Tag: Friday Photo

28 Dec

A Cold Night’s Moon

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A full moon tonight and some pretty dramatic cloud coverage. Shortly after I took this shot the clouds pretty well covered the moon entirely. This is shot at ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1.3 seconds. Very little post processing, just dodged the lower third a little to show the treeline.
Not too cold out, only 7° above zero, Fahrenheit. Not bad for December 28th.

Cold Night Moon

Cold Night Moon © Chris Lane Photo

07 Dec

The colors collide

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This was the sight I saw as I stepped out my door the other morning. A very impressive sight if you ask me! I ran back in to the house and grabbed my camera, whether I would be late for my day job or not. I took a quick shot and put the camera away. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on the computer. This photograph is straight out of camera, meaning I did no editing to it whatsoever (actually I did very minor sharpening, but that’s it).
I liked this one so much I thought I would give it away as a free desktop wallpaper photo that you can download. Click on the name of the photo below to go to the full 1920 x 1200 wallpaper size.

The Colors Collide

The Colors Collide © Chris Lane Photo

06 Jul

Lightning! Killdeer!

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

Just a couple photos to post for today. We had an impressive storm on the 4th with ridiculously hard rain fall. But before the rain came some decent lightning. I didn’t catch much on camera, but I did get a couple fairly unimpressive blasts. It is however, the first time (that I can recall) getting actual lightning in a photo.

Lightning photo © Chris Lane Photo

Lightning photo © Chris Lane Photo

I also came across these baby killdeer on my driveway today. I haven’t used my long lens in a while, and especially the macro function (used on the baby) so I thought it would be good practice to follow these guys around. The babies (there were four of them) were quite cute and my little boys loved them.

Killdeer have a very interesting tactic of acting injured as they lure predators away from their young. When I was photographing them, they failed to demonstrate for me, unfortunately.
Adult killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

Interestingly, killdeer are able to run as soon as they hatch from their eggs. I’m not sure how old these young ones were.
baby killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

This one was hiding in the grass.
baby killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

08 Jun

A look back at winter nights

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

A Friday photo post to look back at the winter. These photos were taken in January of 2009 and if I remember correctly, it was incredibly clear and around -30°F which is rather interesting to think of considering it is over 80°F right now. I personally like somewhere in between, but in Northwest Minnesota, we tend to get the extremes.

I love the look of the light at night time. Everything is under light essentially and of course its (almost) all artificial. It is just so different from the day time everything looks drastically different. I really should do more photos like this, but I think they tend to work better in the winter because the snow on the trees helps soak up the little light that is there.
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Winter Night

Winter Night © Chris Lane Photo
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Snow and Stars

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23 Mar

Snowy wonderland

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These photos for today were taken on the 4th of February at my home shortly after and during a wonderful snow dusting. The first photo is when a shaft of light hit only the trees in the distance lighting them up brilliantly. I will just let the images speak for themselves. Despite how much I love these images of winter’s wonder, I can’t wait for summer!

Light on Snow © Chris Lane Photo

Snow © Chris Lane Photo

Snow Play © Chris Lane Photo