Showcase

Dec. 14

2011


Fall in Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota is a sight to behold. Capture Minnesota photographers know this well and submitted thousands of autumn photos from all corners of our great state. We had so many photos to chose from, our editors had a difficult time selecting fewer than 100 photos for this showcase. Finally, they managed to cull the final selection to what you see below. Sit back and explore Fall in Minnesota through the eyes of Capture Minnesota photographers.

Tangled Up in Blue by Bradford Kissell

Tangled Up in Blue

Capture Minnesota Grand Prize Runner-Up. Peak fall color always looks so contrived and manipulated in photographs and paintings, but this is the way the forest floor looked that day near Shadow Falls.

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Photographer
Bradford Kissell
Category
Plants
Place
St. Paul, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
Enclosed by Patrick Clancy

Enclosed

Fall Serenity

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Photographer
Patrick Clancy
Category
Landscapes
Place
Waconia, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Autumn Reflection by Joan M Rood

Autumn Reflection

Taken while visiting Grand Portage

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Photographer
Joan M Rood
Category
Landmarks
Place
Grand Portage, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T2i
Orange You an Oak? by Jon Ware

Orange You an Oak?

Leaf detail.

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Photographer
Jon Ware
Category
Abstract
Place
St. Paul, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T2i
Canada Geese take off by Dan Johnson

Canada Geese take off

This morning's frosty start made for a misty Bassett Creek Pond, located in Crystal. Pictured are Canada Geese taking off for greener pastures. They'll return later in the day for an overnight back at the pond.

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Photographer
Dan Johnson
Category
Wildlife
Place
Crystal, MN
Camera
Nikon D200
The Many Colors of Fall by Bonnie J. Hagelberger

The Many Colors of Fall

The Sunken Garden is all decked out for Fall at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul. What a colorful scene!

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Photographer
Bonnie J. Hagelberger
Category
Landmarks
Place
St. Paul, MN
Camera
E 30

Showcased Challenge

EC Oberg Mountain Rainbow by Brett Nord

Fall Foliage

In the middle of fall we put out a challenge to Capture Minnesota photographers to capture the essence of autumn across our great state. The response was astounding! Hundreds of amazing fall photos were submitted and hundreds of thousands of votes help identify the best of the best. Brett Nord's photo, above, caught our editors' attention and took the Editors' Choice prize.

Challenge page

  • 1 Water Fall Color by Peter de Sibour
  • 2 September Colors by John LaMere
  • 3 Autumn Canoe Ride by Ellen Lysne Alberg
  • 4 Exploring a Country Road by Dorothy May
  • 5 Autumn Lights by Westen Thomas
  • 6 Colored Reflections by Laura Holicky
  • 7 Into the Reflection by Ellen Lysne Alberg
  • 8 October Color, Minnehaha Creek by Preflash Gordon
A Golden Harvest by Bonnie J. Hagelberger

A Golden Harvest

A beautiful Fall day for combining soybeans in Plymouth. Yes, there are farm fields in Plymouth!

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Photographer
Bonnie J. Hagelberger
Category
Farming
Place
Plymouth, MN
Camera
unknown

Lovely golden light with a splash of green. Great contrast and comp. See comment

Marvil LaCroix
on A Golden Harvest (above)
Fall Stream by Dennis Jenereaux

Fall Stream

Walkway at Fish Lake Park Anoka County

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Photographer
Dennis Jenereaux
Category
Landscapes
Place
Wyoming, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Winter is just around the corner... by Rebecca Smith

Winter is just around the corner...

Frosty leaves and a frozen dew drop....

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Photographer
Rebecca Smith
Category
Plants
Place
Iron, MN
Camera
Nikon D90
Ducks at Dawn by George Brook

Ducks at Dawn

Summers over, after the first 35 degree night we have experienced in some time, the cooling of the lake generated plenty of fog as the sun broke over the horizon, these 3 ducks were kind enough to do a fly by for this photo.

