Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunset Rays


















A simple yet beautiful cloudless sunset that I captured while on one of my bike rides back in September.  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Maple Leaves on the Forest Floor


















Maple leaves litter the forest floor after a rainy day in the Minnesota northwoods. 

Autumn on Cascade River


















I went for a drive in the woods yesterday followed by a bike ride in the woods.  This photo was taken as I was driving out to the area where I wanted to bike.  It's the Cascade River in Cook County, MN photographed from the County Road 45 bridge that spans the river.  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Glow


















The Northern Lights came out for a surprise show last night!  While I missed the "best" part of the show, which occurred early in the evening (before 9:00 PM), I did still catch them glowing nicely between 11:00 PM and midnight.  It had been quite windy during the day yesterday but after nightfall the wind died down to pretty much nothing.  This made for some nice reflections of the stars in the water on this pond.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Partridge Falls


















Partridge Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage, MN.  It's one of my favorite waterfalls.  I never tire of visiting it or photographing it.  Such a magical place.  


Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 1st Sunrise at the Spirit Tree


















It had been a long time since I'd been down to the Spirit Little Cedar Tree so last weekend I decided to head down there for sunrise.  I picked a great morning to go as there were some really nice clouds just as the sun was coming up.  Nothing quite like watching the sun rise over Lake Superior :-)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall Color Drive


















Yesterday I had to drive to Duluth and I had plenty of time so I decided to drive the backroads on the way down and look at fall colors.  While the colors inland from Lake Superior are overall past their peak, there is still plenty of beauty to be found.  For this photo I purposely shot a slow shutter speed to blur the movement of the trees as I drove down the road.  I had my tripod set up on the passenger side of the car and used a remote trigger to take photos as I was driving.  For those that are curious, this was a 1/3 second exposure.