On Saturday I had the pleasure of spending part of my afternoon taking photos at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with the Instagram group @MNCommunity. The almost 1200 acre horticultural garden and arboretum is located just outside of Minneapolis, 4 miles west of Chanhassen. The whole month of January has free admission so make sure and check it out! USA Today calls it “One of the top 10 places to smell the flowers.” They were definitely frozen when I was there, but the park was very alive. We saw plenty of birds at the feeders outside and even some wild turkeys that flew by. You can tag your photos from the Arboretum #MNarblife to have a chance to be featured on their page.
Do I look cold?! It was -17 degrees outside and sunny, my beard started to freeze almost instantly. I had seen on Facebook that for a brief period it was warmer in Antarctica. Photo credit:(@xxdane_burnsxx)
Here is a fellow Instagrammer (@clint_jee_) setting up a smoke bomb shot in the woods. We had a small break from the wind while we were in these trees, enough to get the shots we were looking for at least!
Here I am taking a picture with my 85mm Carl Zeiss f1.4 prime lens. Everyones cameras were starting to fog and ice up. At one point I could no longer see through my viewfinder. Photo credit:(@xxdane_burnsxx)
Here was a cool shot I took of the sun shining through this pine tree before we were leaving. The photo was edited, but the rainbow coloring was natural in the capture. I thought this shot really summed up the frigid beauty of the afternoon.