A blue morpho butterfly sure adds to the photo with the flowers
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 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.
A lone corn crib in the middle of an Iowa soybean field seems very remote on a foggy fall morning.
This photo of rural Iowa is a great late afternoon photo with some great color contrast
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 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 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.
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.
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.
This photo of the flowers is enhanced with the Blue Morpho and Leopard Lacewing butterflies.
Maroon-Bells State Fair 2006
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 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
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.
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.
In Iowa, even the road ditches provide great beauty to stop and look at.
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.
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 creeping Charlie and the dandelions create a great color contrast
Evening in Charles City, Iowa on the pedestrian bridge over the Cedar River
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