Fragile Moments


Spotting the simple aspects of nature requires a keen sense of awareness in the moment. I discovered this fragile bit of ice close to melting away on a warm, early spring afternoon.  Shortly after taking the shot, I broke through the ice on Lake Superior.  Lucky for me I was close to shore and the water was shallow.  In the moment, my first concern was for my camera, which I was able to keep safe and set on a rock as I extricated myself from the ice.

Canon EOS 7D, ISO 100, 60mm, f/7.1, 1/1600 sec

Frosty Reminder

I’ve been revisiting my past photography lately in preparation of becoming a full time contributor to Monochromia beginning next year.  This has kept me busy and has caused me to neglect my blog in the process.  It’s also the time of transition in northern Minnesota.  Nature is trying to decide whether we are in winter or still keeping a toehold in fall.  This state of confusion makes it somewhat difficult for me to figure out what I want to shoot at the moment.  So, instead of worrying about that, I’ll just share a few of the images from my past projects while I compile images for Monochromia.


Window Frost
Canon 7D, ISO 100, 60mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec.

Lakeside Composition


Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, Lake Superior, Minnesota.

Canon 7D, Canon EF 50mm, ISO 100, f/22, 1/80 sec.

Bursting Forth


Canon 7D, ISO 100, 28mm, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, B&W conversion done in Adobe Lightroom CC2015 & Silver Efex Pro 2