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.

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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One of the gorillas at the Como Park zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I can’t help wondering what he is thinking as we all stand around and stare at him as he stares back at us.

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

The Flow

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Late evening along the St. Louis River as it flows through Jay Cooke State Park in Minnesota.  This beautiful park is home to amazing rock formations, rapids and waterfalls.  A trip across the famous swinging bridge will take you to several vantage points to view the river and allows access to hiking trails in the park.

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

Taconite Plant

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A long exposure view of the taconite plant in Silver Bay, Minnesota.

Canon 5DS, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 100, 75mm, f/11, 30 sec, 10 stop ND filter, a bit of fudging around in Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro2.

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!

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.