Dialing in from North of the border

There’s a little sliver of heaven in Northern Minnesota.  Those who live there know of the plentiful fish–and the plentiful mosquitoes.  But the flying beasts do not bother you when you’re out on the boat.  Neither do other boats.  Because on most days, you can get out among the islands to find yourself completely alone.  Except for the outstanding company on your boat.

While there over the week, I captured two unique images–and a fair amount of Walleye, Northerns, and a couple of other types of fish.  Here are the two photos.


Ideal close to a fishing day:


Eagle, you are cleared for flyby:

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Buried, Part 3–and a new venue

I’ve just started a Facebook profile for my photography.  It’s available at:   https://www.facebook.com/PJ8Photography

What that profile allows me to do is introduce and further comment on posts from groups like “I Require Art.”  If you follow me here, please “like” my profile on facebook, too.

One of the more recent discoveries is a graphic that I created about a year ago.  In April of 2012, I noticed a sailboat lazily and casually drifting South on the Hudson River.  Several photographs and some creative work produced this graphic.  While going through old work folders, I found this image as I provide here.  It’s a draft.  Maybe good enough for final.

Title “The Life”







On the Water

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to see–and photograph–some interesting (and very cool) things on the Hudson River.  The geography is unique; the weather is unusual and awesome, and the watercraft truly sublime.  I posted these here last night, but wanted them on the front page for today’s post.

Here are a few of the better shots from the past year:

WAGENBORD bearing South on the Hudson.
BIG LIFT Southbound. I love the yellow hull!
BIG LIFT heading North.
The TIGRIS. One of my better shots / HDR composites.  I was leaving work on a slightly rainy day.  Before I made it out of the parking lot, I saw it.  I pulled over, got out of the vehicle, and took as many photos as I could of this magnificent cargo ship.
PUMA/Volvo Ocean Race. This craft was moving swiftly Northward after class one day. I had my camera out–which allowed me to capture this. It was moving so quickly I had but this one opportunity to capture it. At first glance, I thought it was a submarine!