The first snow of 2020

Sure enough, 2020 is being itself again. We’re getting record setting snow on October 20th here in Minnesota. It’s amazing and wild to see 6 […]

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A little documentary work

My wife decided to do a tour of regional park reserves, and set about planning a 3 day, two night, bikepacking trip to visit them […]

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Itasca State Park photos

I just realized it’s been a while since I’ve done a simple photography post. I recently edited a handful of photos from Itasca State park […]

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International Wolf Center

I’ve always wanted to visit the northern Minnesota town of Ely. As a kid I knew plenty of people who went up north to the […]

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A little canoe photography

I haven’t done a photo post on the blog in a while, so I thought tonight’s little adventure deserved one. We attended a fun event […]

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Savanna Portage Photos

I realized I haven’t posted this yet, so here’s my gallery of shots from Savanna Portage State Park. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were so bad that […]

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Super Blood Wolf Moon

Sunday night we got to experience a lunar eclipse. This will be the only one we will be able to see this year, and so […]

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Hashtag Living My Best Life

A month or so ago, I was sitting in a small brewpub in rural Wisconsin, listening to some nice folk/bluegrass music on the PA, enjoying […]

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Smokey morning sun

This morning I went out for a 15 mile run, and as I came around the corner of one of the turns on the single […]

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First Day of Spring

Officially, today is the beginning of Spring. So in Minnesota that means that it’s cold and we’re experiencing snow. That’s just how we roll here. […]

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Cold fog

This morning on my run the temps were in the mid 20s, which was awesome. It also meant that all our recent snow was starting […]

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An Ice Palace walk

Over lunch today I decided to finally head over and check out the Ice Palace at Rice Park. Growing up in Saint Paul in the […]

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Some Trooper Photos

Last night I had the honor of photographing my good friend Michael in his newly minted Stormtrooper outfit. He’s had a long standing ambition to […]

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Hummingbirds!

Down in Vegas there are lots of hummingbirds. Where we were staying had a hummingbird feeder right outside the patio. This afforded me the ability […]

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Plants of the desert

Over the past few days I’ve had the opportunity to shoot some pics of the various plant life in the desert outside Vegas. It’s still […]

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Bighorn Sheep in Boulder

The other day we were in Boulder City, NV, which is the town that was created to support to the building of the Hoover Dam. […]

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Haze over Vegas

I’ve got some stories to share from our trip out west, and in particular a story about trying to climb Black Mountain. I’ll save that […]

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Testing the sled harness

On Sunday the temps rose in to the mid teens, and I was feeling antsy, so it was a perfect time to pull out my […]

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Missing snow

So far this winter, the Twin Cities are down 18 inches of snow that we should have gotten. It’s made for a very dry year […]

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The beauty of winter

Last week the historic Grain Belt sign was due to be relit. I’ve been wanting to get down to take some pics of it, but […]

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2017 Photography Review

Photo posts on this blog are a common sight. I’ve put up 78 different posts tagged with “photography” in the past year alone. Sometimes it […]

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Cold morning sunrise

I went out for a run at Elm Creek Saturday morning and managed a really nice 8.8 mile loop of the singletrack. Since I was […]

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A lonely, perfect, snowman

This morning I headed out for a 4 mile run nice and early. This route takes me past a big park and some ball fields […]

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Iowa at sunrise

I’m down in Iowa for a bit this weekend and got a chance to snap this sunrise shot. It was a cool crisp morning and […]

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Sun show

Not sure why lately, but the sunrises and sunsets around here have been beautiful. It seems like every morning and evening there’s an amazing display […]

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Dam at Sunrise

This past Sunday on my bike ride I got to view a beautiful sunrise. I was biking over the Coon Rapids Dam and managed to […]

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A Goober

My brother-in-law and his fiancé have a cat named Goober. We were at their house on Sunday and while sitting around I got a nice […]

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Dreary rainy day

I had Friday off of work to get some work done on some personal projects. It’s a rainy and dreary day which means that there’s […]

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Playing with some Panasonic cameras

This weekend my good friend Wes started talking about looking at a mirrorless camera setup. As someone who’s gone through that transition before I was […]

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A beautiful snowy evening

Friday night I was out late marking the trail with friends, for a fun run on Saturday. As we finished up the evening we headed […]

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A little mole

Saturday I ran the Icebox 480, and I have a wonderful race report coming soon. However, I’m tired and I decided to share a pic […]

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Depot in the morning

Downtown areas can be beautiful in the early morning. Things are quiet and serene, and on a cool morning the air is crisp and clear. […]

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Leaf drops

This past weekend we got our first real snow. It’s still in the mid-30s to 40s during the day, so it didn’t stick around too […]

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Another first snow

All week the weather has been hinting that we might see some snow on Friday. Sure enough, I woke up to find a slushy mess […]

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A quick Lightroom check-in

So after my positive thoughts on the new Lightroom CC paradigm last week, I came across one little snag that has be stuck in no-man’s […]

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Frontenac State Park hiking

Sunday, the wife and I headed down to a beautiful State Park on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Frontenac State Park is just south of […]

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RAW on a phone

Something that I’ve been meaning to try is shooting RAW on my phone. The Lightroom app allows you to shoot raw and then edit the […]

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Lightroom CC

Today Adobe announced their new Lightroom CC line, which is the next generation of Lightroom products. I’ve been a Lightroom user for many years, and […]

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