week nine: seven pictures

Greetings! I’m excited to offer limited edition archival prints of select images from the 365 project starting this week.

Archival matte inkjet prints on cotton rag. Signed and numbered limited editions of 25.

11 x 14 (or 12 x 12 for square images) unless otherwise noted. Printed in my studio. $40.

Look for the “BUY” button below the picture. Or, visit my website to see all available 365 Limited Edition prints. Want free shipping? Join my email list.

Please contact me directly with questions or to place custom orders.

Thank you for your interest. And now, to the pictures…


 

57/365: holding on

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This is kind of a novelty image – the last remaining bit of the tree that grew right around a power line – but it got me to thinking. When is holding on a virtue – a sign of grit and perseverance? When is it detrimental, futile or foolish? When is it time to let go?

 

58/365: dragon’s blood gone cold (sedum spurium)

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Winter reveals the architecture of things. The bones of the trees. The flower within the flower, skeletons beneath summer’s colorful and abundant flesh.

 

59/365: glaciers receding, lake nokomis

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As the lake opens up, the last holdouts of ice and snow stand out like relics. Any snow still standing at this point is likely a souvenir from the pond hockey tournament. What a contrast between that bustling, temporary city on ice to this still, desolate landscape.

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60/365: freshly fallen diptych

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I always admire the crisp graphic quality of black and white lines formed by freshly fallen snow on branches. There is a stillness, too, a moment before the pristine white blanket is marked and disturbed. The open water lends contrast through reflection and movement.

 

61/365: accidental gardeners

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Echinacea is one of the best plants to leave standing for the winter. The prickly seed heads evolve all season as the seeds scatter. This one looks as if it’s having a bad hair day…

I imagine each seed let loose by the accidental gardener: the wind.

 

62/365: studio sunrise

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It doesn’t get much easier or more spectacular than this! I am always wowed by a beautiful sunrise or set but it can be such a cliche subject to photograph. Shining through droplets of melted frost, however, the effect was truly magical.

 

63/365: let the sun shine, let the sun shine in

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A sad-looking window in an empty-looking house. The bright sunshine and squiggly shadows contrast the mood of the shabby, gray curtains within, always drawn.

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280/365: pink clouds over Crex Meadows

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Photographs of sunsets are certainly ubiquitous. But, sometimes, the sight is so unbelievably beautiful, I can’t resist. True, there were sandhill cranes clucking all around, but in this one moment, the swirly pink clouds had me spellbound.

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273/365: blue sky / yellow leaves

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An autumnal companion to this spring reflection. I never tire of the play of light, color, and movement on the water. This image to me shines with all the intensity of a bright, sunny fall day, full of unbelievably intense color.

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230/365: sunrise, lake harriet

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One of my favorite parts of summer is my daily sunrise yoga practice at Lake Harriet. Friday morning was particularly glorious: a cool, late summer breeze, pink-tinged clouds, the lonely screech of sea gulls and clank of sailboat moorings. It was all so beautiful I had to pull out my iPhone to take a picture. I’m so glad I did. I want to remember that August morning long after the snow flies.

Thank you Lake Harriet Yoga Project for the wake up calls…

good bones

A favorite tree seen on our daily walks. It happens to be dead. Stark, scraggly, and standing tall against the sky, it was impossible not to notice it in the midst of the lush green woods and marsh. I wouldn’t say it stood out like a sore thumb – I enjoyed the contrast.

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210/365: tree skeleton

happy earth day/sky day

It was a moment of blue sky between bizarre bouts of sleet, snow, and gusty winds. When I realized the sun was shining, I peeked out and saw these graceful cloud formations. They remind me of humpback whales swimming together, an avian courtship dance, or the lines of the continents mirroring each other like two pieces of the same puzzle.

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bittersweet (OOT: la crosse no. 3)

Sunday morning. A beautiful sunrise over the bluffs and the bittersweet end to our time away. The sweetness lies in knowing that the best adventure is the life we make together every day. No matter what, it is always good to come home.

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out of town: la crosse WI

I forgot to mention that I’d be out of town for a couple days. Brad & I enjoyed our Christmas gift from my parents: a weekend stay in La Crosse, Wisconsin (along with child care AND puppy sitting). Yeah, they’re pretty awesome. Thanks Mom & Dad 🙂

La Crosse is one of many cool towns along the mighty Mississippi and just a few hours drive from Minneapolis. We experienced the town entirely on foot. It felt so good to park the car on Friday and not need it again till we left Sunday morning. Walking around and seeing the sights is my favorite thing. Especially when I’m with my favorite person.

Today’s photo captures two La Crosse icons: the steeple of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral – visible from anywhere in the city; and the jaunty mascot of the historic Cavalier Theater & Lounge where a young Liberace once took the stage.

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