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North Woods Photos Labor Day Sale!

North Woods Photos is having a Labor Day Sale now through Monday, September 7!

Buy Now and get 20% off your entire order with coupon code LABORDAY15 when you order through the online gallery.

Your choice of photographic prints on a variety of paper finishes including the standard luster as well as matte, metallic and pearl, gallery wrapped canvases, metal prints and more!

Wildlife photos including Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, a variety of waterfowl, black bears, and more North Woods locals.

Grizzly Toes

Nature photos including butterflies and flowers.

Monarch Butterfly

Beautiful North Woods landscapes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan that make you wish you were there right now!

Artist Point Sunrise

Abstract nature photos for something a little different.

 

Shrub Rose Lena

As always, all products are produced in professional labs with conservation quality archival inks, papers, and materials. With proper care, they will last longer than you!

Buy Now and bring some North Woods wild to the walls of your home or office at a great price! Makes a great gift, too!

Labor Day Sale offer ends at 11:59 pm Monday, September 7, 2015.

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New Photos From Northeastern Minnesota!

I went off the grid for a few days last week (as in largest wilderness area in the lower 48 and no cell phone service) and came back with some new photos from northeastern Minnesota that are now available for viewing and purchase from the online gallery! Didn’t see much wildlife this trip, but I saw some amazingly breathtaking scenery that I’d like to share with you.

Set up camp at Two Island Lake in Superior National Forest about 15 miles inland from Grand Marais, MN just in time to capture the sunset:

Two Island Lake Sunset, Superior National Forest

Then pulled an all-nighter (so you wouldn’t have to) shooting the Milky Way and watching the Perseid meteors:

Two Island Lake Milky Way & Meteor
Two Island Lake Milky Way & Meteor

Then went scrambling over jagged rocks with my camera gear in the pitch dark along the Lake Superior shoreline at 4 am (so you wouldn’t have to) to get the sunrise from the east end of Artist Point in Grand Marais:

Artist Point Sunrise

Then went further up the North Shore to Hollow Rock Bay:

Hollow Rock Bay Sunrise, Lake Superior

And even further up the Shore to Grand Portage before turning around at the Canadian border, but not before stopping to admire Mt. Josephine:

Mt. Josephine Panorama
Mt. Josephine Panorama

Went back to Grand Marais to hang out near the shoreline since it was about 20 degrees cooler than the low-90’s temps inland. Had some lunch, played fetch with a local black lab who brought his favorite rock to retrieve out of Lake Superior, and relaxed by the water for a bit:

Grand Marais Lighthouse, Minnesota
Grand Marais Lighthouse

Then up the Gunflint Trail to several beautiful lakes along the Minnesota / Ontario border. Did I mention it was in the 90’s? Even the loons were hot on Gunflint Lake:

Common Loon, Gunflint Lake

Took a short, steep hike up to Honeymoon Bluff near Flour Lake campground, which overlooks Hungry Jack Lake and Bearskin Lake:

Honeymoon Bluff Sunset

Still made it back to Two Island Lake in time to get the tail end of another sunset:

Two Island Lake Sunset, Superior National Forest

Before finally crashing after being up for 36 hours straight. It’s a darn shame I was so tired (and had no cell phone service being off the grid), so I didn’t know the Northern Lights were putting on a brief show later that night.

Next day I broke camp and headed down to Cascade Beach on Lake Superior for some seascapes:

Cascade Beach Fog, Lake Superior
Cascade Beach Fog, Lake Superior

And long exposure photography along the shoreline:

Cascade Beach Lake Superior
Cascade Beach, North Shore of Lake Superior

Before heading back inland up the Sawbill Trail near Tofte to one of my favorite spots that I hadn’t been to in about 25 years – Crescent Lake:

Crescent Lake, Superior National Forest, Minnesota
Crescent Lake, Superior National Forest

Stopped by Temperance River State Park along the lake shore on the way back towards the Twin Cities, but there were waaaay too many tourists and the rivers were all running a little low, so I headed home. I hope you enjoyed reading and looking – hopefully it made you want to be there yourself!

