Archive for June, 2009

Fine Art Photo of the Week VXIV

Monday, June 29th, 2009

A simple budding portrait


And the winner is…

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The poll is officially closed. With 61% of the votes, the winner is (drum roll please) Lisa! The peony flower image was shot by Lisa at the Lake Harriet rose garden. Jesse’s photo of the tree was taken at Lake Calhoun. Thank you for voting!

If you are interested in purchasing either photo, click here.

Stay tuned for the next Jesse vs. Lisa!!

Jesse vs. Lisa II

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The long awaited Jesse vs. Lisa II is here! This time, instead of shooting digital, we went old school and shot using our film cameras armed with Kodak Tmax 3200 speed film. We love two properties of this film: the contrast and the film grain. C’est magnifique!

The rules: we had one week to expose one roll of 36 exposures. The assignment was to photograph the concept of light. Using the poll below, vote for your favorite photo or choose the photo that best represents the assignment. And leave a comment, we love hearing from you!



Fine Art Photo of the Week VIII

Friday, June 5th, 2009

There is not much that beats a leisurely ambulation around a lake on a beautiful day, except when you can take that walk with the love of your life. That was the scene that sets up this picture. Although I thought it was pretty in color, I loved the play of light/dark and foresaw it in monotone—it reminds me of artwork by Piet Mondrian. My wife Lisa wrote about this same night on her blog at (if you click the link you will also see the image in color).


Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest 2009

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This week’s fine art photo of the week is from Gooseberry Falls State Park. It was selected as one of the winning images in the Bluefin Bay calendar contest for the month of October (click here to see the info on their website, where you can also download the calendar as a screen saver). It was also displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Two Harbors, MN.