Short Clip on WHO TV, Channel 13

Our local Chief Meteorologist, Ed Wilson, gave me a nice “shout out” on the Channel 13 news a few nights ago. Occasionally, I will upload a nice weather related picture to Channel 13’s Facebook page; to share with all. Ed really delivered, giving a few surprising lines about my other pictures/videos and my YouTube presence. Check it out!


Cameron Stotz on Channel 13 – Ed Wilson from Cameron Stotz on Vimeo.


Iowa Sunsets

I’ve been photographing sunsets lately, mostly HDR with a lot of time in Photoshop. This shot is from last Friday in Adel, Iowa at Penoach Winery; one of our favorite hangouts in the area. We’ve been here for one year now and we love it here. The weather tests us at times, but scenes like this are priceless. The “Only In Iowa” facebook page shared it and the viewers loved it, so I thought I’d post it here. 

Sunset in Adel, IA at Penoach Winery


First Snow of 2015!

Central Iowa is being hit hard by the first snow storm of 2015, currently rolling through. I’m going to have to break out the snow thrower on this one, glad I recently upgraded to a 2 stage 4 stroke. I have a feeling we’ll be up to a foot by the time we wake up tomorrow morning. It’s really coming down!

Snowfall, Front yard

Snowfall, Front yard

Snowfall, backyard

Snowfall, backyard

Bruno and the Snow! Thanksgiving in Des Moines, 2014

We got about 3″ of snow overnight. This is our second “real” snow this year and I’ve learned that I need a better snow blower. I found one on Craigslist that is two stage, and that’s what I need to really throw the snow out of here and clear the driveway quickly. Bruno is out having fun in it. Here are a few pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable extended weekend…

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Rain in San Diego!

We’re finally getting some much needed rain! About 5″ of the wet stuff is hitting the county today, so we’re braced for flooding. A good day to just stay inside! If you have a dog, like me, you need to time your walks with breaks in the weather. I found the perfect weather app for iOS, called Dark Sky –

It will tell you when you have a break to go out for a walk between storms – A perfect app on a day like today.

DarkSky Weather App

DarkSky Weather App