Sunday, February 24, 2013

Photographers with a Passion for Capturing Minnesota

Ms. Redpol by John Heino
When our children were young we took a vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Being the responsible Dad of this trip I had obtained all the AAA travel guides to study in order to maximize the enjoyment of our adventure. In one of these handy booklets I found a list of the most scenic drives in the United States. I located the beautiful drive through the Needles near Mount Rushmore and it was spectacular.

What I noticed in the list was another road that has been identified as amongst the most beautiful in the country and it happens to not only be here in Minnesota, but it has been a drive I've taken almost every day: Skyline Parkway, which runs along the ridge overlooking the largest body of inland freshwater in the world. At dawn or dusk, day or night it is an uplifting experience.

I can't tell you how many times I've wished I had a camera in my eyeball to capture sunrises, sunsets, certain angles of light, or an eagle in flight.  But don't worry, Minnesota photographers are out there on a daily basis locating and capturing the most remarkable images from our state's bounty.  This coming weekend on Saturday March 2, the Duluth Photography Institute (DPI) will host an exhibition featuring 20 of these talented photographers from around the state who came to Duluth and the North Shore to capture the spectacle of autumn in our region last fall.
“These exceptional images were done by some of the talented photographers who post their work on a web site called Capture Minnesota,” says Brian Rauvola of the DPI. “I'm sure that Duluthians will enjoy seeing their city through the lenses of photographers from outside the area.”

I for one have enjoyed discovering Capture Minnesota through the lens of John Heino, whose marvelous images have garnered John Heino Photography a strong following on Facebook among other places. Another Capture Minnesota photographer whose work will be displayed is LindaMcKusick who said, “I had a wonderful time gathering with fellow photographers in such a great city, showing off its autumn colors and wonderful moonrise."

Nearly three dozen images will be exhibited for this one-night event. Many of the photographer/artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The event is free and open to the public.

Duluth Photography Institute
405 East Superior Street, Duluth

Saturday, March 2
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information on the Duluth Photography Institute, please visit:
Oberg Obsession, by John Kay of Rush City

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