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

Fury

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.

Dynamic Cloudscape

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Storms brewing, creating a dramatic backdrop for the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minnesota.

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

Afternoon Paddle

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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In June of 2012, Duluth experienced a rainstorm that was one of those “once in a hundred year” events.  My basement ended up with several inches of water which damaged some my photography equipment, including the telephoto for my Nikon FM film camera.  It had a fine coating of silt that would have cost more to repair that the lens was worth.  But, rather than throw it out, I decided to shoot a roll of film with it and see what would happen.  As you can see from the image, it adds a slight gauzy effect, making the scene sort of dreamlike.  Although I don’t shoot film as often as I used to, I plan to keep the lens in my bag and think of it under the right circumstances.

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