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.

Can’t Go There

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Somewhere, in the middle of North Dakota, is place that is off limits to the curious.

Shot with a Sony RX100 Mk5, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

On A Summer Day

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The background fades away, sounds seems distant and thoughts drift on a gentle breeze.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon 70-200mm 2.8, ISO 100, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec

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Vigil

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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She came looking for answers and was met with a silent stare.

Canon 5D Mkll, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 100, 28mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec.
Proscessed through Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2.

More of my images can be found on my blog.

End of the Line

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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For several years I’ve been driving past this bus parked in the trees along Highway 23 outside of Duluth and finally stopped to captured a few photos.  Timing was important as I wanted to get the photos in the morning when the sun was at the correct angle to light the bus just right.  That meant being out somewhat early; this image was captured at 7:21AM.

Canon 5Ds, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, ISo 50, 85mm, f/8.0, 1/60th sec.  B&W conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Come Blow Your Horn

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Image captured at a monument in Colombia in December of 2013.  I chose to add touches that gave the image an ethereal feel.

Canon 7D, Canon 28-200mm@28mm, ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/200 sec.  Processed through Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.