Calm Crossing

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Several years ago the Ira Bong bridge was closed, one direction at a time, for improvements.  Since this bridge happens to have a bike/pedestrian path that allows riders to cross between Duluth and Superior, I was able to go out a couple of times and have half the bridge to myself.  This gave me a rare opportunity to capture images that otherwise would be impossible to get, at least legally.  I made two trips during that time, one daytime and one nighttime.  Of all of the images, this remains one of my favorites.

Canon EOS 7D, ISO 800, f/18, 8 sec,

Post: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2

More of my images can be found at my personal blog.

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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One of the gorillas at the Como Park zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I can’t help wondering what he is thinking as we all stand around and stare at him as he stares back at us.

More of my images can be seen at my Northern Visions Media blog.

Walk This Way

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Under normal lighting, this boardwalk is pretty tame.  However, with a little post processing, it becomes a bit more sinister.

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

The Flow

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Late evening along the St. Louis River as it flows through Jay Cooke State Park in Minnesota.  This beautiful park is home to amazing rock formations, rapids and waterfalls.  A trip across the famous swinging bridge will take you to several vantage points to view the river and allows access to hiking trails in the park.

More of my images can be found at Northern Visions Media.

Collaboration

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The river creates the patterns, the photographer documents and adds human touches to the creation.  Taken on a small eddy on the edge of the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota.

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

Taconite Plant

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A long exposure view of the taconite plant in Silver Bay, Minnesota.

Canon 5DS, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 100, 75mm, f/11, 30 sec, 10 stop ND filter, a bit of fudging around in Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro2.

B.A.D.

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Big_Ass_Duck!

More of my work can be seen at Northern Visions.

Merge

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I’ve always felt that this image does not need words.  If you drive, you’ve been in a place like this.

Fury

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A solid northeast wind with all of Lake Superior to gather ahead of the gale means furious waves at the western end of the lake.  On Saturday, April 14th, we had such a day and it became a tourist event with all accessible locations crowded with sightseers…and lots of photographers.  At one spot there was even surfers.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF 28-135mm, ISO 50, 135mm, f/10, 1/50 sec.  Processed through Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

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

 

Something Simple

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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As I was driving back from Silver Bay, Minnesota where I did some long exposure photography, I noticed these old pier supports and decided to investigate.  They are in a small bay where the Split Rock River runs into Lake Superior.  I really enjoyed how the ice had formed on the wood and wished I had taken more time to study them further.  At the time I was frustrated by my variable neutral density filter creating artifacts in some of the images which meant I couldn’t get the creamy water effect I was after.  I plan to pay a visit to the camera store where I purchased the filter and see what they have to say.