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Shot on iPhone, but…

Posted Friday, October 5th, 2018 02:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Technology at 2:21 PM

…how many times does it get compressed or down-sampled?

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Cruisin’ up the river with a Padle(ford)

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:25 PM

Hurry before it freezes

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Beware, creatures of the forest

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Sports at 7:23 PM

The huntin’ time has arrived…

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Fall is coming

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:53 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Travel at 1:53 AM

Wide range of weather at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:53 am

Senior Pix on the North Shore

Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Photography,Schools at 4:31 PM

Last weekend we did a very quick jaunt up to Grand Marais to shoot senior pictures for kid two. Sites included Jay Cooke State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, Naniboujou Lodge, Croftville Road, Grand Marais lighthouse and Gooseberry State Park. Not the greatest weather (and light), but we ended up with a bunch of good ones (full gallery after the jump).

Side note: a photographer friend of ours recommended West Photo in Minneapolis for gear rental. I priced out renting a Nikon D750 with a nice portrait lens for the weekend and found the $150 fee to be reasonable, but then they asked for a “first-time renter” deposit of $4200. Ah, nope.

So we ended up with my trusty old (like really old – 2004?) Nikon D70 and my iPhone X with portrait mode. Surprisingly, I was happiest with the majority of the iPhone shots and only a handful of the Nikon shots. Anxious to get my new silver iPhone Xs later this week, since Gruber wrote a ton about the upgraded camera features on that model. Still not taking the D850 off my wish list, but it’s surprising how the world of photography is changing.

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Get a room, trees

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:58 am GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 10:58 AM

Just like Chan Poling saw

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

Still blooming in September 💯

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:39 PM

Wonder how much longer I’ll get to ride home…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Flotsam or jetsam?

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 02:58 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 2:58 PM

Flotsam belongs to the original owner; jetsam may be claimed by whoever discovers it…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm

NotATweet: First hint of fall

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Tweets,Weather at 3:38 PM

I’m never prepared for the first day with a hint of fall, but I love it 🍁

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Minnesota train swamp

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 07:34 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 7:34 PM

Bet there are bluff snakes out there too

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farewell, Twiggy

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2018 05:53 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets at 5:53 PM

The water skiing squirrel @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Most lupine ever

Posted Sunday, July 8th, 2018 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:30 PM

This one was outside the candy store

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm

After the storm

Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2018 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 1:50 PM

Nice recovery, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Forest Lake chicken shack

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2018 08:41 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets at 8:41 PM

A little hot in the coop

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Not even two weeks

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 8:39 PM

Lilac season seems to get shorter and shorter every year

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

That was close

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:28 PM

Glad I stayed in the pavilion

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

They *do* still grow here

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:32 PM

Very late lilac bloom season this year

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Goats at work

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2018 08:03 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 8:03 PM

First time I’ve seen them this year

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2018 at 8:03 pm

The beachcomber

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 6:31 PM

SK ❤️ seashells

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Shark Reef was A+

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:21 PM

Mandalay Bay presentation was really cool

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Lions, Tigers and Dolphins

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 8:19 PM

MK @ the Secret Garden

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Rogue doge

Posted Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:50 PM

The outside pigeon game is strong

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Happy Squirrels 

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 12:19 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:19 PM

The giant acorns are out in Jordan

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2017 at 12:19 pm

My nature nemesis

Posted Saturday, September 9th, 2017 04:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:08 PM

That time of the year

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Welcome back, poultry

Posted Saturday, August 26th, 2017 09:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:22 PM

Closed last year because of the outbreak

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Summer in St. Paul

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Personal,Weather at 11:14 PM

My hometown rocks

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Scenes from the lake

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017 02:49 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Wildlife at 2:49 PM

Daisies, loons and eagles on Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Wish these bloomed all summer

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 11:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 11:39 PM

The smell of lilacs is one of my all-time favorites (along with vanilla and Hawaiian leis)

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Should’ve been a biologist

Posted Sunday, May 7th, 2017 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:01 PM

Mears Park flora, Lowertown 

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm

The creek was a-flowin’

Posted Saturday, April 29th, 2017 03:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

Minnehaha Creek after Get in Gear

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

My new squirrel neighbor

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 7:46 PM

That’s his tree – the best is way up high

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm

SK at Nokomis

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 7:45 PM

Breaktime between Saturday shifts

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Pest control?

