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.

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.

 

Something Simple

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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As I was driving back from Silver Bay, Minnesota where I did some long exposure photography, I noticed these old pier supports and decided to investigate.  They are in a small bay where the Split Rock River runs into Lake Superior.  I really enjoyed how the ice had formed on the wood and wished I had taken more time to study them further.  At the time I was frustrated by my variable neutral density filter creating artifacts in some of the images which meant I couldn’t get the creamy water effect I was after.  I plan to pay a visit to the camera store where I purchased the filter and see what they have to say.

And A Tree…

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

The black and white version.

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Along the shore of Lake Superior in mid-January, a tree leans in to the cold.

Canon 5DS, ISO 50, 28mm, f/ 7.1, 1/200 sec

 

Hazy Harbor

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Somewhere, out there…

On An Inland Sea

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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One of those mornings when nature supplies the gray tones automatically.  Mid-morning, Lake Superior, near Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Canon 5DS, ISO 50, 51mm, f/ 10, 1/250 sec., with a little help from Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Hard and Soft

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

 

An image captured as she was taking break between shots.  Although we only worked together once, I admired her willingness to endure the cold autumn water temperatures of Lake Superior while posing nude.  Some very beautiful images were created that afternoon.

A Moment of Contemplation

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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To find a place that allows for a bit of solitude, to have a moment to gather in the beauty of all the nature that surrounds person, to just bask in the grandeur of a place on the shore of a fresh water sea.  This is such a place.

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

Voyageur II

Black And White Photography, Cyndie, Photography

Framing

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

Framing, subdividing, each componet in it’s space.

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