Photo albums: Downtown Northfield below zero


  1. The after dark photos remind me of the Eerie Canal.
    Some of your best shots, ever, Griff. Very enjoyable.

    January 5, 2010
  2. Jane McWilliams said:

    It is one thing to have a good camera, but what really counts is having a good eye. Great work, Griff!

    January 5, 2010
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks, Bright and Jane. I froze my ass off taking those photos for you so I’m glad you appreciate it. 😉

    January 5, 2010
  4. Rick Esse said:

    Your frozen parts aside, those are some great photos.
    What camera/lenses are you using these days, and do you shoot in a resolution that is adequate for print?

    January 5, 2010
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    FYI, the Jan/Feb issue of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer has a feature on winter photos titled “Winter Light Pictorial” by 12 different photographers.

    The feature isn’t online but one of the photographers, Chris Faust, is featured in a video piece titled Winter Landscapes in which he talks about taking winter photos. Jeesh, I have a lot to learn.

    January 5, 2010
  6. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks, Rick!

    I’m using a Canon Powershot G9 (no special lenses, two years old, since eclipsed by the G10 and G11).

    I shoot at maximum resolution so I can crop liberally. I don’t know squat about photography so I just use the consumer-friendly shooting modes that come with the camera.

    I don’t use a tripod. I should but it’s a hassle to always carry one around. So I try to find nearby objects to stabilize the camera for low-light shots.

    I publish reduced-size photos to my Google Picasaweb account but I do keep all my originals in case people need them for print.

    January 5, 2010
  7. Griff – those are gorgeous shots. Almost makes one happy to live in this deepfreeze. I watched the slideshow over and over and became aware that each time, or at some point, the pictures were more and more close-up – what’s up with that?

    January 11, 2010
  8. Griff Wigley said:

    Maren, were you watching the small slideshows or the large slideshows? And what were you smoking at the time? 😉

    January 12, 2010

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