simply roses…

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A commercial project from this summer featuring a few roses and vintage blue ball jar. delicious colors.

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See more ideas for printing and displaying wall art using art made from this project on our Cottage Arts’ blog here.

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All images shot with the Canon 7D and Canon 28-135 IS or Tamron 28-75/2.8 Lenses. Most shot near sunset outdoors.

jenny’s garden

Each year, probably at least twice, I am lured to photograph the dreamland of our neighbor Jenny’s garden.

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Her ENTIRE backyard is a haven of paths, perennials, woodland creatures, bird houses, luscious scents, and buzzing bees.

In return, I gift her with images. Pretty awesome deal.

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Here are some captured with my Canon 7D and Control Freak Lensbaby.

Selective focus achieved with the Lensbaby assists in capturing the other-worldliness of this haven.

can you hear the silence…

There’s something about the northwoods of Minnesota that stills our minds and quiets our souls. For 40+ years, Kris’s family has cherished their lake cabin and re-connected after long winters and busy family lives. We do not take this refuge for granted. These images from last summer speak of the respite it is to us. Hopefully you too can enjoy the quiet.

fyi…All imagery taken with Lensbaby Control Freak Lens. See more Lensbaby love here.

simply spring

Condensing the recent nature work I’ve done, enjoying the immense beauty that erupts from a stark Minnesota winter.

I love shooting into the sun near sunset…just something about the softness, bokeh light in the background, and unexpected colors that draws me to this type of imagery.

Something I just realized…I believe most nature photographers shoot landscape orientation, but I find myself almost exclusively shooting portrait orientation. Maybe it’s because of the macro work or my portraiture…I have no idea why…I just subconsciously rotate the camera.

All shot with a Canon 7D and the following lenses: Canon 80mm/1.8, Canon 50mm/1.8, Tamron 70-300mm/macro