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The Last Days of Fall

I finally made it to the MN Landscape Arboretum to shoot the fall colors about a week after the peak.  I had to go after work one night, and by the time I scouted out a shot – it was on the edge of darkness in the deep forest. This shot was taken off one […]

Night canals in Venice

This picture was taken during my November, 2007 trip to Italy with my family.  Once the rest of my family turned in for the evening, I went out with my gear to get some night canal shots in Venice.  It was probably around 35 degrees F when I took this shot – so my hands […]

PinPimp Jr.

This is what you get at about two in the morning when your subject gets in the fight with “The Captain”.  Jesse “PinPimp Jr.” Bohnsack is throwin’ me the horns.  This later went on to be the cover art to his album “Devil Music” – available at WalMart and other fine retailers. Vital Stats: Canon […]

Spring Storms on the Prairie

This picture was taken driving home from my brother’s bachelor party in May, 2008.  This storm spawned several tornadoes – the closest about 30 miles from my location.  Seconds after this shot, heavy rain rolled in causing me to run for cover.  In the sprint back to the car, my camera popped off the tripod […]

A Great Looking Dish

Disclaimer:  No children were harmed in the shooting of this picture This is my take on the ol’ “Bun in the Oven” joke.  For some reason, small children stuffed into things always makes for a good picture.  William was a good sport about it and let me get off several shots before deciding he had […]

A Misty Morning on Gillis Lake

This one was taken just moments after dawn in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota on Gillis Lake.  It was probably around 40 degrees – and my wife went swimming about 15 minutes after this shot was taken. Vital Stats: Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 17-85mm lens @41mm  ISO400, f/9.0, 1/500 sec

Symbols of Evil

There are times when you walk around the ‘campus’ of Auschwitz that it’s hard to believe what happened there.  60 years later, it’s more like a quiet tree-lined college campus than the death factory that it was under the Nazis.  Still, everywhere you looked – there were reminders such as the scene above. Vital Stats: […]

Here with all my friends

William took a quick timeout at the Sculpture Garden in Seattle as we were touring it.  These orange chairs were all over – but William took a liking to these for some reason. Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 70-200 f/4L  @ 70mm  ISO100, f/4, 1/250s

The Venice of the North

Brugge (pronounced either BROOZH or BREW-GUH depending on whether you are Flemish or not) is often called the Venice of the North due to the canal system in the city.  This shot was a quick stop on my way back to dinner after forgetting my mini tripod at the B&B.  Though it’s a point-n-shoot photo, […]

Dawn at the Ke’anae Peninsula

I love photos that take some degree of sacrifice to achieve.  This shot involved getting up at 3:30AM and driving for an hour along the infamous serpentine Hana Highway in pitch blackness.  Once I arrived at Ke’anae moments before dawn, I had to scurry over lots of jagged dangerous lava and dodge breaking waves to […]