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Photographer
George Brook
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bemidji, MN
Camera
Coolpix L24

Wow! The ducks are so perfectly placed in the orange glow. Magnificent! See comment

Heather Flowers
on Ducks at Dawn (above)
Down by Kate Cooper

Down

North Shore

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Photographer
Kate Cooper
Category
Landscapes
Place
Castle Danger, MN
Camera
E3200
Fall Reflections by John LaMere

Fall Reflections

Norberg lake in Bear Head Lake State Park.This is shot from the same spot as my earlier post of Norberg Lake. Zoomed in a little bit. (3-shot HDR)

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Photographer
John LaMere
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Ely, MN
Camera
Nikon D200
Red leaf by Dave Hauge

Red leaf

Autumn leaf close up while taking a walk in Three Rrivers Park in Delano Minnesota.

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Photographer
Dave Hauge
Category
Plants
Place
Delano, MN
Camera
Nikon D700
Fall Leaves by Seth Petro

Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves in a valley, southeast Minnesota

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Photographer
Seth Petro
Category
Landscapes
Place
Donehower, MN
Camera
Nikon D70
Bye Bye Blackbirds by Jodi Pflepsen

Bye Bye Blackbirds

Gargantuan flock of migrating blackbirds. Amazing!

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Photographer
Jodi Pflepsen
Category
Wildlife
Place
Rockville, MN
Camera
Sp550 Uz
Color Burst by Priya Saihgal

Color Burst

Fall at the MN Landscape Arboretum.

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Photographer
Priya Saihgal
Category
Landscapes
Place
Chanhassen, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
View from Oberg Peak 2 by Richard House

View from Oberg Peak 2

This photo was taken on October 1, 2008 from the Oberg Peak trail.

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Photographer
Richard House
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lutsen, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Solitude by Kyle Eggum

Solitude

Autumn in Minnesota

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Photographer
Kyle Eggum
Category
Landscapes
Place
Eagan, MN
Camera
unknown
Red Carpet by Ryan Engstrom

Red Carpet

This was shot this near Tofte right off the side of 61 (non lake side)

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Photographer
Ryan Engstrom
Category
Landscapes
Place
Tofte, MN
Camera
Nikon D90
Someplace Not So Hidden by Matt Skalski

Someplace Not So Hidden

Bridge at Minnehaha Falls

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Photographer
Matt Skalski
Category
Landscapes
Place
St. Paul, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T2i
Untitled by Dan Foley

Untitled

Apples and leaves clutter the ground at the orchard.

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Photographer
Dan Foley
Category
Farming
Place
Belle Plaine, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T1i
Harvest Sunset by Nancy Salic

Harvest Sunset

This was my view on the last evening that I had to take "meals on wheels".

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Photographer
Nancy Salic
Category
Farming
Place
Granada, MN
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sx120 Is
Fall Colors by Larry Kaasa

Fall Colors

Bluejay posing against a fall backdrop

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Photographer
Larry Kaasa
Category
Wildlife
Place
Roseville, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T1i

Showcased Photographer

Zenith by andrew vonbank

andrew vonbankandrew vonbank

  • 48 photos
  • 211 votes
  • 259 followers

Andrew is a talented photographer who's been at it since his father gave him his first camera at the age of nine. He was one of the first Capture Minnesota photographers and has submitted a wealth of beautiful imagery to the project. Although we are highlighting some of his fall photography in this showcase, we encourage you to visit his profile and explore the variety in Andrew's photos.

andrew vonbank's Profile

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  • trees through the forest by andrew vonbank
Fall Comes to the Fallen by Steve Schneider

Fall Comes to the Fallen

I stopped on my way to work on 11/11/11 to visit my father. He resides here at Ft. Snelling, as does his father before him. One day I expect I shall join them here. World War I to World War II to Vietnam; the line remains unbroken. As I sat contemplating the colors, and the place, it occurred to me that they no longer go out and look for Fall, as I do. Rather, Fall comes to them.

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Photographer
Steve Schneider
Category
Landmarks
Place
Bloomington, MN
Camera
Nikon D700
Untitled by Kim Randolph

Untitled

Old farm near Tamarack, MN

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Photographer
Kim Randolph
Category
Landscapes
Place
Tamarack, MN
Camera
unknown
Spotlight Waterfall by Andrew Chow

Spotlight Waterfall

The sun was shining through the trees and bathed Hidden Falls in beautiful light.

