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Inspired by Photos, of Mine?

Sometimes in the business of promoting/providing conservation and outdoor information you don’t fully realize the impact your work can have on a person. Such was the case this year when a friend of mine, Robin Zagurski an artist from Omaha, NE, painted two beautiful scenes from photographs I had taken on a couple of my outdoor adventures here in Nebraska.  I was shocked and flattered, to say the least. Here they are.

The first colorful Nebraska scene Robin painted was from a photo I snapped of the Snake River in Cherry County.



The second cool painting Robin did was of a photograph I took while waterfowl hunting from a boat blind in a wetland adjacent to the Platte River in Butler County, NE.



As you know, I do not profess to be professional photographer, not even a good one, at times. I have picked up photography tips here and there from seasoned veterans in the industry that have greatly assisted me. The big thing though is that I sincerely enjoy spending time in Nebraska’s outdoor scene and shooting lots of pics so as to capture a variety of fun, unique and scenic images to share with you.

By the way, you can visit with Robin Zagurski and see her work along with about 80 other Nebraska artists at the Hot Shops Art Center in downtown Omaha.


Robin is a big promoter of Nebraska’s natural beauty as I am, so my mission is to actually get her outdoors to physically see and experience more of our great state that she can paint!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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