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Sneaking a Peek

March 27, 2021 - So our family adopted two puppies leading into winter. This is Kip and we get a kick out of Kip's stare. He is always wa...
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Basking in the Sunrise

March 23, 2021 - I really enjoyed this tranquil scene of this barn basking in the warm light of a sunrise reflected in the windows.
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Good Morning McLean County

March 22, 2021 - When my daughter asked, "Dad can we go get some photos in the morning for my art class?"... I said "you bet!" We stumble...
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What a Sunset

February 27, 2021 - I was blessed with this incredible sunset on the way home from photographing birds at Lake Evergreen tonight. I pulled d...
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Saturday Morning in Central Illinois

February 27, 2021 - The full moon was beautiful this morning. I found this sleepy little farm north of Bloomington, IL to make this image....
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Weathered Old Barn

January 27, 2021 - I've photographed this barn before but with each passing season, it gains more character. The stories this old barn coul...
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Winter Path

January 25, 2021 - Winter trails are some of my favorite to explore. They offer a cool and refreshing air with a silence that hits differen...
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Perched Eagle in a Winter Scene on the Mackinaw River

January 24, 2021 - Taken last week (1-17-21) during the snowfall on the Mackinaw River. Simple black and white of a beautiful and serene sc...
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Rural Winter Landscape

January 16, 2021 - Just a simple rural winter landscape with mood.
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Great Blue Heron Enjoying Winter Peace

January 13, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron chilling in this peaceful winter cove made for a serene scene.
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Winter Creek Bed

January 08, 2021 - The water levels at Dawson Lake were already very low so when the ice and snow storm hit, it created this beautiful scen...
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Alone in Thought

January 06, 2021 - Peace, solitude, and alone in thought.
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Winter Oasis

January 06, 2021 - The sense of peace that comes over me when I find spots like this to think about my composition and camera settings whil...
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Silver Scene

January 05, 2021 - There were multiple scenes that took my breath away including this view of the snowy banks along the lake with the trees...
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Red Barn in the Midwest Tundra

January 04, 2021 - I've always been a sucker for red barns and this one caught my eye among the fields of snow and trees of ice.
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Sunset on Emerson Road

June 16, 2020 - One of my favorite things about the Midwest are the sunsets. This sunset was taken at my in-laws' house on Emerson Rd.,...
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Illinois Spring Sunset

March 29, 2020 - Tonight's sunset was intense as it dropped blow the clouds and set. It demanded that I pull over and get a photo.
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First Sunset of Spring

March 19, 2020 - With the rain clouds all day, I didn't think there was even a chance for getting a sunset tonight, but the first day of...
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A Winter Day in March

March 17, 2020 - An image from Saturday March 14th. Nothing like a 3-5 inch snow in March. A Sunset from Sunday, March 15th, a day aft...
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Peaceful, Winter Drive at Sunset

January 01, 2014 - Winter skies can offer some of the most beautiful backdrops for the most familiar Midwest views. I love the peace that w...
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Surviving 1

December 16, 2013 - There isn't much light for me to get out after work but I did manage about 35 minutes tonight to get a photo of this squ...
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In The Open

November 02, 2013 - I love this time of year...the colors and mild temps make autumn in Illinois one of my favorite seasons. The warm, Earth...
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Fall Evening Doe

October 25, 2013 - Tonight I went out for a little, long overdue, r&r hike and this was one of the little surprises God gave me. This doe w...
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Snow Leopard

October 23, 2013 - The snow leopards at Brookfield are beautiful and this momma snow leopard has her hands full with a baby cub. I really l...
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In the Shadows

October 19, 2013 - The gorillas at Brookfield Zoo are amazing, but very difficult to photograph sometimes. The lighting in their enclosure...
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Intimidating

October 18, 2013 - We took the kids to Brookfield Zoo last weekend. We've been making trips to this zoo since our oldest was a toddler. Of...
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Fun at the Lake

August 25, 2013 - Documenting simple, yet memorable, family fun always makes for priceless photographic memories later in life. We can rem...
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Late Summer Bloom

August 06, 2013 - The colors of summer are striking and by isolating a single bloom against a darker background really helps this bloom sh...
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Basking in the Sun

