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Where I Live

by Joe Rossi

I grew up in northern Minnesota and lived there until I began working as a photojournalist in 1976. Thirty-two years later I returned to northern Minnesota and am now working as a freelance photographer. "Where I Live" is a collection of primarily nature photos of the things I see and experience now that I live in rural northern Minnesota.

 

 

 

fog

The first hard frost of the fall from the viewing platform from which all sun rises should be observed.

 

 

fly

I've always been fascinated by dragon flies. Their wings remind me of the glass in Tiffany lamps.

 

 

flower bugs

State flower. State bird.

 

 

fawn

The fawn was doing some sampling of the different vegetation before it would eat. I guess it's not just kids that are fussy eaters.

 

 

fox

This fox was checking out the suet feeders in our yard. I guess the cartoons that show foxes licking their lips at the sight of possible food are correct.

 

 

fog and sun

Early morning of the first hard frost of the fall. As I piloted my boat through the fog and rising mist,

it didn’t feel like I was experiencing the outdoors but a large painting in real time.

 

 

hawks

Sharp-tailed grouse males get into a brief skirmish during the rites of spring. It was like a junior high dance.

The guys tried to show-off and impress the gals who totally ignored them.

 

 

fall leaves

Walking through a maple ridge on a fine September day. It doesn't get any better than this.

 

 

loon

The ultimate fishing machine.

 

 

rainbow

I had just finished hauling water for the horse when the sun broke through the clouds to form a rainbow.

I started taking photos of the rainbow when wife Judy rode through the scene on her horse. Behind every photograph there is always a certain amount of luck.

 

 

frozen boat

I got busy and didn't get around to pulling my boat out of the lake until today (November 17th).

This was not one of my better ideas, but wasn't anything that a pair of chest waders, a heavy, flat-bladed shovel and 30 minutes of ice breaking couldn't fix.

 

 

ice sunset

An ice pressure ridge on Upper Red Lake at sunset. I love being out on the ice when it is really booming.

I also make sure I know the ice depth before I venture out very far.

 

 

full moon

I'm thinking of photographing the full moon until I can get a shot of a small alien riding a bike across the face of the moon. That shot would be "marketable".

 

 

 

Drying Rack

photo essays

Ever Developing

news you can't use

Tom Olmscheid Dome, Goes Away

Tom Olmscheid capitol 2014 Legislator–so it begins

WPA Memebers cold Colder than Mars

WPA Members gay Gay Marraige Bill

Tom Olmscheid capitol Capitol Repairs $260 million worth

Tom Dahlin africa 14 days in Kenya

Tom Olmscheid capitol battle Battle at the Capitol

Tom Olmscheidnight lights Night Lights

Tom Olmscheid capitol Capitol in Black & White

Bill & Craig rollerball Clash of the Skaters

Tom Olmscheid heron Herons Return to North Minneapolis

Andy King & Craig Lassig ricky rubio Ricky – First Season

Tom Olmscheid sled dogs to st paul Sled Dogs to St. Paul

Joe Rossi boat Where I Live

Tom Olmscheid cuba What I Found in Cuba

Craig Lassig glitter Fear and Loathing in Wobegon

Bill Alkofer romney He came, he went

Bill Alkofer jcc Pee Wee basketball, more work than you think

Bill Alkofer ice NASCAR on Ice

 

Craig Lassig story 1 Barcelona in Black and White

Craig Lassig WIND 200 Feet up

 

Craig Lassig tank Tanks, May I Have Another

 

Craig Lassig sdc A Very Odd Performance

 

 

121 CLICKS

First Photo of US Presidential Inauguration - guess what year?

John Morris on Capa's D - Day Photo

Story behind the "Tank Man" Photo

Tyler Hicks Interview

Voideo: A Report of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Photoshop 1.0.7– Watch and Learn

The Hasselblad from the Moon Sold for $910,000

$1.2 Million Awarded to Photographer

AP Severs Ties with Pulitzer-Winning Photographer for Ethics Breach

Worlds Most Famous Photoshop Fakes

If Your a Fan of Bill Cunningham, Have a Look At These Photos

Amazing Photos from Science Labs

On Ice: 100-year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic

World's Biggest Camera Tripod Christmas Tree – with holiday music!

Watch how America is getting frozen from space in this time-lapse

Family Finds Missing Son In a ​USA Today Cold Weather Photo Spread

Photojournilism as Compared to othere Jobs – It's not Good

You can own Alfred Eisenstaedt's Camera

Photos from Spaaaace! – How Astronaut Chris Hadfield does it

2012 Pulitzer Prizes

Timing is Everything – awsome photos

The First Seven Things We Learned From Photographs

How A Nikon Lens is Made, The Movie

Chocolate Cannon – I'm waiting for the Nikon version

Awsome Lightning Photo!

Photographer Explains Himself Regarding Subway Death Photo

Astronaut Talks About Being a Photographer in Space

How a Great Shot From the Olympics was Got

A Doc on How to Make Night Time Photos – with an Accent

Holiday Gift for Every Photographer

What Happens When a Tiger Takes Your Camera

A Movie about Developer Trays – It's really not about the trays

The State of PhotojournalismA Short Doc

AP starts New Photo Agency

Backpack Studio Light, hey, I could make this

Blow Job – A Photo Project that's not what You Think

A Short Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist Horst Faas

Legendary Vietnam combat photographer Horst Fass Dies at 79

The Worlds Most Expensive Camera

...and Why Leica's are so expensive

Leica did it, All Black & White Camera

See what a 6mm Lens Looks Like

Phashion for Photographers

Pulitzer for Feature Photography

Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography

Yes, Cannon's new camera is $15,000 – buy two!

Don't send a Portfolio – Send This!

Point of View video as you take stills

LED Lighting, a Book to Help

Help TrekPak with Kickstarter– a system to pack your gear, BRILLIANT!

Astrophotography from Greece

$32,000 for a Leica – Sure, Why Not

New in Favorite Links – Check out Pixiq

Will Leica make a Black and White only Camera???

How We should all Work – With a TriPad and coffee

Local Photo Becomes PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY! – OK brief history

Elliot Erwitt secrets Revealed – The Art of Photographic Sequencing

An Undiscoverd Photographer, Vivian Maier, Discovered

DakotaLapse – Time lapse from the North

Cannon 5D Mark III

Local Photographer, Jonathan Chapman, puts out a Newspaper

It's not the Crime , it's the Cover-up

Cardboard Ringflash Kit – $30 and Effective

Baby Levitation – SEE THE PHOTOS

Wacky gadgets from Vegas

World Press Photo Winners – what we should see in our newspapers

My favorite from the World Press

Big Camera – really!

Car Pooling in Mexico

Home movies – Things you hear from behind the camera

Documentary on Kodachrome-the nostalgia continues

Sing along with Benjamin Franklin about your rights to take photographs

Very cool bug photos

Build a sound blimp – I did!

Hi-Res shot of earth

$50 Follow Fucus – for the video in you

Too many photo books, but this one looks cool

AP Opens North Korea Bureau

Cue Paul Simon

Is that a burrito in your pocket or are you a happy photographer?

Eve Arnold lived long and prospered

Show up at a party with this

Photoshopped or not? A Tool to Tell

Camera Candy

All Focus camera

F-STOP Watch

The Nikon D4-one number higher and $1000 more...

Camera Pillows, we all want one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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