Winter’s Texture

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Embracing winter is one of the keys to surviving and keeping one’s sanity in the cold north.  Being willing to see beauty in the ice and snow, be willing to endure the frigid temps and howling winds will open the photographer to rewarding opportunities.

Canon 5DS, Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8, ISO 50, 75mm, f/10, 1/250 sec.

See more of my winter images and other work at my Northern Visions Blog.

It’s The Little Things

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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As much as the entire landscape was beautifully coated in hoarfrost, there is an amazing amount of beauty to be found when you get up close to the frost.  Although not seen in this image, when I examined it more closely, I discovered that it is made up of tiny, snowflake shaped ice crystals stuck together.

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

Winter’s Bosom

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The bitter cold of winter holds us close, but does not warm the body.

Canon EOS 5D S, Tamron SP 28-75mm F2.8, ISO 50, 63mm, f/ 11, 1/20 sec.

This image and more can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Two Harbors Lighthouse

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A somewhat Gothic look at the lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

This image and more can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Winter Soft

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Although winter can be harsh, filled with hard, frozen surfaces, sometimes a gentle  softness can be found in unexpected places.  A snowdrift, sculpted by wind and lit by a cool February sun reminds us that nature can also be soft in the midst of a brutal winter.

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

Sending a Signal

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Each time I capture one of my ice images, I spend a lot of time trying to decide on the orientation.  When it finally speaks to me, it’s usually because a message comes at me for the title.

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

Shadows and Mist

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Early morning mist on Lake Superior provides a backdrop for the posts casting long shadows along the human-made construct.

Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, ISO 800, 50mm, f/11, 1/3200 sec

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions.

Visions on Ice

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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During our long Minnesota winters, I search out ice formations wherever I can find them.  I may spend hours seeking these little treasures hoping to capture a few that will become unique abstract compositions.  On this particular outing, this image out of many is a standout.

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

Details

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Photographers recently had the opportunity to visit the historic Glensheen Mansion in Duluth for a photo meet.  The mansion was decorated with twenty-five Christmas trees, twenty-five hidden elves and much more Holiday trim.  As much as all the bright lights and ornaments were appealing, I found a display cabinet with these serving pieces on exhibit just as interesting.  I chose to isolate focus on the cup design and let the other objects serve as the framing.

More of my images from Glensheen can be seen on my Northern Visions blog.

Bad Day, No Focus

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

Ever have one of those days when things just aren’t going right?  Recently I had one of those, my camera wasn’t focusing correctly and many of my images were blurry.  Turns out I had activated the touch focus feature on the camera and forgot.  So, what does one do with a bunch of out of focus images?  I deleted most of them, but decided to play with this one in Photoshop using the liquify filter.  I really liked the stairway and will probably shoot it again when I am at that location in the future.  In the meantime, this image kind of conveys my feelings about losing so many images to lack of attention.

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