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We rented a houseboat and trolled the waters of Voyageurs National Park. Just the 3 of us and the woods.

We towed a motor boat at the back of the houseboat and took it out to explore the park. There are no roads or bridges – you can only get around by water.

Exploring Namakan Lake

Mitchell Bay on Namakan Lake

Rocky wrestles with the outboard.

Kettle Falls Hotel, the bar with slanted floor. You get there by boat of course.

Hiking near the hotel.

At the edge of Randolph Bay, Namakan Lake

Breakfast on a houseboat. The ladder in the background leads to the “penthouse” bedroom. It has room for a double mattress and the ceiling is about 4 feet high.

Moored at Randolph Bay

Randolph Bay

Securing the motorboat to the back of the houseboat is tricky.

Mission accomplished

Cliffs on Grassy Bay off Sand Point Lake

Our intrepid captain

The rocks here are 2.5 billion years old

Moored at Wolf Point in Crane Lake

With nothing but water and woods, there is no light pollution. The night sky is spectacular.

Where the Vermillion River enters Crane Lake

Moss garden on the Vermillion Gorge trail

Vermillion River

Vermillion River

22. August 2019 · Comments Off on 4 Friends | 4 Photographers | 4 Ways of Seeing  · Categories: Photography

 Alice, Lynsey, Barry, & Fred visit the Peace Garden & Roberts Bird Sanctuary at Lake Harriet. All of us met taking photography classes taught by Xavier Tavera at the UMN. This was our first excursion that was NOT a class assignment – we just got together to visit and take photos as the spirit moved. It was great to hang out  while drifting about looking for photographic inspiration.  Photo sets appear in the order in which I received them!   

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Fred

The Guthrie Theater hosted the 2017 New Griots Festival at its Dowling Stage for 10 days of inspiring performances and free community workshops.  The festival, a presentation by emerging black artists in the Twin Cities, is the brain child of Jamil Jude and Josh Wilder.  I photographed some of the workshops and rehearsals. It was deeply satisfying to watch the audience sizes growing as word got around that this was the place to be to see amazing talent with both breadth and depth.

Photos Copyright 2017 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved

 

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09. June 2017 · Comments Off on Merce Cunningham: Field Dances · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,

The Walker Art Center hired me to photograph Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances. The Dances are based on the movements of children he observed at a playground.    At the Walker Art Center I photographed the workshop where volunteers were taught five interactive movements and then joined by a corps of professional dancers to perform the piece.

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Visions of Sugarplums is a burlesque parody of our traditional Nutcracker ballet, joining the catalog that includes Mark Morris’ The Cracked Nut and Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker Not So Suite.  Sugarplums  is a hoot with lots of talent, great costumes and music.

In 2014 I photographed the dress rehearsal for the Sugarplum’s inaugural run at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis.  This year I photographed the dress rehearsal and one of the performances for the 2016 show, this time running at the Lab Theater in Minneapolis. In the following compilation of images you might notice how different lighting and textures are created in the two theaters.

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13. February 2016 · Comments Off on Re-Imagining the Background of a Studio Portrait · Categories: Photography, Portrait · Tags: ,

Studio portraits are great because I can control the lighting and other factors in the environment to create a high-quality image.  But they can be a bit boring with the same old backdrop. I enjoy using Photoshop to create an alternate background.  First there’s the technical challenge of making a clean mask. How this goes depends on the clarity of the edges.  Elements such as flying hair are time consuming.  Then, once I have an idea for the background, I have to figure out how it’s going to work in terms of light, color, perspective, and blending.   All photos Copyright 2016 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.

Cara Seymour

Cara Seymour, 2015 Lois Greenfield Workshop

Cara Seymour

Replaced the wall and floor with a soft background and figure shadow

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Anton LaMon and Kelly Vittetoe, Photo shoot at the Tek Box, Cowles Center for Dance

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Sunset and water. Bi-colored filter on the dancers to blend the tonality.

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Anton LaMon and Kelly Vittetoe, Photo shoot at the Tek Box, Cowles Center for Dance

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Hue, saturation, and exposure applied to background fabric from another photo. Created a mirror floor.

 

09. November 2015 · Comments Off on Production Photos for A Fiddler’s Tale · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags:

In Feb., 2016 Minneapolis Music Company will present A Fiddler’s Tale, Wynton Marsalis’ composition inspired by Stravinksy’s L’Histoire du Soldat.  I worked with Artistic Director, Mischa Santora, and the dancers Anton LaMon and Kendra Vie Boheme Dennard to create production photos for the upcoming performance.  Some of my photos are posted below and you can find out more about the performance here.

 

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