Sunrise Contest Winner

Lake Chatcolet Sunrise I am honored that the sunrise photo below was chosen to be included in the 2021 Calendar from St. Maries Realty, appearing for the month of August. Give Mandi Knapp and crew a call if you have real estate needs anywhere near St. Maries, Idaho. See more lakes, rivers and streams in… Continue reading Sunrise Contest Winner

Snow Patterns and Software Filters

We had four or five inches of snow on the ground from recent small storms, but warm temperatures overnight really diminished the level to about half. The patterns of melting snow were evident when I first looked out the kitchen window this morning. The first photo is lightly enhanced using contrast and lighting filters; the… Continue reading Snow Patterns and Software Filters

Rime Ice

We’ve been walking every day, despite the brisk temperatures. This photo shows the rime ice on the trees just northeast of Priest River. To learn more about rime ice, click on the link above. We haven’t had much snow so far this fall…some years it starts in early November. Are we in for more drought?

Photography vs. Digital Art

Photography vs. Digital Art Occasionally I find that one of my photographs seems to demand wild and intricate manipulation, resulting in a work that differs greatly from the original image. Is this fun? Yes! Is it reality? Certainly not. With the introduction of complex photo editing software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Luminar and many others, images… Continue reading Photography vs. Digital Art

Eagle Photographs

Cindy and I went out to Higgins Point on Coeur d’Alene Lake for the first time yesterday. I was intrigued by all the eagle photographs on Facebook. We were amazed at the number of folks with humongous lenses! I was lucky to capture this shot with my very humble Sony a6400/18-200mm.