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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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Photos: Zippel Bay State Park

Finally, I have a few shots from Zippel Bay State Park. We were staying 30 minutes south of Baudette and decided that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Lake of the Woods (which we had never seen before). We walked along a small hiking trail against the waterfront, and I was amazed at […]

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Photos: Big Bog

Time for some more photos from the recent trip. Since I spent a lot of time at Big Bog doing video, I didn’t end up with much to share photo-wise. However, I do have a smaller gallery of things for folks to look through. Almost everything was dormant right now, with the bigger blooms coming […]

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Photos: Lost 40

On our journey up north we made a stop at the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area, a fascinating plot of land in the middle of nowhere with a unique history. When initial surveys were done the area was overlooked through a series of errors that can easily happen in the era before aerial mapping […]

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Experimenting with astrophotography

This past weekend the wife and I spent time in a cabin out away from the city. The night skies were clear, which meant it was a perfect time to try some astrophotography! I’ve always wanted to do more of this, but it’s rare that I’m away from light pollution, with my camera gear, when […]

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Bird photos at Sax Zim Bog

The wife and I took a short weekend away recently, and one of our goals was to hit Sax Zim Bog in northern Minnesota. My wife is a birder, and I’m a photographer. Between the two of us a place like Sax Zim is perfect. It is one of the main spots to see winter […]

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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 inches of wet fluffy flakes while there are still some leaves on the trees. In fact, it was that dichotomy that got me to grab my camera and take some […]

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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 all. She set out this past weekend and I spent the time filming the endeavor in order to try my hand at making a mini-documentary. It’ll probably be a while […]

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