I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.

Posts tagged “summer


Here is another fantastic beer from Tommyknocker.  Since my wife and I loved the Maple Nut Brown Ale (Check it out) so much we decided to try another flavor from the mountain town brewery.  This one did not disappoint either!  It was very light and sweet.  It was a good sweet though, not one that gave you gut rot after one.  It is by far my favorite summer ale.  I’m sure there will be more recommendations from Tommyknocker in the future.  Keep an eye for them.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!



Take a Seat

I don’t know why but I found this old garage very interesting.  It had good symmetry but was put off balance by all of the flowers on the right side.  I love the vine reaching through the busy side of the frame to the ‘boring’ side of the garage.  I thought the whole thing worked well together.  I tried a composition that was zoomed into the right side with one of the doors and flowers.  Let’s just say that didn’t make the cut.   It would have been nice to get more detail of the flowers but that’s alright.  At least I tried.

I can see this old garage with its owner sitting in that old chair back during the towns prime.  Kind of makes me think of the movie Cars with the hopping town that was forgotten about because of the interstate system.

Old Sunday Farm

I found this cemetery hidden behind the dog park on Saturday.  It only has about 10 graves surrounded by a wooding fence.  I found a giant boulder with a plaque attached to it stating the importance of the this cemetery.  Supposedly this is where prominent evangelist Billy Sunday was born and grew up at.  He was very well known for this during the first two decades of the 1900’s.  He was also a baseball player in the 1880’s for the National League.  How random is that?  Anyways, it gave a couple good opportunities for some shots.


Carnation Fresh Milk

So last night I was so excited because I was actually able to do some real shooting for the first time in a couple months!  I took some back roads home and came across Sheldahl, Iowa.  A town I have never heard of.  It probably only had a population of a couple hundred.  It had some interesting things in it that I was able to capture such as the back half of an old milk truck.  I had to capture this!  I got a couple good angles and I was on my way to the next interesting thing.  Hopefully they turned out!

Power Silhouettes

Today’s post is of a couple reprocessed images I took while on my internship.  We were doing this because of the construction of a wind turbine field with over 100 new turbines in it.  I was put in charge of taking a measuring pole and touching over one hundred power lines.  Then I was to record the height of every single one that crossed a road.  Each line had to be measured to make sure the trucks bringing in the new energy producer would fit underneath them.  It was actually a really peaceful week being in the middle of nowhere.  The area was 36 square miles, mostly on country gravel roads.  I rarely ran into anyone; it was just me, the buzzing power lines, and my radio.  Oh!  And of course my camera.  One day when I was done, I came across the edge of another wind turbine field.  So naturally I had to get some shots of these mammoth machines.  These two are the best of the bunch I believe.  Honestly, I couldn’t decide which one I liked better.  I like pieces of both.  So I’ll let you decide for me.