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A Peerless Scene

Minus tides are pretty cool – lots of things are exposed that usually aren’t.  Of course, a lot of the stuff that is exposed I’d broadly characterize as “muck”.  This was one of the cooler sites – it is the pilings for an old pier at Whidbey Island.  We were walking around at low tide […]

Pfalzgrafenstein castle

Taking this picture was the strangest bit of Deja Vu.  I’ve been looking at this exact scene my entire life without knowing what – or where – it is.  My grandparents had a large poster of this castle (drawn with pencil sometime back in the 50’s or 60’s) hanging in their basement.  I hadn’t really […]

A Quick Break from Winter

Here’s a wildlife shot for you from the great state of Colorado.  I was in Greeley, CO for a couple of days earlier this week.  Unlike the snowmageddon we had in Minnesota, it was 60 degrees and sunny while we were there.  We got the chance to sneak to the park and let the kidders […]


This is my good friend Heidi.   I had her over along with the rest of her family to do some family portraits back in January.  At the end of the shoot, I wanted to try a strong backlight photo so I had her jump in and I fired a few quick headshots.  I love how […]

Flying Lake in the Rain

Flying Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a crossroads between a couple of major routes.  As such, I’ve passed through this lake several times either coming or going to somewhere else but I’ve never stayed there since there isn’t a campsite on Flying Lake. It’s a struggle to get to Flying Lake – […]

I paid the price.

Sometimes you have to suffer for your art.  This picture earned me a boot full of water and a saltwater ‘n sand soaked tripod.  I was taking pictures of water retreating from the beach at sunset, and the surf just wasn’t quite close enough.  I moved up right to the high water line and started […]

The Keanae Shorline

This is a picture from our trip to Maui back in September, 2008.  I made a frantic 1-hour race in the dark down the Hana Highway so that I could be at Keanae at dawn – and got there just in time.  I’ve got a number of other sunrise shots from this shoot that have […]

The Other Side

This image was captured as I was on a scouting mission for Minneathlon 2.0.  I was out hiking with Erik Anderson and Matt Tilstra looking for good challenge locations right at dusk.  This was my view of the skyline as we were walking back to the office.  It’s not the most common view of the […]

Blackcomb at Dusk

This was taken on our recent trip to Whistler.  I grabbed my camera on the way to the grocery store so that I could give the 5DII’s low video a workout.  This is the base area of Blackcomb mountain just below the lift.  It’s amazing how it’s now possible to get handheld shots like this […]

Over Teakettle

Every Sunday evening at the base of Whistler Mountain they have the Fire & Ice festival.  Besides fire dancers and fireworks, the main event is the stunt show put on by the Whistler ski school.  At the conclusion of the show, they put up a huge burning ring and jump through it to the delight […]