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  • The Magic Hour

    There’s about an hour in the morning just after sunrise and an hour in evening just before sunset where the sunlight is especially golden. This is the golden hour, or as I prefer, magic hour. Here in Minnesota we really only get it in the spring, summer and autumn – while we do get it…

  • Finding Beauty in the Sparseness

    While I’ve seen many winters before, this year, as I’m taking pictures and spending more time really looking at winter, I’m struck by the sparseness. Everywhere the branches are bare, the lakes are frozen expanses of empty white snow, the walking and biking paths devoid of people. The is a lot of beauty in the…

  • Why Do a Daily Photo Project?

    I’m sure some of you are wondering why I would want to take a photo every day as a project. It seems a bit daunting and stressful. What’s really the upside if you take on the stress? Well, I will tell you. For me, there are a number of benefits. The first is that the…

  • The 2009 365 Project

    If you follow me on flickr, then you probably know that I’ve been taking at least one photo every day since the middle of November and posting it on flickr. For 2009, I’ll be doing the same thing, but in a more organized fashion as a 365-day project. Each picture will have notes about the…