Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

This week’s photo challenge is Shine. I just recently bought a new camera (Nikon D5500), so I had to mess around with the HDR settings. This is my first HDR photo. However, I also took some that were NOT HDR, so I just wanted to mess around a little bit.

I was driving back to my house this evening after running some errands, and saw the clouds in the sky and figured that the sunset tonight was going to be beautiful. I promptly dropped everything and raced up to the lake for some photo ops. Needless to say, I was super happy with the outcomes. Hope you all enjoy!!!

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Fire Danger in Kansas

The weather this winter has been rough. But as Spring has begun here in Kansas, we have been greeted with fire danger warnings due to dryer than normal conditions, as well as high winds. Today, as my wife and I were driving home, we noticed smoke coming from the vicinity of our house. When we got home there was a large fire in the pasture behind our house. Evidently some “kids” had decided that it would be fun today to set one of our neighbor’s hay bales on fire. Needless to say, with the 30 mile-per-hour wind and the dry conditions, it quickly got out of hand. The Fire Department was there already battling the blaze. Most of it was out, but since the sun was down, it turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for some excellent photos. No one was hurt in the fire, which made it all the better. Hope you enjoy!

Field Fire

Field Fire

DanD

Ready for Spring

As everyone in Kansas is saying right now (I’m certain of that), “I am ready for Spring.”

This winter has been rough, with bitterly cold temperatures, snow, wind, and downright miserable conditions. Being a photographer, that makes it rough to get out and get pictures to post. In going through my pictures, I remembered this one. I love thunderstorms, especially watching them build over Kansas, where you can see them for miles. This one was building just south of Hutchinson, Kansas in June of last year. It was approximately 8:30 in the evening, but still well before sunset. The clouds were so thick that it seemed as though the sun had already set. I loved this photo, and I hope you do too!

Summer Thunderstorm

Summer Thunderstorm

DanD

Long overdue…

Hello, all. Sorry for this long overdue post. The Holidays (and life overall) has ways of really getting in the way of the fun parts. I am trying to take more time to focus on these things, so hopefully my posting will pick up this year.

I took this photo specifically as a Christmas gift for my Mother, which is why I didn’t post it before now. The Kansas Sunset (I know, I know. ANOTHER ONE????) really accentuated the profile of the Windmill, which is some quintessential Kansas, as some of you know first-hand. Anyways, hope you all enjoy!

Windmill at Sunset

Windmill at Sunset

DanD