Schwann’s USA Cup Soccer Tournament

This week I am in Blaine, Minnesota with camera in hand capturing the action at what is billed as the largest youth soccer tournament in the western hemisphere.  Teams from Minnesota, the United Sates and all over the world converge on this location for competition, fun, pin trading and a chance to learn about our beautiful state.  As usual, we are having some of our hottest weather of the summer during the event.  But the action goes on and everyone is having a blast.


Staying Focused

While wandering around on Artist Point in Grand Marais I came upon a pile of rocks that had, at one time, been an inukshuk.  Whether natural or human, it was now just a loose grouping of interestingly shaped rocks that were begging to be worked with.  I was happy to oblige.


Sawtooth Mountain Range

The Sawtooth Mountains are a range of low, serrated ridges situated on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  Image captured from Artist’s Point in Grand Marais.



Between the Towers


Grand Marais, Minnesota

Canon 5D Mk ll, ISO 100, 54mm, f/9.0, 1/640 sec, HDR Efex Pro 2