It’s been a great fall in my opinion. The colors haven’t been as vibrant but the temperatures have been absolutely fantastic. It really felt like someone just flipped the switch from excessive heat to comfortable crispiness. Three weekends in a row I was able to get out and chase the change. Weekend one was essentially… Read More This Year’s Fall Color
2020 calendars are now available! Be sure to head over to the online shop to get yours now. I have two versions available this go around. The 2020 Calendar encompasses images from all around the United States which I have photographed. The 2020 Minnesota Calendar well, that’s self explanatory. I hope you enjoy the images that… Read More 2020 Calendar Release!
Just a collection of images from Hawn State Park yesterday! Enjoy! —Jake
Monday night was a perfect getaway. The first time I’ve been out on a photography overnight in four months—a 4.5 mile trek to the summit of Bell Mountain during sunset and into dusk, setting up camp under the clear night sky. The temps dipped allowing for a beautiful moondog and a half moon allowed for… Read More Bell Mountain Wilderness 2/25/2019
On March 3, 2019 I will be holding a FREE class during Alpine Shop Kirkwood’s Outdoor Expo. Come join me as I will be sharing my tips of being a backpacking photographer. Reaching those prime landscape photography locations doesn’t have to be entirely miserable. I will be covering what I typically use including backpacks, stoves,… Read More *Event* ‘The Backpacking Photographer’ @ Alpine Shop’s March Expo 2019
Cascades, winter views, and lots of ice. Last week’s rain prior to subfreezing temperatures gifted us with the best ice I’ve found this winter season here in the Ozarks—so far. Pickle Creek was rushing with cascades and small waterfalls while icicles formed on the banks and cliffs. It was generally right around 30ºF for the… Read More Chasing Ice At Hawn State Park 2/9/2019
There are so many little canyons, shut-ins, waterfalls, cliffs and bluffs in the Ozarks. This time of year the Ozarks really put on a show. They are easier to explore. The views are better. And ice forms on the bluffs and cliffs of this old mountain range’s hidden canyons. The water is crystal clear and… Read More Ozark Winter: Ice Exploration 1/27/2019
Yesterday’s 12.1 mile loop around Council Bluff Lake was wet, bleak and dramatic. The outing was mostly just a reason to get out in the woods on top of plan some photos for the future. Aside from the 12 mile trail (which is a spur of the Ozark Trail), there is also a campground, canoeing/boating… Read More Council Bluff Lake—an Ozark Gem. 12/13/18