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Shawn Thompson
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Northern Minnesota Photographer specializing in dramatic outdoor imagery.
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I am a photographer from Northern MN who spends a lot of time exploring and photographing Lake Superior's North Shore.
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Caught some Aurora Borealis last weekend in Voyageurs National Park.
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That is beautiful. ..
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Excellent article Shawn. 
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The sky exploded in color this past Monday on a Lake Superior overlook near Canada.
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Oh WOWzer! What a beauty +Shawn Thompson 
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Shot a commercial gig yesterday morning at sunrise featuring mountain bike riders. Once the shoot was over, I made a few shots for myself and to give the riders. It was a ton of fun.
These are a couple of my favs from one of the riders. He has crazy skills.
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Thanks Bryan!
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"Blue Hour Serpentine"
I captured this the other night on Lake Superior's North Shore, just outside of Duluth, MN.
60 seconds, F/16, 3 stop Hard Edge Grad
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Thanks to +Google  for kicking me a free upgrade to the entire NIK Suite!
I found a nice pile-o-shards this morning on Lake Superior's North shore, but the sun never peeked through the clouds. I ran it through +Nik Software  Silver Efex. Shot with a D800 + 16-35mm Lens
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Saw some epic light and atmospheric conditions last night. We had a couple hail storms move through earlier and the clouds started breaking over Lake Superior around 1.5 hours before sunset.
I ran around like an idiot and had a tough time getting a good composition. This is the best of the evening.
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So, I wrote a quick little blog post today in reference to Film Elitists and their constant whining about Instagram and digital photography in general.

http://shawnthompsonphotography.com/2012/uncategorized/film-elitists-chill-out/


It’s funny how EVERY style of film distorts reality.
Some films add high contrast, some over-saturate, some create subdued colors and some even remove all color, GASP!!.
Every image lies to some degree whether it was shot with an 8×10 field camera or a Digital SLR or even an Iphone with a processing app (OMG, not a camera phone!!!!).
Yet, elitist film shooters feel their medium is best, it’s pure, but I have news, it’s not. Not even close. It may be YOUR preferred medium, but it isn’t the best and it isn’t pure.
You still process it to some degree, whether it’s in the darkroom or by scanning the negative and tweaking it in Photoshop, GimP, or whatever program you choose.
So, get off your high horses and relax a bit when your cousin’s father’s mother’s daughter takes a photo with their camera phone and processes it with an app.

The moral to this is that you should use the medium that suits you best. Maybe that’s film, maybe it’s digital or maybe it’s your phone. Hell, maybe it’s all three and a bread truck that was custom made to shoot Massive wet plates, like Ian Ruhter Photography is doing. (http://www.ianruhter.com/)
Whatever you choose, try not to be so snobby about it and open up your eyes to what is happening around you.
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I grabbed this shot with my iPhone last night while hiking a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail in Duluth, MN.
It was a nice afternoon to be in the woods.
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Not weird at all!
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Photographers, READ and SHARE This.
 
Here's a new blog post about urinal cakes and zeppelins, also the erosion of the market for quality photography.
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