Prairie Haze

Prairie Haze Photographing a farm this afternoon south of Balaton, the morning haze fought it's way back into the sky presenting some pretty unusual conditions for flight. The plane was more than once swallowed up by very low clouds, prompting an immediate descent and the need to fly unusually low to get a good picture. The sky was not dark at all during the flight, but the exposure in this photo is stopped down since the camera is aiming into the... (continue reading...)

Falling Frost in Tracy, Mn

Falling Frost in Tracy, Mn After a very frigid night, frost was blowing from the trees this morning as the sun gradually burned it's way through the haze. Conditions were beautiful for a photo... (continue reading...)

Prairie Sunset Over Balaton, Mn

Prairie Sunset Over Balaton, Mn Balaton, Mn is a small farming town about 20 miles West of Walnut Grove. Driving through the afternoon in beautiful sunny skies, I hoped I would arrive with enough daylight left to fly. A distant patch of clouds was also beginning to blot out the sun as temperatures dropped to about 10 degrees with a light westerly wind. With only minutes of daylight to spare I arrived and chose Lake Yankton and it's scattering of fish houses as my runway. By that time the low rays of the sun were... (continue reading...)

Winter Holidays Flight Special

Winter Holidays Flight Special A $4 travel charge is added for distances beyond 15 miles from Downtown St.Cloud, Mn. ($4 for each additional 15 miles distant) Additional prints are also available at a discounted rate with flight... (continue reading...)

St.Cloud Snow

St.Cloud Snow Please click on images to... (continue reading...)

Ice Study

Ice Study This flight was conducted today to study the freeze patterns of the Mississippi River in St.Cloud. Unfortunately conditions were very difficult for flight and photo options were limited. At 30 Minutes before nightfall, the flight was brief in 25mph winds gusting to 30mph from the NW. It was 19 degrees F and snowing. Note the open water to the North below the Sauk Rapids and directly South of the train bridge.  Check this link for Flight Flash photos of the spring thaw last March.... (continue reading...)

Snowfall At SCSU

Snowfall At SCSU  A light snowfall dusted the campus of SCSU today. This flight was made at 4pm with a steady NW wind and 22 degrees F.  Note the open water of the Mississippi River behind SCSU, within 4 days it had frozen over during the Thanksgiving Day cold snap! (Click on photo for an enlarged... (continue reading...)

Beautiful Aerial Prints Available

Beautiful Aerial Prints Available ... (continue reading...)

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Over The Pumpkin Patch

Over The Pumpkin Patch When we discovered this field of pumpkins East of St.Cloud last week, I couldn't resist coming back to get an aerial... (continue reading...)