Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Storms

Last weekend the Twin Cities got hit hard with heavy rain and a couple tornado's. So naturally, I grabbed my camera and headed out west of Maple Grove. I drove nearly 40 miles going up and down dirt roads until I found what I was looking for!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nature Photo Contest

Last week I entered a couple photos into the Eastman Nature Photo Contest in Elm Creek Park Reserve. I entered a Trumpeter Swan photo that I took in Monticello last winter. To get that photo I spent 5 very cold mornings along the river and took over 1,200 photos. I am pleased to say that my patience paid off. The swan photo took second place in the wildlife category.

2nd Place!

I entered a second photo in the contest for the landscape category. This photo was taken last month at Cascade River State Park. Again, I am pleased with a 3rd place ribbon!

3rd Place