Sold My First Copy!

Storm Warning

Finally sold my first copy of Storm Warning! It was just a Kindle Unlimited sale, so I just got a few cents for the pages read, but what I like about this sale is that the reader read the entire book. So even though they got to read it for free, that means they read the entire book even though they didn’t have to 🙂 The book is a great wintertime asset to any photographer who enjoys the photographing Rocky Mountains in the dead of winter!

This will be a Great Christmas gift for the photographer in your life who wants to get out and photograph wildlife and mountains in the winter!

The Eagles are Back and Another First

Bald Eagle CanyonWell after what seems like forever, I was finally able to return to Eleven Mile Canyon to check on the eagles. First I had to get my brakes fixed, then it was tie rods and ball joints, then it was a week of RSV and today I finally made it out!  I was first greeted by one of our nesting pair at the nest, a very good sign! I haven’t seen them since they left the nest in the spring after the young one took flight! Then I saw the other one up in the canyon a few times and managed to get a couple good shots of him. I tried to get some video but the settings on my camera were all messed up and I didn’t want to miss the still shot of the flight so I abandoned the idea. He was a bit jumpy today so I knew I didn’t have much time!

A little dark-eyed junco paid me a visit so I got a shot of him, and then I saw some ducks that looked a bit unusual. Turns out they are called the American Wigeon.

 

 

 

Storm Warning

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A Novel Idea

Brunette Running on the Beach

With Storm Warning behind me my thoughts have turned to writing a novel that I’ve been kicking around for a while. It was cold and windy this morning and I was confronted with the idea of going out to find the deer, or to sit down and write the first. chapter. As one might guess, the story is about a photographer… but that’s all I’m going to say about it for a while 🙂 I’ve already noticed that my usual succinct style of getting to the point as quickly as possible isn’t really going to work when writing a novel. I’ve had to add entire layers of thought to the writing, What is said, who said it, what is thought and who is thinking about it.  My usual 500 words per chapter / post is going to have to balloon out to 5000 words words per chapter for a total of 30 to 50 thousand.  It’s going to be quite an experience and I’m sure it is going to consume me for the next few months! For today though, I got the first chapter written and am well on the way to packaging up a book proposal to send out to the publishers! Wish me luck!

Storm Warning

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Storm Warning” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“! As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

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Winter Wonderland

Colorado Winter WonderlandIt was a true winter wonderland in mine country yesterday! I almost didn’t go because it was only about 5 degrees and when I first looked outside there was nothing but fog to see. Later however when I looked again there was a brand new white coat on everything as far as the eye could see! So I grabbed my camera and my Breakthrough brand polarizer and hit the road! Even though it had cleared up some, there was still a bit of haze in the air and I knew the polarizer would help add some drama back in to the photographs.

At first I just wanted to get some shots of the beautiful aspen trees but as I got further down the road it became apparent that it was going to be a good day to shoot the historic mine head frames as well! I knew though, that even though it was still really cold, once the wind and sun became stronger the magic would soon be gone.  After about an hour and a half the snow was already disappearing off the trees so I was glad I worked fast 🙂

In any case, I hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

 

Storm Warning

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Storm Warning” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“! As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

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Frosty Cliffside

The sun was slow to rise this morning so I was thinking it was probably either snowing or very foggy. As it turns out it was both and the idea entered my head to just sit in the warmth of my house and enjoy my coffee.. but when it started to get light and I had a look at the beauty of what was going on outside I knew I was going to have to get out in it. I decided upon Eleven Mile Canyon,

Frosty Forest

thinking how  beautiful it would be in all white and how amazing the eagles would look in such magnificence! Plus we are very close to the eagle migration, giving me even more hope that there would be eagles to photograph!

Well, by the time I got to the intersection of Teller 1 and Hwy 24 the snow and clouds were all gone and the sun was shining. But with only 8 miles to go to the canyon it didn’t make any sense to turn around. There were no eagles at the nest, no snow on the roads and no ice in the river, nothing to indicate that the winter day I envisioned was even a fantasy.

Frosty Forest

I drove all the way to the end of the canyon without seeing a composition or an eagle and just turned around. That’s when I saw this scene… it appeared that the fog had recently rolled out, leaving this beautiful delicate white frost on the branches of aspen trees along the canyon wall. So I took my eagle lens off and put on the 24-105 with the circular B&W polarizer and took a few shots. Lucky thing I did, those were the only compositions I saw all day!

Storm Warning

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Storm Warning” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“! As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

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Video of Rocky Mountain National Park

Finally got around to creating the video of this year’s trip to photograph elk in Rocky Mountain National Park! Six minutes of pure joy, including Trail Ridge Road, fall colors on Sprague Lake with Hallet Peak in the background, the elk rut with bulls bugling and a beautiful elk crossing the Big Thompson River in Moraine Park! CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO!

Bull Elk

 

Storm Warning

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Storm Warning” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“! As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

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Blood Moon and Winter is Upon Us

Blood Moon

Just doing a little catching up… I haven’t been doing many blog posts or getting any videos done lately, I was pushing hard to get my book (Storm Warning) done by Thanksgiving in time for the holiday season! So… I did manage to get the book published in both eBook and paperback form. I’m still waiting for my author copies to arrive in he mailso I can approve it for worldwide distribution including Barnes and Noble.

I didn’t think I was going to get any pictures of the blood moon last month, but it turned out that I awoke at 4:00 a.m. and the moon was setting right in front of my front door. So I just grabbed the camera and

Fog and Snow

snapped a few shots! I’ll admit, I’m not very good at shooting the moon and stars and I don’t really have the equipment for it, but I try. This time my strategy was to use a fast shutter speed to see if I could overcome the effects of both the earth and the moon hurtling through space while rotating.