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Photographer
Andrew Chow
Category
Landscapes
Place
Nerstrand, MN
Camera
Nikon D300 S
Maplewood Autumn Road by Ellen Lysne Alberg

Maplewood Autumn Road

Main park road in Maplewood State Park on a perfect October day.

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Photographer
Ellen Lysne Alberg
Category
Landscapes
Place
Pelican Rapids, MN
Camera
Nikon D90
Lutsen Colors 3 by Richard House

Lutsen Colors 3

This photo was taken on September 29, 2008 at the overlook on Lutsen Mountain.

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Photographer
Richard House
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lutsen, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D

Way to go Richard on 250 well deserved votes for this fall beauty. See comment

Dan Johnson
on Lutsen Colors 3 (above)
Spring Hill Golf Club, hole 13 by Peter Wong

Spring Hill Golf Club, hole 13

Early fall morning.

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Photographer
Peter Wong
Category
Landscapes
Place
Wayzata, MN
Camera
unknown
Babies first MN fall by Cash Khang

Babies first MN fall

Baby Chloe eats fall leaves.

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Photographer
Cash Khang
Category
Children
Place
Chaska, MN
Camera
Nikon D300 S
Fall Leaves by Danny Lankford

Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

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Photographer
Danny Lankford
Category
Landscapes
Place
Minneapolis, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 60 D
Bluebirds along post line by John LaMere

Bluebirds along post line

Still have a few Bluebirds hanging out at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in late Oct. This image was cropped quite a bit.They just would not allow a closer approach.

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Photographer
John LaMere
Category
Wildlife
Place
Bloomington, MN
Camera
Nikon D7000
Bring Sunshine by Karen Hunnicutt-Meyer

Bring Sunshine

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James Matthew Barrie

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Photographer
Karen Hunnicutt-Meyer
Category
Landscapes
Place
Plymouth, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
Fierce Independence by Bradford Kissell

Fierce Independence

Mary Sarazin at 90 years of age. Mary died the year after I found her still working from a ladder ... winterizing her small Shakopee home where she still lived alone.

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Photographer
Bradford Kissell
Category
Portraits
Place
Shakopee, MN
Camera
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 Ed
Autumnal Reflection by Norbert Marklin

Autumnal Reflection

One of the 'Side' benefits of autumn colors as the am sunlight rises over a farm building & casts its light upon the colorful leaves - which are then reflected back upon the side of the building.

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Photographer
Norbert Marklin
Category
Landscapes
Place
Cushing, MN
Camera
Dsc R1
Fall View from Britton Peak by Brett Nord

Fall View from Britton Peak

Next stop on my Fall Color extravaganza was Britton Peak - here's the view from the top!

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Photographer
Brett Nord
Category
Landscapes
Place
Schroeder, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Reaching by David Wynia

Reaching

The yellows and oranges of Fall, just off highway 23 south of Duluth.

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Photographer
David Wynia
Category
Landscapes
Place
Nickerson, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Fall of Acorns by Christine Hysell

Fall of Acorns

Acorns and fall leaves Pine River MN. Taken on a lovely fall day

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Photographer
Christine Hysell
Category
Plants
Place
Pine River, MN
Camera
E 500
Fall colors by Steve Duane

Fall colors

I was out enjoying the fall colors and came across this farm area near Red Wing.

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Photographer
Steve Duane
Category
Landscapes
Place
Red Wing, MN
Camera
Nikon D300
He walks with me by Jayne Cekalla

He walks with me

I know Jesus was right there with me and hinting to me..capture this at this angle.

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Photographer
Jayne Cekalla
Category
Landscapes
Place
Little Falls, MN
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
Autumn at the Falls by Rob Weaver

Autumn at the Falls

This is a photo of the beautiful Pigeon Falls in Grand Portage State Park.

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Photographer
Rob Weaver
Category
Landscapes
Place
Grand Portage, MN
Camera
Nikon D700

Beautiful light falling on rocks at left. Great shot.

