Category Archives: Nature

Photo of the Day: The Moose

We met some ladies from Anchorage the other day by the hotel pool on our little trip to Dallas. We got to talking about the moose and how they come into the city and stand in people’s driveways and there’s nothing you can do until they move.  This little conversation reminded me of this picture and how amazing it was for my family to be just yards from a moose crossing the river in front of us.

 
Moose Crossing the Kasilof River.  What you can't see in this photo is that there were about 10 salmon fishing boats around here as well as dozens of fishermen on the shore.  She crossed the water and then shook off between two fishermen before entering the woods.Order Code: C12

Colors of the Sky

We had several days of rain here recently, but we’ve been blessed with gorgeous sun and temperatures the past few days. It’s days like these when I make sure I grab my camera before I leave the house.

This photo is a paintography picture of the morning sky. It was about 8:30am and I was taking my son to “school” (he goes to daycare a few days per week). I loved the colors of the sky, but I thought the paintography technique gave it the feeling I had when I experienced it.

This shot was taken this evening on our way back from daycare. I loved the color gradation of the sky with the tree silhouetted against it. I love this tree too. I pass it numerous times per week, but it’s the colors of the sky that always show it off.

Birds of the Backyard

These are just a few of the feathered friends we have around our yard. I love that we moved our bird feeder to the crepe myrtle tree, as it makes for a nice backdrop. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

If you’re interested in prints of any of these birds, click on the photo and you’ll be taken to our SmugMug portfolio where all of our images can be found and purchased.

2 New Locations!

We’re so excited that we are now able to offer our fine art photography and travel photography for sale at two locations in the Lake Fork, Texas area. We recently rented vendor space in the Redneck Ranch in Winnsboro, Texas where you will find a wide selection of our travel and nature photography. We’ve got prints from $5 up to 20×24 inch prints framed and ready to go. We’ve also got CandlesUWant candles and gift baskets as well. The gift baskets feature our photography as well as candles and other goodies.

In addition, we’ve also partnered up with Tiffany’s Restaurant at Lake Fork Marina. We’ve ordered a ton of new canvases and gatorboards that we’re going to have on display in their main dining room. Ninety percent of the photos will be Lake Fork photography as well as a few other travel photos sprinkled in as well. We look to have all photos installed next week sometime!

In October, we’ll also have a booth set up at the Mineola Gypsy Market, so we’re looking forward to that as well.

Colorful Night on Lake Fork  Order Code: A47

Blue Herons

Our waterfront attracts a lot of herons. It’s a good place for catching small fish and frogs, but I’ve found it difficult to get a nice good, sharp shot of the blue herons that come and go around here. This morning, Troy and I got up early to go fishing and I was able to get these shots right off the shore from the boat at about 7 am. They are perhaps some of the clearest and sharpest shots I’ve been able to get of the blue herons around here.

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blue heron

The Blue Hour

Ever since reading about the blue hour, I’ve been intrigued and looking for a good opportunity to take one. With all of the family in town for the holidays, we spent the evening down at the boat dock and I got this shot.

bluehour

I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out, but I’m going to be on the look out for more opportunities for sure.

Alaska’s Wildlife

We just got back from a 10 day trip to Alaska that took us from Fairbanks down through Denali to Anchorage, Cooper Landing and Seward.  The differences between the northern part of the Interior and the southern coastline, particularly the Kenai Peninsula, are spectacular. Both parts of the state have amazing beauty to be found.  While we did get a ton of great landscape shots, I also got some awesome wildlife.

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(Okay, he’s not wildlife, but he was so darn cute)

immature bald eagle

Kasilof Moose