Brian M. Gardner

Hiawatha

 Hiawatha
Hiawatha

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Statement

Chicago has its Sear's Tower, St. Louis has its Arch, New York has the Statue of Liberty and Philadelphia has the Liberty Bell. Irowood MI--well, let me tell you, it features something on par with all of the above--"Hiawatha, World's Tallest Indian." According to an old post card,

"Hiawatha: World's Tallest Indian Located in downtown Ironwood, Michigan, year round vactionland. Hiawatha is 52' tall constructed of colored fibre-glass-cost $10,000. Erected June, 1964 by the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce."

I have to say, its pretty impressive. It towers above the town much like the legendary statue of Zeus at Olympia. This photo was taken within reach of Hiawatha on an ill-fated trip to northern Wisconsin.

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All photos are available for sale—contact me at bgard19@aol.com for size, prices and other information. Also, check out my website at www.gardnerphotos.com .

I’ve been snapping photos for several years, but only in the past two have gotten a process down that I am happy with in terms of taking good pictures and getting an output that I can control. Part of the fun I am having now is looking at images I took years ago to see if my current processes can give me decent output. I also belong to the St. Paul Camera Club (http://stpcc.fpage.com/), an excellent resource for anyone interested in good photography.

Process: This photo was taken with a Canon 20D set at high resolution, and from an original color image converted to monochrome (Black/White). The output on this Digital Camera setup has given me comparable output to another process I use, which is scanning in slides and converting them to digital files. Either way, I’ve been able to get excellent results and print quality.

What to look for in my photos:

1.) First, I like images that are easy on the eye. This is why most of the photos you see here are of the landscape variety—I believe that nearly everyone can identify with what they are seeing and can judge the image accordingly.

2.) I like black and white photography—I think that b/w lends more to the imagination than a color photo and allows me to emphasize contrasts.

3.) Contrast is another focus in my images—in some cases there may be way too much contrast—I guess I’m more into the blacks and whites than the greys... I've been told that some of my photos almost look stark--I agree--alot of contrast can do that...

4.) Another device that I like in photography is the capacity to tell a story. The best examples here are the baseball photos—only three are on this site, but all three tell a great story without focusing on the action on the field (then again, most decent baseball movies are the same way…).

5.) Special situations are also interesting—night shots are a good example. The end result is rarely what you see while you are taking the photo. Some of the images you see here were the result of 1-15 minute exposures. And again, since I like a lot of contrast night photos are perfect in this regard. You’ll also notice certain themes—steamboats would be one of those—I’ve spent time in La Crosse, WI and currently reside in St. Paul, MN, so I guess this would come naturally.






