New Year, New Photographer

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What better way to start a new year than to spend time with a grandchild who wants to learn about photography? He received a camera for Christmas and was excited to go out and spend time with me practicing with it. It also is a way to remind me of the basics as I pass them on to him.

Visions on Ice

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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During our long Minnesota winters, I search out ice formations wherever I can find them.  I may spend hours seeking these little treasures hoping to capture a few that will become unique abstract compositions.  On this particular outing, this image out of many is a standout.

More of my ice and other images can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Gray Day with Ice

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Ice coats everything along the shore of Lake Superior this time of year.  If one is careful, you can creep around on the icy shoreline and rocks and find little treasures.

More of my photography can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Through The Forest

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A small section of the Superior Hiking Trail near my home in Duluth Minnesota.  For those unfamiliar with the trail, it runs about 310 miles along northern Minnesota between the Canadian border and the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, most of which is along the hills above Lake Superior.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF28-135mm, ISO 50, 33mm, f/7.1, 1/25 sec.

A New York State of Mind

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I’ve had New York on my mind lately as my wife wants to attend a writing conference there in February.  Although I would not be attending the conference, I would look forward to meeting with other members of Monochromia and doing a bit of photography in the city.  My last visit was in July of 2011 and I had only five hours to take in as much as possible.  This time I would have several days to explore and, hopefully, have knowledgeable guides to show me around…hint, hint!

Transposed

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Although there are two very different subjects in this composition, one soft, the other hard, the hard is softened by the reflection of the sky and clouds.  This also serves to add texture to the hardness of the human created structure, the texture being captured and constrained by the edges of the building.

More of my photography can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Can’t Go There

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Somewhere, in the middle of North Dakota, is place that is off limits to the curious.

Shot with a Sony RX100 Mk5, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

End of the Line

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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For several years I’ve been driving past this bus parked in the trees along Highway 23 outside of Duluth and finally stopped to captured a few photos.  Timing was important as I wanted to get the photos in the morning when the sun was at the correct angle to light the bus just right.  That meant being out somewhat early; this image was captured at 7:21AM.

Canon 5Ds, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, ISo 50, 85mm, f/8.0, 1/60th sec.  B&W conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Come Blow Your Horn

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Image captured at a monument in Colombia in December of 2013.  I chose to add touches that gave the image an ethereal feel.

Canon 7D, Canon 28-200mm@28mm, ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/200 sec.  Processed through Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.

Cascade

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This week my thoughts are on water as I will be spending several days in the BWCAW in northern Minnesota.  Gooseberry Falls is along the north shore of Lake Superior and along the route we will take to get to our destination. Gooseberry Falls is a favorite of Minnesotans , visitors from around the country and the world.