Through The Forest

Photography, Black And White Photography, David Jensen

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A small section of the Superior Hiking Trail near my home in Duluth Minnesota.  For those unfamiliar with the trail, it runs about 310 miles along northern Minnesota between the Canadian border and the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, most of which is along the hills above Lake Superior.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF28-135mm, ISO 50, 33mm, f/7.1, 1/25 sec.

Bending Steel

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I’ve been walking past a particular set of windows that reflect the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth for too long without capturing an image.  Today I made a trip to do just that.  After cropping to eliminate the window frame, tweaking a bit in Lightroom, I exported to Silver Efex Pro 2 for the finishing conversion.  Finally, I spun it around a few times and hung it out to dry.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8, ISO 50, 200mm, f/11, 1/25 sec.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions.

A New York State of Mind

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I’ve had New York on my mind lately as my wife wants to attend a writing conference there in February.  Although I would not be attending the conference, I would look forward to meeting with other members of Monochromia and doing a bit of photography in the city.  My last visit was in July of 2011 and I had only five hours to take in as much as possible.  This time I would have several days to explore and, hopefully, have knowledgeable guides to show me around…hint, hint!

Bare Trees

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, iPhoneography, Photography

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As fall progresses, most people are out  taking gorgeous fall color photos and I’m no exception.  However, I believe there is also beauty to be found with bare trees.  Under the right lighting, the contrast, shadows and form combine to create stark landscapes.  Where I live, we have a lot of birch trees, which are favorite of mine for autumn and winter photography.

More of my photography can be found at Northern Visions.

Transposed

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Although there are two very different subjects in this composition, one soft, the other hard, the hard is softened by the reflection of the sky and clouds.  This also serves to add texture to the hardness of the human created structure, the texture being captured and constrained by the edges of the building.

More of my photography can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Superior’s Wrath

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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When Gitche Gummi gets her undies in a bunch, you need to give her a wide berth.  Today’s (Oct. 10) high winds once again stirred up the “Big Lake” and she put on a show for those brave or foolish enough to venture near for a closer look.  Waves were reported to be as high as 28 feet and much damage was done to the beaches and lakewalk. I also learned today that my current rain gear is not up to the task of these conditions and I need to carry more towels for keeping lenses dry.  Ultimately I could not keep up with the spray and had to quit.   I was totally soaked through my rain gear and all my camera gear needed to be dried out. Even with all that, it was, as always, an exhilarating experience.

More of my work can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Island of Dreams

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I dream of a place I visited last summer.  A place of peace and tranquility.  The gentle sound of water, of birds, of the breeze in the trees and the hum of insects in the evening.  OK, the insects were a bit of a nightmare.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions.

Morning Sun on Burdock

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Burrs of the burdock plant catching some early morning rays.

Sony DSC-RX100M5, ISO 400, f/ 1.8, 1/640 sec, a little bit of Adobe Lightroom and a touch of Silver Efex Pro 2.

More of my photos can be found at Northern Visions.

A Study of Six Broken Windows

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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This is a merger of two different panels of three small windows, combined to create the piece of art.  The play of light on each distinctly different pane gives rise to six unique compositions.

Shot with a Canon 7D, shuffled around via Photoshop, Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

More of my work can be found at Northern Visions.

Entrance Around Side

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The abandoned I 94 Cafe, located just off the interstate, somewhere near Bismark, North Dakota.  I’ve been spending a lot of time driving around North Dakota lately, but haven’t had the time to stop and capture many of the sights that have caught my eye.  I’m planning to take a week or so next year and explore northwestern Minnesota and the Dakota’s at harvest time when there are so many opportunities for contrasting colors.  I also discovered that due to the flat nature of the area, the sunsets last much longer than they do in the part of Minnesota I live in.

More of my images can be found on my personal photo blog.