Artist Work


Roles

Artist, Photographer

Related Website

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All Work

001 Baseball--"Arches, Busch Stadium"
Baseball -- Target Field, Home of the Minneosta Twins (Panorama)
North Coast 39 - Leaf Pool on Lost Creek
North Coast 40 - On Lost Creek
North Coast 41 - Ashland Boathouses
North Coast 42 - Bayfield Apples
Lakes and Lights - Wind Point Lighthouse
San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf #1 Color
St. Paul Collage
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
Magnetic Rock - Gunflint Trail
Lake Superior Cabin by Hunter's Moon
Lester River Near Duluth, MN
Milwaukee North Point Lighthouse in December Fog
North Shore Stream Near Lutsen, MN
Split Rock State Park Colors
Burnout Along the Magnetic Rock Trail
The West - Tonto Basin
The West - Tonto Basin #2
Baseball--"In the Spotlight at Miller Park, Milwaukee"
Baseball--"Miller Park, Milwaukee WI"
Baseball--"Wrigley Field, October 6 2001"
Lambeau Field, The Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic
Baseball--"Jack Ruhr Field, Miesville Mudhens"
001 Night Photography--"Stone Arch Bridge #1
001 Night Photography, The Cathedral of St. Paul
Untitled
Night Photography--Mark Burning His Leg
Night Photography--Spooky Tree
Night Photography--"Night Arches"
Night Photography--"Our Lady of Lourdes"
Night Photography--"The Basilica of St. Mary"
Night Photography--"Stone Arch Bridge #2"
Night Photography--"Stone Arch Bridge #3"
Night Photography--"Burlington Fireworks #2"
Night Photography--Squall Line Approaching St. Paul, June 2005
Night Photography--Fountain at Night
Night Photography--St. Paul 4th
Night Photography--Paul Bunyan Bowling
Night Photography--Calatrava Art Museum 1
Night Photography--Milwaukee Gas Light Company
Night Photography--"Cabin at Night"
Night Photography--"Lift Bridge"
Night Photography--"St. Paul Lightning"
Night Photography--"Moonrise"
Night Photography--"Lightning"
Night Photography--"Nine Thirteen to Nine Nineteen"
Night Photography--"Milwaukee Gas Light Building #2"
Night Photography--"Calatrava Art Museum #2 (Milwaukee Art Museum)"
Night Photography--"Happy Days at Leon's"
Night Photography--"Wabasha Street Bridge"
Night Photography--"High Bridge, Low Bridge"
Night Photography--"Bolt"
Night Photography--"Rushmore at Night"
Night Photography--Landmark #1
Night Photography--Pillsbury
Night Photography--Wisconsin State Capital
Night Photography--Spooky Tree 2
Night Photography--Urban Water Patterns
001 Falls and Streams--South Fork of the Flambeau River
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Falls #1
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Falls #2
Falls and Streams--Michigan Stream, 2001
Falls and Streams--Kinnickinnic River Snow
Falls and Streams--Bond Falls
Falls and Streams--Falls of the Vermillion River
Falls and Streams--Geiger Falls
Falls and Streams--Near Chicagon Falls
Falls and Streams--Mill Ruins at Geiger Falls
Falls and Streams--#12 Cascade Falls
Falls and Streams--Amicon Falls, July 2004
Falls and Streams--Cascade Falls, July 04
Falls and Streams--Cascade Spring
Falls and Streams-- At Upson Falls
Falls and Streams--Hidden Falls
Falls and Streams--Streamside
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Falls #7
Falls and Streams--Ontonagon River, Middle Branch
Falls and Streams--Elvoy Springs
Falls and Streams--Pendleton Creek
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Falls #3
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Creek
Falls and Streams--Minnehaha Creek Bridge
Falls and Streams--Cascade Falls #4
Falls and Streams--Near Cascade Falls
001 Steamboats--Raising Steam
Steamboats--Spirit of Peoria, Grand Excursion 2004
Steamboats--Julia Belle Swain, Grand Excursion
Steamboats--Julia Belle Swain Under the Wabasha Street Bridge, July 2004
Steamboats--Delta Queen, Grand Excursion
Steamboats--Mississippi Queen Morning, Grand Excursion
