810 Colfax St. in Evanston, Ill., my home in the mid-1960s, when I studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Chicago Jazz Festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Not all of the great music occurs in Millennium Park during the annual Labor Day weekend jazz festival in Chicago. I photographed these buskers working nearby Michigan Avenue and they sounded pretty darned good, too
Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Recently refurbished monument erected by the city of Chicago to honor Irv Kupcinet, 1912-2003, famous columnist and television personality.
The “Wendella” loading passingers for a cruise on the Chicago River.
Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.
A view from an outdoor restaurant high above Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
ChIcago’s Hyatt Hotel (darker buildings).
The city of Chicago, photographed from the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.
Waiting in line for Chicago performance of “Hamilton.”
Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland recently spent some time in Chicago, the Windy City. Dave went to graduate school in Chicago at the Northwestern University in the mid-1960s. Here are some of the sights that caught his eye.
A weekend boat ride and a hike opens up a world of life to Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
June 30: “A Mountain View From The Past”: We found this old cabin in the Teton Mountain range, and I took this image from the inside of the cabin framing the mountains inside the window in early morning light.
June 25: “Oxbow Bend-Mount Moran”: Early morning photo of Mount Moran (Teton Mountain range) reflecting in the place they call Oxbow Bend. It was a nice calm early morning image with nice light and clouds. A flock of geese were also swimming on the left of the bend.
June 25: “Morning Light on the Tetons.” Found this spot on the Snake River to capture the sunrise.
June 24: “Wyoming Teton Valley Scenics.” Yee Haw. Ride ’em cowboy statue.
June 24: “Wyoming Teton Valley Scenics.” Teton Mountains reflecting in the Snake River at sunrise.
June 24: “Wyoming Teton Valley Scenics.” Wild horses in the park.
June 24: “Wyoming Teton Valley Scenics.” Old wooden rail fence leads your eye to the Tetons.
June 23: “The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row”: These barns are the most photographed barns in the U.S. With the Teton Mountains in the background, you can see why. Settlers John and Thomas Alma (T.A.) Moulton built these barns on adjacent homesteads. Took an evening image of this Moulton barn with storm clouds above and the sun just peaking through. I liked this one in black and white.
June 23: “The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row”: The farthest north barn. Shot in black & white.
June 23: “The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row”: Wider shot of this iconic barn and the Tetons in the background.
June 23: “The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row”: Very fortunate the morning I was here that a herd of buffalo were walking by this barn. Most of the other photographers there said this is the lucky shot to get with this barn image.
June 23: “The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row”: Rain clouds had just passed over me when the sun came up and lit up the barn, clouds and the peaks of the Tetons.
June 22: Yellowstone Images: “Yellowstone Waterfalls.”
June 22: Yellowstone Images: “Geyser Veins.” Black and white image of these bold graphic lines leading up to the geyser cloud and bridge.
June 22: Yellowstone Images: “Reflections.” I liked the graphic lines of the geyser water pools in a sepia tone. The tourists reflecting in the water created an interesting image along with the graphic lines.
June 21: Ansel Adams is still considered to be one of the best landscape photographers of all time. He took iconic landscape images of most of our national parks starting in the 1940s, all in black and white. I visited the spot where he took this image of the Snake River and the Teton Mountain range in the background. The Grand Tetons and Snake River.
June 21: Informational plaque on the spot where Ansel Adams took his image of the Snake River and Teton Mountain range. The photo of him standing on his car was taken in the Yosemite National Park. The photo on the right side is the image of the Snake River and the Teton Mountains that he took.
June 21: The Ansel Adams shot.
June 19: “Wyoming Mountain Floral”: The Teton Valley was carpeted with all kinds of wildflowers. Moving clouds rolling over the Teton mountains added to this scene.
June 19: “Wyoming Mountain Floral”: Forest floor covered in these purple lupines with the Tetons in the background.
June 19: “Wyoming Mountain Floral”: There were wild yellow flower plants blooming all over the Teton Valley, along with some purple flowers. Had the Teton Mountain range in the background to give the image depth.
June 17: “Togwotee Pass” coming into the east entrance of the Grand Teton National Park. Traveling on Highway 26, we were driving past this opening in the trees when I just had to stop and photograph this nice scenic image.
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. It’s a popular destination in summer for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing, linked to nearby Yellowstone National Park by the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.
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 words: “We had never been to this beautiful lake surrounded by nice rock formations before. We enjoyed walking around the lake and watching people fishing for trout.”
Sunset along the Little Missouri River.
Nice clouds and the winding Little Missouri River completed this sunset image in the North Dakota Badlands.
“Badlands Rainbow.” Was fortunate to capture a rainbow after a quick rainstorm passed.
“Walking Man Tree” This dead tree caught my eye and in looking at it from the side view, it looks like the arms and legs of a person walking to the right. I liked this in black and white.
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, recently returned from a weeklong vacation, which started with a stay in Medora, N.D., and a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are a few shots of what Dave has tilted “North Dakota Badlands Scenic Images.”
Here are some of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s latest outdoor shots, taken over the past week or so.
May 21: “Country Sunset.” A beautiful North Dakota sunset.
May 20: “Ford Tough.” Side view with nice clouds.
May 20: “Ford Tough.” Full front-end view.
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” Riding the tractor,, but just couldn’t get it to start!
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” I liked all the nails lifting out of the boards that once held this building together.
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” Nice clouds, an old tractor, and a tree growing out of this old farm shed made for an interesting composition.
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” Another angle of this farmstead, which I liked in black and white.
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” An earlier photo of this farmstead done in black and white.
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” Interesting old tractor image done in black & white. Notice the old crank handle still in the front. I tried to crank but it would not budge!
May 19: “Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past.” Another angle of this abandoned farmstead done in black and white.
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 in a photo. This old, weathered wooden shed and tree tied the sky and composition together.
“Ford Tough”: “This classic 1948-50 Ford truck is no longer in service and is now resting on the prairie landscape of North Dakota. It had this yellow paint that is now faded with parts now covered in brown rust which gives a unique color scheme to the truck. Notice it also had a front pickup guard. I was fortunate to have some nice clouds in the sky to complete this image of this classic truck.”
“Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past”: “Several images of some of the old farm buildings and other items that were left as a reminder of what once was thriving farmsteads on the Great Plains. I like to document some these places with images that are interesting subjects to me.”
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Check out his latest collection of images of the outdoors, taken the past couple of weeks at various locations in the Red River Valley and Minnesota lake country.
This tree was just loaded with flowers in full bloom.
Close-up of some blooms.
Vertical photo of the blooming flowers.
Another tree in full bloom.
These are called Red Baron crabapple blossoms.
These are Flame crabapple blooms.
These are called Radiant crabapple blooms.
Spring is a great time to view blooming trees, as these images from around town taken this week by Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner confirm.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s recent forays into the outdoors have yielded an eclectic assortment of images, from great horned owlets and bald eaglets to ducks, geese and other waterfowl in the air and on the water to beautiful, colorful sunsets.