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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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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Bald Eagle & American Flag, Memorial Day

Many of us  that live in the North Woods look forward to Memorial Day weekend because it typically represents the beginning of (a very short) summer. It’s a long weekend up at the cabin, or camping at one of the many beautiful state parks, or even staying in town for special events or big sales. But many of us forget what this holiday is really all about.

While you’re celebrating this weekend, please remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedoms that we do.

Thank you to all who have served our country.

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Minnesota Wildlife

Great Horned Owls Still Nesting

This past week, I’ve had a chance to meet a couple of new neighbors! I discovered a Great Horned Owl nest in one of my favorite local parks less than a mile from my home. What’s particularly unusual about this nest isn’t that it’s in this park, or that Great Horned Owls have occupied it, but that one of the two owlets is still in the nest on May 1! The other nest I’ve been following this year was evacuated in late March.

Great Horned Owl Mom and Owlet in Nest

Great Horned Owl Mom with Owlet still in the nest

This nest has gotten some outside attention. Someone claiming to be from National Geographic was supposedly filming some video a few days ago according to a fellow park user. And I was contacted by the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota who apparently have an orphan that they are hoping to find a foster family for, but the owlets need to be the same age for that to work. I’ve forwarded a few high res pics to them and also provided some info about the sibling that has already branched to see if this family would be a good fit. Haven’t heard a definitive answer yet. Keep your fingers crossed that the orphan finds an owl family!

Great Horned Owlet BranchingGreat Horned Owlet branching – still can’t fly or hunt yet.

Owls typically don’t build their own nests, but prefer to commandeer someone else’s or find tree cavities to nest in. Once the young birds leave the nest, they will stay with their parents over the summer while they learn to fly and hunt on their own. The Raptor Center has some general Great Horned Owl info about these beautiful birds. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my new neighbors this spring and summer 🙂

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Earth Day Special Offer!

In honor of Mother Earth, we are having an Earth Day Special Offer!

Trumpeter Swan Reflection

 

This beautiful black and white image of a Trumpeter Swan is not offered in our regular galleries, mainly because of it’s unusual size. It is only being offered in 12 x 24 inch gallery wrapped canvas. Professionally made with high quality archival canvas, inks, and materials – this beauty is ready to hang right out of the box!

Makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Click here to order this limited time – Earth Day Special Offer.

Use coupon code BLOG20 and save 20%!

Offer expires on April 30, 2015.

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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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Art Showing at Dow Art Gallery

It’s been a very busy couple of months! Not only getting the biz set up, but I’ve been accepted into not one, but two different galleries this month! I have a single piece in a shared gallery at West Photo – no word on when the opening will be for that one – it seems to keep changing. But there is an art showing at the Dow Art Gallery in St. Paul for sure this Thursday!

Soaring Eagle Watercolor

See this on gallery wrapped canvas in person at the Dow Art Gallery!

At the Dow, I currently have eight different photographs on display in a 4000 square foot gallery that also hosts approximately 45 other artists of all types: painters, sculptors, photographers, etc. The art showing is open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 – 8ish pm. Location: Dow Art Gallery & Picture Framing, 2242 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114.

If you come, you’ll have a chance to buy raffle tickets and win up to $1000 in art from the gallery! Munchies and music will also be happening and it’s FREE to get in the door! How cool is that? If you stop by my exhibit, you’ll get a coupon code for 20% off any gallery wrapped canvas that you order online (that means any photo in any of my galleries). Coupon expires at the end of April.

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!