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Misty Morning On the Edge of Time

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September 25. Standing at water’s edge I watched the sun rise through the mist on Wyandotte County Lake. It was thrilling to see this dynamic scene change minute to minute as fog rolled in and out. At times the visibility was near zero. In other scenes the fog disappeared almost entirely only to return again and again. In my exuberance I wanted to document every moment. These 5 images are my favorites. Autumn is fog chase season and I hope to photograph more of these events over the next few weeks!

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#3 7:34 am

#4 7:56 am

#5 8:29 am

Be sure to visit my Tempest Gallery where you can purchase the print above. CLICK HERE. I’m going to add one more fog picture to my Tempest Gallery. Help me decide which one by indicating your favorite image in the comments below. And please share this blog post with friends!


Kathi Robards - October 1, 2013 - 12:13 am

#5. Although I love them all.

Ann Dworken - October 1, 2013 - 12:15 am

Number 5 is my favorite. It looks almost surreal and like a beautiful painting. I love it!

Tim Thomas - October 1, 2013 - 12:25 am

yeah, #5

Jill Green - October 1, 2013 - 12:27 am


Barbara Maat - October 1, 2013 - 12:30 am

it’s 4 for me. that broken symmetry…

Coreen K. Smith - October 1, 2013 - 12:36 am

Love them all very beautiful!!

Connie Schmidt - October 1, 2013 - 12:47 am

#2 is my favorite!

Kendall Warr - October 1, 2013 - 12:52 am

Well sir: Under the Fog Theme I would surly declare that #3 testifies to that very well. However for me the Wow Factor attention getter is your #4. That photo encapsulates the heavenly power of nature in it’s Beacon of Light against the Dark.

Dawn Downey - October 1, 2013 - 1:32 am

my favorite is #2

Teresa Mandala - October 1, 2013 - 3:11 am

Mine is #5

Ryan Hitchcock - October 1, 2013 - 4:00 am

They are a powerful, but if you just want an awesome pic of the “fog”; I’d have to say #1, did I win???

Linda Umscheid - October 1, 2013 - 2:08 pm

#4 no wait #5…shoot BOTH 4 & 5. Great job as usual.

Patty Finley - October 1, 2013 - 7:33 pm


Linda Wineteer Eckhardt - January 31, 2014 - 6:54 am

Love #1 and 3. Both would make wonderful oil paintings.

Linda Wineteer Eckhardt - January 31, 2014 - 6:55 am

I love #1 and 3. Both, would make beautiful oil paintings.


Farmers Market at Sunrise

I love the energy of the Overland Park Farmers Market at the break of dawn. Golden sunlight pours into the plaza highlighting produce and enhancing it’s delectability. It’s a visual cornucopia! Nutrition is life and shopping for quality food in an environment like this enriches the experience. I especially enjoy the combination of chilly morning air warmed by sunlight and smiling faces!

My booty; beets w/greens, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini, peaches, sweet potatoes, grass finished beef. Support local farmers and ranchers. Doing so is good for us, good for the animals and good for the land. Do you enjoy your farmers market? If so, tell me about it in the comments below. -Stephen

Cathy Jones Thomas - September 17, 2013 - 12:26 am

Mmmmm! It’s sweet potato time. Almost time to say goodbye to peaches – I loved them well this year.

Punahele Tanaka - September 17, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Love our open markets here in Hawaii. Which has a very different selection than Overland Park. Yet I love the fact freshness of their products while supporting our local farmers at the same time.


Morn; Seven Sunrises

The same old sun rises every morning yet when my mind is present, alive and in the moment no two are alike. Each sunrise is experienced for the first time. I set the intention to inhabit this attitude throughout the day!

Sunday Morn

Monday Morn






Do you have a favorite? If so, tell me in the comments below and feel free to share this blog post with friends! -Stephen

Jill Green - September 14, 2013 - 11:40 am

Love’em all!!

Linda Fox - September 14, 2013 - 1:14 pm

T,W,F 🙂

Kanika Nagpal - September 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

amazing : D

Joan Koenig Horton - September 14, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Me, too, love them all, thanks so much for sharing.

Donna Shepherd Dreyer - September 14, 2013 - 3:56 pm

T, F

Anna Cousins - September 14, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Wednesday and Friday are my favorites.

Leanne Watts - September 23, 2015 - 3:59 pm

LOVE Sunday! Sunflowers are this Kansas Girl’s favorite!!


Greaserama; Vintage Cars and Trucks

I visited Greaserama at the Platte County Fairgrounds inTracy, MO on Saturday, 31 August 2013. It’s a retro themed car show providing good subject matter for my current obsession making retro styled photo “prints”. I enjoy discovering visual moments on these old cars, easy to do because vintage trucks and cars were designed with particular attention paid to styling details. If you are fond of antique cars you may enjoy exploring these elements with me. In particular, I love the way time creates a marriage of chrome and rust.

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Were any of these images familiar to you? Do they bring back memories?

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Santa Cali-Gon Festival

I attended the Santa Cali-Gon Festival yesterday. Just got my film developed at the drugstore and I’m so excited to get my pictures back! Ordered the double prints so I can share with friends… Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite image? If so, tell me below. And if you enjoyed this blog post please share with friends.


Hal Brandenburg - September 3, 2013 - 12:35 am

I am a neon junky, I like the ferris wheel best.

Pascale Petunia - September 3, 2013 - 1:39 am

that little girl…. in pink.. is she your girl? I love that picture… and I of course I love ALL THE PICS.. from you… best and thank you for sharing.. that is very cool… I like so many of them, number 5 is stunning surrealistic… number 1 is perfect to describe the excitement, number 3 for the rather absurd treatment of people (humour) the ”himalayas.” and the very last one..

Pascale Petunia - September 3, 2013 - 1:40 am

AND the ferris wheel.. my.. majestic.. inspiring charismatic

Stephen Locke - September 3, 2013 - 1:51 am

Pascale, I am not related to the human subjects. I too loved the little girl going for a ride, as if her first brave adventure alone…