First Flower of Spring

And not a moment too soon! I saw this yesterday afternoon (after a morning snow!) and made it back with my camera today. Bethany College campus, corner of 2nd and Olson.

Cleaning the Cobwebs

News from Smoky Valley Photography! I’ve set things up so that select posts from my blog, All the Pages, are published on Smoky Valley Photography. To do that I created a new category, Smugmug, and specified the RSS feed for that category as the source for the SVP blog. Smoky Valley Photography Blog Kudos to … Read more

Smoky Valley Photography

It could be called MurphyZ Law. You know, the one where good things happen, just because. I had a four day weekend coming up when I read on Murphyz blog that some new top level domains (TLDs) had been released, including one of personal interest, dot-photography. A quick investigation revealed that none of my regular … Read more

Mike’s 365 Crosses the Finish Line

Mike’s 365 was created on the 10th of January in 2013. I created the photoblog with the goal of posting a picture a day, for a year. Not just an image a day, but an image taken and processed on the day it was posted. The effort was a complete success! I didn’t miss a … Read more

Red Barn Studio

Lindsborg artists opened their studios to the public today in the annual Artists Studio Open house. We enjoyed our trip around town, visiting artists both old and new. We found a few things we liked and I also got a couple of great shots of the Red Barn Studio. (You can move your mouse over … Read more

Fall Folio including some Notable November Nephograms*

November turned out to a fruitful month on the photographic front. I ended up with a higher than usual number of “keepers” and am sharing a baker’s dozen of my favorites for the month. I processed this shot of the old Smoky Hill River train bridge using Fractalius and really like how it turned out. … Read more

Sunflower Trio

Today would have been my mother-in-law Laurina’s 96th birthday. She loved sunflowers so we took some up to her grave and I’m posting these shots in her honor. ::

Woodside to Utah

I’m back from my travels and trying to catch up on everything, including keeping up with all the photos I took in June. I last posted some photos taken during my drive to California in early June. Once I got to California I continued posting to my daily photo blog at Mike’s 365 (scroll down to June 2013), … Read more

Misc Fractalized Images from Early 2013

Below are some of my favorite fractalized (processed with Fractalius Photoshop plugin) images from early 2013. There are a few more on Flickr. Swensson Memorial Band Shell, North Park, Lindsborg. :: Sunset on North 2nd Street. :: Lovely Medinilla flower. :: The old Lindsborg train depot. :: Blue spruce and icicles after a recent snow … Read more

Photos from Early 2013

Here are some of my favorite photos from early 2013. Unless otherwise noted, I took all of the images with a Canon 5D Mk II and a Canon 24-105 lens. Larger versions of these and related photos are available on Flickr: Lindsborg Sunset Winter 2013 Early 2013 Now, on to the pictures! The first two … Read more