Out on the trail

Steve Kafka checking his shots on the trail.

Out on the trail Steve checks his camera for proper exposure. Harsh light filtering down through the trees can make it difficult to get a decent shot. I recommend bracketing your shots, the polar extremes of light and dark make it tough work for a cameras sensor to get a good exposure.

Went on a little weekend trip with the family out to the Keystone/Breckenridge area of Colorado. Stayed in a beautiful condo owned by a family friend. No major backpacking but a couple day hikes that where incredible. One was up to a massive waterfall and a tiny lake, the second was up Mohawk trail just south of Breckenridge to little Mohawk lake with a lot of old abandoned mining equipment along the way.

Skyla gets a few pointers from mom.

Red/Blue Tree

Fun with light, this was just a fun little experiment of a tree with a red-gelled flash on the left side and a blue-gelled flash on the right.

Photo Stats: 30 Second Exposure at F14, ISO 800, 16MM Lens, Shot on a Nikon D90.

Lake Cunningham – Sunset Lightning Strike

Taken at Lake Cunningham in Omaha, Nebraska. I took this yesterday from the north side of the lake, looking south as the storm was just hitting Omaha. It was fun just to sit there and watch the storm pass just south of me.

Photo Stats: 2 Second Exposure at F22, ISO 100, 20MM Lens, Shot on a Nikon D90.

Omaha Flood Waters

Missouri Floods

Honey Creek, IA looking toward Nebraska.

The flooding as of early June. These first two where take out at a cabin my family owns in Honey Creek, Iowa. It was about a mile from the new shoreline, on a very tiny island. I know it’s under-water as of now, in my estimates those bird feeder are probably starting to get flooded.

Honey Creek Farmland Flood

Used to be a dirt road and farmland.

Man versus nature, eventually nature always kicks our ass.

Road Missour River Flood

One of the Roads that Leads to Boyer Chute.

One of the first roads to close in this area. This Area is a pretty vast flood plain and it always floods a lot, nothing compares to this year though.

Bridge Out.

Three Beaver.

Beaverdestruction Beavers decided they didn’t like the trees standing so tall and mighty and brought them down to their level.

Ice River

Missouri Iced

Icy and snowy Missouri River

Fenced In.