Lone Tree in Fog - Image 457642 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-29-17

  No Media Coverage of This Morning’s Fogar Eclipse  A week or so ago the much-hyped solar eclipse occurred. Many people enjoyed witnessing a nearly complete darkening of the sun. A much more frequent occurrence is the lunar eclipse. In those the moon goes dark for many minutes. Both seem to receive plenty of media …

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Kip’s Comments 1-7-16

  Ironic Photo Opportunity Isn’t it interesting how often the general mood outside matches the mood of the work day? For example, have you noticed that many times when the day is a “blue sky/bright sunshine” day, our actual days tend to match with good or great activities and a bright and positive outlook. On …

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Kip’s Comments 3-13-15

  The Power of the Sun This time of year the power of the sun seems especially strong. Not just to warm temperatures, but also to elevate spirits and change the environment. Even our wildlife seems to enjoy the warm spring sun.   Early today it was extremely foggy. Fog happens when the snow is …

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Kip’s Comments 12-13-14

  We Are All Lucky, But Waverly Residents Are Really Lucky That I am able to type this and you are able to read this post is a good thing. You are alive, hopefully well, and doing much better than so many others. Some might say we are lucky. For that I am thankful and …

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Kip’s Comments 11-22-14

  An Altered Sense of Reality As challenging as heavy fog might be, it does add an interesting element to otherwise ordinary compositions. With fog we struggle to see what we know is present, but either can’t be seen or is unclear. Details are vague, colors and sounds are muted, and reality seems to escape …

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Kip’s Comments 12-4-13

My Version of  “That Tree” (12-4-13) A photographer in Dubuque has been shooting a picture a day of a particular burr oak tree in a field.  His project has drawn enough interest that his work is on display in Des Moines.  I’ve watched with interest as his project has progressed.  In fact, if I can …