From Here to There

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Down the hill, through this end of town and across the bridge to another place.

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

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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.

Searching

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I’m not sure what he was searching for, but he was very focused on rummaging through the debris left by the October storm.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions.

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…

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…which way to go?

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Fortunately, it’s a win either way!