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Sunrise Photos after a Cloudy week

This past week has been cloudy and snowy, not real good weather for taking pics. I was so glad to see a clear sky this morning! Went out with the camera and got some Sunrise photos. It was a tad brisk with a temp. of -9F/-23C. Not bad at all with no wind, when you dress for it.

Here are three photos from this morning:

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Catching the Sunrise thru the trees, lighting up the frost and snow on branches, was taken near the start of the walk. Finding a spot where the Sun and light bring out the best in a scene is a fun challenge.

Catching the Dog at the river bank involved quite a bit of luck. I was snapping pics of the Sunrise shining on the river water and ice, the dog came over to see what I was doing. Luckily I was able to move back and crouch down getting the dog in a few pics. Of course she didn’t pose nicely in the other pics.

Last nights light fluffy snow was pretty sitting on all the dry grass and branches along the river bank. It was worth a try to get a few close-ups of the snowflakes on the grass. Getting the focus right and having the detail show up is always a fun challenge.

These photos are available on Greeting Cards or Prints, along with many of my other photos.

Favorite Sunrise Photo from 2011

When you go for a walk in the morning with a camera you never really know just what kind of pictures you’ll get. One of the fun things is seeing what the photos look like full size.

The morning of this photo I took a number of pics. Several were from almost exactly the same spot, a place where a couple of decent pics were taken the week before.

Here it is… My Favorite Sunrise Photo from 2011:

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And… Here are two photos taken the week before in almost the same spot:

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What is amazing to me is how different these last two photos are from each other when they were taken only a few minutes apart from almost the same spot.

Even tho I like all three photos, the top one with the Sun shining thru the tops of the Timothy Hay is my favorite. Aren’t I lucky to live on a farm in Northern Minnesota where there are so many great chances to take pictures?

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Looking Up at a UFO photo

Wow! I took an interesting photo yesterday…

Looking Up at a UFO photo

Looking Up at a UFO photo

A ray of light is just about ready to shoot out and beam me up. Oh, I can hear the spooky music in my head. Where is my tinfoil hat? Click the image to see it larger.

Well… Actually it is not a UFO. It’s a pic taken looking thru a 3 foot diameter Concrete pipe that was put under a road in Northern Minnesota last Summer. I didn’t think about taking a photo of it till yesterday, 23 February 2012.

What do you think, is it really a UFO, or am I just using a cover story that it’s a pipe under the road so folks won’t think I’m a crazy nut?

Anyway… If you’d like an interesting conversation piece, you can Buy a copy of the photo on a Greeting Card or Print.

Pretty Pink Fairy Shelters Photo

Mushrooms were plentiful in 2010 and a pleasure to check out on photo walks. There was something new and different to see every day. And… There was always the hope that I’d get to see a Fairy hiding under one of the mushrooms.

Pretty Pink Fairy Shelters are shown in this close up photo of pink mushrooms taken in Northern Minnesota, as the day dawned on 24 June 2010. Despite careful observation no fairies were spotted, they must have all been hiding.

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Ummm… After enlarging the photo and examining it carefully, the wing of a Fairy might just be poking out from behind a blade of grass, and showing up in the photo. Yep, It just has to be a Fairy hiding out there. 🙂

The photo is also available on Greeting Cards.

Sun on Rock in Ice

Isn’t it great to start the day with a beautiful Sunrise? Everything seems to go so much better when Nature provides  a great day with a bright Sun coming up.

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It’s a lot of fun to go for a walk and try getting a decent photo on a lovely morning like this. Finding just the right spot where the scene looks good often put me into interesting positions. For this photo… I was laying down on the ice along the edge of the Mississippi river bank. I came home with quite a few pics taken from different perspectives. This one seemed to stand out.

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Beautiful Morning Frost

There was lots of frost along the Mississippi river as I went for a walk this morning shortly after Sunrise. I started snapping photos of the Sun shining thru frost covered branches before even leaving the yard.

At the edge of the river bank beautiful fractal shaped frost crystals were coating the brush, branches, and grass. Oh! What fun it was trying to get some good photos. Here are a couple that turned out fairly decent.

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Finding a spot where the light was good and getting a decent focus for the close up photo was challenging, but fun.

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Favorite Photos from 2011

Every year brings many beautiful sights to see. I feel fortunate when a photo captures some of Nature’s wonder.

Last year (2011) gave many lovely and interesting photos. Here is a slideshow of my Favorites.

The Sunrises are a joy to see coming up over the Mississippi river. Often the morning mist and reflections off the water make a stunning sight.

Going for a walk with the camera and dog is something I really enjoy. Occasionally the dog even manages to pose for the camera. How lucky was it to capture both the cat and dog sitting on a hay bale?

I hope you enjoy the slideshow.

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