Photography Experiences

Long Exposure Photography 11/27/17

November 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I love long exposure photography- it makes the water flowing around shores, waterfalls and rocks look smooth and silky. It also makes the clouds look streaked. For a year i've been trying to get good long exposure photos. At first I used a 10 stop variable density Hoya filter. This didn't work well during the day- there was too much vignetting. Nex...
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Flicker in Flight 9/22/17

September 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I had seen photos of yellow-shafted Northern Flickers in flight with their wings spread and loved the photos. On a Saturday in September, I was walking in the woods and saw a Pileated Woodpecker high up in the trees. I tried to get a photo of it in flight- when I looked at the photo, it was not sharp. My shutter speed was only 1/2500s. The next day...
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Saint Croix Bridge 8/7/17

August 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Most of the time good shots just don't happen- some thought needs to go into planning an approach and deciding which lens and camera settings to use. Even with prior planning things often go wrong. I wanted to take a photo of the Saint Croix bridge once construction was completed in August 2017. I drove to Stillwater, MN multiple times to find a go...
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Photo Published! 6/25/17

June 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A photo of a Rough-legged Hawk that I shot is published in the June issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine. I was so happy to see my photo published. I would like to be outside every nice day looking for photo opportunities and getting the shot, however; this is not the only way to improve my photo skills. If I want to get amazing shots, I need to...
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Prairie Chickens and a Moose 5/2/17

May 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I wanted to go to Crookston, MN to photograph the colorful prairie chickens doing their mating ritual displays. I called the Crookston chamber of commerce and reserved a blind located on a lek (mating ground) in NW MN. Glacial Wildlife Refuge. I was told that I would be sent directions to the lek. I would have to walk a mile in the dark on a very w...
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