Archive for May, 2010

Fine Art Photo of the Week XLII

Friday, May 28th, 2010

While I was waiting for a baby’s photography session at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden, I took this photo of one of the fountains with an extremely fast shutter speed (1/6400 second).

Spitting Turtles Fountain

Fine Art Photo of the Week XLI

Friday, May 21st, 2010


Fine Art Photo of the Week XL

Friday, May 14th, 2010

We took Toby for his first walk in downtown Minneapolis. We walked across the Hennepin Avenue Bridge  and I took this photo from the northeast side of the Mississippi River.

Hennepin Bridge

Jesse Valley Photography | High School Senior Portrait Deals

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Fine Art Photo of the Week XXXVXIV

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I knew that the approaching storm would bring some unique photo opportunities, so I set out to Westwood Nature Center in my bright orange raincoat. When I came upon the turkeys, I started taking photos of them. As I raised my camera and took the first few clicks, this tom put up his display. I noticed that he kept checking me out and would go into full display when I took his portrait.

I think that he thought I was a rival turkey, and whenever I raised my arm that I was displaying my “orange feathers” and challenging him. It was a very unique encounter. After a few more shots I left him alone with all the females.


Cattail on Purple

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

This is another photo that I took out at Westwood Nature Center of a cattail. It reminded me of the cattail photo I took almost a year ago with some red bushes as the background (you can see that image by clicking here). For this image, the purple color is from some flowering crabapple trees in the background. I love to reference other artworks from time to time.


Fine Art Photo of the Week XXXVIII

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

This photo was taken shortly after my five year wedding anniversary, and it reminds me of marriage. I hope you like it.