Famous Hollywood Sign in Hollywood, California at night with blue sky and clouds in the background
Did you know that the famous Hollywood sign doesn’t light up? This was a surprise to me, but the reason why is apparently because it would draw too much traffic to the neighborhood where you can view the sign. Getting to this spot requires navigating narrow, winding residential roads and quite understandably, too much traffic […]

Fine Art Friday: Hollywood! | Des Moines Photographer

"Last Splash of Light" Boulder City, Nevada by Kevin Barber, Photographer in Des Moines, Iowa
Seeing this little "splash" of sunlight from the sun setting behind the mountains stopped me in my tracks.

Fine Art Friday: Last Splash of Light | Des Moines ...

Warning sign outside the old Stapleton Airport control Tower in Denver, Colorado.
If you saw yesterday’s post about Groupon, you may be thinking we were a little hard on those deal sites. So, I (Kevin) decided to give you a 2 for 1 deal of our own – no purchase required… Two photos for Fine Art Friday instead of one! I really couldn’t decided on these two […]

Fine Art Friday: Two for One!

Bird soaring against the background of a deep blue sky
Another fine art photograph from our recent trip to Sarasota, FL. I created this image on Bradenton Beach about 45 minutes before sunset. " alt="Bird soaring against the background of a deep blue sky" width="580" /> Extra points for whoever can identify this bird (I know it isn’t “Bob the Bird”).

Fine Art Friday: Sailing on Blue Sky

White and Yellow Daffodil in the evening light. 1
Today’s Fine Art Friday post was selected by a “guest blogger”, my mom! I suppose the irony in the name is that this photo was taken in Chicago, right off of the busy Lake Shore Drive. " alt="White and Yellow Daffodil in the evening light." width="580" /> As Spring gets closer, have you started thinking […]

Fine Art Friday: Spring Tranquility

Sunrise along the shore, Jacksonville Beach, FL
  During a business trip to Jacksonville, Florida, I was able to find a great off-season deal on a hotel in Jacksonville Beach and was able to take advantage of a warm December morning. It is difficult to resist a morning walk with this kind of sunrise!  

Fine Art Friday: On a Morning Walk

Neon sign of Marathon, St. Croix Station at night on Canal Park Street, Duluth, MN.
Another photograph I created in Duluth, Minnesota. This was created along Canal Park Drive, just down the road from the famous bridge in Duluth.

Fine Art Friday: St. Croix Station

Having grown up on the Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa, I am used seeing it as the “Mighty Mississippi”. When I traveled to Northern Minnesota earlier this year I got to see a different side of the Mississippi where you could wade across it – if you really wanted to. " class="grouped_elements" rel="tc-fancybox-group1945" alt="Mississippi Silk" […]

Mississippi Silk