Monday, December 20, 2010

Dubuque Mustang Football Team Posters

This has been a fun project as part of doing the team and individual photo's for the Dubuque Hempstead Mustang football program. I do an extra shot of the player in their position stance and assemble them all together as they would be on the field.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Friday Challenge - Architecture

The old and the new, traditional and modern, contrast each other under the Chicago skies.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Maverick & Duke

Maverick and Duke came to Dubuque - we had a hoot at their photo shoot. Biggest surprise? How they could grip the soccer ball in their mouth. Anyone looking for soccer mascots?!! More pics can be found in Maverick & Duke's photo gallery.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Warped :: Photo Friday

A fresh snowfall entices this telemark skier to make tracks through the trees at Vail in Colorado.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mustangs win shut-out against cross town rival Wahlert

The Hempstead Mustangs played a shut-out game against cross town rival Wahlert 21-0 in an exciting match-up at Dalzell Field in Dubuque, Iowa.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Macro Shot - Photo Friday

After a gentle summer rain, droplets intertwine with gossamer strands of a spider web.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Recently got to visit Ontonagon, MI with Mom and a few of her cousins - all born and spent time there on the shores of Lake Superior. It was great spending time with some of the family elders.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

That's My Dog!

I spent time with a That's My Dog training class this past Saturday where the dogs learn obedience skills like staying, coming when called, heeling, and socialization - skills that enable both dog and human to have a better relationship with each other, with other dogs and people that they aren't familiar with. It is a great experience to see and is thoroughly enjoyable to photograph. More images are available at my online gallery.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Iowa Shrine Bowl

This year the opportunity arose to photograph the Iowa Shrine Bowl at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. The past two years I have been photographing Mustang Football in Dubuque, Iowa.  Both the Head Coach of the Mustangs and his son were voted to participate on the North team. What a great event to witness, the atmosphere was celebratory with a positive vibe from all who were there. 

"The Iowa Shrine Bowl Game is an all-star football game between selected pre-college football athletes on each side of a north-south dividing line in Iowa. The game brings honor and recognition to the players, their schools and their communities. It has also been an effective tool in raising money for Shriners Hospital For Children." From the Shrine Bowl site.

Congratulations to the North team on their win! View more images from the game.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Baxter needed no coaxing for water play with temps in the upper 80's in Dubuque, Iowa.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mustang Mini-Camps

The Mustangs have begun their summer mini-camps and they're looking pretty good! Nice to spend time with the players and coaches - a dedicated bunch! Here's more photo's from the night:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Walking the Dog's

Diva, the young hopeful, gets some peer training with a That's My Dog class along Dubuque's Riverwalk.  More photo's of the excursion can be found at See Jane Shoot.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Moment in Time

I took a peak into a nest to see if perhaps there were any blue eggs. These two baby robins perked up at my approach and lifted their heads readied for the catch of the morning. Seemed a fitting submission to A Moment in Time project I read about later that day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

American White Pelican

This image of American White Pelicans is a finalist in Mountainfilm's photo contest. Mountainfilm has "...selected ten of our favorite photos across the themes of Environments Worth Preserving, Cultures Worth Exploring, and Conversations Worth Sustaining." Please help me win by casting a vote for the pelicans - thank you!:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nightlife :: Photo Friday Challenge

The Tower Bridge in London. This leg of the trip was made on foot, and mostly after dark. The imagination runs as we wander to and fro on little winding cobblestone streets and busy thoroughfares. A sense of history with every step.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Thaw on the Mississippi River

Fishermen weave their way in and out of the ice sheets casting for fish on the Mississippi River south of Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Reigns Band CD Package Design

Just finished up this project for The Reigns Band who will be having their CD release party later this month. Way to go Reigns Band!  I utilized images I had made from a live show and integrated some previously captured images for the cover collage. The band logo on the disk was derived from one of the images used in the cover.  The back cover photo was supplied by the band.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lightness - Photo Friday

The challenge this week with Photo Friday is "Lightness". If you're fond of this image, visit Photo Friday over the weekend and cast a noteworthy vote for me....I'm entry 270-SeeJaneShoot. Thanks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nature :: Photo Friday

 Photograph © Jane Melgaard
The gallery has been updated and now includes a favorite, American White Pelicans. This group stopped off on a bit of sand bar on their migratory path along the Mississippi River. The "horn" on their upper bill appears during mating season.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Surfaces :: Photo Friday

Didn't the Justice League building have the ability to appear and disappear, a bit like Wonder Woman's airplane?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hot & Cool

I sought these ferns out as a backdrop for a commissioned birth announcement. While this image wasn't quite right for the project it speaks to me through the texture of the new leaves unfurling and the greeeeeeen of life. Especially during these frigid days of January. Mother Nature creates in all temperatures and her crystaline trees were a beautiful sight to behold. Here's a link to more images...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Reigns Band

Reigns rocks out covers and original music with "a range of hard rock to country with blues constantly dowsing the fire". Find some tracks & show schedules here:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mustang Football Team Poster

In doing the Mustang Football team and individual portraits this year I thought I would try something new. I asked each of the team members to get into the position they would be playing on the field. Here is the result, complete with the coaching staff, managers and season statistics. Fantastic group.