Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tule Elk at Point Reyes


















I just returned from a trip to California where Jessica and I took some vacation time and did some exploring north of San Francisco.  On the first day of the trip we visited Point Reyes National Seashore, which has a resident population of Tule Elk.  As we were driving out to one of the trailheads in the park we came over a rise and there was a big, beautiful bull elk standing right close to the road!  A few cows were in the distance and I got some great shots of all of them.  It sure was a great way to start the day at Point Reyes!




















Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Aurora Waves over Hollow Rock


















From the night of June 22, 2015.  Probably the single best night of northern lights that I've ever seen. The lights easily filled 70 to 80 percent of the sky that night.  The view here is actually looking south/southeast, which gives you an idea of how strong the lights were.  Usually the best views of them are looking to the north, but on this night they were everywhere.  Simply unforgettable. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Esther Lake Milky Way


















An awesome night of viewing the Milky Way over Esther Lake in Grand Portage State Forest, Minnesota.  I never tire of being out on nights like this!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happiness is a sunset bike ride


















Happiness is a sunset bike ride :-)

Friday, September 1, 2017

The leaves they are a-changin'

























Autumn will soon be here in all its glory!  The signs are out there... and they sure are beautiful!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fireball Sunset


















I love what 600mm does for a sunset photo.  This was taken from the top of a fire tower in Grand Portage, MN.  A beautiful end to a beautiful day.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Great American Eclipse


















Yes, I photographed The Great American Eclipse too.  We almost missed it here in northeast Minnesota as our skies got really cloudy just as the eclipse was reaching its maximum for us (right about the time this photo was taken).  Clouds were moving quickly across the sun/moon combination and every now and then the eclipse was visible through an opening in the clouds.