This photo received an honorable mention in the Wildlife & Nature category of our 2017 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.
Lake Minnetonka photography
Fifty years of shooting has given Mike Maki the ability to find interesting scenes anywhere.
Poised, astute and composed are three characteristics a photographer dreams of in a subject. Often these prove to be difficult to find. Not so for Victoria resident Deb Zeller. A brown-eyed and black-nosed white ball of fluff named Elmo, a Maltese, remained a subject of perfection throughout his photo shoot.
Zeller snapped the glamour shot of the pup while on a vacation stay at her neighbor’s cabin. Pet connoisseurs Tom and Mary Johnston own several furry friends, and adore them. This love inspired Zeller’s glamour shot.
While on a stroll with her husband along the Dakota Trail last autumn, Jeni Zimmer stopped along the beaten path to capture an often unseen angle of Gale Woods Farm.
“I love barns, and I love natural light,” she says. “To see it framed with the silhouette of the trees on the trail and the sun hitting the barn—it was the perfect time to click.”
Zimmer acknowledges that an autumn afternoon is the perfect opportunity for a photograph. She grabbed her Canon Rebel after coming across the darkened trees with the stark contrast of red in the distance.