Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sparse Shopping

Shot this last year in Leeds, UK -- this is the Corn Exchange building. It's no longer a retail outlet; today it's a restaurant. Yes, the whole damn thing. They were going to lease it out to multiple customers, but they could only find one. So until they find more, the whole thing belongs to one guy. Must feel like eating in a stadium!

Monday, December 22, 2008

That Fro!

>My good friend Josh, from when he came back to Lincoln last winter -- here's to hoping you make it back again this year, bro!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Misty Mountain

Shot from atop a mountain in Vermont -- we kept waiting for the cold clouds to stop rolling through until we realized we just needed to descend a bit to get below the cloud deck. Click to enlarge.

Monday, December 15, 2008

How Do You Like Dem

This is a good example of a photo that I never would have taken before I started marketing stock photography. This is the kind of silly thing that sells, for some reason.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Island

This was shot in upstate New York -- just south of Plattsburgh, I believe, or wherever the ferry from Vermont drops you off. Quite a beautiful view just at sunrise. Click to enlarge.

Monday, December 08, 2008


I just noticed (via that deluge of comments) that my other blog, The Big Storm Picture was selected by Google as today's Blog of Note. Thanks, Google!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Derwent Water

Our friend Keith shows my wife Derwent Water in Cumbria, UK. This was an excellent overlook, even if it was a bit of a blustery and stormy day. England is a country of surprisingly diverse landscapes, considering its compact size. My wife will probably kill me for posting a wide angle photo with her at the edge of the frame. ;) Click to enlarge.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

On a Hot Tin Roof

To be honest, I have no idea what I like so much about this shot. I took it in Vermont at a Cider House -- there was just something about the sheet-metal against the sky that caught my eye. Click to enlarge.

Friday, December 05, 2008

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

My friend Josh multitasks as he drives me back to his place in Vermont. Don't try this at home, kids! Click to enlarge.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


From a recent photo safari in eastern Nebraska. About as close to an elk as I've ever been! Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Today's photo is a candid of a man in Leeds, England. Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

JPG Issue 19

I have a photo essay in one of my favorite mags this month -- JPG magazine. Pretty exciting -- a lot of great stuff gets put into JPG, and it definately feels good to share the same pages with a whole host of excellent photographers.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Actual sign seen at a Nebraska Walmart

Yes, this is an actual sign seen at the Kearney, Nebraska Walmart on a Sunday night. No word if this also applies to alcohol, though we were tempted to bring a bottle up to checkout and find out.

BTW, there were actually two of these signs on the same shelf, about 10 feet apart. Here's the other one:

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lets Go For a Drive

Cumbria, England -- rural, beautiful, and eminently driveable! Click to enlarge.

Pheasants at Market

One of the more unusual (to an American, like me) aspects of a Farmers' Market in England is that they actually have rows of game bird hanging up for purchase. These fine specimen were found in Leeds last December. Click to enlarge.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Today's photo is from the Manchester, New Hampshire airport. It's funny, airports are actually pretty interesting places to photograph -- but I'm usually too busy headed to the terminal or the baggage or hither or tither to stop and take pictures. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fog in the Adirondacks

Today's photo is another large panorama -- click it to enlarge it to ginormous size. This was shot in the Adirondacks of New York in October on a photo trip with my buddy, Josh. He'd always told me that fall was spectacular in the northeast, and he wasn't lying! Usually in a nature shot you hate to see things like ski lifts -- but in this case I actually like it, as it gives a sense of massive proportion. Cloudtopped mountains seemed to be a pretty common occurrence in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Panorama from the Adirondacks

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A pano in the Adirondacks, near Au Sable Forks, New York. The original of this is around 17,000 pixels wide. Click to enlarge to really, really big.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh hai

"Are I under arrests?"

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Today's photos are of pelican-looking birds on a recent photo safari in Nebraska. What are these things? If you know, leave a comment -- I've Googled, but to no avail. Click any photo to enlarge.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Today's photo is a closeup detail of an Elk's rack. Shot on a photo safari in Eastern Nebraska. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh hai just relaxin'

Today's photo is of another frog -- this one seemingly mired on a deserted island, surrounded by a sea of algae. Probably feels right at home. Click to enlarge -- this is one of those shots that doesn't look terribly interesting in the smaller view. :)


If an Elk could talk, that's what he'd be saying. This was shot on an animal safari here in Nebraska, and we seemed to arrive when all the Elk were in heat and shouting "Come get some!" at each other. This one seemed to misunderstand the species of our car. Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Self portrait after shooting a wedding

Shooting a wedding takes it out of you. :) I shot this at the end of 6 straight hours of shooting -- over 3,000 photos taken. Slap down the tripod, turn on the timer, viola. This was a long exposure, with a flash at the end to freeze the ghosts. Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just Chillin'

Today's photo is of a frog I shot on a nearby photo Safari. You wouldn't think an algae covered lake could ever look homey, but this frog looks like he couldn't ask for more. Click to enlarge to 985px.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

New Blog: The Big Storm Picture

Just a heads up that I'm launching a new blog. This one won't go away, and I will continue to update it with all types of my photography -- but the new blog will center entirely on storm photography. And because this is the year 2008 and most people have big monitors and love huge, juicy photos, everything posted to that blog will be roughly 1000 pixels wide. Come check out The Big Storm Picture at See you there!

