Sunday, November 27, 2016
I made this photograph earlier this autumn along Arrow River Road in Ontario, Canada. I was out looking for the northern lights, which were supposed to make an appearance that night. All I could see in terms of the northern lights was the faintest glow of light coming from behind the clouds. It never got any brighter than what you see in this photo. It was also a full moon that night, which is why the foreground is so bright.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
I am very pleased to announce the release of my book "The Night Sky - Images and stories from a decade of adventures of after dark"!
This beautiful Large Format Landscape (13x11 inches) book is 150 pages and filled with over 100 high quality images of the night sky, accompanied by Travis' journal writings about his night time adventures over a 10 year period of time. Included and Epilogue with tips on making photographs of the night sky.
This book is NOT a mass-produced product. It is printed on demand and the price reflects that fact. Rest assured you are getting a quality product. The printing is beautiful and this will be a book that you can enjoy for years to come.
It is available through the Blurb bookstore with two cover options: Hard Cover Image Wrap or Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Price is $150.
Click here to order: http://www.blurb.com/b/7489084-the-night-sky
Here are some sample pages from the book:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Yesterday I had to bring a relative to the airport in Duluth and along the way we were lucky enough to see the research vessel Kiyi departing the Grand Marais harbor just as we were passing through town. The R/V Kiyi is based in Ashland, Wisconsin and conducts fish stock assessment, fisheries research and habitat monitoring. She was built in 1999 and has a length of 107 feet. She sure is a beautiful ship!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Last night's moon was AWESOME. I've actually been out enjoying the moonlight for the past several nights. The first couple of nights I took my fat bike out for a ride and last night I went for a walk in the moonlight. I love being able to do things outside at night and not even really need a flashlight or headlamp because the light from the moon is so bright. Anyway, last night there was a beautiful HUGE ring around the moon. When I returned from my walk I went back out with my camera and made this photograph looking over Grand Portage Bay.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
The beavers sure have been busy at Grand Portage National Monument! This photo was made standing on top of the lodge, which is built into the hillside next to Grand Portage Creek. Between the beaver lodge and Mt. Rose in the background you can see the roof of the great hall inside the fort. It's kind of ironic... I don't think this scene would have been possible during the fur trade. The beaver was the main animal that was sought after and had there been some this close to the fort they would have certainly been casualties of the trade.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
A couple of nights ago the moonlight, starlight and clouds were sublime. It was an unbelievably beautiful November night. The temperature was very mild for November and the sky was mesmerizing. I went for a 3 mile walk in the moonlight and loved it, soaking up the glory of the night every step of the way. I made this photo just before I started out on my walk. The trees in the lower left are right across the road from our driveway.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
A surprise sunset that turned out awesome last night! I was driving home from work and it looked like sunset was going to be a bust. Since the sky was so full of clouds I figured it would just be gray. But lo and behold, as soon as I pulled in my driveway the sky started to light up. I grabbed the camera and walked 1/4 mile back down the road to make this photograph.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
I've always wanted to get a good picture of a porcupine and last night I hit the jackpot! I came across this cute little critter about an hour before sunset and he posed nicely for me in this crabapple tree. I was able to come away with several nice images of him. It was a great way to end my day!