• Kip’s Comments 8-23-17

      Lurking in the Shadows… Since my work schedule for today included hours late into the night, I took some time this morning to paddle on the Wapsipinicon River. Generally I consider myself to be pretty good at spotting wildlife at a long distance and then paddling close enough to make decent images. Apparently today …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-22-17

      I Guess I Learned Something Today Imagine my surprise when I was driving down a highway and I noticed a small brown bird with yellow trim in the gravel along the shoulder of the road. As I approached, the bird did not fly away as expected, so I thought maybe it was injured. While …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-21-17

      Not Much of a Show Solar Eclipse After weeks of hype building up to today’s solar eclipse, I finally took the bait and decided to try to use the event for photography. Since I do not own the necessary solar filter to protect my equipment and since I was determined to not purchase one, …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-20-17

      Making the Most of a Gorgeous Day What a beautiful day we had today in Northeast Iowa. For those with outdoor plans, there were no excuses for not getting out and enjoying the day. I certainly took advantage of the conditions to spend time on the water (three times) and to get in an …