Scene along the Red River in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Posts have been few and far between over the past few months. Let’s chalk it up to an ongoing flurry of editorial and commercial assignments as well as the general busyness of wedding season. Yesterday, I found myself in East Grand Forks, Minn., on assignment for Minnesota Public Radio News. I made some pictures to illustrate an upcoming story as well as the photograph above. I like it and am sharing it before I forget. Thanks for looking. – Ann

Mother Nature recently treated much of North Dakota and portions of northwestern Minnesota to several days of hoar frost. I poked around my backyard [literally] with my cell phone camera one morning. And, ventured around the block [literally] with my 5D another day. Oh, then I made a few photographs in downtown Fargo before a visit to the Plains Art Museum. Enjoy! – Ann

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Photograph of Hoar Frost in Fargo, North Dakota

Frosty Photographs

A winter wonderland – in the form of hoar frost – descended on Fargo-Moorhead this morning. I’m not a huge fan of photographs made with cell phone cameras [and that might just be because I don’t yet own an iPhone], but when that’s what you have in hand that’s what will have to do. The frost was so pretty and inciting.

Here’s to a beautiful day and the start of a new month. Thanks for looking, Ann

Scotty & Princess in New Town, North Dakota

The folks at the Mpls Photo Center continue an impressive string of group shows with the “Where In The World” exhibition. This show features images by dozens of photographers from across the United States. The show juror was Toby Kamps of The Menil Collection in Houston.

I’m pleased to share that my photograph of “Scotty & Princess” [above] is among those in the exhibit. This photograph was made last March in New Town, N.D., while I was on assignment for an editorial client. This is the second time in recent months that I’ve exhibited in Minneapolis as part of a juried show. [More details are here.]

The opening reception for “Where In The World” is set for tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. I’ll be there and can’t wait to see the entire show. Best, Ann

P.S. If you don’t happen to be in Minneapolis tonight, feel free to stop by to check out “Where In The World” anytime before Nov. 27.

Along Highway 83 in Western North Dakota

I spent much of last week – more than planned – in Western North Dakota on assignment for an editorial project. Thanks to a blizzard and poor road conditions my time in and around New Town, N.D., was extended a bit.

Normally, I welcome whatever Mother Nature offers. Fog can be fun to photograph. Rain brings out umbrellas. You get the idea. However, this particular weather system really was a problem. Highways throughout the state closed. Travel – at least in my location – was very dangerous. Everything – and I mean everything – I had lined up over two days was either cancelled or postponed. There wasn’t much I could do with my rental car trapped in a hotel parking lot. Even if I could have gotten my car out, I don’t think I would have made it very far.

As with all things, the storm passed, the roads re-opened and pictures were created. Driving home Thursday I kept two cameras within easy reach. The photograph above is a grab shot along Highway 83 between Minot and Bismarck. I came across it while editing this morning. Consider it a gentle reminder that winter continues on in North Dakota.

Enjoy! Ann