Getting the Year Started - Jan 2019

by William Andersen September. 24, 2019 169 views

I love living in and round small towns. They still know how to make you feel like you are living in a Norman Rockwell illustration.

I love living in and round small towns. They still know how to make you feel like you are living in a Norman Rockwell illustration.

Just messing around and liked the results.

Just messing around and liked the results.

Another well kept barn.

Another well kept barn.

I love how the sign says “Strictly Modern”.

I love how the sign says “Strictly Modern”.

I bought a duck baller on the internet and then waited a month for it to be delivered. When I got it, the kids and I drove around placing “Snow Ducks” every where. The look on people’s faces.... Priceless!

I bought a duck baller on the internet and then waited a month for it to be delivered. When I got it, the kids and I drove around placing “Snow Ducks” every where. The look on people’s faces.... Priceless!

This is the Women’s Bridge in Des Moines, and it is very beautiful.

This is the Women’s Bridge in Des Moines, and it is very beautiful.

You will see this barn pop up from time to time. Even though it is falling down, I love it.

You will see this barn pop up from time to time. Even though it is falling down, I love it.

See what I mean about Eagles being far out?

See what I mean about Eagles being far out?

I am curious how many people will recognize this, as I know it was a very sought after for a while.

I am curious how many people will recognize this, as I know it was a very sought after for a while.

It was very cold out when I took this, and just about every picture was disrupted by blowing snow. So I ran with it.

It was very cold out when I took this, and just about every picture was disrupted by blowing snow. So I ran with it.

Growing up I have seen tons of brown squirrels, and fair amount of grey squirrels, but couldn’t remember if I had ever seen a black squirrel. When I found this guy, I had hit the “mother load”. There were dozens of them in this one area.

Growing up I have seen tons of brown squirrels, and fair amount of grey squirrels, but couldn’t remember if I had ever seen a black squirrel. When I found this guy, I had hit the “mother load”. There were dozens of them in this one area.

Oh No! He’s Going to Jump!

Oh No! He’s Going to Jump!

I don’t even know what kind of bird this little one is, but I just couldn’t discard the picture.

I don’t even know what kind of bird this little one is, but I just couldn’t discard the picture.

Does this picture not make you want to visit Holland in winter.

Does this picture not make you want to visit Holland in winter.

Hey Ernie do you want any of this? Sher-bert!

Hey Ernie do you want any of this? Sher-bert!

I know that you shouldn’t play around the Interstate, but it was fun catching these light trails.

I know that you shouldn’t play around the Interstate, but it was fun catching these light trails.

I can’t remember what all of this is, but I sure love food from India, well most of it.

I can’t remember what all of this is, but I sure love food from India, well most of it.

Here is my favorite barn again. I can just imagine all the stories that it holds.

Here is my favorite barn again. I can just imagine all the stories that it holds.

I call this my “Cosmic Altercation” picture. My wife and I had talked about capturing this. I got to it first.

I call this my “Cosmic Altercation” picture. My wife and I had talked about capturing this. I got to it first.

I think I have something for buildings. I just love the look of this one.

I think I have something for buildings. I just love the look of this one.

I have taken several Sundog pictures over the years, but I will have to say this one it my favorite. That isn’t a lake, but instead a snow packed field.

I have taken several Sundog pictures over the years, but I will have to say this one it my favorite. That isn’t a lake, but instead a snow packed field.

There is nothing wrong with flying Old Glory.

There is nothing wrong with flying Old Glory.

First things first. I upgraded my camera. I ended up returning the Nikon B500 and picked up a Nikon D7200 and a few lenses. There was nothing wrong with the B500 and would be a great camera for most, but I wanted to have more control.

Most of these pictures if not all started as part of a New Years Resolution. I have made a resolution to take one quality picture every day for a year. I didn’t even make it half the month before I realized how hard that was going to be for me at the time.

All in all, I did have some fun trying to hold to it, other times I felt like I was cheating when I took the shot.

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Everyday a good picture, quite a challenge. Some nice work here

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