Photo of the Day: Nature Competes

This delicate little tree bud was covered in snow and ice earlier this week during “Winter Storm Q.”

The trees in the Midwest are ready for spring, but the weather patterns clearly say it’s still winter.

Project 52 Week 52: 2012 Finale

After a year’s commitment to posting a photo per week (many weeks I couldn’t help but post more), here is my final photo. Happy New Year! See you on the flip side … the photography will continue.

A fountain kept on in the winter creates a pretty cool effect, especially in the snow.

Project 52 Week 5: Penalty

What is it with ice hockey and fights? Sometimes I wonder if they’re really that much more angry than other athletes. Either way, it makes for an entertaining sport. We had a great time watching the Missouri Mavericks smear the Arizona Sundogs Saturday night. Best of all – the proceeds from our tickets went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – a cause dear to my heart.

Refs separate two Mavericks and Sundogs hockey players during one of many fights Saturday night.

Camera settings: Canon 60d, 1/160 sec., f/5.6, 100 mm focal  length, ISO 800

Day 31: Blizzard 2011, Part 1

The media is calling it “Blizzard 2011,” and they claim it’s coming in three parts. Yesterday was the freezing rain, today is the massive amounts of snowfall and wind, and the next couple of days are the frigid temperatures. Here is an account of small ice accumulation from yesterday’s rain.

1/60 sec., F4.5, ISO 400
18-55mm lens (35 mm), no flash fired