North Dakota

Nikon D700 | 35mm | 1/8000 @ f/2 | ISO 200

 

Just a quick post today with some random shots taken over the past few months since I moved to Fargo, North Dakota. Β They were taken with various cameras (some of which I don’t own anymore), but in lieu of me having anything new to show off today, I trolled through the archives and came up with this assortment of rubbish to subject the Internet to. Β Any feedback is great!

-Trevor

 

 

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108 Comments

  1. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

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  2. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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  3. Wonderful collection that Word Press has shared with me this morning! Earlier years had me at UND, last fall had me shooting photos in the beautiful national parks out by Medora and golfing Bully Pulpit. This past Christmas season my car found it’s way down Broadway in Fargo to enjoy the cozy sights and delight in dinner at HODO. This Minnesotan loves North Dakota!! Thank you for sharing it, Trevor!

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  4. As a native North Dakotan, I am always happy to see North Dakota presented in such a lovely light. Your pictures are wonderful…congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  5. Extremely beautiful shots! I swear, WordPress constantly turns out talented writers and photographers for me to discover πŸ˜€ I love nature and trees as well as architecture and bridge shots, great collection!

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    1. To be honest, it’s not all about equipment. Whatever helps you put your vision into a frame is the best. However, I do put the technical information at the bottom of my shots (for most posts) so you can reference that.

      I have been using, and loving, my Fuji X100 for the past few months. It’s a fantastic little camera.

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  6. Nice photos. Too bad you have to admit to being in North Dakota, though, but I guess we all have our faults. The actual state motto of North Dakota is “It’s even colder here than it is in South Dakota!” But then, we can’t all live in South Dakota.

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    1. That’s kind of like our unofficial state saying here in Nebraska:

      “Ignore our northern neighbor, people up here are quite sane.”

      πŸ˜‰

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  7. Beautiful photos Trevor! Congratulations on being FRESHLY PRESSED! Living in Minnesota – I feel right at home with your photos… and they are hardly rubbish… one mans rubbish, is another mans TREASURE!

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  8. This is so awesome. This is so inspirational! I am new to the blogging scene, but it would mean so much to have more followers! I craft, knit, crochet and bake and I will be posting tutorials, how to’s, and little quirks about my life there! Please check me out anyone who sees this once again, I loved your post!

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  9. Nothing wrong with North Dakota. I’ve been up there a few times in the past.

    Funny thing – when you take pictures of such open, empty space, people seem to go, “Those are great pictures.” But when they come out there and see the actual state, they are, “Wow, there really is nothing here. How do you survive?” Being from Nebraska (which is pretty much the same), I can say that you learn to appreciate the beauty of the open spaces and relatively wild areas. We might not have a lot to do, but we like it out here. It’s quieter, slower and a lot cheaper than living on the coast (or in a state that is 99% “We hate non-Neo Con people.”)

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  10. I’m a lifetime resident of Bismarck, North Dakota, and I have to say, you captured the essence of the state well. The grass and flat prairies are quintessential ND landmarks. A job well done.

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  11. Well, I quite like this rubbish…one or two faves therein, the pink flower, the grass, the Fuji images. IF you keep posting this style of rubbish, you could be in the running for being known as quite a good photographer !! :OD

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  12. Thank you for posting. You have a good eye. I look for Pics that show an understanding of how to capture what the eyes see. You do this well and it’s a joy to see. As I look at the different shots I get eager to take a look at the next shot. I don’t have that happen to often. I look forward to see more. Thank you again.

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  13. LOVE the North Dakota flowers! I hope you don’t mind that I used that shot for my Facebook Timeline shot. I will give you credit in the comments under the photo but if you prefer I remove it, please just write me back.

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  14. Some lovely shots! Not at all rubbish! Especially like the Black & Whites. Keep up the great photography, and congrats on being pressed!

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  15. Awww. I used to live in Fargo. These pictures conjure up those memories that are usually blocked by the frigid, nearly year long winters. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I am from the Fargo area, and somehow, through a long story and a lot of miles on my vehicle, I have ended up in Colorado. A photography student, actually.
    I miss the space of that country, and I subconsciously try to include that imagery in my work here. Of course, the space is always interrupted. By buildings, mountains… just things everywhere.
    What I’m trying to say is that these images look “Fargo,” as recognized by a former Fargoan.
    It’s also nice to see the vertical landscape, something you just have to do out there to get all that sky weight.
    If I could, I would give you a sticker that says, “Way to Go!” with a smiley face on it.

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  17. After visiting a few times I tell people that North Dakota is extremely underrated in beauty and creative potential. ND has a special place in my heart and I was glad to find these photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. how nice of your photos. I am the one falls in love with photography and nature and also invole with people in North Dakota and might move there some day.

    super cold! well I enjoyed watching your photos. Good job.

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  19. I enjoyed your photos! And the little information below each photo is very helpful. I took a moment to see some of your London photos and the face photos are great. I got my dslr camera late last year and want to take a picture of faces or people, but I am always shy. 😦

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  20. Glad I noticed this on the front page! Although not there right now, I have lived in North Dakota my entire life. These pictures are delightful! I am currently in my first living experience outside of North Dakota (going to school in Norway for this semester), and I miss being home quite a bit at times. These pictures brightened my day considerably!

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  21. Interesting photography work. Nice calm subtle color which is consistent throughout your work. I would love to see a piece outside the calm color in keeping with the subtlety. Great work.

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  22. You won’t be surprised at my interest in the open sky shots. I agree with the comment above that you do have an amazing ability to “see” the sky in a way that makes things come alive. I love the color in the sky shot with the single tree and the exhaust from a passing jet. Beautiful.

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  23. These def make Fargo more lovable then some of the other shots youve posted here and elsewhere. You seem to have a knack for making the sky more than just an inanimate background.

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  24. Many of these photos are some of my favorites from your North Dakota collection… definitely not RUBBISH! They certainly represent much more enjoyable weather conditions than what we are currently experiencing… never thought I would be nostalgic about anything related to Fargo, but I am certainly beginning to appreciate the golden days of autumn that are long gone.

    Love the image with the Mamiya. The b&w overpass and pedestrian bridge are also very nicely composed!

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