing the Fall colors, mountains, trees, and of course, the beautiful rivers that flow through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park... This is one of my faves from that…
McDonald Creek Glacier National Park Montana

The Best Images of 2016: McDonald Creek Morning Glacier National Park Montana

This photograph of McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park, Montana reminds me of the sights, sounds and smells of this special landscape. A cool morning where the sun had yet to blanket the scene, the sound of a waterfall in the distance and…
Pink Dogwood Blossoms

The Best Images of 2016: Pink Dogwood Blossoms

I really got a creative thrill out of photographing flowers in 2016 and as I write this, am counting the days until Spring arrives again so I can continue. The process is very artistic, slow, interesting and a total stress reliever for me. An…
Haystack Falls Glacier National Park Montana

The Best Images of 2016: Haystack Falls Glacier National Park Montana

O.K., I'll admit it... I'm addicted to photographing water in motion. This waterfall scene I could not resist when we encountered it in Glacier National Park this past Summer. The sky was overcast, the light was gentle and sound of the water…
Sun on the Horizon Clingman's Dome Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Sun on the Horizon Clingman's Dome Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I've photographed in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee on a bunch of occasions. One scene that eluded me because of conditions or time was that classic rippled Appalachian mountain scene at sunset. This past October, I made an extra effort…
Sun Scrape on Mountain Glacier National Park Montana

The Best Images of 2016: Sun Scrape on Mountain Glacier National Park Montana

Beautiful light presents itself in the morning and evening no matter where you live in these United States. But considering we live here in the plainly flat Midwest, the opportunity to see beautiful light play out on the mountains of the West…