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 7:21 PM

I assume that’s why they paint the tree trunks white, but I don’t really know

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Butchart Gardens in snow

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:52 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 10:52 AM

These plants are also not very happy

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 10:52 am

Frozen ferns

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:47 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 10:47 AM

Bet they aren’t very happy

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

French Beach Postcard

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:41 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 10:41 AM

Just like the North Shore (but with saltwater)

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

A little Stan and his plan

Posted Saturday, November 12th, 2016 03:44 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 3:44 PM

Getting ready for winter @ Edinburgh USA

Originally published by DK on November 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Cheater camera mode

Posted Saturday, October 29th, 2016 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Technology at 7:58 PM

Not sure how I feel about iPhone 7 portrait mode 

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Northland sunsets still rule

Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:08 PM

On the way to Duluth

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2016 at 11:08 pm

Nature likes purple & gold

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:35 PM

Some of my favorites @ Minnesota Zoo

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Shroom Season

Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2016 11:48 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:48 AM

Near the pool, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

A top five smell

Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 09:34 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:34 PM

Lilacs in spring are so wonderful 

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Spring has sprung

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:16 PM

Plus lots of rain and temperature swings

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm

A quick dusting

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 2:39 PM

I knew there would be more – yesterday was a fluke

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm

February in Minneapolis

Posted Saturday, February 27th, 2016 06:10 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Running,Weather at 6:10 PM

Almost hit 60F on 2/27/2016 – crazy

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Good morning Stan

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 11:21 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 11:21 AM

Seagulls love donuts (and Alcatraz)

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

Name that lake

Posted Monday, December 7th, 2015 06:26 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 6:26 PM

I have no idea where this is – anybody know?

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Whitetail Nature Walk

Posted Saturday, October 31st, 2015 08:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:28 PM

Lots of great stuff around Empire Lake

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Des Moines Botanical Gardens

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 01:34 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 1:34 PM

So peaceful (and warm)

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

That’s a big boy

Posted Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 07:44 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:44 PM

Bear on the deck, Birch Point, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm

You can’t eat that one

Posted Saturday, September 26th, 2015 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:22 PM

So said another golfer, anyway

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm

New marathon pacer

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Nature,Running at 4:00 PM

Seriously, how’d I get so slow?

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Apple season in Minnesota

Posted Saturday, September 19th, 2015 06:39 pm GMT -5 in Food,Nature at 6:39 PM

Crab apples in Le Sueur

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

It’s that time again

Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:33 PM

The leaves are OK with meteorological fall up here

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Invasion of the helicopters

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2015 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:22 PM

Eagle Valley Golf Course, Woodbury

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Sad Rock is Sad

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:13 PM

Ninth tee box box @ Brookview, Golden Valley

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

The hike wore her out

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 05:01 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 5:01 PM

SK on the Brule River trail

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Baby Bambi (x2)

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:08 PM

A couple new Birch Point residents

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Way Past May

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 07:41 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:41 AM

These little buggers are still everywhere

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2015 at 7:41 am

Tree Trouble

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 07:39 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:39 AM

Birch Point Road, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2015 at 7:39 am

Gopher Flowers

Posted Monday, June 15th, 2015 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 11:08 PM

No filter, Dwan tee boxes

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Trolling with Shuey

Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 08:49 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Nature at 8:49 PM

Big Bay @ Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on June 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Storms on the Horizon

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 03:56 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:56 PM

Fortune Bay Marina, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Birch Point Visitor

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:47 PM

Another one came around this year

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm

No filter fly-by

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 05:46 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 5:46 AM

Plane taking off from MSP

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2015 at 5:46 am

Spring Colors

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 1:49 PM

Flowers popping at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Busy as a beaver

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 9:08 PM

Thirteenth hole, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Hello again Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 3:02 PM

First round of 2015 in Jordan (third overall)

Originally published by DK on May 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Spring doesn’t suck

Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 11:44 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:44 AM

Blooming tree outside Wings Financial, Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2015 at 11:44 am

Ready for summer

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 07:56 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:56 AM

Someone put the dock in – guessing Steve the (Former) Mayor

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2015 at 7:56 am
 

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