Two Harbors Lighthouse

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A somewhat Gothic look at the lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

This image and more can be seen at my Northern Visions blog.

Winter Soft

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Although winter can be harsh, filled with hard, frozen surfaces, sometimes a gentle  softness can be found in unexpected places.  A snowdrift, sculpted by wind and lit by a cool February sun reminds us that nature can also be soft in the midst of a brutal winter.

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

Sending a Signal

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Each time I capture one of my ice images, I spend a lot of time trying to decide on the orientation.  When it finally speaks to me, it’s usually because a message comes at me for the title.

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

Shadows and Mist

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Early morning mist on Lake Superior provides a backdrop for the posts casting long shadows along the human-made construct.

Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, ISO 800, 50mm, f/11, 1/3200 sec

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions.

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.

Bad Day, No Focus

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

Ever have one of those days when things just aren’t going right?  Recently I had one of those, my camera wasn’t focusing correctly and many of my images were blurry.  Turns out I had activated the touch focus feature on the camera and forgot.  So, what does one do with a bunch of out of focus images?  I deleted most of them, but decided to play with this one in Photoshop using the liquify filter.  I really liked the stairway and will probably shoot it again when I am at that location in the future.  In the meantime, this image kind of conveys my feelings about losing so many images to lack of attention.

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

Searching

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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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.

Bare Trees

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, iPhoneography, Photography

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As fall progresses, most people are out  taking gorgeous fall color photos and I’m no exception.  However, I believe there is also beauty to be found with bare trees.  Under the right lighting, the contrast, shadows and form combine to create stark landscapes.  Where I live, we have a lot of birch trees, which are favorite of mine for autumn and winter photography.

More of my photography can be found at Northern Visions.

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.