2012 was an eventful year, with both good and difficult events. To be honest, I was happy to welcome 2013. I was, however, able to get some great photos in 2012 — thanks to the amazing events of the year. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed capturing them. If you would like a full resolution copy of any of these pics, just let me know and I can try and get it to you. Enjoy!
This is Venus passing in front of our Sun It will not occur again until 2117, so I have to lead with it. This photo was taken through a compact disc as a filter. I still had to bring exposure down (in Aperture) to get this result. You can see Venus at the top, as well as several detailed sun spots.
Next would be the partial solar eclipse that we witnessed here in Red Wing, MN. The first shot is a close up, again taken through a compact disc as a filter. As the sun set, however, no filter was needed – and it made for some very amazing photos.
Here is a shot of my daughter in a tree at dusk. The sky always has some great gradients just after sunset.
Some people may recognize this picture from a certain book cover (Unprotected)
Two oak trees at dawn, just out my window. The separation of day and night is evident.
These four photos are some of my favorite from Target Field in 2012. The first photo was taken one night, after the weather cleared. Another photo shows Mauer and Pujols on first base. Both were among the highest paid MLB players at the time.
Sano, a top Twins prospect in single A, hits a HR for the Beloit Snappers.
The boys hang out in the dugout during a double header. This was just a candid shot, but I am convinced that they knew I was taking photos.
The Michigan team is attempting to huddle, as the band plays. I really liked how the brass topped the pic, and then all the complexity of the many people in this photo – but all in uniform.
Lucy is trying to make a decision on cupcake style. It is a lot to ask of a 6 year old.
Abby in one of her senior pics.
Our house, right after a winter storm.
This picture was a combo of great fun and great timing. Shutter speed was just fast enough.
Well, there you have it, they year in pictures — the good parts at least. I hope that 2013 is equally kind to me on the photography front. Have a great year!