50 Shades of….Winter : A color explosion

Read Time: 4 minutes Winter. It’s cold, miserable, and depressing. The days are so short it feels like you blink and you miss them. Isn’t that the usual narrative? I’m not going to lie, winter is tough. But also so beautiful. There are these moments where the light is simply special. Light you never see the rest of the year, but while it’s there it’s amazing.

9 Tips for Photographing Frosty Landscapes

Read Time: 6 minutes As a landscape photographer, there are very few things that get me as excited as seeing my favorite weather app light up with a frost warning for the coming morning. Here are 9 great tips for getting the best photos possible in these magical conditions!

Searching for Shelter – Part 2

Read Time: 4 minutes 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 Continue Reading

Searching for shelter – Part 1

Read Time: 6 minutes A few weekends ago we had some nice sunny weather and I decided to once again head out and see what I could see along a stretch of the Sturgeon River Trail system. A couple episodes back I had explored briefly a stretch of this same trail but turned and Continue Reading

Sunny day in the pines

Read Time: 6 minutes 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 Continue Reading

Hoar Frost for days

Read Time: 3 minutes Some mornings you wake up early and you get the beautiful surprise of a thick, beautiful hoar frost covering the land. It doesn’t happen too often in our neck of the woods where you get a nice heavy frost as winter conditions need to be ideal for it to really Continue Reading

A Balkan, MN Sunrise

Read Time: 3 minutes 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 Continue Reading