BetterPhoto Member: Martin J. Preslar


member since July 25, 2005

Welcome, and please feel free to comment and give suggestions!

I have been getting more interested in photography for the past several years. When I got my Olympus C-5050Z, I began to get more serious about it. I recently upgraded from a Digital Rebel to a Canon 20D and hope to improve my skills to match the equipment!

I like to take a lot of sunset and landscape shots here in Central Illinois - the land of corn and flatness! When I first moved here I thought that the landscape was boring, but now I am have grown to appreciate the striking qualities of a LONG horizon! (Just about the longest horizon available without water to look out across! :)

I also recently started a new website:

  • Prairie Perspectives Photography

  • -Martin J. Preslar

     Central Illinois ...

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    Snow Day


    Snow Day
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    Desperation Save


    Desperation Save
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    Guitar Player


    Guitar Player
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     Painted Lady


    Painted Lady
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    Into the Sunset


    Into the Sunset
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    Red Barn HDR


    Red Barn HDR
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    Sense of Wonder

    Sense of Wonder
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     Pond in Fall


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    Country Manor


    Country Manor
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    Sun Singer


    Sun Singer
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    St. Augustine Pie...


    St. Augustine Pie...
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     Watching the Show


    Watching the Show
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    Atlantic Sunrise

    Atlantic Sunrise
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    Air & Sea


    Air & Sea
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    Stormy Horizon


    Stormy Horizon
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     Afternoon at the ...


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    Gradient


    Gradient
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    Magnolia Warbler ...


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    Stick Save

    Stick Save
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     Hair Raising II

    Hair Raising II
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    Glove Save

    Glove Save
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    Young Couple

    Young Couple
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    Music in the Park

    Music in the Park
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     Family Portrait I...


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    Holiday Skate

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    Christimas 2008

    Christimas 2008
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    Hair Raising
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     He Shoots, He SCO...


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    Great Blue in Fli...


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    Swallowtail


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     American 4th


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    Deep Drink

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    Baseball Portrait


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    Gray Wolf


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     High Surf on Lake...


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    Pride and Joy


    Pride and Joy
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    Fall Portraits II

    Fall Portraits II
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    Fall Portraits

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     Red Flower

    Red Flower
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    Unexpected Delay ...

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    Fall Color

    Fall Color
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    Parhelia - Mock S...

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     Magnolia Warbler

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    Nature's Bird...


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    Pittsburgh Panora...

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    3-D Butterfly

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     Blue Damselfly

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    Concentration

    Concentration
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    Soccer Portrait

    Soccer Portrait
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    Oh Canada!

    Oh Canada!
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     Roller Hockey Pla...

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    Cardinal in Sprin...

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    Lazy Afternoon

    Lazy Afternoon
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    Covered Bridge


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     In Flight

    In Flight
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    Riding the Tiger

    Riding the Tiger
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    Snap throw to Fir...

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    Picked Off


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     Shortstop II

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    Shortstop

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    Swallowtail Butte...


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    Red Barn in Summe...


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     A Natural


    A Natural
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    Goose and Reflect...


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    Redbird in Winter


    Redbird in Winter
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    Lion

    Lion
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     Old Derelict

    Old Derelict
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    Tiny Dancer

    Tiny Dancer
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    Dancin' With ...

    Dancin' With ...
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    HDR Barn in B&W


    HDR Barn in B&W
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     Monarch of the Th...


    Monarch of the Th...
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    A Prairie Sunset


    A Prairie Sunset
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    Red Barn in the H...


    Red Barn in the H...
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    Fading Barn

    Fading Barn
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     In the Thistle

    In the Thistle
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    Make for the tree...

    Make for the tree...
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    Solitary Bloom


    Solitary Bloom
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    Red Barn in Early...

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     Orange and Blue S...

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    Farm in Sepia Ton...

    Farm in Sepia Ton...
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    Red Barn with Sil...

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    Old Rust

    Old Rust
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     Pride and Joy

    Pride and Joy
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    Black and White B...

    Black and White B...
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    Farm Buildings 2

    Farm Buildings 2
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    Old Derelict

    Old Derelict
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     Farm Buildings

    Farm Buildings
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    Little Red Barn w...


    Little Red Barn w...
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    Beckman Institute

    Beckman Institute
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    Big Red

    Big Red
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     Sunset

    Sunset
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    Civilization encr...

    Civilization encr...
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    Red Barn

    Red Barn
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    Conformity


    Conformity
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     Still water of li...

    Still water of li...
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    Lunie's Comet

    Lunie's Comet
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    Lonely Farmstead.


    Lonely Farmstead.
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    Fading into Memor...


    Fading into Memor...
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