For such a short trip and getting skunked on wildlife sightings, I still managed to get plenty of nice new photos from northeastern Minnesota this trip! Most are already up in the gallery and I have several panoramas that I’ll save for special purchases. Still processing more photos, too! I’m at my 100 image limit in the gallery, so I’ll be removing some older stuff to put new photos up. In other words – it there’s something you like, buy it now while you can 🙂

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New Photographs on Display at Dow Art Gallery

There are now 10 new photographs on display on my wall at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing!

North Woods Photos Wall at Dow Art Gallery
North Woods Photos Wall at Dow Art Gallery

I currently have six gallery wrapped canvases ranging in size from 11×11 to 12×18, all printed on Giclee archival 408gram 18mil canvas, and they’re ready to hang on YOUR wall!

In addition to the canvases, there are four framed photographic prints ready to hang. Frames are either 11×14 or 16×20.

Several matted and mounted prints are also available, which you can put into ready made frames or have Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing do a custom framing job for you. You can choose from 5×7 prints that are matted and mounted to fit an 8×10 frame, or 8×10 prints that are matted and mounted to fit an 11×14 frame.

As always, ALL of my products are printed at professional labs who use archival inks, papers, canvases, and materials. Even the unframed prints you see in the basket are matted and mounted with archival materials. With proper care, these pieces should outlast you!

You can stop by Dow Art Gallery in St. Paul to view and purchase in person, or order from the online galleries and have the products drop shipped anywhere in the US.

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New In the Photo Gallery For July

New in the photo gallery for July! I’ve just added more photos from the North Woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin to the online galleries that you now have an opportunity to purchase or license!

Shots of the Milky Way, beautiful summer sunsets at the lake, Canada Lynx kittens learning to climb trees, flowers, butterflies, bumble bees…. all summer stuff 🙂 Here is a small sample:

Interfalls Lake, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin, Milky Way
Interfalls Lake at 3:09 am
Milky Way over Interfalls Lake, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin

Canada Lynx Kitten

Canada Lynx kitten

Shrub Rose Lena

Shrub Rose Lena

There are lots more photos to enjoy and choose from, so get over to the photo gallery and check it out!

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Landscape Photography – Same Location, Different Time of Day

I went to a new for me state park in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago: Pattison State Park just south of Superior, WI – with my primary goal being to capture some new landscape photography for the gallery. I was especially hoping to get photos of the Milky Way and I had a short window of opportunity with the moon set happening just before 2 am. The weather forecast was for clear skies on Friday night, with increasing clouds on Saturday and a stormy Sunday. Pattison is host to Wisconsin’s largest waterfall and also has a beautiful lake with a nice sand swimming beach. It’s close to Amnicon Falls State Park, which has several scenic smaller waterfalls (many with people who like to sit in the middle of them on a warm summer day). Anyway, I haven’t had time to process all of the photos I took over the weekend, so you’ll have to wait to see what I came up with.

This post is just about a little project that I decided to try: take a photo from the exact same location at different times of the day to see how different it can look as the light changes. I found a delightful little spot just a few yards from my campsite on the east side of Interfalls Lake. Here is the first shot I took at about 8:30 pm, which is about half an hour before sunset:

Interfalls Lake, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin, sunset
Interfalls Lake 8:30 pm

I set my alarm for 1:45 am to get on location just after the moon set so that I could get as many different angles of the Milky Way as possible. Long days mean short nights, and astronomical twilight happens awfully early in late June. You want the sky as dark as possible, so timing is critical. The bull frogs were making their weird little noise and there was a light fog hovering over the lake, which doesn’t really show up in the photos. No bugs at all, which made it a magical night to be standing under the stars.

Interfalls Lake, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin, Milky Way
Interfalls Lake at 3:09 am

The humidity was causing my lens to collect condensation, which was giving me some trouble after about 30 minutes of shooting. Had to pack it in after that and managed to get a couple hours of sleep before the birds started chirping. By 6:30 am the loons were calling out on the lake and it was already well after sunrise:

Interfalls Lake, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin, early morning
Interfalls Lake at 6:42 am

These photos all look very different, even though they were taken from the exact same spot within a 24 hour period during the summer. You can imagine the autumn colors, the frozen lake and trees covered in snow with stark black and white landscape, then the first tree buds and flowers of spring if I could access this spot throughout the year.

What are your favorite landscape photography projects?

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New In the Photo Gallery for June

I’ve added a few more images to the photo gallery just in time for Father’s Day gift shopping!

