Moonlight

These photos were taken as the moon began to wane from the recent Full Moon. Shrouded by clouds, the moon danced around while these high white balance photos were being taken. The longer the camera took, the more light began to emerge on the finished photo.

Ripple in the Heavens

When a strong atmospheric pattern sweeps over, the clouds are shaped into flowing ripples that reverberate across the sky. You can feel the vibrations in the air. The signal of the oncoming storm rises before you and soon the sky will darken in chaos.

Man in Nature

These pictures were taken in rural southern Illinois overlooking the interstate. The strands of light are from vehicles passing by. It a stark juxtaposition in such a natural environment.

Along the Path

On a short stroll through the park today I took some pictures of my favorite subject matter. Trees. Tall, majestic and green, they are an invaluable asset to our lives. As a closeted treehugger, I encourage everyone to go up to the next tree you see, give it a hug, and tell it thank you.

Looking Up Through the Trees

If you are in a wooded area and look up to the sky you see the tops of trees. Staring at them from the bottom up, you get an insignificant feeling. Dwarfed by immense giants of nature, they give off a sense of comfort and shield us in a big leafy cocoon.

Old Steam Engine

This picture looks like it could have been taking 100 years ago. But thanks to the wonders of black and white photography and the Threshing Bee Steam Engine Show in Sycamore, Illinois, the machinery of antiquity can be appreciated by a new generation.

Rock Bluffs

These rocks jut out from the hillside adding a surreal dynamic to the forest. They provide a pedestal for nature to stand and look out among creation.

Tricks of Light

Camera effects can do wonders for bright lights in the dark. They can be made to dance and tell a compelling story.

Celestrial Strands

Circle Speed

This was created entirely in Photoshop, using various filters and gradients. The hypnotic and disorienting effects play with your mind and make your eyes question what they see.