The wait is over. The Fuji X Pro 2 is here and in my hands! While I am bummed it didn’t arrive before the event, Frostbike, that I shot last week with a rented Olympus Pen F, it is here now. I am so thankful for my friends at National Camera Exchange. They had one ready for me at the store on the morning of … Continue reading My first outing with a production Fuji X Pro 2
Seriously I am not dead. Just busy. Busy and good. Busy and blessed. It’s been a long two weeks with a family trip to MN’s North Shore and Frostbike (an industry event we put on each year) week. It’s still going too, but will end for me this coming Friday. Yeah! Frostbike took a bite out of me this year. I am feeling both the … Continue reading Frostbike Bite
I live near Lebanon Hills Park. Lebanon Hills is an amazing place. I have biked, skied, hiked, kayaked, camped and canoed all just 1-2 miles from my home. It is one of the reasons we moved to this location 5+ years ago. There is this lake that I drive or bike by this lake everyday to work. Every time I go by it, I look … Continue reading A wild morning
Recently, I had some friends come from Japan for work. They were here for Frostbike. I wrote about it on the Salsa blog last week. It was a great time. One thing I realized when identifying and pulling content to my new website is that I often don’t write or feature any content from work. This is both good and bad. Honestly, my work trips should be over there on the Sasla blog and my ImagineGnat blog should be about my own stuff right? Well, that’s what I think anyway.
So…With that in mind, I am starting to pull some experiences together and write, or rewrite, about them here. I’m starting off with my trip north with friends since it is timely and I can’t stop thinking about fatbikes. In all honesty if I had to pick just one bike right now, I think I’d pick my Mukluk. I can do anything and go anywhere with it. I love it. My twist today that makes this post different than the post on the Salsa blog is the processing of the images. The images today show the experiences of getting out and exploring the world around you. I also think of the old days when folks like Louis and Clark explored the northern territories. I developed a custom, harsh, and grainy black and white preset in Adobe Lightroom 3.6 and tweaked each image ever so slightly to get some consistency. Hope you like them.