Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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
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
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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
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
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
It seems like we've had a lot of dreary weather lately. Lots of rain, snow accumulation on a few occasions and even some ice build up preceding one of our snow storms. This past Friday evening, though, the pattern changed. It rained all day long but as the day drew to a close the rain stopped and the clouds started to break up. As the sun dropped below the horizon a beautiful sunset was revealed. Now this weekend the weather has been beautiful! We'll see how long it lasts :-) I love all the changes in weather that we experience, though. Without those changes photos like this would be much more difficult to come across!
Friday, May 5, 2017
It's waterfall season and I've been out photographing a few waterfalls the past couple of weeks! This one is on the Fall River just west of Grand Marais, MN. A short walk from Highway 61 leads you down to this beautiful waterfall just a stone's throw from Lake Superior.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Foam floating downstream on a spring day in Grand Portage State Park, MN. The Pigeon River never fails to fascinate. It has so many different moods and characters. In some places it is wide and meandering, in other places it is wide and tumbling down rapids and in other places it is narrow and plummeting over dramatic waterfalls. One of the widest sections of the river is just downstream from the High Falls gorge. I find this area of the river super fascinating to photograph in all seasons. The other day it presented a view which is rarely seen. A large section of water was filled with some of the most intriguing foam patterns I've ever seen. It was a calm spring day and the water was flowing slowly past this location along the shore. I was mesmerized by the constantly changing patterns in the foam. I could have easily watched it all day long :-)