Beyond the Bog

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There, beyond the crystal-like barrier, lies another reality.  A place of pine forests and broad leaf trees.  A place where one can walk on solid ground without fear of slipping silently in to the dark water.  Make it to the trees, there lies safety along the October Road.

In A Place Stranger Than The Last

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What seemed like a perfectly normal place is transformed by a shift of perspective and a twist of the camera.

Ice Hunter

As you may have noticed from previous posts, it’s that time of year when I turn my attention to things that are frozen.  Knowing that we have had high winds blowing across Lake Superior, I figured that there would be fresh ice to discover so off I went in search of new work.  My first stop was
Stoney Point, a favorite of many who travel up the north shore of Lake Superior.  I was rewarded with many small pockets of ice that formed wonderful abstract patterns.  I spent over two hours wandering around on the ledge rock photographing as many as I could before all my batteries succumbed to the cold.


Day Seven

Woodland Creatures!  Strange things are lumbering (lumber and trees go together) through the forest.  If you move about silently, you may just see one.

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Grappling

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Inverting an image can sometimes present a fresh perspective on a subject.  In this instance, the sky ends up appearing to be in the right place, but the tree seems “awkward” as though it were shot from an unusual position.

The Conservatory

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The conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, MN.

Sony RX100 V, ISO 250, 14.7mm, f/2.8, 1/2500 sec

What Does The Eye See?

Along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon is an area of softer volcanic rock that has been worn away by the action of water and spinning rocks, creating potholes.  This is a common feature along many rivers, including the St. Croix on the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. The interplay of shape and light tricks the eye into imagining most anything…so what do you see?

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Entangled

The west is filled with grand visions of grand vistas, mountains and beautiful coastal areas.  But I also discovered that there are amazing tree shapes to be explored.  Yes, there are plenty of trees that grow tall and straight, but in the high desert area, there are scrub trees that attain some of the most unusual shapes I have ever seen.  This is just one example of the images I am working with from the area.  This one is more root structure than what might be seen growing above ground, but it has obviously been worked on by time, water and air.  This image is from my visit to Smith Rock State Park near Redmond, Oregon.

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Winter’s Frozen Embrace

Happy New Year to all, hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays in whatever form you preferred to celebrate.  For me it was a very enjoyable break with family and friends, not much photography, but plenty of merriment.  However, my urge to wander with a camera overcame the comfort of home and off I went for a walk along the beach known as Park Point here in Duluth.  There had been strong winds coupled with freezing temps and the spray from the waves had coated everything near the water.  I present two images in color and two in black and white.  The specks imbedded in the icy coating are grains of sand that mixed in with the blowing spray.

Canon 5D Mk11, Tamron 28-200mm.