Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Starry Night in the Maple Forest

This photo was made last night when there was supposed to be a pretty good chance of seeing some Northern Lights. While the Aurora was a no-show, the stars last night were incredibly vivid, so much so that it felt like you could reach up and pluck them from the sky.

The magic of the night reminded me of my favorite quote from Vincent van Gogh:

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tower Galaxy

I haven't been doing much shooting so far this November, so lately I've been working on more photos that were taken earlier this fall. This particular photo was made on the night of September 4, 2011 at about 1:00 in the morning. The Milky Way was so bright that night it looked like it was jumping out of the sky at us. This was a 40 second exposure taken with a Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon EF 17-40mm lens. The lens aperture was set at f4 and the camera's ISO was set to 6400.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Grand Marais Sunset

This was the scene tonight at sunset in Grand Marais, Minnesota. It was cloudy all day, but as sometimes happens during this gray time of year, the day ended with a splash of color!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Northern Photography exhibit at Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais, MN

On display at Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery in Grand Marais, MN through December 4th are several prints from my Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) collection. All the prints are also for sale! The display includes 5 of my new "metal" prints, which are made on sheets of aluminum, as well as 3 more traditional matted and framed prints. There is also a small collection of matted (but unframed) prints available. Be sure to stop by and check them out if you happen to be in Grand Marais between now and December 4th! Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Last color at Partridge Falls

Here's one of my favorite fall color shots from this year. Taken the weekend of October 1st and 2nd.