Friday, July 22, 2016

I'm back with a new book!

I've been away for a while. I have been working on a new book. It was just published. The title is, "A Guide to the Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana."
Each of the 72 pages in this book is packed with information about the covered bridges of Parke County, including:

  • Covered bridge history and design
  • Biographies of the bridge builders
  • Color coded routes and locations
  • Specification information for each bridge
  • Interesting facts about the bridge and surroundings
  • Multiple full-color photographs of each bridge
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates are provided for easy navigation

You can take a look inside here.     

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fine Art For Sale

View our fine art images available through "Fine Art America."

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Another fine art book published.

I have just published a new fine art book containing some of our favorite images from Arizona. The book includes images from Sedona, Monument Valley and Upper Antelope slot canyon. Many of the images are in black and white to enhance the texture of the rock formations. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

New Orchid Book Published

I just published a book featuring photographs of orchids at Shutterfly.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bald Eagle Safari 2012

Mature Eagle in tree
In order to see and photograph Bald Eagles (haliaeets leucocephalus) in the wild many people in the United States must journey North to Alaska or Canada. That is, unless you live near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. This area hosts the wintering and breeding grounds for hundreds of these majestic birds.

One of the best Christmas gifts my wife and I received this year was a "Bald Eagle Days" package at the Pere Marquette Lodge near Grafton, Illinois. The package included wine and cheese appetizers , dinner in the rustic dining room,  an overnight stay at the lodge, breakfast in the morning and a day-long guided tour of wetlands surrounding the park and the land between the rivers.

Scott Isringhausen, site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park, was our guide for the day. Due to an unusually warm winter in Canada and North America the eagle migration is a little late this year and there are not as many eagles in the area as usual. With Scott's guidance we were able to spot twenty eagles on our day long journey.

An eagle nest high up in a tree with Geese flying over.
Our tour began at the information center in Pere Marquette State Park. After an orientation video Scott shared some information about the eagles in the area. We then departed on our tour. We traveled through the woods next to the Illinois river for some distance and saw eagles' nests in the tree tops.

Snow Geese take flight
We crossed the Illinois river on the Brussels Ferry. Once across, we hugged the river and spotted a few eagles. We journeyed up to Swan Lake where hundreds of Snow Geese were resting on the water. Something startled the geese and they took to the air.

Eagle in tree near river

Over the course of the day we spotted a number of eagles in the trees or in flight. Even though we didn't see a lot of eagles on this trip we plan on going back later for another visit to photograph more of these majestic birds.

Monday, September 19, 2011

"The Heartland Remembers"

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9-11-2001, 2996 flags were placed on the hillside below the Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. Each flag bore the name and information about a victim of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was truly a moving experience to walk among the flags and read the names and information about each person killed on that dreadful day. I took a number of photographs both during the day and at night of the flags and the hillside. Some are viewable in the 9-11 gallery at Fine Art America.
I have also included one of the panorama images taken at night.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Classic Ansel Adams Book For Sale

Illustrated Guide to Yosemite Valley (Paperback)
by Virginia and Ansel Adams

Third Edition, July 1946 Published by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc. San Francisco, California. Good condition. Some edge/corner wear/chipping, spine somewhat tight but usable, slight dent on front cover near bottom edge. 127 pages, 12 color coded diagrams showing location of trails, roads and geological features in Yosemite Valley. Forty-five black and white photographics by Ansel Adams. Coated paper throughout. Very clean, unmarked. Cover: Turquoise w/pine cone drawing-front/back cover, white lettering, in white plastic comb spine. Price: $35.50

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