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Winter Woods Nature PhotographyBelle Plaine, MN Photographer

Winter Woods Nature Photography
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness".  John Steinbeck I took a winter hike into the Minnesota River Valley with my camera recently.  I challenged myself to create a set of photographs that portrayed the silence of the snow fall, the deepness of the woods, and the emptiness of the area when all of the animals are in hidi[...]

Belle Plaine Mn Photography | Winter Photo Essay | The Color of Winter

Belle Plaine Mn Photography | Winter Photo Essay | The Color of Winter
February is the shortest month.  Twenty eight days.  In Minnesota it's the longest twenty eight days of the year.  This is when cabin fever sets in, when the snow feels like it will last forever.  When the temperature sits at zero degrees and we wonder why we still live in this state.  When we forget that green grass exists. At the beginning of this month, I set ou[...]

Frost and Snow Rainbow

Lately, it feels like this is the Minnesota winter that will never end.  Belle Plaine Schools were canceled today, everything is covered in snow, we can hear the wind whipping through the Minnesota River Valley.  I'm thankful that we were not among the communities that lost their power in this latest winter storm. I got outside briefly with my camera today, in part[...]

Minnesota Antique Photography-Charles Dickens Book 1867

Minnesota Antique Photography-Charles Dickens Book 1867
Yesterday I hinted at this on Facebook and here it is:  An 1867 copy of the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens!    Complete with a handwritten date and name of the owner in the front.  It’s not in good condition, but it’s still beautiful.  I don’t know if it’s going to stay or be sold.  I decided to shoot a precious few artistic images without handling it too long. [...]