Early spring sky and water – Otter Creek, Spring Mill

Spring Mill State Park

When the wind wasn’t blowing across the Otter Creek Riparian Restoration on March 10, it felt like spring. No wildflowers on this remote part of the Hoosier National Forest in Crawford County yet – I only noticed one dull splotch of dusty purple on the trail, not photogenic enough to justify stopping.

And when the northerly winds gusted, as they often did, I was reminded why there’s still no color. It was a zip-unzip, gloves-on-gloves-off kind of morning. But blue sky and water, whether at Otter Creek or our other stop at Spring Mill State Park two counties north in Lawrence, seldom disappoints, regardless of season.

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Intimate Landscape Photography:

Southern Indiana from a Different View June 10, 2017 $125 for each Participant The Workshop In this workshop, we will explore Southern Indiana’s rugged hills, rivers, creeks, lakes, and forests for what pioneering color nature photographer Elliot Porter called “intimate landscapes” – photographic imagery that lies somewhere between sweeping vistas…

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Wildflower 2017 Workshop

May 13, 2017 The Wildflower Workshop This Indiana Nature Photography workshop will focus on wildflower photography for the digital photographer. During our day exploring and photographing nature preserves owned by the Sycamore Land Trust, you will gain hands on experience photographing flowers from various views and angles. Gary and Steven…

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Icy, abstract images in Scarlet Oak Woods

I’ll admit to reduced expectations for this hike, as capturing color, form and light in the Southern Indiana woods in February is always a challenge, even when the sun and sky are ideal. But when nature is exposed as bare as she is in dead winter, abstract images – unavailable any other time of the year – are there for the discriminating eye.

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American Kestrel

After too many weeks or maybe months of cloudy days, we had some sunshine that lasted all day! I had made plans earlier in the week to photograph Sandhill cranes and hopefully find the flock of snow geese (they apparently have left the area). It was around 22 degrees when…

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Snow Squalls?

Last Thursday morning, I checked the National Weather Service forecast and learned that snow squalls were predicted for my area. It seemed strange since the sky was a beautiful Indiana winter blue. I went to a late lunch meeting with Steven Higgs and the sky was still clear and blue. When…

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