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DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — A Vision From The Past

A visit to western North Dakota presented photographer Dave Bruner with an opportunity to capture these images of teepees on the Plains, all of which depict a nostalgic scene of what it might have looked like on the Great Plains of the now past Old Frontier.


DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Morning Majesty

Photographer Dave Bruner gives credit to his wife, Sheila, for these spectacular photos. She called him on her way to work Tuesday and said the sunrise should be really good. Here’s what Dave had to say about it: “So, crawled out of my warm bed and headed out. Had this pond in mind that someday it would be a nice setting …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Fairview Bridge And Cartwright Tunnel

One of the things to see on photographer Dave Bruner’s bucket list was the Fairview Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel. Located near Cartwright, N.D., and east of Fairview, Mont., the bridge was built by Gerrick & Gerrick of Steele, N.D., for the Great Northern Railroad as part of a plan for its never completed Montana Eastern Railway. Unused since 1986, the bridge’s …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Southwestern Splendor

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, recently returned from a trip to the Southwest, specifically Arizona. Among the sites they saw were a sunrise at Watson Lake, near Prescott. “The lake is surrounded by unique rock structures that make interesting compositions for photography.” Also a sunset at Lake Powell, near Page. Antelope Canyon-Page, Arizona One of the trip’s highlights …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Winter Water Wonder

Stay inside? Not Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner, who ventured outdoors this morning. With the temperature at 33 below zero, Dave snapped these images that show him tossing a thermos of hot water colored with green dye into the air. After that, Dave headed back indoors, “staying inside to thaw out!”

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Fall Colors Road Trip

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, recently took a two-day northeastern North Dakota road trip to view fall colors, which were in full display. On their way to the Turtle Mountains and the Pembina Gorge, with a final stop at Turtle River State, in Cavalier they found colorful painted bales on display throughout the town.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Hoodoos Of Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, really enjoyed the park with the beauty of all the various rock formations. “I was fortunate to have a sky that day that included white and rain clouds in the distance that really added to …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Arches National Park

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, spent quite a bit of time recently in Arches National Park just north of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks in a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Moonscapes In The Valley Of The Goblins

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, were out until 4 a.m. in the morning recently shooting the Milky Way and moonlight on the rock formations in the Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. “Moonlight does diffuse the Milky Way, but the moonlight gave a very eerie feeling to the landscape and the surroundings. We were the only …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Goblin Valley State Park

On their recent Utah trip, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, visited Goblin Valley State Park. Here is his description: “Journey to this strange and colorful valley, which is unlike any other in Utah. The landscape, covered with sandstone goblins and formations, is often compared to Mars. Explore the geology, among the nooks and gnomes. Goblin Valley includes …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Mesa Arch — Canyonlands National Park

On their recent Utah trip, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, visited Canyons National Park, the site of famous Mesa Arch. Here is what he had to say about the experience: “The Mesa Arch sunrise shot is one of the most sought after photographic images in Utah. Every morning at sunrise, if there are no clouds hiding …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

On their recent Utah trip, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, crossed over into Colorado near the town of Durango to see the ancient site of Mesa Verde. “This was on my bucket list to see as I enjoy the history of past cultures. On our way, we did stop at Capital Reef National Park, where we viewed …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

On Memorial Day, flowers and flags are plentiful at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, located  6.5 miles south of Mandan on state Highway 1806 on a 35-acre tract of land in the southwest corner of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The cemetery, established by an act of the 1989 North Dakota Legislative Assembly, opened in July 1992.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Northern Lights Dancing In The Sky Above North Dakota

After many attempts the past few years, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner finally captured a dramatic display of the aurora borealis on the night of May 6. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — ‘Sun Dogs Of North Dakota’

Photographer Dave Bruner ventured out in the extreme cold (minus 25 degrees with a wind chill of minus 40) Saturday morning to try and capture some images of the sun dogs, as extreme cold is needed plus ice crystals in the air. It all came together as he was fortunate to capture this phenomenon in full detail. They formed the …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Pompey’s Pillar National Monument

This is for the history buffs out there. On our way back from our trip east of Billings, Mont., is this site where William Clark from the Lewis and Clark expedition carved his name into the stone on the bluff that has come to be know as Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. I have always wanted to see this, as I have read …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Wyoming Wonders

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, recently returned from a trip to the western United States, Wyoming in particular. Among the sights Dave and Sheila experienced was Grand Teton National Park in the northwest of the state of Wyoming. The park encompasses the Teton Mountain range, the 4,000-meter Grand Teton peak and the valley known as Jackson Hole. …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Custer State Park

Custer State Park in South Dakota was on the agenda for Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, while on a recent eight-day road trip. Beside viewing some of the park’s wonderful wildlife, they took in Sylvan Lake. Known as the “crown jewel” of Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake offers picnic places, rock climbing, small rental boats, swimming and hiking trails. In Dave’s …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Needles

On the second leg of their recent eight-day trip, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, stayed in Custer, S.D., and spent time on the Needles Highway. A spectacular 14-mile drive through pine and spruce forests, meadows surrounded by birch and aspen, rugged granite mountains, sharp curves and low tunnels, the road gets its name comes from the needlelike granite …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Reminders Of The Past

Dave Bruner of Grand Forks is becoming well-known for his stunning landscape photography. Here, in his own words, Dave describes three recent shoots. “Country Sunset”: “We had one of those beautiful sunsets this past week that North Dakota is known for. You also have to be lucky and be out there at the right time to see and capture it …