Category: Landscape

Upper Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains – The Porkies

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in western Upper Michigan is one of my favorite play spots! I used to live in Houghton about 2 hours north, so it was “almost” in my backyard at one time. I can still get there in 5-6 hours from the Twin Cities. At 60,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Michigan and you can spend a lifetime exploring and still not see everything. ILearn More

Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017 It’s hard to believe that another year has passed! This year had me sticking closer to home in Minnesota, though I did manage to sneak away to the northeastern part of the state several times. Part of what makes a photo special to me is the experience and adventure I had while making it. Here are just a few of my favorite photos of 2017. You’ll find these and more inLearn More

Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail and Superior National Forest

Have you ever traveled any or all of the Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota? Here are just a few things you’ll find along the way: Gunflint Trail Cook County Hwy 12, aka the Gunflint Trail, starts in the town of Grand Marais right on the north shore of Lake Superior. Most people who make it this far continue further up the shore on Hwy 61 towards Grand Portage and the Canadian border, which is wellLearn More

Nature Photography Day 2017

Nature Photography Day is June 15, 2017! So, what the heck is Nature Photography Day? Nature Photography Day “In 2006, NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) celebrated the first Nature Photography Day and placed it in McGraw-Hill’s reference work, Chases’s Calendar of Events. Many media and websites took notice. Since then, people throughout the North American continent as well as overseas have discovered numerous ways to observe and enjoy the day.” – NANPA Thursday, JuneLearn More

North Woods Photos at St. Paul Art Crawl 2017

North Woods Photos will be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing again this year! St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 When: April 28 – 30, 2017. Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday noon – 8 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm. Where: Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114 What: There are 30+ artists currently showing in Dow Art Gallery alone, including myself. Painters, sculptures, fiber arts,Learn More

How to Photograph Waterfalls

Have you ever wondered how to photograph waterfalls so that you get that silky smooth water effect? It’s not as hard as you think! Here are a few simple tips: Gooseberry Falls State Park, North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota Gear Needed to Photograph Waterfalls If you want to get that silky smooth water flowing effect, you’re going to need some gear: Sturdy Tripod Neutral Density Filters Possibly a Polarizing Filter depending on yourLearn More

Favorite Photos of 2016

Just a few of my favorite photos of 2016: Favorite Photos of 2016 It’s always hard to decide on which images I like best because so much of it depends on the mood I’m in at the time. Same thing goes when someone asks who my favorite musical artists are. This past year took me to some old and new places; visiting two different wild bison herds in Minnesota (watch for a separate post comingLearn More

Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Winter Solstice 2016 It’s the first “official” day of winter (though we’ve been dealing with it for awhile here in the North Woods) and the shortest day of the year! That means each day adds a minute or two of daylight for the next six months, ’til things reverse and we wind up back here again next year. Wishing all of you a Happy Winter Solstice!

Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge

I got to spend a week in my home state of Michigan recently (both peninsulas). Though I’ve been living in Minneapolis for the last thirty plus years, I’ve been a Yooper and I’ve been a Troll. For those who don’t speak Michiganian, that means I’ve lived in the Upper Peninsula (Yooper) as well as the Lower (Troll, who lives below “the bridge”). “The Bridge” is the one and only Mackinac Bridge, and it’s a beauty!Learn More

New June Photos From Minnesota

I finally got around to doing some editing of photos that were taken last month – mostly at Blue Mounds State Park, but also some older ones from the North Shore of Lake Superior as well. That means a whole batch of new June photos from Minnesota have been uploaded to the gallery where they are available for viewing and purchase! June Photos Here are just a few of the shots I took last month.Learn More

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