Loon at Sunset
Portrait photography is the same for people and wildlife. Light is the key and the eyes capture the soul.
Raindrops & Fireworks
Peter Mitchell Day fireworks over Fountain Hills Park in Babbitt. The show went on despite a rain squall moving through. Stood under an umbrella taking pictures but still got a few raindrops on the lens.
When I was young I would gaze at the sky and imagine the shapes clouds resembled - bears, horses, trucks etc.. I am no longer young but I still gaze at the sky and imagine shapes like this aurora. I see a skylark, my wife sees an angel.
High overhead, the northern lights burst like silent celestial fireworks.
Front row, center, seating for watching the northern lights and storm clouds over Birch Lake.
A rare aurora form named after Dave Markel, the "discoverer".
April 21, 3 hours watching + 300 photos = one capture of the Aurora so bright (taken at 0.6 sec. exposure) that a nearby grouse thought it was daybreak and started drumming.
Feathers in the Snow
Feathers in the snow - perhaps fowl play was involved.
Celebrating the season - a cross of frost crystals, backlit on the window.
While shooting the Aurora on the 30th, I also captured a photo a UFO (above and left of the moon). If you look closely you can see the green hull of the craft at the apex of the exhaust plume. The solar flares, concentrated by the Earth's magnetic field, are a good source of particles for fuel.
I have lived in northern Minnesota for may years and photography has been a hobby. For the most part, I carried a camera with me almost everywhere I went and took photos whenever an opportunity arose. Lately, however, I have begun planned photo excursions to capture specific subjects.