Searching for Shelter – Part 2

In the last post, which you should totally check out first by clicking here, I headed out in search of shelter. Both a literal shelter that exists along a stretch of local trail and in a more intellectual way as I was struggling with my motivation and wondering why I just couldn’t seem to gain any traction. That always breaks my heart, seeing someone just give up on something they had a passion for. It’s a tough game to play, even […]

Sunny day in the pines

Winter here in North Eastern MN can be frustrating for a photographer. As the snow piles up and access to just get out and hike shrinks, we are limited more and more to just cruising back roads or tromping the same ground as every other photographer out there on a small handful of trails that remain open. Now, I’ve been shooting seriously for a little over 10 years and only very casually before that. I have spent my whole life […]

A Balkan, MN Sunrise

Lately it feels like we have been mired in nothing but gloomy, cloudy and constantly snowing days. I’m sure it’s really not, but it feels like we’ve had way more long stretches of this weather than most other years I can recall. Either way, when you are buried in snow and seeing nothing but the flat gray monotone winter scenes it get’s a little exhausting. So when the sun does decide to peek through it’s a jolt to the system […]