Sun Pillar

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Winter scene with a good look at the unusual ‘sun-pillar’ effect. This is a type of optical effect when sunlight is reflected off ice crystals in the air. They are commonly called Sun pillars or light pillars. The effects shows both above and below the sun, but the most dramatic displays show a bright pillar… Read more »

Finding the Perfect Slim Digital Camera

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Just in the last two decades, photography technology has done some incredibly interesting things to cameras. About twenty five years ago, all cameras were film based. They had to be manually loaded with the film. And, they were bulky in size. This is definitely no longer the case. Today, you can have a slim digital… Read more »

Timer Remote for Canon Cameras

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One of the neatest additions that I ever added to my never ending collection of gear was Timer Remote Control for my Canon 20D. I originally decided to buy it thinking that I would like to try some time lapse photos and then post them to the site as sequences. You can find a number… Read more »

Minnesota State and Public Parks

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Minnesota State and Public Parks There are 66 parks and 6 recreation areas in the Minnesota State Park system. (This photo was taken at Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria, MN.) I’ve been to most of them and we’ll (hopefully) be getting to them all over time. State Parks are wonderful places to go with… Read more »

Interior Photography

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Taking ‘professional’ quality photos of room interiors has gotten much easier since the advent of digital photography. One of the nice things about using online photography resources is the amount of information that is available to help you learn about taking good digital pictures. In days of old, you assumed that to get good interior… Read more »