Saturday, December 5, 2009

" UMD Science Building"

This image is for a typography project. ( adding text to it later )
High Dynamic Range photography ( stitched 5 exposures of same image)
The Science Building at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Photo by: Alex Harwood
Nov. 30th 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Canal Park
Duluth, Mn
November 2009
By: Alex Harwood
High Dynamic Range
( 3 merged images )

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stillwater, Mn

Nov 9th 2009
Famous Lift Bridge
Stillwater, MN
Photo by Alex Harwood
High Dynamic Range Photography

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wedding Day: Ring Man

Erik ( the ring holder )
Wedding Day 10/17/2009
lens: Nikkor 10.5 fisheye
Camera: Nikon D200
photo by: Alex Harwood

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wedding Day: Group shoot in Alley

The Wedding Group
camera: Nikon D200
lens: Tonkina 12mm to 24mm F4
Photo by: Alex Harwood

Wedding Day: Tree scene

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Schminski wedding.
Color and Black and white
"Tree Scene"
Photo by: Alex Harwood

Wedding day: Alley Scene

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Schminski wedding.
Color and Black and white
"Alley scene"
Photo by: Alex Harwood

Wedding Day !

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Schminski wedding.
Color and Black and white
"street scene"
Photo by: Alex Harwood

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Fall colors 2"

Alex Harwood
"no editing"

"Fall colors"

Oct 5th 2009
Hartley Nature Center
finally took out my AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D lens.
It was great for low light conditions and bumps the
colors out for a crisp sharp image.
"no editing"
Alex Harwood

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Everybody Jump"

perfect angle/lighting situation
Great contrast between orange shirt, blue skies
and green grass.
shot about 20mm w 18mm to 55mm lens
Nikon D40.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"stream of reflection"

A stream of off the French River in
upper Duluth, MN.
Great lighting and great water that day.
"no editing"

Alex Harwood

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Cheap Diffuser trick tip"

above pic: my friend Pete is shot at 1/4 power with my built in flash on my camera. The first picture is with the white film canister and the picture on the right is without the white film canister at 1/4 power built in flash on camera. This picture was taken about 4ft away at 18mm range.
A fellow DPG member ( Duluth Photographers Guild ) told me about a white film canister for a diffuser and cut out an area to fit over the built in flash on your camera. **Just remember to keep the cap for the canister and keep it on the canister or extra light will make your flash shoot light were you don't want.
Enjoy !

Alex Harwood

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

" The end of the path for us "

The end stopped here. Yet my friends Max and Pete and
I got to walk all the way back down the French river
to take some more sweet shots we missed along
the way.
Nikon D40
18mm to 55mm lens
Alex Harwood

Upper French River

Today was a great photo shooting day !
My friends Pete and Max came along to
venture out up the French River.
Nikon D40/ 18mm to 55mm lens
Alex Harwood

Monday, September 14, 2009

"The Bees Knees"

First of all Bees are crazy to take pictures of. It's like if you leave them
alone then they'll leave you alone. Well I don't really believe that at
the moment. Around the last week of August I went out just for fun
and ran into some bees. Don't worry I didn't get stung.
I'm just happy I had my macro lenses with to get as close as I did.
I felt like the bees knees after taking this picture.

Enger Tower area/ Duluth, MN

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"National Ocean Survey"

As my father informed me about this piece that was
put in the ground in 1984. He told me that there are
tons of these around the United States of America.

Makes me think about where I've been and where I
want to go next. I think I have that figured out as of
right now. If life is a journey at least take a picture of it.

picture taken 8/22/09
Alex Harwood

Monday, September 7, 2009

water + rocks = happy little girl

2 yrs old

2 year old adventures

This is my friends little girl Ellie. She is 2 yrs old and my girlfriend and I
watch her from time to time. On this lovely day we drove up north
to Gooseberry Falls. In Gooseberry Falls there is a beach called Agate beach.
Where these shots were taken.
Gooseberry Falls/ Minnesota

Friday, August 28, 2009

" Hidden Tunnel "

This shot was taken at the opposite angle of " The Hidden Spots"
image. The water splashing out was from this tunnel creating some
great motion and colors.
5 images/high dynamic range/photography
Duluth, Mn
Lake superior

" The Love Rock "

If any picture that would sum up my love for Duluth, this picture is the one.
I came across this rock and I just had to take a picture of it with the
famous lift bridge in the background. The idea is that pretty much no matter where you
are in Duluth you can look at Lake Superior and see this bridge.
5 images/high dynamic range/photography
Duluth, Mn
Lake Superior

" The Hidden Spots"

Hidden spots off of the boardwalk near Duluth's Canal Park.
My great friend Laramie Carlson ( ) was out photo shooting with
me and I yelled out to him, " Laramie stop ! don't move a muscle ! "
as I produced this 5 image HDR photo.
Duluth, Mn
Lake superior

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Night view: Duluth Skyline

Night view of Duluth, Mn
16 image stitched together

Night View: Blatnik Bridge

Blatnik Bridge
Duluth,Mn to Superior,Wi
9:30pm photoshoot with my good friend Jonny Slanga.
Left and Right side of bridge

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"up North" Lake Superior

Gooseberry Falls/Lake Superior/MN
Day Trip with my family
"no editing"

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls/Lake Superior
Nikon D40/ 18mm to 55mm lens
"no editing"

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Stoney Point look out/Knife River/MN
Winter 2008

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lake Superior

Two Harbors, MN
summer 2009
high dynamic range photography/photoshop

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

winter 2008
High Dynamic Range Photography
Two Harbors, MN

Monday, August 17, 2009

Duluth, MN
High Dynamic Range ( 5 images )

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Alt. process: Cyanotype
Photo IV class
fisheye lens
fall 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nov. 2008 Minneapolis, MN, Downtown skyline shoot, High Dynamic Range photography ( 5 images )

I created this dec 2008 in 2D Digital Studio class.
process: Digital photography, photoshop, drawing ( fish )