New images of Bald Eagles, Moose, Walleye (yes, underwater), Mallard Ducklings (also under water), Monarch Butterflies, Flowers, Waterfalls, and more! Something NEW in each photo gallery to choose from 🙂

Save 20% on metals or canvas ’til June 21, 2015 – but don’t wait! Get it NOW so that your gift gets there in time for Father’s Day 🙂

Coupon DAD2015

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Take Dad to the North Woods for Father’s Day

I added a few new goodies to the gallery just in time for Father’s Day!

Walleye

Walleye – before you catch ’em!

Ideally, you’ll be able to take your Dad to the North Woods and experience it first hand for yourselves: tromping through hard woods or tall pine forests, fishing or boating one (or more) of the thousands of pristine lakes, relaxing next to a spectacular waterfall, camping under the Northern Lights…. you get the idea.

Willow River Falls

Willow River

But if you can’t, the next best thing would be to give a gift that makes him feel like he went! Choose between photo prints that you can frame yourself, or canvas or metal prints that come ready to hang. Your order can be drop shipped anywhere in the US, so all you have to do is select the image you’d like to send to Dad and we’ll take care of the rest!

Yearling Moose Pair

Yearling Moose Twins

Go to the gallery and ORDER NOW to be sure it gets there before Father’s Day. Use coupon code DAD2015 to get 20% off any size canvas or metal. Offer expires June 21, 2015.

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Mother’s Day Gift Special 2015

I’ve uploaded a few new images to the Nature and Abstract galleries with fresh flowers and butterflies just in time to offer you a Mother’s Day Gift Special!

Water Lily ReflectionWater Lily Reflection

Order any size gallery wrapped canvas or metal print (these are printed directly on aluminum metal, which is completely different from metallic paper prints) and save 20% with coupon code MOM2015! Offer ends on May 10, 2015 – which is Mother’s Day, but order early (like… NOW) to make sure it arrives on time. I can have it drop shipped directly to Mom straight from the professional print lab to save on shipping costs and time.

Monarch ButterflyMonarch Butterfly

Real flowers are beautiful, but only last a few days. All of my printed products are made with archival / conservation grade inks, papers, canvases, and materials by professional print labs and should last a lifetime with proper care.

Morning Glory Butterfly SilhouetteMorning Glory Butterfly

The Mother’s Day gift special offer is good for any canvas or metal in any of the galleries, not just the new arrivals. The more you buy, the more you save since the discount will be applied to all canvases and metals that you order. Maybe pick something up for Dad, too!

Save 20% on canvases or metals thru May 10, 2015.

Coupon code MOM2015 at checkout.

Buy NOW to get it to Mom in time for Mother’s Day.

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North Woods Photos at St. Paul Art Crawl

North Woods Photos will be participating in the 2015 St. Paul Art Crawl on April 24 – 26!

St. Paul Art Crawl 2015

I will be showing and selling photo prints and canvases all three days of the St. Paul Art Crawl at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing. Some of the items for sale at the crawl are not available on the website, so come on down and check it out! Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mom – like a beautiful photo that will last forever rather than a bouquet of flowers that will only last a week 🙂 Major credit cards accepted.

Bonus: the Green Line is free on Saturday and Sunday of the Art Crawl with a pass you can download at www.artcrawl.org – so you can take the Green Line right to the front door of the Dow Gallery!

Dates & Times at the Dow:

Friday April 24th 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday April 25th 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday the 26th 12 pm -5 pm

Another Bonus: “SoulPlay Performance Ensemble” will be doing a performance on Saturday at 11 am and at 2 pm.

Hope to see you there!

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

 Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Crex Meadows sunset

Thank you for stopping by the brand spankin’ new North Woods Photos site! The purpose of this site will be to show you my stompin’ grounds in and around Minnesota and nearby areas of the Upper Midwest through my outdoor photography.  You’ll learn about local hot spots for viewing wildlife, see amazing landscapes, and see how I tweak some images to get more abstract or painterly results.  I also occasionally serve as a photographer for local trail races (I am a trail runner myself).

If you see something you like, you’ll have the option to purchase images as prints, canvases, or metals  from a professional lab  if desired!

Before any of that can happen, I’ve got to get the website up and running and take care of setting up the business 🙂

Anticipated Grand Opening date is currently April 2015. I hope you are as excited as I am!