Midwestern Starry Night

Milky Way nightscapes are something I have wanted to do for a while. Finding the right foreground subject in the perfect-clear conditions is a big challenge. Suddenly October gave us one more warm weekend. So I ventured toward Toluca to have a go.

I’ve been following Richard Tatti on YouTube for months. These shots are my first try. If I practice enough maybe I can match his quality.

Thanks so much to the generous family who owns this farm for welcoming me to try my first nightscapes.

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Alaska Vacation

We planned this “bucket list” vacation for over a year. Sadly, on our first day of the cruise from Vancouver, I contracted COVID. We were quarantined to our state room for the remainder of our trip. The cruise line took good care of us and I recovered by our first port of call but we are still stuck. Undeterred, we made the best of our trip asking friends to take pictures of excursions we missed and took pictures from our balcony when we could.

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Peoria Four Seasons

One of the reasons we love it here in the Midwest is because we enjoy all four seasons. From January’s winter snow through the exploding June and July summer sunsets to our signature fall colors, I hope you can agree. (Note to self: take some spring pictures next year.)

Santa Rosa Beach 2021

Deb and I rented a home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for three weeks partially for vacation and partially to see where we want to live when we grow up. This part of Florida has so much beauty to offer, I couldn’t help but capture a few good shots.

Sean & Julie Engagement Pics

Sean & Julie were engaged a few weeks ago. But they asked me to shoot their engagement photos while we were all together in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida on family vacation. What a great feeling it was to capture their engagement pictures. Thanks to my first assistant, Ryan, who did a great job posing our subjects.