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Hello. Welcome to my website. I’m a photographer in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Please have a look around. Links to my latest blog posts can be found below, but the full blog can be found here.

My local photography can be found in my Stay Gallery, my floral portraits in my Bloom Gallery, and my travel photography in my Wander Gallery. My current featured collection, which will change from time to time, is my Barnstalking Gallery.

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levity

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Levity

Boy Scout Island, Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Today (Sunday, September 18, 2016, noon to 4 pm) is dayview full post »

born to ride

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Born to Ride

Next weekend (September 17-18, 2016) is the Southwest Iowa Art Tour at the Harvester in Council Bluffs, Iowa.view full post »

halogen daze

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Halogen Daze

Council Bluffs, Iowa. I’ve been planning this photograph for quite some time now, and all the necessary elementsview full post »

daybreakdancing

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Daybreakdancing

Bellevue, Nebraska. This cost me exactly two dollars more than other homegrown photos. A westbound dollar and then anview full post »

the bluffs are blazing

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Bluffs Are Blazing

The fireworks over Council Bluffs, Iowa, the evening of July 4th, 2016. Happy Birthday, America! ‘the bluffs areview full post »

thunder on a cloudless night

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Thunder on a Cloudless Night

Fireworks over Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Omaha skyline (Woodmen Tower, First National Bank Building) is visible in theview full post »

It

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: It’s the Way Your Eyes Light Up

What a gorgeous night at the College World Series/Olympic Swim Trials! This is from last night, Monday, June 27, 2016,view full post »

loess traffic

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Loess Traffic

Backroads, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Few things are more relaxing than exploring the backroads of rural Iowa, whereview full post »

stargrinder

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Stargrinder

Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Lately, I’ve begun dreaming of the day when the first spot that comes toview full post »

and then suddenly everything had a shadow

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And Then Suddenly Everything Had a Shadow

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Locals will know instantly exactly where this was taken. I’m so glad the rain hasview full post »

a two-star constellation

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: A Two-Star Constellation

My daughter and I went on a riverfront hiking adventure a few nights ago, and this is one of the photos she was patientview full post »

if you

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: If You’re Reading This, I’ve Been Framed

Lake Manawa, Boy Scout Island, Council Bluffs, Iowa. This was taken a few mornings ago, when the air was crisp and theview full post »

prairie ghosts

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Prairie Ghosts

Later this month, I’ll be participating in a special art exhibit in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which will hopefully become aview full post »

wandering through a dream

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Wandering Through a Dream

Taken in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this past Saturday. It was a magically foggy morning. ‘wandering through aview full post »

edamame on ice

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Edamame on Ice

Taken on a clear, frigid morning in January. The temperature at the time was six below, which made for some very coldview full post »

the bitter son

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Bitter Son

Winter is a great time for landscape photos, but, since winter wildflowers do not exist (to my knowledge), I had toview full post »

above the clouds

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Above the Clouds

Ice on the Missouri River at sunrise. This was taken on a recent cloudless subzero morning as the sun rose behind theview full post »

wind study number 13

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Wind Study Number 13

A windmill along Woodland Trail in Council Bluffs. Know anything about those old farm implements on the right, alongview full post »

the captive light

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Captive Light’s Lament

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge as viewed from the Council Bluffs riverfront. As unlikely as it may seem, the sandyview full post »

morning glory

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Morning Glory

Winter is my favorite time of the year for photography. I was starting to worry that we’d never get any snow thisview full post »

flight risk

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Flight Risk

Council Bluffs, high atop the Loess Hills. I’m not normally a wildlife photographer, but this doe got between me andview full post »

pity those without a trace

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Pity Those Without a Trace

Wabash Trace, Mineola, Iowa. There is nothing like a cold, frosty morning in Iowa. For the procrastinators out there,view full post »

cue the drama, stage right

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Cue the Drama, Stage Right

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Four geese glide past the north end of Boy Scout Island. Barely visible in theview full post »

river relics

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: River Relics

A frosty morning along the Council Bluffs side of the Missouri River. Those rusty supports are vestiges of theview full post »

bayliss blues

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Bayliss Blues

Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. What do you think about the Christmas lights in Bayliss this year? I think they’review full post »

the fire within

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Fire Within

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Here’s one for those among us who are missing summer. A note about prints: Forview full post »

magic

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Magic

The holiday lights in downtown Omaha are spellbinding. I spent about an hour there last night in the mist and fog, andview full post »

cold resolve

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Cold Resolve

Bayliss Park, Veterans Plaza. This was taken last winter during a heavy overnight snowfall in early February. Iview full post »

and we all stood speechless

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And We All Stood Speechless

To me, one of the coolest things about social media (Facebook/Instagram in particular) is the collaborative sharing ofview full post »

tis the wind and nothing more

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Tis the Wind and Nothing More

Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs. Here’s a homegrown Halloween photo for all the witches and warlocks outview full post »

a molten minute

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: A Molten Minute

Lake Manawa, Boy Scout Island. These crisp fall mornings are fantastic, aren’t they? Yesterday morning was overcast butview full post »

moonlight romance

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Moonlight Romance

Council Bluffs, Iowa. A hilltop windmill spins under a dreamy supermoonlit sky. The moon was beautiful last night. Whatview full post »

borrowed birds

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Borrowed Birds

A foggy morning in the Loess Hills of Council Bluffs. Unfortunately, I won’t have a print of this image with me thisview full post »

and this is how morning found us

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And This Is How Morning Found Us

In late summer, the zinnias reign in our flower garden. ‘and this is how morning found us’view full post »

mistrise kingdom, dreamland park, lake manawa state park, council bluffs, iowa

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Mistrise Kingdom

Dreamland Park, Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is one of my daughter’s favorite places onview full post »

some call it the failing darkness, boy scout island, lake manawa state park, council bluffs, iowa

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Some Call it the Failing Darkness

Lake Manawa. Whenever I hear people talk about Lake Manawa like it’s some filthy fetid swamp, I want to invite them toview full post »

midnight mass

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Midnight Mass

South of Council Bluffs, a majestic hilltop barn sits beneath the Milky Way. A tiny meteor is streaking through theview full post »

party of one

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Party of One

Let’s play a game. Where in Council Bluffs is this? At noon tomorrow, I’ll pick a winner randomly from allview full post »

adventures in watercolor

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Adventures in Watercolor

This is my very first homegrown nigella flower. A very nice lady named Leona sent me home with several small plantsview full post »

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