Editor
on Autumn at the Falls (above)
Tunnel of Leaves by Lee Paumen

Tunnel of Leaves

Taken on one of my favorite bicycle trails, the Luce Line.

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Photographer
Lee Paumen
Category
Landscapes
Place
Winsted, MN
Camera
Kodak Z812 Is Zoom Digital Camera
Maple Leaf by steven shor

Maple Leaf

There are some red maples that have amazing red foliage in Fall. I tried to capture just a few leaves while still showing the colors in the background.

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Photographer
steven shor
Category
Plants
Place
Chaska, MN
Camera
unknown
Split Rock Lighthouse by Sam Pred

Split Rock Lighthouse

Fall on the North Shore

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Photographer
Sam Pred
Category
Landscapes
Place
Castle Danger, MN
Camera
unknown
Sunrise on Foggy Point by George Brook

Sunrise on Foggy Point

10 24 11 sunrise reflects in the waters of foggy point.

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Photographer
George Brook
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bemidji, MN
Camera
Nikon D7000
1711 by Ron Traeger

1711

This is an entrance to one of the many beautiful homes found near Lake of the Isles.

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Photographer
Ron Traeger
Category
Architecture
Place
Minneapolis, MN
Camera
Nikon D70

Great photo! I love the colors and the designs! See comment

Ashley Wirth-Petrik
on 1711 (above)
Barn in the Round by Russell Lofgren Jr

Barn in the Round

Try and find a corner in this old barn.... *

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Photographer
Russell Lofgren Jr
Category
Farming
Place
Rogers, MN
Camera
E 30
Autumn by Cassie Kanzenbach

Autumn

A leaf on my porch after heavy rainfall.

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Photographer
Cassie Kanzenbach
Category
Weather
Place
Eden Prairie, MN
Camera
Dsc H10
aftermath by Dorothy Kvittum

aftermath

A leaf in the aftermath of Japanese beetles.

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Photographer
Dorothy Kvittum
Category
Plants
Place
Hopkins, MN
Camera
Nikon D70s
pretty weeds by Pamela Mandeville

pretty weeds

I shot these cute little plants at the Como Conservatory today. The place was full of all colors of mums and this is the picture I got! I like the shape of the leaves.

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Photographer
Pamela Mandeville
Category
Plants
Place
St. Paul, MN
Camera
Nikon D70s
Veins by Kari Filipi

Veins

leaf macro

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Photographer
Kari Filipi
Category
Plants
Place
Lakeville, MN
Camera
Fine Pix Hs20 Exr
Downtown Observed by Alex Fraser

Downtown Observed

Panoramic view from the Foshay Tower observation deck during a beautiful Fall sunset, with Capella Tower lit up in pink.

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Photographer
Alex Fraser
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Minneapolis, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Sky of Fall Colors by Gigi Walinski

Sky of Fall Colors

If you were to give me pleasure of showing you the magnificent, inviting, and burning fall colors, I would take you by night from the place you were living up to through the Northern Part of Minnesota "A PLACE OF 10,000 LAKES AND A PLACE LIKE PARADISE WHEN FALL COMES." So that when sunrise blinks to its first glance in the horizon it would greet you the colors you would imagine you have never seen in your life. All day long your eyes were widely open and your head would be sticking out because there were inviting and burning colors in the woods, however YOU WOULD NEED TO LOOK UP IN THE SKY BECAUSE THE MAGNIFICENT FALL COLORS ARE OVER IN YOUR HEAD. You would realize bit by bit that the interplay of the leaves and the skies made you dream of the SKY OF FALL COLORS.

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Photographer
Gigi Walinski
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bemidji, MN
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Morning Fog  by Jon Larson

Morning Fog

The sun just rose and the fog hovered over the pond. A beautiful morning to be outside.

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Photographer
Jon Larson
Category
Landscapes
Place
St. Michael, MN
Camera
Nikon D7000
FORGOTTEN by Cheri Brandt

FORGOTTEN

One lone clothespin left on the line. Scanned from a film original.

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Photographer
Cheri Brandt
Category
Still Life
Place
Brainerd, MN
Camera
Hp Pst P04i

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