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Lake Bemidji State Park Bog Walk

Last month when we were up in Bemidji, MN we stopped by the Bog Walk at Lake Bemidji State Park. My wife loves bogs and the flowers that grow there, and as a photographer I always like the opportunity to shoot something new. The bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park is only a half […]

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Big Bog SRA June 2022

We just got back from a big vacation up in the Bemidji area of Minnesota. While we were there we visited the Big Bog State Recreation Area again. We first visited last year in May and not a lot was blooming yet. Now that it’s June we got a chance to see a lot more […]

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Elm Creek Backyard Ultra photos

A week ago I had the opportunity to photograph the first ever Elm Creek Backyard Ultra. This is a last man standing style event, which means that participants have 1 hour to traverse a 4.167 mile looped course. They can then rest until the top of the next hour when they do it all over […]

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Quiet on the blogging front

After many years of blogging regularly (some years every single day) I ended up stepping back for the past month to take a breath. I last posted in March about turning 48 and then ended up going silent for a while, and I decided that’s OK. It’s not for lack of ideas for content, I’ve […]

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Petrified Forest National Park

On our drive back we managed to stop at a couple of national parks including the Grand Canyon (which we had never been to before) and Petrified Forest National Park. Although we didn’t get to the actual petrified wood portion of the park we did spend some time along the painted desert. This vast expanse […]

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Techatticup Mine

We’re getting the opportunity to visit some interesting sites out here in Nevada while we’re here for a couple of weeks. This past weekend we visited Techatticup Mine (sometimes known as Nelson Ghost Town) which is on the way through Eldorado Canyon. This attraction is an old mining town that is filled with original buildings […]

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Lake Superior Winter Photos

On my way back from the Arrowhead 135 I stopped off in Duluth to pick up some cookies from Positively Third Street and get some lunch at Corktown Deli. I also decided to head down to Canal Park and get a few shots of the frozen shoreline. Seeing the ice coated rocks is always spectacular. […]

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Some flower photography

Despite being absent from posting here very much lately, I’m still alive and well. Just taking a break from a bunch of things while the busy-ness of the Fall finishes up. However, today I got to spend some time with my oldest child as we worked on a photography project he’s doing for school. We […]

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Garden Flowers and Pollinators

I’m still working on some product reviews, but with the weather getting cold around here, I wanted to share something bright and warm. I recently got a chance to try out my new camera in our native plant garden. There have been so many bees of different kinds that come through that it’s been a […]

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Moving up to full frame

I’ve been in the photography world since I was in my early teens. At 13 I was using an OLD Kodak rangefinder camera to document my visit to the 1987 Twins World Series celebration. Soon though I saved up enough money from my assistant wedding photography gigs to purchase a Minolta X370, which was my […]

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Black Hills Photo Dump

Just got back from a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota and despite having all the best intentions to blog about the trip while I was there, I ended up just relaxing and keeping busy with lots of hiking around. That means that I’m going to turn this post into a photo dump […]

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Photographing the Afton Trail Run

July 4th weekend is the traditional weekend of the Afton Trail Run at Afton State Park just outside the Twin Cities. This long standing event is a hallmark of summer in the trail running world around the area, and is known for its ability to test runners with stretches of rugged terrain and climbing that […]

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