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DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Before, During And After The Storm

Northeast North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota experienced its first taste of winter this past week, and photographer Dave Bruner captured the essence of it in Grand Forks before, during and after the season’s first significant snowfall.


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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 …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Enchanted Highway

Photographer Dave Bruner last week took a trip down The Enchanted Highway, which begins begins at Exit 72 on Interstate 94 near Gladstone, N.D., and terminates 30 miles down the road in the small town of Regent, N.D. Along the way, he photographed each sculpture, which were built by Gary Greff of Regent, starting the project in 1990. Beginning with “Geese in Flight” at Exit 72, …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — May Snapshots

Photographer Dave Bruner’s landscape images from this past month spark the imagination. Among them, “Milky Way Night on the Prairie of N.D.,” which Dave offers this following description: “I was out until 4 a.m. in the morning on a crystal clear night this week to capture these beautiful shots of the Milky Way. There were meteor showers (falling stars) going on …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Duluth At Dusk

Who likes lighthouses? Dave Bruner captured these images of the Canal Park lighthouses in Duluth Harbor, along with the Aerial Lift Bridge with a full moon displayed at sunrise. Scenes such as these are why many photographers come to Duluth and the North Shore area on a regular basis ― to capture striking images. It is a favorite of Dave’s, and is a place he will visit again in …