Steamboats--Spirit of Peoria #2
Steamboats--Delta Queen, St. Paul
001 Lakes and Lights--Cold Harbor
Lakes and Lights--Apostle Islands Evening
Lakes and Lights--Alpena Entering Duluth Ship Canal, July 2004
Lakes and Lights--Ice Under the Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth MN #2
Lakes and Lights--Lift Bridge, Duluth MN #2
Lakes and Lights--Winter Wreck on Lake Superior
Lakes and Lights--ice out
Lakes and Lights--Manitowoc Light, February 2004
Lakes and Lights--Algoma Pierhead, February 2004
Lakes and Lights--Kewaunee Pierhead
Lakes and Lights--Manitowoc Light 2, Feb 04
The West--Burnout
The West--Badlands Contrast
The West--Anonymous Photographer
The West--#8 Badlands Formations
The West--#13 Badlands Formations, Layers
The West--Badlands Road, #3
The West--#31Badlands Formation
The West--#7 Badlands
The West--#14 Badlands Formations
The West--#28 Badlands
The West--#1 Badlands Formation
The West--#6 Badlands Formation
The West--#2 Badlands Road
The West--#3 Badlands Moonrise
The West--#11 Badlands Formation
"Bear Butte, Mato Paha"
Needle
Hand Petroglyph
The West--4 Rams
The West--Abandoned Homestead, SD
The West--#2 Carlyle Ruins
The West--#3 Missouri River Lodge Road
The West--#4 Missouri River Lodge
The West--#5 Missouri River Lodge
The West--Red Rock Canyon #1
The West--Red Rock Canyon #2
001 Residences--Wiemiller House
Minneapolis, Gold Medal Flour
Minneapolis, North Star Blankets
Minneapolis, #4 Stone Arch Bridge
Minneapolis, #4 Stone Arch Bridge Color
Minneapolis, Well Lit
Residences--Hurd House
Residences--Smolic House, 2002
Residences--Hanson Cottage at Whitefish Dunes #2
Cleaning Fish
K on the Kinni
Rock Mill, January 2004
Late Winter Morning on Lake Kentuck
Cirrocumulus
Abandoned St. Hedwig
Dozing
Noah's Dilemma
61 Colors in Color
Public Telephone
#1 Ramsey Mill Ruins, Hastings MN
Kenosha Streetcar
Kenosha Streetcar #4615
Kenosha Streetcar #4615 #2
"#4615, Kenosha Streetcar in Color"
Flag
The West--#2 North Dakota Highway
Hastings, MN #1
Round Barn Near Amery WI
"Abandoned Schoolhouse"
Vertigo
Great Grey Owl #3
Gulls
Early Spring Barn Fire
Hiawatha
Lightning 2
Burlington Fireworks
#1 Wisconsin Farmscape
#3 Wisconsin Farmscape
#2 Wisconsin Farmscape
#4 Wisconsin Farmscape
Sunset Silhouette
Soy
#1 St. Norberts of Roxbury
Wisconsin Farmscape #5
#1 Brandywine River Valley, Smith Bridge
#2 Brandywine River Valley
#3 Brandywine River Valley, Chaddsford Winery
#4 Brandywine River Valley, John Chad House
#5 Brandywine River Valley, Abandoned Farmhouse
#1 Pennsylvania, Evergreen Farms
#2 Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Match Company
#3 Pennsylvania, Fisherman's Paradise on Spring Creek
#4 Pennsylvania, Brockerhoff House, Bellefonte
#5 Pennsylvania, Valley Creek at Valley Forge
#6 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Man Fetching Dog Fetching Stick
Katu
Chance
Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Moving the Cape Hatteras Light
At the Cape Hatteras Light, Sept 21st, 9:35 am EST
Assateague Island Lighthouse
Leaves on Pond, Inverted
Marysville Sweedsburg Lutheran Church
Brush Creek Lutheran Church
Wisconsin Farmscape #6, Amish Homestead
Wisconsin Farmscape #8, Foggy Morning
Wisconsin Farmscape #7, Burlington
First Frost
Fischel Road
Falls and Streams--Falls of the Vermillion River #2
Falls and Streams -- River Roots on the Mississippi
Falls and Streams--At Kakabika Falls #3 color
Falls and Streams--At Big Falls on the Jump River, Price Co Wi
Falls and Streams--At Kakabika Falls #3 BW
Lakes and Lights--Cana Island Lighthouse and Shoal
Lakes and Lights--Federal Leda Panorama
Baseball--Copeland Park, La Crosse Loggers
Baseball--Wade Stadium, Duluth Huskies
Lakes and Lights--Federal Leda at Anchor off Duluth
Baseball--"Jack Ruhr Field, Miesville Mudhens #2
Lakes and Lights--Eagle Bluff Light, Door County WI
Minneapolis--Foshay Tower Reflection
