Tag: Minnesota

04 Feb

#SooC52 Week 5 – Night Sky

Chris Lane / photography / / 7 Comments

Already past the month mark on our Straight out of Camera 52 week challenge. For this week Doug chose “Night Sky” to which I said, well, I can’t hardly interpret that in a different odd way. Though I did think of some other non-traditional methods I could have used, I decided I’d actually go with the straight star field type photo. I chose this mainly because I would really like to get better at taking those kinds of photos. I wanted to incorporate myself into the shot, backlit by a flash, but my methods of that just ended up failing. So, I walked through knee deep (or deeper in parts) snow out into the field to get away from my yard light. I took a few with the moon because it was this cool bowl shaped crescent, but those didn’t turn out as I had hoped.

The most interesting was probably this one with my yard and house in it. I like how the yard light is shining around the big oak tree. The trees have a frosty look to them. I just wish the stars were brighter. I might share some of the others in another post, but for now here was my chosen image. This is definitely something I plan on practicing more. I used to have a Canon 40D which was pretty lackluster in dark situations like this, but now I have a Canon 5D Mark II which is exceptional in low light. I still could have improved on all of the images I took though. let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And make sure to click on the other guy’s posts to see all of their SooC images as well.

Night Sky

Night Sky © Chris Lane Photo
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 30 seconds. 30mm

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28 Dec

Dreaming of summer

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

As the low for the night tonight is -30°F with a wind chill of -60°F
(image from accuweather.com)
I am obviously dreaming of summer. I was going through some old photos that I had not yet processed and found this one of stormy weather where the light was shining through onto the woods near my house. The color was quite intense. So, this is just a quick post to show how I wish it still was. The color is because it was in the fall, October 12th was when it was taken.

Light Shining Through

Light Shining Through © Chris Lane Photo

29 May

Artists of Northwest Minnesota

Chris Lane / Art, Design, Painting, photography / / 0 Comments

Earlier this year I completed a print design project for the Northwest Regional Arts Council of Minnesota. This happens to be my local arts council so I was happy to work on it. The project was to design a booklet to feature all the local artists in a few counties in the region. Being a fine artist myself, I also chose to be featured within the booklet.
While working on this I had to work with my fellow artists to get everything together. There are 31 artists, besides myself, featured in this and all from different backgrounds and art styles. There are painting, ceramics, fabric, and photography artists.

Artists of Northwest Minnesota Cover

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29 Nov

Wednesday morning sunrise

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

Sorry I haven’t been posting in a couple weeks. I’ve been quite busy with winter preparations, holidays, and revamping my website. So quickly here I am going to post a sunrise photo from Wednesday November 23rd. This Friday I will post a sundown from the same day. Enjoy