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Mark Goodman
Attended University of St. Thomas
Lives in Oakdale, Mn
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The University of Minnesota - West Bank

Sky was gorgeous that evening!
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Bel ensemble,très beau style d'architecturet tout en rondeur jolies couleurs :merci Mark Goodman bravo a vous
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The Divide

Love how the sky and water are divided into different tones in this scene.
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Thanks +Dennis Davison​ and +Gaby Gwak​! 
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Trying some new software out. You may not even notice but much of the background is sort of like a cartoon. Using Topaz Simplify for the effect and then brushing out parts of the photo to reveal how they actually look. With the right photos it can add some whimsy I think.   #topazsimplify  
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I have been using Topaz for a couple years. Clarity & Adjust are my favorites.
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Lucky Horseshoe

Love this spot in central Minnesota and even better with the Northern Lights in full effect.
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Is that real? 
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Aurora from the big storm a couple nights ago. More to come!
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Thanks so much +Gaby Gwak +Boucheron Wines & +farah godoy !
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Lowry Blue Hour

Probably will be hanging this one on the wall in metallic paper!
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Clone Trooper on Kamino

Well actually it's the Milwaukee Art Museum serving as the Clone Factory. The clone trooper is from Comic Con Minneapolis. How awesome is that costume!!
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Merci a vous Mark,belle capture !
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St. Patrick's Day Northern Lights

Went searching for the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights in central Minnesota. Fittingly this event occurred on St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2015. A bit of the green glow in the sky and even a green horseshoe…well sort of. See the St. Patrick’s Day…
Went searching for the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights in central Minnesota. Fittingly this event occurred on St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2015. A bit of the green glow in the sky and even a ...
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Power Grid

The aurora in central Minnesota. These geomagnetic storms have disrupted power grids in the past.

http://www.markgoodmanphoto.com/Landscapes/St-Patricks-Day-Aurora-2015
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Heading to the north shore of Minnesota on Lake Superior. Hoping for scenes like this!
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Wonderful capture!
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The Basilica of Saint Mary
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Thanks +Mike Dziak it is one of the more beautiful churches in the area.
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Introduction
Hello, I'm from Oakdale, MN and have been into photography for about 2 years now. I had an interest in photography since high school but never took a class or took the next step. 
 
What changed? I was tired of taking dark, motion blurred phtos of my dog Lucy and cats Calvin and Kyla. I decided to get a DSLR (actually a SLT) so I could get better shots in low light. The pictures turned out great.
 
Next I went to St. Paul one Saturday afternoon and took some shots of the city.  I was hooked! It was a lot of fun and it opened up all sorts of ideas and possibilities. Now I do all kinds of things and go all kinds of places I never would before. Like being a kid again.
 
Then came the interest in these fantastic looking HDR photos (yes I ended up at StuckInCustoms looking at Trey Ratcliff's work) and I had to try it. After learning the ins and outs of Photomatix and Lightroom I think I've gotten pretty good at it.
 
Now photography has become an obsession but one that is a very positive influence and brought much joy, accomplishment and engagement with the world around me.
Bragging rights
I now have 15 Photos of the Day on Capture Minnesota and 300+ followers and growing. Not only was I published in the 2nd Capture Minnesota book but my photo won the cover!! I've also had two Editor's Choice photos on HDR Spotting website. Another photo of mine was selected for Facebook Friday on HDR One magazine's weekly contest. Locally I received an honorable mention and the photo was printed in Bluefin Bay resorts calendar for 2013 (wish I had submitted the HDR version). You can see my CM Awards here http://www.captureminnesota.com/users/MarkGoodman/awards
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  • University of St. Thomas
    1998
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I recently bought a TLX from Buerkle Acura and was very happy with the experience. I worked with Lucas Doerer at Buerkle who was extremely helpful in not only working with my budget but also securing the car quickly. I wanted the Slate Silver color which has been in shorter supply and Lucas and the team at Buerkle were able to transfer a car from another dealer. I would have had to wait another couple weeks if they hadn't made that arrangement. When it was time to pick up the car I felt very welcomed and it was wonderful treatment to pick up a new car. The finance arrangements went very smooth and Lucas walked through setting up the car (phone connection, essential buttons, etc.) and answered any questions I had. Thanks again to Lucas Doerer and Buerkle Acura for the great experience!
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