Sunday, May 28, 2017

Northern Lights and High Falls


















There was a surprising amount of aurora activity last night!  I had no idea that any displays were possible, I hadn't been paying attention to the space weather forecasts lately.  Luckily on a whim I decided to check the aurora soft serve news website; it showed that the aurora activity was at "STORM" level!  Once I saw that I knew I had to go out and look for some photos.  I decided to try High Falls at Grand Portage State Park again.  Shooting was a little tricky because there is still a lot of mist from the falls, so I had to wipe my camera lens after every shot.  It sure was a beautiful night!

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Magical Night under the Milky Way

























Lake Superior along the Superior Hiking Trail lakewalk section just north of Grand Marais, MN.  An unbelievably beautiful night along the big lake in the early morning hours of May 25, 2017!  The Milky Way was reflecting amazingly in this small stream flowing into Lake Superior.  I love the night sky this time of year!

20 second exposure at f/2.8 and ISO 12,800.  Shot at 20mm with a Nikon D750 camera and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A touch of color over Hollow Rock Creek


















After my bike ride last night I stopped by Hollow Rock Creek and caught this subtle yet beautiful sunset over the meadow.  The spring peeper frogs are out in full force and their song was deafening in this location!  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Swamp Tea


















Labrador Tea or "Swamp Tea", as it is known to some, is a beautiful plant but one that I find very difficult to photograph. While out and about in the rain yesterday I came across a huge area that was full of it and just begging to be photographed.  The forest is so beautiful on a rainy day!  I set up my tripod very low to the ground to get this angle of the tea and also show a hint of the trees in the background. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Treat


















Here's a throwback to Mother's Day 2016 and the incredible aurora storm that graced our sky on this most special of days.  Hope all the mother's out there are having a wonderful day!

Four Fox Kits


















Here's another photo of the fox kits I saw earlier this week.  There was a 5th kit just outside the frame, off doing his own thing while these 4 climbed all over each other at the entrance to the den.  So hard to get a good shot of all of them together!  They are usually running around so quick they don't gather together like this but for just a few moments at a time.  Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there :-)

Friday, May 12, 2017

May Sunset, Northern Minnesota


















The clouds sure were pretty the other night as the sun was setting!