Mike's Journal - A rather infrequently updated recording of my thoughts about photography.  It also may comment on the places I have been looking for the spectacular image....or whatever happens to be on my mind at the time.

In Search of the Holy Grail

February 26, 2017  •  1 Comment
I recently had an email exchange with a friend and fellow Canon shooter about acquiring a Sony AR7M2 for landscape shooting. I spent some time thinking about it as it is also related to my "search for the holy grail" of high image quality with significantly less weight. As some of you know I have Canon big glass and pro bodies in my kit as I travel...
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Aurora Borealis Time Lapse

October 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In order to show the incredible changing light of the Aurora Borealis, I recorded 50 time lapse images and assembled them into a video. The exposures were 30 seconds each which covered about 15 minutes of the display. In the video, each frame displays for 1 second so everything is compressed into about 1:40. The sound track is a pack of wolves who...
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Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge with Shoot the Light

October 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I sometimes get asked what it is like to go on a photo tour or workshop to a remote area. Below is a trip log from my recent trip with Chas Glatzer and 5 other photographers to a remote lodge on the coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba Province, Canada. We spent four nights at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, one of a group of remote lodges in the area...
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Galapagos Adventure

June 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In June, 2016, my wife Jan and I went to the Galapagos Islands on a photography trip organized by Andy Biggs. It was a great adventure with 14 other folks from all over the world. Our transportation was the Majestic, a boat built to tour the islands. Our tour covered excursions to six different islands. For me, it was a great photography experien...
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Phantom 4 video

June 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I brought my DJI Pantom 4 drone up to Minnesota to give to my son, who is in the creative field and will use it to make money....as opposed to me for which it is fun. While there, I gave it one last flight, filming my daughter, Molly, and grandson, Noah as they were on a nearby lake with paddleboard and kayak. Totally personal experience, but it s...
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