Caroyn Schlueter was awarded 1st place in the prestigious Beyond the Lens XI competition at Framations Gallery in St. Charles,MO for her image titled “Mysterious”.

Beyond the Lens is one of the big photography only competitions in the St Louis area and winning it is quite an accomplishment

Join us in congratulating Carolyn for her achievement.

Well done Miss Beans!!

Gallery show closes

Our gallery showing ended on Jan 12. We had great success in meeting several photographers and we did pretty good on the sales end of things as well. It was a lot of work and framing is an issue at times but all in all we enjoyed the experience.

Sarah and Amy at Framations were a pleasure to work with and they took care of most of the heavy lifting. If you ever decide to have a showing of your work, Molly and I would recommend having it at Framations.

The ice storm last weekend slowed us down.New Haven did a great job in salting the roads. Being scaredy-cats–(you should see the hill we live on LOL)– we didn’t venture forth until Sunday and that was to retrieve our images from Framations.

All in all, it has been a quiet start to 2017 and Molly and I are looking forward to spring. Unfortunately, we have the rest of January, all of February and likely the first half of March to go through to get there.

Stay warm when you are out and about photographing.

Special shout out to Beano– love ya kid

and since this is a photography blog

Ice Storm Cardinal (500 mm +2/3 EV 1/125th @400 ISO)

Starting the New Year with Lee Schumacher’s photography

This will give you an idea of how busy it has been with Molly and I.

I originally was going to run Lee’s images at Halloween– kind of treat rather than a trick thing. Well, I have finally got everything loaded–up to a point anyway.

You see, it seems my email program has ‘eaten’ some of the images as well as the emails they came in. I had copied some of the images and I guess, I lost others……mainly landscapes and unfortunately, Lee’s commentary that went with the elk. So what is left is what I can remember (never a good thing these days).

Technical— I think Lee took these with a Canon 7D MK II and a 100-400 L II lens. This combo looks like a dynamite rig for larger mammals.

Time & Place–I believe Lee said that the 3rd week in September is when to make the run to Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes,Colorado, not only to capture the amazing aspens but also the elk are either in rut or about to be.

I want to thank Lee for sending me his images and apologize for losing part of his images from the trip. What I was able to salvage is impressive.