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Mississippi River Dawn Light Canvas Print

Mississippi River Dawn Light Canvas Print by Kent Lorentzen

This Beautiful canvas print of the colorful dawn sky reflecting off water in the Mississippi river is available as a 20.00 x 16.00 stretched canvas print for $67.00. Only 15 prints will be sold at this price. The normal price is over $100. Offer expires on 03/16/2011.

I enjoy a morning walk around my farm and along the river with the dog and a camera. The beauty of nature, sunrise, and sights seen are a joy to behold. I love being able to share some of that beauty with a great photo. Mornings like this one on 22 November 2010 really capture Natures majesty!

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Sunrise was beautiful this morning on the first day of Spring. I’ve been taking pictures every day this Winter and Spring. Most days it’s a short walk to the mailbox and along the road, some days it’s a little longer walk along the river bank, and on a few days it was ‘Open the door a crack, stick out the camera and take a picture.’

Here’s one of the photos I took this morning:

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I think it’s one of the best photos I’ve taken these past few months. There were quite a few other good photos too, here’s another one taken of the dawn:

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Of course… The dog really enjoys going for a walk in the mornings. She’s not easy to capture in a photo, just doesn’t stay put for long or hold a pose well. A few times the camera was able to capture her in a good picture. Here’s one of her drinking from water on ice in the Mississippi river a couple of days before the ice went out:

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It’s been fun taking pictures every day even if it’s sometimes hard to pick the best one from a whole lot of good ones. And… There are a few days when it’s just hard to get a good picture. Oh well… That’s just the way it goes sometimes.

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It was a nice foggy morning with the Sun just up in the sky after loading the truck for Farmers market. There was just enough time for a quick walk with the camera before it was time to leave. I think the camera did a good job of capturing the beauty of the dawn.

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Sun above the Oaks

Sun above the Oaks

Fog on the River

Fog on the River

Foggy Sunrise

Foggy Sunrise

Dawn above the Rye

Dawn above the Rye

Dew on the Rye

Dew on the Rye

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February Sunrise by Kent Lorentzen

This morning’s dawn sky had pretty colors, so I grabbed the camera and went out to capture some photos of the pre-sunrise sky.

Here’s one that that’s not too bad:

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I took this from the road in front of my house looking across the Mississippi river at the pine trees on the East bank. The river is completely frozen over and snow covered after the cold weather. You can see some snowmobile tracks on the river and there are a bunch of animal tracks too. Deer, fox, wolves, and whatnot.

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Looked out this morning and there were some nice red colors just before sunrise. Grabbed the camera and a tripod, popped out the door and set up. It was 5 degrees below zero, didn’t grab a jacket, hat, or mittens, as it was just outside the door and only gonna be for a moment at a time…

Took a few pics. Decided a jacket and hat would feel good. Hands were still cool, but can’t work the camera with mittens on. Did learn, while moving, that an aluminum tripod and bare hands in below zero temps aren’t a good combination.

Here are a couple of the pics:

December Sunrise

December Sunrise

Red Sky in December

Red Sky in December

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I stepped out the door Friday morning and snapped a few pictures just before sunrise of the moon and a star in the sky.

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Shortly after that, a neighbor stopped and picked me up for a trip out towards the Red river valley.  He had bought a tractor and was going to pick it up, asked if I’d like to ride along.  It was a nice change of pace and a good trip, I hadn’t been that way in quite a while.

Seems kinda strange bypassing Bemidji on the new highway and not going by the statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox.

We came back a different route and passed by Itasca state park, where the headwaters of the Mississippi river is.  Crossed a bridge near there where the river isn’t much more than a creek in size, quite a bit smaller than where it flows by my house.

Got home just before sunset.

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Wishing everyone a Happy New Year filled with joy and good cheer!

Here’s a photo showing the dawn of the new year. It was 3 degrees below zero and I didn’t spend too much time taking the photo of the sunrise across the Mississippi river.

Dawn of January 1, 2008

May you all enjoy the coming year as much as Raven (my dog) and I enjoyed the dawn of the new year!

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Sun on the River 1225 by Kent Lorentzen

This morning’s walk was along the Mississippi river. I took some photos of the sunrise and caught the sun’s reflection on the water.

There is still open water by my house even with the sub-zero temps we’ve had. Just a short distance downstream, the river has frozen over all the way across. If the water is low, the strong current often keeps a spot of water open all winter long.

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Tree Top Star 1222 by Kent Lorentzen

I was inspired by something I saw the other day to try for this Tree Top Star photo. Almost waited till too late in the day to get this, as the sun was getting higher all the time.

Anyway… It’s a spruce tree in the front yard. Took a tripod out the front door and around to the side of the house. Took several shots from different positions.

I think this was the best of them, with a star glowing right atop the evergreen and the shadow contrasted against the fresh snow.

Too bad the power lines and my footprints in the snow show up in the picture. Oh Well! Guess you can’t have everything!

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December Sunrise 1205 by Kent Lorentzen

Looked out this morning, and this was what I saw. Had to step out the door and take some pictures. Look at that orange sky behind the trees as the sun rises into the sky. All the fresh white snow on trees in the front yard add to the winter scene.

I was only going to step out for a moment and come right back in, so didn’t grab a hat, jacket, or gloves. Heck… It was only 2 below zero, not that cold. Well… Guess what, that one photo turned into several as the light changed. I wasn’t dressed all that warm. Getting back in and standing by the fire felt real good!

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