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!
Actions under the Blue Sky and Natural Light
The weather at Minnesota is turning warm quickly, we are feeling that the spring is just around the corner. This also marks the end of winter sports season. To celebrate one of the local ski resorts held a high school snowboard & free-ski championships on halfpipe. I often wondered how those skiers could maintain balance … Continue reading Actions under the Blue Sky and Natural Light
Shinning with Pure and Soft Hues
After a fun trip to Northern shore, I discovered another exciting exhibit - ice sculptures. Here is an introduction of the group of ice sculptures along the bounder between Minnesota and Wisconsin: TUCKED IN A LITTLE VALLEY beside the winding Rush River in the town of Salem, Wisconsin, Roger Nelson’s ice formations sit overtop an … Continue reading Shinning with Pure and Soft Hues
Snow along Northern Shore
The past weekend was an adventurous one for me - driving along Northern Shore of Lake Superior. Even though I had been at Duluth areas a few times before, it was the very first time for me to visit it during winter time, especially soon after major snowstorm. The first stop was Stony Point located … Continue reading Snow along Northern Shore
Look, an Owl……
Working from home is not necessarily working at ease, often times I am facing more challenges. I have been frustrating with a new project during last couple of weeks, a brand new area, tight deadline and once a while disagreement with my boss, etc. The pressure has been high but I have to keep my … Continue reading Look, an Owl……
Dive, Grab, Take Off
It was 20 below during the past weekend, most of water was frozen except scattered open water. Finally I got the perfect time to photograph some wildlife, especially bald eagles. On the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin there is small piece of open water near Point Douglas Park, where hundreds of birds were gathering. With … Continue reading Dive, Grab, Take Off
The Flowers Formed by Strips
Winter at Minnesota is not all about blizzard, polar vortex or heavy traffic in the middle of snowstorm. It is also about beauties created by the sub-zero temperature. Ice flowers on the window at a cold morning are among those creations by brutal cold weather. Actually those ice flowers are also called window frost, which … Continue reading The Flowers Formed by Strips
Warm Winter So Far
Even though last year was turbulent, it led us to an unexpectedly warm winter. It is already in January, the daily temperature has been mostly above 30 F. It is always a good chance to capture the exciting moment while a bald eagle diving into isolated open water, grabbing a fish and soaring back into … Continue reading Warm Winter So Far
Are They Fighting or Playing?
Feeding and watching ducks besides a local lake have lately become one of my weekend's activities. Seeing me stepping out of my car, a team of mallards running towards me with expectation of some dry corns. I kept throwing handful of corns and snap photos to get a close look of their beautiful faces. Occasionally … Continue reading Are They Fighting or Playing?
Portraits of Mallards
It is early winter 2020, and we are in the middle of second lockdown! This means no group outing, no parties, even no photo trips with those fellow photographers. But life is still going on and we need to find something fun ALONE! Suddenly I missed those mallards and other water birds, and decided to … Continue reading Portraits of Mallards