Favorite Photo, May 30

Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus Ohio.
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus Ohio. May 30, 2016.

I was surprised to learn that there is a Confederate Civil War Cemetery in Columbus Ohio, so I went late on afternoon to check it out. Over 2100 confederate soldiers are buried here. More information is at the Camp Chase link below. This is my favorite photo for this date.

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Favorite Photo, May 25

Male Northern Cardinal Bringing Food to the Nest
Male Northern Cardinal, Columbus Ohio. May 25, 2015.

May is the time of year to photograph birds feeding their young. A pair of cardinals built a nest in a bush right by our front porch. This mail ;anded on the porch with food in his mouth, looked at me, and then went inside the bush to the nest to feed his young. This is one of my two most favorite photos for May 25.

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Favorite Photo, May 16

Jupiter and Venus over Big Red lighthouse and Holland State Park, Michigan. May 16, 2015.
Jupiter and Venus over Big Red lighthouse, Holland State Park, Michigan. May 16, 2015.

My photography workshop was out for an afternoon and evening field trip and we ended the day at Holland State Park. Jupiter (upper center) and Venus (lower and to the right) were shining brightly in the western sky. It was a beautiful evening. This is my favorite photo for May 16.

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Favorite Photo, April 30

Balanced Rock, Arches National Park
Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Utah. April 30, 2011.

After four days in California doing the family history thing (see the prior articles in this series), I had a change in plans. The next leg of my family history trip had to be postponed to a later date, which meant I had two extra days to do whatever I wanted. I decided to take the two extra days and go back to southern Utah.

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Favorite Photo, April 25

Bryce Canyon at Sunrise
Bryce Canyon at Sunrise, Utah. April 25, 2011.

It got up bright and early and looked outside. It snowed overnight. I was thrilled. Following some excellent advice from a photographer who has spent a lot of time at Bryce Canyon, I went to Sunset Point, not Sunrise Point. This is one of my favorite photos for this date and one of my all time favorite photos.

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Favorite Photo, April 22

Ocotillo. Big Bend National Park. Texas.
Ocotillo. Big Bend National Park, Texas. April 22, 1993.

Big Bend National Park is one of my favorite places on the planet. That was a big surprise to me since I prefer mountains, pine scented air, trout streams and high mountain lakes. Deserts are not my thing. But I fell in love with Big Bend on my first visit.

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Total Immersion Nature Photography Weekend in Beautiful Northern Michigan

Michigan Photography Workshop

Are you ready to take your nature and wildlife photography to the next level? Are you ready to learn the professional secrets that make the difference between good images and great images? Are you ready for a high intensity, action packed, total immersion photography weekend? Come to Park of the Pines on beautiful Lake Charlevoix June 7-10, 2019.

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Favorite Photo, April 8

Electrical Tower in the Rain, Fremont California. April 8, 2016.

If you have been following this series, it will not surprise you to known that I was again out at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. But this was a rainy day. There were no wading birds to be seen. It was a gloomy day

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Favorite Photo, March 29

California Golden Poppies, Fremont California. March 29, 2017.

The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places on the planet. Usually I am there to photograph wading birds. But this particular year I was there when the poppies were in bloom. My brother-in-law (who is also an avid photographer) and I had a great time. This is my favorite image for March 29.

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