Midwestern Wanderlog

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2016-05-24 – To capture lightning
2016-05-24 – To capture lightning

2016-05-24 – To capture lightning

It’s a secret ambition.  A hidden dream.  A photographer’s quest, if you will:  To capture lightning. Sunrise Stats! First light: 4:59 AM Sunrise: 5:34 AM Daylight: 16 hrs, 17 min It isn’t an easy task.  While thunderstorms are common in…

2016-02-27 – Dogs of the sun
2016-02-27 – Dogs of the sun

2016-02-27 – Dogs of the sun

What a perfect, perfect morning.  Above freezing, with clear skies but for some high, thin clouds, gibbous waning moon shining bright along with Jupiter, Regulus, Spica, and Antares.  The breeze was light, I had Bobbie for company, and color in…

2016-02-20 – Pretty ice, funny story!
2016-02-20 – Pretty ice, funny story!

2016-02-20 – Pretty ice, funny story!

It was another warm and clear morning today – a lot more wind, though.  And hey, walking the trail without my Carhartts on was an absolute breeze! Sunrise Stats! First light: 6:35 AM Sunrise: 7:04 AM Daylight: 11 hrs, 40 min…

2016-02-14 – Filtering the clouds
2016-02-14 – Filtering the clouds

2016-02-14 – Filtering the clouds

6:21 and up the stairs we go.  Been doing this now for a month and a half – who would have thought I’d stick it out this long?  In spite of the determination displayed on these posts, for years I’ve…

2016-02-07 – When wind is a problem
2016-02-07 – When wind is a problem

2016-02-07 – When wind is a problem

What a gorgeous morning!  Temperature’s up above freezing, the stars were showing in the predawn darkness on the drive in to Red Wing.  No thin sliver of a waning crescent moon – today it won’t show on the eastern horizon…

2016-02-01 – Just a little longer…
2016-02-01 – Just a little longer…

2016-02-01 – Just a little longer…

It’s sunrise.  You’re standing in the snow next to your tripod, which holds your eastward-pointing camera.  Maybe there’s a bit of a breeze, cutting through your clothes to the vulnerable skin below, and maybe not. Sunrise Stats! First light: 6:59 AM…

2016-01-21 – Stay mindful; be in the moment
2016-01-21 – Stay mindful; be in the moment

2016-01-21 – Stay mindful; be in the moment

(I have my camera back today.  I’m so pleased!!  Can’t wait to see how much better the images are and how much time I can save in not needing to remove spots!) When working on a long-term project such as a…

2016-01-20 – It’s all about respect
2016-01-20 – It’s all about respect

2016-01-20 – It’s all about respect

Yippie-skippie, yay, yahoo!  It’s warming up for a few days!  Tomorrow might not require wearing every single layer that I own! Of course, a warmup in January almost always means more snow, even if it’s just a bit.  This morning…