August 05, 2013 - The hummingbirds proved to be a challenge this week, but I still managed a couple of images. I caught this one perched a...
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Swimmer

June 24, 2013 - Look who enjoys the water! I never thought boxers were much for swimming but you can't keep Faith out of the lake when w...
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Red-Winged Blackbird

June 19, 2013 - Lake Dawson have several of these cattails growing along one of my favorite trails. I always think to myself that it wou...
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Country Simplicity

June 18, 2013 - Sometimes the decision to go black and white or stay color is difficult. I love a good black and white image. It takes a...
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Country Horse

June 17, 2013 - One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~Dale Carneg...
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Eastern Kingbird

June 15, 2013 - The Eastern Kingbird is a really cool summer bird in Illinois. They eat insects and look really cool as they fly over fi...
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Simplicity

June 14, 2013 - Sometimes it is the simple, everyday things that can be quite beautiful and eye-catching. You just have to stop and "see...
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Illinois Summer Scene

June 09, 2013 - As I drive around looking for specific nature, wildlife, or landscape images, I try to keep my mind open to anything tha...
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Pop Up in Rows

June 04, 2013 - I love seeing all of the green popping up around us, especially the crops. The rural countryside is full of life right n...
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Room to Run

June 03, 2013 - I pass this pasture of beautiful horses almost every time I go out to take photos. I always think about stopping but the...
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Morning Song

June 02, 2013 - One of my favorite things is listening to song birds sing their little hearts out. Cheesy?....maybe, but peaceful and re...
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Early Spring Magnolia

April 07, 2013 - How magical is Spring? Waking to birds chirping and heading outside to realize you don't need that annoying winter coat.
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Birding Brothers

April 06, 2013 - While the girls were involved with Girl Scout's this weekend, us boys went down the Lake Petersburg for some guy time. F...
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Brothers

March 26, 2013 - I love my boys! They can be trying, difficult, fussy, stubborn, etc. BUT they also make me laugh, proud, feel loved, and...
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Look Before Turning

January 18, 2013 - I have so many Bald Eagle images from my last trip to the Mississippi River, but the fun part is finding the various uni...
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Winter Stroll

January 16, 2013 - At first glance you see a nice winter scene with ice on the lake and bare trees, but after looking more closely, you can...
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Wait For Us

January 14, 2013 - Geese Running Off Into the Sunset...so romantic. I love the colors of this image. You have the vibrant reflection of the...
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Sunset Deer

January 13, 2013 - Just before sunset and right before leaving Dawson Lake after driving around it for over 30 minutes, I spotted these dee...
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Cattails in Winter

January 12, 2013 - I love photographing sunrises and sunsets. Since I'm a night owl, sunsets are more common for me. I'm always on the look...
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On Top of the World

January 12, 2013 - I like how this image gives the viewer a sense of what it would be like to soar with an Eagle. What an amazing way to tr...
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Stocking Up

January 10, 2013 - On one of my winter hikes I found this squirrel chowing down on a nut. It doesn't look like winter has been too hard on...
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Eagle in Lovely Light

January 08, 2013 - Good natural light can make the difference between a nice photo and a great photo. I would photograph these amazing bird...
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Lower the Landing Gear

January 07, 2013 - I like this image of this bald eagle doing a flyby with his talons lowered and ready to attack. Getting the face sharp w...
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Preparing to Dive

January 05, 2013 - These birds can spot a fish and spin and dive within seconds. It is an amazing thing to observe and a difficult thing to...
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Soaring

January 04, 2013 - What a fun and memorable time I had at Lock and Dam 14 while with my wife, kids, and parents. We all took in the beauty...
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Cardinal in the Snow

January 02, 2013 - A cardinal in the winter is probably one of the most beautiful sights. Their red seems to stand out among the winter won...
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Let It Snow

January 01, 2013 - There is just something I love about seeing evergreens covered in snow. I would miss this if I ever moved away from the...
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Snowy Hike; Happy New Year

December 31, 2012 - This image was from my snowy, peaceful hike through Ewing Park this morning. It was nice time and place to reflect on 20...
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Winter Deer

December 30, 2012 - This was taken earlier this morning. I have been really busy lately and haven't taken time to shoot landscapes or nature...
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