Starting a week ago, I have been struggling with cold and spending most of time on my bed. Besides there was a huge snowstorm across the Twin Cities. It was hard to go out for any photo shootings under subzero temperature. While staying alone at home I learned how to use currently most popular concept, … Continue reading Alone with Generative.ai
Author: Yan Balczewski
My Favorite Journey of 2022
Happy New Year! It was said that one photo worths thousand-words. Looking back my journey in 2022, I can use couple of photos to tell each of the stories. Moon dance at Chinese New Year celebration in February. Trip to Red-rock national park near Las Vegas in March Peony blooming around my neighborhood in June … Continue reading My Favorite Journey of 2022
On the last day of 2022
Time has been flying, in the blink of an eye, we are on the last day of 2022! The work and life have been busy, but there are not much significant or memorable events emerging throughout this year, until the middle of December. I took a solo trip to Santa Barbara in order to temporarily … Continue reading On the last day of 2022
Up close and personal
I took a one-week trip to Santa Barbara alone last week. It not only helped me to refresh from busy schedules at work, but also gave me a chance to visit local zoo to get up close and personal with those lovely animals. Contrary to the brutal cold at then North the weather at California … Continue reading Up close and personal
RIME IN WINTER
Rime is a very common part of the winter wonderland at Minnesota. It covers plants with white but textured mixture of ice and snow. Sometime it remains me of fairytale world which I had in my dream as a young child. We will soon welcome a very white Christmas season!
The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns
One of the local traditions at Minnesota is growing pumpkins. The weight of grown pumpkins can range from less than a pound to over 2,500 pounds to set a record. Sometimes a huge pumpkin (over 2,000 pounds) was lift into air by a crane and drop onto grass at a harvest fest. The people around … Continue reading The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns
Time flys, with blink of eyes we are in October, which means we can say goodbye to summer, and give fall a warm welcome. One of my favorite photography topics in fall is display of various pumpkins. Starting October 01 of each year, there is a huge collection of pumpkins (I was told over 300 … Continue reading Beautiful “Audrey”
Iceland Trip #5 Fairytale at Backyard
While the world was feed up with the news of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption near Reykjavik, I remembered a tranquil fairytale word I saw around Akureyri, the capital city of Northern Iceland. The fairytale word is hidden behind a private house, which makes it hard to be noticed. But if you find it, you would … Continue reading Iceland Trip #5 Fairytale at Backyard
What are these Pelicans doing?
I have never stopped to be fascinated by American white pelicans soon after I saw them floating / fishing in lakes or rivers. There is a group of white pelicans gathering near a dam located at Granite Falls during summertime. They relay on fishes to survive there. It is fun to watch their daily activities, … Continue reading What are these Pelicans doing?
Iceland Trip #4 Many, Many Waterfalls
Before I went to Iceland I knew I would see many waterfalls. But I had never expected to see so many waterfalls. The Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") on the Hvítá river was the first one I saw. I was so excited that I snapped as many as possible photos even under strong windy and rainy weather. … Continue reading Iceland Trip #4 Many, Many Waterfalls