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.

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.

The Pattern

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Finding patterns in the construction of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minnesota.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8, ISO 100, 32mm, 1/8000 sec.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Decisions, Decisions…

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

…which way to go?

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Fortunately, it’s a win either way!

Waiting for Better Weather

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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When warmer weather returns, people will once again sit and enjoy the scenery from this bench.  For now, other than some intrepid ice anglers, no one is about, all is quiet, all is frozen.

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

In-X-Cess

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Cold Blue Steel

Turing metal bridgework on it’s side for a somewhat different perspective on the construction.

Working Harbor

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Duluth, in Minnesota, is a working harbor.  Ships not only come from various parts of the Great Lakes, but also Europe.  One of the chief exports from the port is grain and there are several grain collection and storage sites that line the harbor.  After awhile, one can begin to spot the difference between the “lakers” and the “salties”.  Wherever they are coming from, I never tire of seeing the large ships traverse the canal and pass under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, nor do I tire of the sound of the ship’s horns as the arrive and depart and the response from the bridge.

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