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2019 - A Year of Few Photos

December 28, 2019 - This has been one of those years that will be celebrated more by its ending than for anything that happened during the y...
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2018 - Photo Year in Review

December 31, 2018 - Hi all, It's time again for my annual review of my favorite photos of the past year. And this year it is really kinda h...
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Photos of the Week - Black and White

January 23, 2018 - It's a new year, lots of snow has fallen over the past day, and temperatures are below freezing. Typical. But, that beg...
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Photos of the Week - At the Arboretum

June 16, 2017 - I didn't realize until I started writing this that it has been a full month since my last posting here. Sorry about the...
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Photos of the Week - Playing with Orchids

February 08, 2017 - There's a new orchid display up at the Arboretum. This is a good thing, not only because they are a fun and varied flowe...
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Photos of the Week - Extreme Close-Up

January 30, 2017 - Macro - a lens that allows you to shoot at a 1:1 ratio or greater Close-Up - a photograph that shows all or part of a s...
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Photos of the Week - Snapshot vs. Photo

January 19, 2017 - There are a lot of clichés that photographers use when describing what happens when you trip the shutter on your camera.
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Photos of the Week - Year in Review

December 28, 2016 - I've been going through images I've taken this year and the predominant theme seems to be wish fulfillment. First, ther...
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Photos of the Week - Light show

September 26, 2016 - I could use some advice. Every year, the Arboretum Photographers Society has a juried show and sale at the Arboretum...
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Photos of the Week - Getting the Shot

May 30, 2016 - When it comes right down to it, there are basically 2 approaches to field photography; you can plan your experience or j...
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Bonus Photos of the Week - More Flowering Trees

May 13, 2016 - A couple weeks back I mentioned I had been out at the Arboretum shooting the flowering trees there. At the time I said I...
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Photos of the Week - Flowering Trees

May 01, 2016 - It is now May and today was one of the best of the year. A cool, sunny day just made for wandering around the Arboretum.
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Photos of the Week - Spring Perennials

March 28, 2016 - Since I started taking photos many years ago, I've slowly learned to recognize things that I previously couldn't identif...
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Photos of the Week - Weekend imagery

March 01, 2016 - It was a very strange weekend, especially for Minnesota. Saturday was sunny and in the low 60s; a day that begged me...
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Photos of the Week - Time to Experiment

February 09, 2016 - I'm really not a huge fan of being out in the cold. I know..."So why are you living in Minnesota?" - as if that were...
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Photos of the Week - Stumped

October 28, 2015 - Maybe 10-15 years ago, I was on a photo trip to northern Minnesota, probably to shoot fall foliage (since that's why I'v...
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Photos of the Week - Submission

October 20, 2015 - I took a photography class back in late 2006 that later led to the creation of the Arboretum Photographers Society (a st...
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Quick poll

October 09, 2015 - I am going to be submitting some photos later in the month for a juried show in January. The theme of the show is "Macro...
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Photos of the Week - Heron

September 10, 2015 - This past Monday was a gorgeous; sunny and warm without being too hot. So, I decided to go down to the Arboretum and see...
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Photo of the Week - 1-2-3...Awwwww

May 26, 2015 - Something cute, because I feel like it.
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Photo of the Week - Spring at Last

March 30, 2015 - As I said a week or two ago, there are certain signs that Spring has arrived. My favorite (outside warmer weather) are w...
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Photo of the Week - Other Colors of Spring

March 16, 2015 - It's almost Spring! Time to go out and start shooting again. Time to look for the usuals - snowdrops and other spring fl...
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Photo of the Week - Innovate

February 25, 2015 - On one of my first visits to the Arboretum ever, I went with a somewhat preconceived idea of a photo I wanted to capture...
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Photos of the Week - I'm Lichen It

February 09, 2015 - A couple of weeks ago I was out at the Arboretum, wandering around the gardens. Since it has been a weird winter, there...
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Photos of the Week - 1/15/2015

January 16, 2015 - Winter is a weird time. It is cold and white outside, warm and colorful inside. At least, that's what it's like in Minne...
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Photo of the Week - 1/7/2015

January 07, 2015 - Happy New Year to all! This year's juried show at the Arboretum should be up soon (if not already). It showcases 24 ima...
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Photo of the Day - 11/18/2014

