Friday, October 7, 2011

2 Things Challenge - Value/Abstract

This challenge this week over at 2 Things Challenge is Value/Abstract.  Admittedly, as an art form, I struggle with anything abstract.  I tend to gravitate to art that is more straightforward, but I am opening my mind to the concept.

My first submission is of a sculpture at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.  As a whole, I find the whole piece beautiful.  It is very Valuable and just walking around I gained Valuable insight in to Abstract sculptures.

I have a second submission that I think is an Abstract view of something that is Valued on a sailboat.  I will let you be the judge.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend in Perham

While my dad's retirement house is being built, he is renting a home in Perham, MN.  Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Front of house

View of lake

View of lake

View of lake

Back of house

View from living room through picture window

Hay bails
There is a great barn just outside of Perham.  I developed it a few different ways and I can't figure out which way I like it best.
Cropped with wires taken out

Old paper effect from Photoshop

Background turned black and white with barn still colored

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You Take Away The Breath I Was Keeping For Sunrise

Just a few random sunrise pics.  One was a magnificent morning on Big Pine Lake, near Perham, MN.  The other two are from a rainy morning on my way to work.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

2 Things Challenge - Playful/Suit

Family reunions are are always fun.  Playful cousins are enjoying a warm July day at Lobster Lake while wearing their swim Suits.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2 Things Challenge - Satisfaction/Old

It has been a long time since I have posted something for 2 Things Challenge.  Hopefully, this is what I need to get me out shooting again.

This is my Old 1964 Crestliner fishing boat.  I don't use it much anymore, but the Satisfaction I got, sitting on a lake, rain or shine, will always stay with me.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Annual Guys Weekend

Spent the weekend with two great friends.  We went to Steve's new cabin on Golden Lake near Hatton, ND.  Beautiful weather and an awesome dinner of a Bacon Bomb.  Thanks for a fun weekend boys.
Casa Thompson

Stuffed Pork Sausage Loaf wrapped in Bacon.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekend at Lobster Lake

Spent a wonderful weekend at Lobster Lake (Alexandria, MN).  The weather was perfect.  Fishing was OK.  All in all, a great weekend.

After dinner cruise on the boat.

Red light.  Green light.

Splash and rays.

Long exposure on the boat.

Late night camper.

S'mores anyone?  The coals are perfect.

Homemade Juicy Lucy burgers.

Nice little Pinot with dinner.

Wine under a blue sky.

Almost perfect sky.

Grainy view from shore.

View from the new deck.