Photo albums: Downtown Northfield below zero

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

    January 5, 2010
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  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
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  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
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  4. Rick Esse said:

    Griff,
    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
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    • 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).
      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong9/

      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
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  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
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  6. 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
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  7. 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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