This image was taken on an early summer morning on the west shore of Lake Okoboji in the Iowa Great Lake. The light fog on a calm morning makes for a peaceful morning at the lake.
More roadside flowers that grow wild in Iowa
This creeping Charlie and the dandelions create a great color contrast
In Iowa, even the road ditches provide great beauty to stop and look at.
This ice is just starting to form on the surface and has some snow on it and also shows the rocks and sediment below.
Wind blown sand and snow create this interesting image along Saylorville Lake in central Iowa
Evening in Charles City, Iowa on the pedestrian bridge over the Cedar River
A nice perch to just lounge and eat the great corn
This squirrel is enjoying the great Iowa corn
A blue morpho butterfly sure adds to the photo with the flowers
This photo of the flowers is enhanced with the Blue Morpho and Leopard Lacewing butterflies.
I saw this truck while traveling along the highway in southeast Iowa and thought there was an image there for something. Just the photo doesn't do a lot until you put a name to it. I named this one " Shhh, I haven't told Dad yet."
Kayaking into the sunset on Big Creek State Park in central Iowa. A very calm night, a great sunset and even a bonfire along the shore makes for a great evening on the water
This gaggle of Canadian geese make an interesting shoot on a foggy evening with the sky clearing in the west. It is common for a pair of adult Canadian geese to include other goslings from other families.
A mom, her son and their dog out fishing at Big Creek State Park. The light cloud cover makes a great golden sunset and a great silhouette of the evening.
This photo was taken after sunset on a calm evening and the ripples in the water are created from the pontoon boat going back to the marina
This photo was taken about 20 minutes after sunset. I was waiting for some of the clouds to turn color and just about gave up and then things started to turn and then WOW! The color was not enhanced or changed in any image editing program.
You don't have to go outside the city to get some great water reflections. This was taken in West Des Moines and a close look shows a large offie building in the background.
THis is an example of photo art. I took a standard photo and did some different effects on it in Photoshop
A great burst of fireworks from the State of Iowa Capitol lawn during the Yankee Doodle Pops. The brown haze was created by the smoke from firing the canons during the 1812 Overture played by the Des Moines Symphony.
This is a great photo along the Neal Smith bike trail near Polk City, IA with fall color and one of the bridges over the deep valleys that lead into Saylorville Lake
This image was taken in the late afternoon and highlighted the small red maple among the larger green trees.
This late afternoon photo was taken after two days of wind in the fall which created the golden floor in the forest and leaving some of the golden leaves on the tress.
This photo was taken on the trail from the Murray Hill Scenic Overlook on The Loess Hills Scenic Byway on the Fountainbleu Loop. The clouds and blue sky sure adds to the photo.
This photo of rural Iowa is a great late afternoon photo with some great color contrast
This barn has seen it's better days and a lot of history. The shinny metal towards the peak caught my eye as an interesting focal point and then allows your eye to move to the other ares.
A beautiful country church in NE Iowa with some good fall color and clear blue sky
After the corn is harvest, some corn stalks are raked and then baled into large 1,500 lb. bales to be used as roughage for cattle in the winter. I cropped the top and bottom of the photo to allow more of a focus on what is taking place.
After the corn is harvest, some corn stalks are raked and then baled into large 1,500 lb. bales to be used as roughage for cattle in the winter.
There are always great farm images like this as you travel throughout Iowa. This one was taken in early fall because most of the trees have lost there leaves.
This farm is in eastern Iowa and has the blue Harvestor silos that are quite common in Iowa and just great color on a great Iowa summer day.
A lone corn crib in the middle of an Iowa soybean field seems very remote on a foggy fall morning.
This photo on the Des Moines River just below the Red Rock Reservoir is a great place for the pelican to go fishing. It appears as one caught a fish the other want to come an share in the lunch
This cold winter day in Iowa along the Des Moines River is a great place to take photos of the water fowl. The background was to busy with grass so I used a Topaz filer within Photoshop to take out some of the detail and also to make the colors pop.
A great closeup of a bee on a purple cone flower in our backyard garden
A photo does not need to include the complete subject to make an interesting photo. This photo shows enough to know what you are looking at. As the saying goes "Get in close, closer."
This Des Moines Iowa skyline photo was taken along the Des Moines River southeast of downtown. It was taken about 25 minutes after sundown so the moon could be more predominate in the evening sky.
This image of the downtown Des Moines Iowa skyline has the Nomad sculpture in the original location next to the Des Moines Public Library, that has the copper windows. It was taken about 20 minutes after sunset and the large full moon in the background definitely adds to the image
This image of downtown Des Moines Iowa skyline has the Nomad sculpture in the original location next to the Des Moines Public Library that has copper windows. It was taken in the early afternoon and to show the daylight version of the evening photo
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