Minneapolis--Grain Belt Beer Sign
Minneapolis--Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel
Lake Superior Circle Tour #1, Gooseberry River Eddy
Lake Superior Circle Tour #2, Gooseberry Falls Detail
Lake Superior Circle Tour #3, Gooseberry Falls Detail
Lake Superior Circle Tour #4, Upper Gooseberry Falls
Lake Superior Circle Tour #5, Split Rock Beach
Lake Superior Circle Tour #6, On the Beaver River
Lake Superior Circle Tour #7, Baptism River at Tettegouche State Park
Lake Superior Circle Tour #8, Birches
Lake Superior Circle Tour #9, Palisade Head
Lake Superior Circle Tour #10, Temperance River Gorge
Lake Superior Circle Tour #11, Thunder Bay Main
Lake Superior Circle Tour #12, Sleeping Giant
Lake Superior Circle Tour #13, Whitesand Lake
Lake Superior Circle Tour #14, Whitesand Lake #2
Lake Superior Circle Tour #15, Rainbow Falls
Lake Superior Circle Tour #16, Rainbow Falls #2
Lake Superior Circle Tour #17, Cedar Log at Rainbow Falls
Lake Superior Circle Tour #18, Gargantua Harbour Stream
Lake Superior Circle Tour #19, Gargantua Harbour Stream Detail
Lake Superior Circle Tour #20, Point Iroquois Light
Lake Superior Circle Tour #21, Whitefish Point
Lake Superior Circle Tour #22, Crisp Point Light
Lake Superior Circle Tour #23, Saving the Crisp Point Light
Lake Superior Circle Tour #24, Moonrise Over Big Bay
Lake Superior Circle Tour #26, Big Bay Point Lighthouse at Night
Lake Superior Circle Tour #27, Brockway Mountain Drive
Lake Superior Circle Tour #28, Altocumulus Undulatus
Lakes and Lights--Lake Superior Ice Shove #1
Lakes and Lights--Lake Superior Ice Shove #2
Lakes and Lights - Split Rock Red
Lakes and Lights - Split Rock Light, Lunar Eclipse #1
Lakes and Lights - Split Rock Light, Lunar Eclipse #2
Night Photography -- Stack
Falls and Streams - Behind Minnehaha Falls #1
Falls and Streams - Behind Minnehaha Falls #2
Falls and Streams - Behind Minnehaha Falls #3
Falls and Streams - Behind Minnehaha Falls #4
Falls and Streams -- On the Pine River #1
Falls and Streams -- On the Pine River #2
Falls and Streams -- On the Pine River #3
Night Photography -- Burlington Fireworks, 7.4.07
St. Paul -- Pioneer Building #1
Night Photography -- Hastings MN "Saturday Night Cruise-in"
North Coast 1 - Kentuck Lake Long Exposure
North Coast 2 - Kentuck Lake Colors
North Coast 3 - Manistique Breakwater Light
North Coast 4 - Manistique Breakwater Light 2
North Coast 5 - Big Two-Hearted River
North Coast 6 - Crisp Point Lighthouse 1
North Coast 7 - Crisp Point 1
North Coast 8 - Crisp Point Lighthouse 2
North Coast 9 - Crisp Point 2
North Coast 10 - Crisp Point 3
North Coast 11 - Crisp Point 4
North Coast 12 - On Au Sable Point
North Coast 13 - Au Sable Point 2
North Coast 14 - Wreck of the Mary Jarecki
North Coast 15 - Wreck of the Mary Jarecki 2
North Coast 16 - Sable Falls
North Coast 17 - On the Sable River
North Coast 18 - Falls on the Chapel River
North Coast 19 - Chapel River
North Coast 20 - Shannon In the Big Woods
North Coast 21 - Wild Mushrooms Along The Chapel River Trail
North Coast 22 - Wild Mushrooms Along The Chapel River Trail 2
North Coast 23 - Au Sable Point Lighthouse
North Coast 24 - Wagner Falls
North Coast 25 - Scott Falls
North Coast 25 - Scott Falls 2
North Coast 26 - Scott Falls 3
North Coast 27 - Reaney Creek
North Coast 28 - Snowshoe Priest
North Coast 29 - Little Carp River
North Coast 30 - Little Carp River 2
North Coast 31 - Little Carp River 3
Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse #2
North Coast 32 - Little Carp River 4
Stillwater Minnesota
North Coast 33 - Porcupine Mountains Road
North Coast 34 - Sapling Maple on the Little Onion River
North Coast 35 - Summit Peak, Porcupine Mountains
North Coast 36 - Falls on Lost Creek
St. Paul Hotel #10 (At Night)
North Coast 37 - Falls on Lost Creek 2
North Coast 38 - Falls on Lost Creek 3
A Swim at Johnson Falls
Camp on Caribou Lake, BWCAW (Boundary...