North Shore Autumn Beauty


We had a beautiful and fun trip to the North Shore last week. The fall colors were spectacular, the weather mild and misty (one day) Had lots of fun hiking outdoors and taking in the fall colors. There is no place better place and season than north shore autumn. It was gorgeous up there! Here is a slideshow of photos from the trip. May you walk in beauty.  

Photo of the Week — Autumn Splendor


What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind.” ― William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood May you walk in beauty. Photo of aspens in all their autumn splendor in Northern Minnesota this week.

Overcoming Creative Inertia

As a photographer I am aware that photography is shaped by light. Some of the most magical light I’ve encountered happens at either just before sunrise or just after sunset. Yet the majority of my photo outings do not occur at those times of day. When I manage to motivate myself to get up early or stay out late I am almost always glad I made the effort. There is magic in those moments that …

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Photo of the Week — Monet Morning

Monet Morning Medicine Lake

“We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible in the world. At death we will surrender again to the dark …

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Photographing Super Moon and Eclipse


Last Sunday night we viewed and photographed the super moon and full eclipse of the moon from a northern Iowa farm field. Surrounded by huge wind turbines, a cornfield on one side, soybean field on the other side it was a perfectly wonderful evening. What I Learned Photographing Super Moon and Eclipse I learned so much making photographs of the moon-rise and eclipse. Here is a short list of what I learned about photographing the …

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Purpose and Joy


I believe in the need for social justice. I believe in promoting peace. I believe in doing everything I can to reduce climate change. But I am not a social justice activist. I am not active in the peace movement. And I don’t devote myself to fighting climate change. I am not trying to save the world. “Why?” you ask. For a long time I wondered “Why?” also. There was something that didn’t feel right …

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