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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Art at Ramsey - December 1, 2012 - Saint Paul, MN

If you're looking for a unique holiday gift or something to enhance your living quarters, Art at Ramsey beckons! With over 70 artists selling their handmade and artistic creations at the Twin Cities' premier holiday art show, there is something for everyone. For the second year, I will have my photography on display and for sale. This event will also be my final on-site sale for the year, and I will be offering special discounts on pieces and presentations that I am retiring or that contain minor flaws.

Art at Ramsey is this Saturday, December 1 from 10am - 5pm and is located in Ramsey Junior High School between Summit and Grand Avenues, west of Snelling Avenue. More information is available at www.artistscircle.org.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November Gale - Split Rock Lighthouse

Every 10th of November, Split Rock Lighthouse's beacon, as most Split Rock aficionados know, is lighted in memorial of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes ore freighter that became a victim of Lake Superior's wrath on that day in 1975. All 29 aboard were never seen again.

I've stood on these shores on many a November 10th evenings in recent years and the weather on this year's anniversary most closely resembled what I imagine the conditions were like on that fateful day in 1975. Cold, wind-blown rain and mist accompanied several foot rollers crashing into the rocky shore.

Photographing in these conditions is, not surprisingly, also difficult. In between the inevitable episodes of cold mist gathering on the front of my lens, I managed to capture the rare combination of a lighted Split Rock and a rough Lake Superior.