Eyecatching is exactly the right word for it
Hat tip to my buddy Kyle for this one, a rather inventive billboard going up on State Street next to the Dairy Queen. These workers were having quite a time getting the net full of eyeballs just right. Yes, that's right...a net full of giant inflatable eyeballs.
Get your wallets ready: preachy Bismarck Tribune article demands mandatory recycling to "get some class"
North Dakota has seen a surge in nanny-state activism in recent history. I suppose it comes with the influx of new people, many of them from areas of the country already ravaged by the very "progressive" policies which are driving people away.
Home-grown or not, the idea o
What do you do when it snows AGAIN? Find cool stuff poking out of it
My wife was gracious enough to let me just take off in the truck after Saturday morning's circus adventure with the little guys. It was nap time for the rest of them, and 4x4 time for me and my cameras. 185 miles and several hours later, I found myself with a bunch of pretty cool images
Luke Graner at the Belle Project
My pal Luke Graner got a great opportunity last weekend: performing at the Belle Mehus civic auditorium as part of the Belle Project, an effort to bring local musicians to the auditorium. Naturally I took the opportunity to stop in with a couple of cameras.
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Glorious shade of winter
Who says that winter has to be devoid of color? Not I. I don't even recall where I spotted this barn at sunset, but I sure am glad I did. In fact, the only reason I say that this was a sunset photo is that I vaguely remember pointing my camera eastward when I took it. Boy, I should ha
Like snow off an eagle's back
As I type this, this Eagle statue has only rain on it and not snow. Well, that's all about to change. Kevin's saying that we have a pretty good amount of heavy snow coming our way, and the rain has already begun. Welcome to Spring in North Dakota! :)
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I spotted this empty sign on a drive south of Bismarck yesterday afternoon. I risked getting the truck stuck in the mud as I eased off the roadway into the ditch, determined to get the shot. I eased slowly onto the grass, bolted out and slogged over to the fence, and did my photographic duty
Yes, that's right - the Golden Hour light provided near sunset can be extremely helpful in taking a nice shot of the visible moon. The waning sun's effect on the sky has two effects, casting a pleasing tone on the moon as well as providing a well-lit backdrop. It's harder to g
My encounter with the Whirling Chicken O' Doom
I've wanted to take a crack at photographing this chicken at the Village Mart in south Mandan for a while but wasn't sure about how to treat the photo. I opted for a late night monochrome shot with plenty of grain. I don't know if it makes it look spooky but my eye likes it.
Blizzard video from Friday
As we were shutting down our offices early on Friday, I took the opportunity to whip together a little bit of "HD blizzard video" for a coworker. I thought I'd share it here.
That's some pretty poor visibility, eh?
A new dimension to my photography passion
Lately I've had a little four year old helper on my photography trips! In this photo, little PJ is using my first digital camera, a point-n-shoot I got nearly ten years ago. He's also wielded my Canon 20D and 7D DSLRs,although they are much more difficult for his little hands to ho
How big is the International Space Station in comparison with the capitol? Now you know
Wonder no more, simply ponder the image above. This is a function of the BBC Dimensions website, one which lets you type in an address or coordinates and see an overlay of the ISS for comparison.
They have other overlays and stuff too...check it out by clicking here.
Wallbuilders' Rick Green visits Bismarck for all-day Constitution class
Many thanks to New Song Church for hosting Rick Green, one of my favorite podcast personalities! On the 20th of January I attended an event where Rick spent the day teaching us about something we should all study more: American history. In particular he gave us a few hours of background on t
Fix the Tax meeting
Last week I attended a "town hall" style meeting for the Fix the Tax movement. I was interested in hearing what they have to say, and to me it makes sense: keeping North Dakota's oil extraction tax competitive with other states will keep the oil companies drilling here, which i
On the hill
This was the sky that greeted us as my little boys and I reached the top of the hill at the University of Mary. I was done with work for the day and took them in the truck to see a sunset. That's something we haven't been able to do a lot lately, for a variety of reasons.
- Eyecatching is exactly the right word for it