Monday, June 28, 2010

Cascade River State Park pt.II

I spent another weekend camping at Cascade River State Park last weekend with some friends. I didn't have Dodger with me so it was a little easier to get close to the falls. Also, a big thanks to Gerald for helping me get my equipment into area's most people don't go!

While walking around and looking for a place to make a new photo I noticed a number of people (amateurs, and pro's) hanging around the same places. The reason they all were in the same places is simple: easy access. That's were is Gerald came into play. I found a rock ledge that I wanted to go out on, but I didn't want to go myself with all my camera gear. So Gerald hopped down first, I handed him my camera and jumped down my self. Once I was down there I new that few other photographers had been there.

Enjoy the view!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dickcissel stills and video

Last weekend I was just outside of Mankato taking photos of a Dickcissel. The lighting was absolutely perfect. I took a number of shots and then decided to shoot some video. Chad normally takes video and I typically forget.

Now you can see and hear a moving Dickcissel and check out the stills in my gallery!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


One thing I was trying to do last week while taking photos of the Cascade River was to try something new. As I mentioned in the pervious post I used my Lensbaby for a different look.

My first evening in the park I was out and about with my camera, I had an idea of where I was going to go. Well, when I got to my first location there was another photographer standing right where I was planing to be. I set up my shot anyway and fired off a few shots and then moved further down the river. Sure enough at location #2 there was the same guy shooting from where I was going to. Once again, I set up my shot and fired off a couple of more photos. I was thinking about how I probably have a similar photo as the guy before me, so I had to try to frame the photo differently.

I used two massive trees to frame the waterfall to create something is just a little different.

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