Thursday, June 28, 2012

Henry Domke and his Prairie Garden Trust

This month in Rural Missouri I featured nature photographer Henry Domke of New Bloomfield. Most of his photography he shoots is at his 600-acre farm in Callaway County. His previous career as a doctor has influenced his art as he sells to hospitals across the country. He believes that his work has a positive role in helping patients. Here are few portraits of Henry and some scenes around his property.

If you would like to visit the Prairie Garden Trust, contact Henry to make a reservation by phone at 573-295-6349 or by email:

Visit for more about his property.

Visit for more of his work.

Check out my video piece first, then check out the images.

Henry Domke. I lit this with natural lighting from the rear and a Nikon SB900 with a Lumniquest softbox on the right side of his face.

Bluffs along Hillers Creek.

A Great Spangled Fritillary on a coneflower. 

Henry Domke at his Prairie Garden Trust.

Henry Domke

More scenery along Hillers Creek.

More scenery along Hillers Creek.

More scenery along Hillers Creek.

More scenery along Hillers Creek.

More scenery along Hillers Creek.

Oak forest

An HDR image composed of 4 frames of an awesome oak and sunlight.

An HDR image of 3 images combined to show the view from the bluffs at Henry's property.

Another HDR image of 3 images combined of this cool oak.

Never seen this before, but two common snapping turtles were battling in the creek. Quite the thing to watch. Hoping to upload some video soon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Missouri High School Bass Fishing Tournament

Almost a month ago I spent the weekend shooting at the 2nd Annual Missouri High School Bass Fishing Tournament, sponsored by The Missouri Bass Federation. The tournament was held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Read more about the tournament at

An HDR image of the morning sunrise.

A selection of lures.

William Pursifull, right, of the Lafayette Fighting Irish Team, casts towards the bank at Lake of the Ozarks. Willaim and teammate, Garet Cline, finished sixth with a combined weight of 5.32 pounds.

Brian Pahl pulls in a largemouth bass as teammate Andrew Guilliams looks on. Last year's winning team, the Eureka Wildcats finished second this year.


The weigh-in.

Jessie Fisher, left, and Layne Woods of Hollister High School were this year's winning team with 5 fish for a combined weight of 14.75 pounds.

The winning trophy.