• You are looking at a Lightning with orange skies. I've never in my life seen such orange during a severe storm.

    Lightning With Yellow-Orange Skies

    Lightning with yellow-orange skies, something I’ve never seen before. Here in Wisconsin, we are accustomed to getting a few damaging storms during the summer months. But, this storm was just a little bit different. My storm chasing sidekick and I, were out and about waiting for it to roll in. I was hoping it was going to bring with it, some below the cloud lightning. Here in my area it’s rather rare for the lightning to come down below the clouds. So it is a real treat to get to photograph it when it does. From Green to Yellow-Orange Skies It had been a near 100 degrees with very high…

  • How to Photograph Lightning, you are looking at a lightning flash up in the clouds, with the city of Wausau below.

    How to Photograph Lightning

    How to Photograph Lightning can be challenging and very unpredictable. So if your a beginner, and don’t capture the perfect lightning shot the first time. Try not to get discouraged, it takes practice and there’s always next time. Even the best photographers miss those bolts running across the sky. Safety First First things first, always keep in mind your safety. Lightning can strike as far away as 6 to 10 miles from the storm. So that means when your storm chasing and wanting to photograph it. Keep at least 6 to 10 or more miles away from the storm. It’s best if you can photograph lightning under a covered area.…

  • You are looking at a group of exploding fireworks, in gold and red on the Fourth of July.
    Fun,  Photography

    Independence Day: Fourth of July

    Independence Day also known as the Fourth of July, is an American national holiday. That honors the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Americans traditionally celebrate the holiday with family outings that conclude with colorful displays of fireworks. For a list of events and fireworks show in the Wisconsin area, go here. This is also the time that we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America.  The founders of the new nation considered Independence Day an important occasion for rejoicing. John Adams said, ” I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought…

  • You are looking at the June Strawberry Full Moon rising up in a bright orange pink color.

    June Strawberry Full Moon 2019

    The June Strawberry Full Moon 2019, rose from the 16th through 17th, what a beautiful sight it was! How fun to have the beginning of the Full Moon land on Fathers Day. I would say it was a special tribute to all the dads out there. Sunday Fathers Day Moon The photo above was taken Sunday June 16th around 8:30 pm, central time. The June Strawberry 2019 Full Moon was in the Waxing Gibbous 99.6% phase, near full. There happened to be a band of clouds along the base of the horizon, so I wasn’t able fully catch it coming up. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful sight! The the sky…

  • You are looking at a little red fox pecking through some brush right in front of my camera.

    Red Fox Pups, cups or kits

    Red Fox Pups, also known as cups or kits. Three of them in fact, with the mom not to far off. I happened to be taking a walk this afternoon and noticed an adult fox on the road side. As I walked closer she stopped and looked at me for quite sometime. She then ran off into the near by woods. I didn’t think to much about it, but was very happy to have seen her. As I walked along down the road getting closer to the area she had been standing, I noticed some movement in the bushes. I stopped and looked through my camera and zoomed in. To…