• Kip’s Comments 7-21-19

      Leave No Trace in Action In yesterday’s post I shared details about how I was caught in sudden, unexpected high-speed straight line winds while photographing American lotus blossoms at Sweet Marsh. Everything I had with me – 2 DSLR systems and an unprotected GoPro camera system – were destroyed by the marsh water as …

  • Kip’s Comments 7-20-19

      Mother Nature Huffed and She Puffed and My Camera Equipment Was Destroyed Early this afternoon I went out to smell and shoot pictures of American lotus blossoms in bloom at Sweet Marsh. I checked the radar and according to the display, had enough time to get out, do my thing, and paddle back before …

  • Kip’s Comments 7-19-19

      That Wasn’t Lightning To anyone who may have noticed bright flashes of light originating in our neighborhood (specifically our backyard), that was not lightning you were seeing. No, it was the neighborhood photographer out for an evening small-town safari in the dark of night.      During the day my time was occupied with …

  • Kip’s Comments 7-18-19

      A Real Threat (and more) For a few minutes today I was studying, then photographing, tall bellflowers. Following are some of the pictures I shot.        If you looked carefully at the pictures, like I was looking at the blossoms, you may have noticed a tiny light green spider waiting to snatch …