Saturday, August 29, 2009

Color Magazine - Merit Award Recieved

Check out the new November special issue of color magazine. The magazine just hit the news stands this week and has wonderful photographic art within. You can check out pages 200-201 to view my merit award from the competition. Here's a link to color magazine

Friday, August 28, 2009

Late summer in central Wisconsin

The past two weeks of late summer have been very inspirational. Fog, for certain, simplifies compositions by adding a dreamy quality and layered effects to an ordinary landscape. All of the photographs below were taken in the central Wisconsin area. This area is known by locals as cranberry county. The rolling sand flats are boggy and the soil moisture can severely change from week to week. The soils in this area can become very drought stricken or water drenched. Its these rapid fowl changes that make this land unsuitable for normal farming but oddly enough wild cranberry thrive. During 1939 President Roosevelt declared this area as a federal waist land due to these rapid changes in soil moisture. I for one am very happy that this land wasn't developed, though efforts to develop this land were made, they failed. Perhaps one day this waist land can be seen as more than a barren environment but instead a rare wilderness gem of Wisconsin.

Cranberry county loons - Wood/Jackson county line

Great blue heron pearched atop barren branches

Tamarack tops in fog

Partridge pea flowers in foggy meadow

Sandhill crane family in wetlands

Peaceful flowage

Flowage fog

Fog rising over flowage

Foggy flowage sunset

Sunset from flowage shore

Partridge pea in meadow

Meadow and passing rain clouds

Twilight rain in the sand flats

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Necedah National Wildlife refuge visitors center unveiling and ground breaking

Today I attending the unveiling and ground breaking of the new visitors center at the Necedah National wildlife refuge. There were many in attendance on this cool Thursday morning which was quite a surprise to me. I guess many took the day off from work to attend this historic event. The unveiling of the new visitor center was breath taking... my first response was "WOW" followed by an ear to ear smile. The center will rest overlooking a beautiful marsh and promises to have more to offer than just the scenic location. I can't wait to see the final product and what it has to offer.

Visitors center unveiling
Ground breaking of the new visitors center

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Commentary by Art Wolfe

Each month Art Wolfe comments on a few selected photographs that are uploaded to his sites blog. This month I was very fortunate to have caught the eye of the master photographer. To read his commentary you can click on the link below.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer time in central Wisconsin

Cattail Sunset - Wood County wildlife area - 2009

Summer Meadow - Wood County wildlife area - 2009

Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area - Portage County Wisconsin - 2009

Lake Dexter Sunset - South Wood County park, Dexterville Wisconsin - 2009

Chickadee - South Wood County Park, Dexterville Wisconsin - 2008