Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Golden Dome

Golden Dome

Des Moines, IA

This is the top of the Iowa State Capitol Building peaking over condos in the Court Ave. District.

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A squirrel’s view

tree branch

Des Moines, IA

So here I was hiking through the woods near the Des Moines River looking for some good nature shots and I stumble across one of the local druids. I tell him that I am looking for a unique shot and he then gets this weird grin on his face when BAM! I’m a squirrel, it was just like out of that Disney movie “The Sword and The Stone.” Lucky I still have thumbs and my camera shrank with me. I was able to get this one shot before I was turned back. I never was able to find the druid to thank him for the opportunity, he didn’t even leave tracks in the snow.


fallout

Fallout Shelter Sign

Des Moines, IA

A stark reminder of a time that felt the need was dire enough to rivet these to church walls.

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the alter

Bible on alter

Des Moines, IA

This is an HDR shot of the bible on the alter at Zion Lutheran Church.

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Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick

Weird Tree

Ankeny, IA

This is a Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick covered in ice. I love this little tree, I hope it does well.


Ice

Ice on fence

West Des Moines, IA

This is a close up of a chain link fence. Using flash when taking pictures of ice at night has kind of a neat effect. Go out and try it sometime when there is ice.


Don’t step on the snow.

Ice Covered Walk

West Des Moines, IA

If you recall my post, I-80, about me having some trouble with stepping on ice covered snow this is the location where I discovered it. Yes, you guessed it, that is all ice. The spiral ramp in the distance is the ice mountain that I had the navigate using my tripod for support. The illuminated trees to the left are where yesterdays shot came from.