"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel Adams
The blog image above was captured at Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth, Mn. and the park is also celebrating its centenial year in 2015. It's been a while since I've been there and I'm hoping to make a return this year in the Spring. Spring is the time of high water on the St. Louis River, which flows through the park, and provides the type of flow as seen above. On this particular morning a nice fog was lifting out of the valley providing an added accent to the park scenes.
The rock formations and geography of the area are stunning and provide a lot of differing photo opportunities for serious photographers especially if they're willing to venture through the park during early morning and late evening hours.
My adapting the original color version to a black and white is due to the fact that the black and white rendured a stronger image while strengthening the presence of the fog. NIK software was used to do the b/w conversion.
I'm looking forward to a return this year.
One another note, I have been notified that my "Floating Docks" image (below) has been accepted for a juried show at the Octogon Gallery in Ames, Iowa, which will open Jan. 23.
I've also recently started a twitter and instagram account so you can follow me there as well.
Thanks to all for continuing to follow my journey in photography.
"Sic 'em Bears".
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com