Dangerous trio

So, the thing is, my friend Josh likes to hang around mens' rooms. Wait, that sounds wrong. What I mean is that he likes to sneak into bathrooms and take pictures. No, no, it's not like that. It's just a fetish he has about bathroom photography. My friend Lanette has the same fetish, so they figured they'd get together and... wait, I'm making a mess of this.

Some photographers (my self included) try to slip in a self portrait whereever they go, to remind them of the experience. Lanette has this thing where she shoots a snap inside a bathroom. Apparently, Josh decided that that idea was "awesome sauce", and they've been doing it ever since. I guess peer pressure got to me. :) This is from a shoot I went on with both of them last winter. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The fruits of a thousand miles of driving

Storm chasing in November? You betcha. Unfortunately, even after around 1,000 miles of roundtrip driving, this (and a couple other like it) is the only fruit of yesterday's chase into southeastern Kansas. Shot east of Wichita, this is the mammatus lit by sunset behind a dieing storm. Still, it's November... it's hard to complain. Click to enlarge to 950px.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Winter Shots

Here are some more shots from last Winter's photoshoot in rural Nebraska with Josh and Lanette. Click any below to enlarge to 950px (or larger, for the pano).

This is a panorama stitched together from 8 or 9 photos. I love all the barns in Nebraska.

I also tend to have an affinity for haybales. They seem like such an enigma, out in the middle of nowhere.

Here Josh shoots Lanette apparently trying to hitchhike a train. Holy crap was it COLD that day; I ended up running back into the car screaming like a little girl about my face, which had gone entirely numb. Five degrees Fahrenheit plus a 30 mph wind do not make for a friendly photo-excursion day.

Josh noticed this shot as he was driving by. I stole it from him. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA

Monday, November 03, 2008

Old photoshoot from last winter with Josh & Lanette

Here are a couple shots from last winter. Josh comes up with these crazy ideas for model photography, and they usually work. :) Click to enlarge to 950px.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A few pics from the June 11th storm chase

Here are a few pics I forgot about from the June 11th storm chase. This was a squall line with a bunch of embedded supercells -- one of the embedded cells (about 20 miles north of this one) ended up killing several Boy Scouts at a camp in Iowa.

I've now increased the size of the photos that you see when you click the thumbnails to 950 pixels, reflecting the fact that most people now have at least 1024x768 px monitors. Click any photo to enlarge.

The squall line approaches. Looking west from near Valley, Nebraska.

Another storm chaser shooting video from a bridge near Valley, Nebraska. This is looking south at a lowering wall cloud that approached a bit more rapidly than I'd expected; I ended up bolting east towards Omaha. Big mistake; got stuck in on the Interstates in a metro area. Ended up crossing over into Iowa, as getting back west was hopeless. I should have gone a bit north I think.

The outflow above just ahead of the squall. This is just after sunset, in Iowa. It looks spooky, but the business end of the storm was actually to the west of what's above. This system had reported tornadoes well into the night. I ended up stuck at a Subway in rural Iowa, waiting for the squall to push through; there were too many embedded supercells and too many constant tornado warnings to punch through it back into Nebraska with the limited visibility provided at night.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Fall in the Adirondacks

This is a lake in upstate New York. Me and my friend Josh have been on a great photo trip -- hopefully I'll have lots of material by the time I get back! :) Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This was shot inside the Royal Armoury in Leeds, UK. Shortly after this was snapped, I dodged his charge and tackled him, binding his hands with rope. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Leeds Clock

Today's photo is of a clock in Leeds, UK. This is a shot my wife pointed out to me -- I hadn't even noticed it. :) In England, you're surrounded by so much incredible-looking history, it all starts to blend together after a while. Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Westminster Abby at Night

Today's photo is of Westminster Abby. Below it is a perspective corrected version -- the originals of both are quite huge (HUUUUUGE, as Tiny Elvis would say), as they were stitched together from around 20 photos. Unfortunately, I apparently bumped the tripod on one of those photos, so you basically end up with a photo where almost all of it is tack sharp when blown up to the size of a movie screen, but one little section of it is fuzzy. *sigh* Click to enlarge.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Chimney Pots

Chimney pots -- something you rarely see in America. This was shot from the rooftop a 4-story home (owned by one of Jasmin's old friends) in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, U.K. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hebden Water

Today's photos are from Calderdale, UK, in December of 2007. Hebden Water is the name of the river running through; though it doesn't feel tiny, Calderdale is what many in the UK would probably class a "small town" -- and there are little towns like this dotting the English countryside pretty much wherever you go. The interesting part is that there are pretty much no suburbs -- the town just abruptly stops. Click to enlarge.