Lots of people have different theories about what the blood moon could mean, I took it as a sign that winter was approaching 🙂 It turns out I was probably more right than anyone, as winter did actually arrive shortly thereafter! In fact, we are getting snow and fog even as we speak! I went out this morning hoping to see some wildlife in the mist, but no luck. I snapped a couple shots just to have a record of the first measurable snow, but they aren’t anything to shout about. But I do hope you enjoy the scenery

Storm Warning

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Storm Warning” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“! As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

Many of my adventures have also been captured on beautiful HD video on my Youtube Channel! If you enjoy my content please subscribe to my channel, subscribers have a big impact on channel rankings!

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

Finally, my newest book “Storm Warning” is published just in time for the holiday season! This book is 140 pages of tales of my Colorado Rocky Mountain photography exploits complete with tons of pictures, descriptions and how to tips! It’s available on Kindle and Amazon as an eBook, and as  paperback,! It is already available on Lulu Publishing in paperback form.

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Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Wildlife Photography in the Colorado Rockies” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“!

Elk Herd on a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Evening

As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website as wall art on glossy metal or acrylic sheets, stretched canvas and traditional matting and framing. Tons of cool household and gift items are also available with any image you like including coffee mugs, t-shirts, blankets and pillows, battery chargers, phone cases, stationary and much much more! Just click on any image you like and all the choices, sizes and prices will appear! For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

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Bighorn Morning

The Bighorn rut season is in full swing in Waterton Canyon and yesterday seemed like the perfect morning to get some pictures.We arrived fairly early and made the mountain bike ride up to the Marsten Dam where we usually find animals, but no sheep were to be seen. Not to worry though, often the sheep don’t make it down the mountainside until afternoon so we decided to take a short break to hydrate. After a  little bit other visitors told us the ewes were coming down the mountain at about the 1.25 mile point, so we mounted up and headed back downstream.

Whitetail Deer

There were a couple of young rams challenging each other but the big time head butting that we had hoped for did not seem to be materializing… Of course the rams were out in full force the day before, the story of my life 😦 So we hung around and photographed the ews and the young rams for a bit, but it wasn’t long before they were heading right back up the mountainside for their afternoon naps.

So there’s the dilemma, do you hang around for a few hours hoping they come back down, or do you move on and try another subject? Well we decided to leave and try the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which turned out to be a good choice as I captured some of the nicest whitetail deer images ever! At one point one of the bucks started running right at us, which was a great chance to try out the focusing system on my Canon R7. My 90D is a great camera, but is terrible when it comes to tracking a rapidly approaching animal or bird. I’m happy to report the the R7 handled the situation with flying colors and I really like this image! In fact I have uploaded it to the Artist Choice library on my website!

I wanted to get a nice capture of the buffalo too, but they were either walking away from us, lying down in bad light or too far away, so the buffalo were a big fail. We saw a big hawk, but he flew off while we were trying to get into position. The prairie dogs were out in force so we captured a few images of them, but the coyote that we were hoping for must have already gotten a full belly before we arrived!

 

 

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Wildlife Photography in the Colorado Rockies” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“!

Elk Herd on a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Evening

As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website as wall art on glossy metal or acrylic sheets, stretched canvas and traditional matting and framing. Tons of cool household and gift items are also available with any image you like including coffee mugs, t-shirts, blankets and pillows, battery chargers, phone cases, stationary and much much more! Just click on any image you like and all the choices, sizes and prices will appear! For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

Many of my adventures have also been captured on beautiful HD video on my Youtube Channel! If you enjoy my content please subscribe to my channel, subscribers have a big impact on channel rankings!

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Snow on the Way

One look out the window and down the valley and it’s obvious that more snow is on the way! The first place it shows up is over the Sangre de Cristo Range where storm clouds spilling over the mountains is simply stunningly beautiful! Sometimes that’s as far as the clouds go though, the clouds stall out over the mountains and all we see is sunshine on the other side of the Arkansas River Valley. Not today though, a few steps down my trail and and I was acutely aware of what’s to come… Cloudy, cold and wind blowing about a hundred miles an hour 😦 So I just hiked to the overlook to capture a few images of the amazing scene and just scrambled back to the truck to escape the gale!

At the overlook the wind was blowing so hard I could hardly hold the camera still… even putting it on the monopod wasn’t much help but I persevered anyway. The wind was blowing my eyes closed so it was difficult to even maintain a composition but I managed to grab a few captures before retreating to the warmth of my vehicle. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

Also don’t forget to check out my books and calendars on Lulu Press and Amazon including my latest, “Wildlife Photography in the Colorado Rockies” and this year’s wildlife calendar “Colorado Wildlife 2023“!

Elk Herd on a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Evening

As always, the best of these images and hundreds more are available for purchase on my website as wall art on glossy metal or acrylic sheets, stretched canvas and traditional matting and framing. Tons of cool household and gift items are also available with any image you like including coffee mugs, t-shirts, blankets and pillows, battery chargers, phone cases, stationary and much much more! Just click on any image you like and all the choices, sizes and prices will appear! For my viewers interested in images for commercial use, please visit my image licensing portal! Also, if you would like to see a more complete record of today’s images please follow my Instagram account!

Many of my adventures have also been captured on beautiful HD video on my Youtube Channel! If you enjoy my content please subscribe to my channel, subscribers have a big impact on channel rankings!

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