Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has braved the recent spate of cold weather to capture these wildlife and landscape in rural Grand Forks County.
A foggy morning walk today took Arlington, Va., photographer Jeff Olson across the National Mall, past Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial, the Nurses Memorial and Constitution Gardens. The area technically borders the part of Washington, D.C., that is known as “Foggy Bottom” because of the fog that naturally lingers there.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been braving the recent cold weather, venturing into the countryside in search of picturesque settings. Here is what he found.
Took this image of the bright sun dogs highlighting this cross Saturday morning. Gives a spiritual uplift to a lot of us who live in this area of the country.
Walked out to this spot and liked the image of this lone tree highlighted by the main beam of the sun. The sun dogs are the main white spots opposite the sun on the right and left parts of the halo.
Another highlighted tree.
Quite a walk to get to this lone tree with a nice shadow in the snow to tie in these sun dogs.
Liked the snow patterns on this ridge to tie in with the sundogs.
Snow patterns with the sun dogs.
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 complete arc and halo with the two distinct sun dogs on each opposite side of the sun that also has this diamond shape. Dave has been trying for a number of winters to capture the complete image of the sun dogs, and although he froze his know what off, it was well worth it to him. He hopes you enjoy the images.
Nov. 29: A great sky along with the nice color reflections off the ice.
Nov. 29: Went out farther on the ice for this shot.
Nov. 29: Had some interesting dimples on the ice in the foreground for this shot.
“Nov. 15: Super Moon” I went out this morning after seeing that the super moon was still very visible when it went between clouds. I used this church in the country for the foreground and waited for the moon to drop into view from the clouds above. The sun was still below the horizon behind me causing the clouds above to get that nice pinkish red glow before sunrise.
There have been some pretty spectacular sunrises lately, and Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner has taken notice.
Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson spent the summer working at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Here are some of the spectacular sights that caught his eye.
“The Harvest Moon and Fall Foliage”: Took this image Friday morning just as the moon was setting in the west and just before the sun rose from the east. Had beautiful fall colors and some clouds in the sky to complete this landscape.
Green and turning yellow ground vines along the Red River just turning fall colors.
The beginning of fall colors.
Blue sky reflections in the Red River.
A carpet of vines and early morning sun.
Fall colors along the Red River.
Red Carpet morning.
Sunrise on the Red River.
Peaceful morning on the Red River.
Pembina (Gorgeous) Gorge with the Pembina River in full fall colors.
A late evening image at the river bend.
Along the Red River bank.
An old tree still standing along the Red River.
The largest known American Elm tree in North Dakota, located in Lisbon.
A couple of Canada geese reflecting in the calm waters surrounded by fall colors. Fog was also rising off the water in this early morning image.
Another peaceful sunrise along the Red River.
“Fall Colors Collage”: The morning sunrise had just hit the tops of the trees on the opposite bank in this image. The interesting and colorful vines over this log made a nice foreground.
“Fall Morning Glory”: The Harvest Moon was setting in the early morning light as I set up to photograph the fall colors and the two geese in the the water. The early sun lit up the clouds in it’s pink glow, which made for a colorful fall scene.
“Fall Scene Along the Banks of the The Red River”: I liked this scene showing this path covered in the fall leaves, and the trees along the Red River in full color.
“Pembina Gorge Sunset”: I took a wide shot of the Pembina Gorge with the river winding around the colorful fall trees foliage.
“Around the River Bend”: Shot this scene several different days in the evenings and mornings, but this particular morning sunrise image had the best clouds scattered in the sky and reflecting in the Red River.
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner has been out for several days this fall photographing the fall colors in our area. Here are some of the spectacular images he’s captured.
Early morning sunrise in the Lakebeds. The cottonwoods were in full color.
Grand old cottonwood tree.
Panoramic of fall colors on the Heart River.
Rock Ridge. Liked the different coloration of the lichen on these large rocks above the cottonwoods in full color.
“Fall flurry of falling leaves.” Right after a hard freeze the night before, I came upon these cottonwoods that had all their leaves falling down in a strong wind. I captured several in the air, and by the afternoon, most of the leaves were gone off the trees.
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner was out in the southwestern part of North Dakota recently doing some bird hunting. The hunting wasn’t so good, but the fall colors were full. So, he ventured out in mornings and evenings to capture these images.
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.