Saturday, February 11, 2017

TWIP #4

Vintage Gear.  I have had a couple of months with these beauties.  They are in great shape however do need some cleaning.  I am excited to see what type of photos these two antiques will produce.




TWIP #5

A place that I have always wanted to visit, just never have.  The caretaker was generous enough to allow me to stay until the sunset had completed.  My helper was sure impressed with the building itself.  As we were there past the closing time, he wasn't able to see the inside.  This place is just as awesome as I thought it would be.  The building is very unique and architecturally amazing.  The Holy Family Shrine is truly one of the most interesting things I have had the opportunity to visit and include in one of my photos.



TWIP #6

Snow Moon, eclipse and comet.  So there is supposed to be a crazy celestial couple of nights. The snow moon is in full, then surprisingly a partial eclipse of that moon with a shot of the comet 45P later on in the evening.  I think mother nature didn't understand the crazy combination of things occurring and decided to grace the area with cloudy skies.  The moon was too far under clouds to get a good shot of the eclipse.  The clouds were too thick to even try to see a comet, but I was at least able to get a different shot of the snow moon.

Enjoy.
As always, click on the photo to see them bigger.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

TWIP #2

I started this blog a long time ago to follow my photography journey.  I have neglected it for a very long time and feel that it may be time to begin again.  I have many photos on here from prior years and looking back, I would say I have vast improvement over my old self.  However, that being said, I have lots to learn and do to improve every day.  I was planning on doing a TWIP (this week in pictures) for my 52 week project.  I plan on posting 1 photo each week that I have taken that I deem to be a favorite.  I am going to use this as a motivation for making and improving my picture taking ability.  In addition, it will get me outside to actually take pictures which is something I have struggled with in the past couple months.  Making time for family, activities and work have really put a damper on my "getting out there".  So, this week we are experiencing a so called "icemageddon" storm that has shut down may locations around the midwest.  I captured this sunset pre-storm and would like to share it with all of you.

The clouds were really crazy, but were vanishing quickly as I headed to my location.  I was happy to capture these before they were gone.  Thank you for looking.

As always, you can click on the image for a larger size or go and visit my website.  

http://www.alderimages.com/sunset

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Landscape and Nature Favorites


It's hard looking back on the year and reviewing your favorite photos.  Each photo has a meaning behind it and a reason why you took it.  Take for example, one of my waterfall photos.  I had a day to go on a hike with my kids.  It wasn't so much about the photo but the first time my kids had ever seen a waterfall in real life. The meaning behind that particular photo is more about the memory of the hike with my boys than the actual photo.  I did have a few like that this year.  Take for example my first entry from this year.  It was extremely dark, so the boys were all able to see the milky way clear as day without all of the light pollution of the city.  They were fast asleep when I went back out to do this star trail.   I was also able to capture the following photo for some very special people in my life that had never seen anything like the photo I provided them.

M's Pub, a famous building burned in a massive fire earlier this year.  I was able to stop by and capture a couple of photos as the OFD worked hours on end to put out the blaze.  The frozen building left behind made for a beautiful photo.  My first trip to Arizona made this years pictures.  I was amazed at the sun bursting to light behind the red mountains.

The hawk photo is a staple in my yearly pictures.  We have a couple that get really close during soccer games, so I always spin for a shot.  This year I happened to catch the moon in the photo.  The ginger bread man in the tree was a dedication to a young boy who passed.  I thought this was a touching tribute in the trees of the arboretum.  The old 370 barn was a sad photo.  This barn was famous as it was one of the last standing embodiments of the old days of Omaha.  This barn was torn down and the property sold to make way for a commercial development.  It was a lonely reminder of the past in an area booming with new development.  This may have been my favorite photo of the year.

I caught the Perseids meteor shower this year.  While I only caught a couple of meteors, my favorite photos of the night were the two panoramas of the milky way I was able to capture at 3 in the morning.  Also took a photo of the first supercell this year.  That was an interesting experience.  Disney was in there.  Last but not least was the first Husker game for my oldest.  That one I am going to print big, not because it was the best picture but rather the meaning behind it.

I did do some other photo stuff this year and those hold a place in the memory bank as well, but these are my nature and landscapes for the year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful year and hope to continue to provide you with more of a view from my lens in 2017.


























Friday, November 20, 2015

Family Sessions

Well, fall is kind of winding down the with introduction of snow.  Leaves have pretty much made an exit for the year, but I was able to grab one last family before colors vanished.  This was a very early morning shoot and we happened to capture a little frost on the ground to make a very dynamic color pallet for some of these photos.  Thanks again for letting me spend time with the family and capture some memories for you!










Saturday, October 31, 2015

Family Sessions

I posted family photos a couple of days ago and realized I haven't blogged the little guy all by himself.  He was such a handsome dude and on top of that, he was a trooper during his photo session.  Thanks Mom for letting me into your home to photograph this little guy.  I loved the hats!  Here are some of my favorites from the session.









Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Family Sessions

Colors were amazing and it was the weekend to shoot at Chalco.  I have had the privilege of photographing the little man a short while back, but not the whole family in one sitting.  It was such a beautiful evening and the sunlight was super soft.  Perfect night for a family session.