November 18, 2014 - Sorry I haven't posted anything for a week or so, but life has gotten in the way. So, here's a macro shot of an orchid.
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Photo of the Day - 10/28/2014

October 28, 2014 - I finally found a photo of a painted turtle. Too bad I was looking for one back in July. Well, better late than never....
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Photos of the Day - 10/16/2014

October 16, 2014 - Here's the final set of photos I'm thinking about submitting for the January juried show. Unlike the previous sets, thes...
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Photos of the Day - 10/14/2014

October 14, 2014 - Here are the third set of photos I'm thinking about submitting. All of them are a dahlia. What I'm wondering is whether...
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Photos of the Day - 10/12/2014

October 12, 2014 - Here is the second set of photos I am considering entering in the APS juried show. Both are macro images wings, one a pa...
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Photos of the Day - 10/9/2014

October 09, 2014 - The photo club to which I belong (and helped start) has a juried show in January for which I can submit up to 5 images (...
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Photo of the Day - 10/3/2014

October 03, 2014 - Here's another Arboretum shot from a couple weeks ago. This one was taken in the Ornamental Grasses collection. I like h...
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Photo of the Day - 10/2/2014

October 02, 2014 - Considering the weather, I doubt I'll have much reason to post butterfly shots until spring. So, here is one from a coup...
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Photo of the Day - 9/10/2014

September 10, 2014 - Here's a new wild turkey photo. It got me wondering...when does something get so ugly it is cute? I look at a turkey's f...
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Photo of the Day - 9/9/2014

September 09, 2014 - Here's something a little different. I was at the Arboretum a couple weeks ago when i saw something hanging from a tree...
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Photo of the Day - 9/8/2014

September 08, 2014 - If pressed, I would probably say that my favorite part of the Arboretum is the Ornamental Grasses collection. The size (...
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Photo of the Day - 9/7/2014

September 07, 2014 - Here's another flower from the Arboretum. This one is called an Angel's Trumpet and is probably a foot long (if not a bi...
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Photo of the Day - 9/6/2014

September 06, 2014 - After I posted yesterday's photo, I got to thinking (always a bad thing, I know). Part of what I really liked in the dah...
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Photo of the Day - 9/5/2014

September 05, 2014 - Here's another dahlia shot from teh Arboretum. The colors drew me instantly and I had fun composing (getting the two flo...
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Photo of the Day - 9/4/2014

September 04, 2014 - As I mentioned on Monday, I found myself easily distracted while shooting hummingbirds. Below is one of the distractions...
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Photo of the Day - 9/1/2014

September 01, 2014 - I am a very patient impatient person. Or, maybe, I am a very impatient patient person. I'm not sure which, but it is cer...
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Photo of the Day - 8/31/2014

August 31, 2014 - I was out at the Arboretum earlier and got some good shots. Those will be up in the next couple days. And, the dahlias...
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Photo of the Day - 8/30/2014

August 30, 2014 - Labor Day is in 2 days. It is almost autumn. Flowers will soon start losing their petals. What to do about it? Take a p...
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Photo of the Day - 7/2/2014

July 02, 2014 - I was chatting with my eldest niece yesterday and for some reason the conversation included the thought of going around...
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Photo of the Day - 5/30/2014

May 30, 2014 - As I've been mentioning frequently (too frequently?), there is a lot to see at the Arboretum these days. Today's photo i...
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Photo of the Day - 5/27/2014

May 27, 2014 - There's always something interesting to see at the Arboretum. That's part of what makes it a fun place to visit and shoo...
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Photography: A Spring Day at the Arboretum

April 26, 2013 - There are two ways to know that it is "officially" spring at the Arboretum. The first is when the snowdrops start bloomi...
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Arboretum Show

January 14, 2013 - I was helping set up the APS show at the Arboretum earlier. Things are looking pretty good. I copied the following desc...
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Weather

December 10, 2012 - I think the final total is around a foot of snow from yesterday's storm. It is amazing how much nicer things look in win...
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A good day

December 01, 2012 - Finally got my plumbing fixed (and I mean the broken bathroom fixture, you sick people). Now I just have to wait for the...
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