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Blink: The cycle of seasonal color

A few weeks ago, I had an assignment to make photos of the University of Minnesota Duluth cycling club. They were riding north of Duluth, then east to Two Harbors and along the shore of Lake Superior back to Duluth. My eye was captivated by the m...

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A few weeks ago, I had an assignment to make photos of the University of Minnesota Duluth cycling club. They were riding north of Duluth, then east to Two Harbors and along the shore of Lake Superior back to Duluth. My eye was captivated by the many species of hardwood trees displaying brilliant color on a beautiful fall morning. Photographing cyclists is like a game of hopscotch. I pick a spot, wait for them to ride to me, make several quick frames, then rush back to the car to find my next spot. The cyclists had to think I was a bit weird. Several times they rode past me, I was in the brush or prone on the gravel attempting to find a unique vantage point. Finally, near the intersection of North Tischer and Normanna roads, I couldn't resist the call of fall color. I quickly crossed the road, jumped over a ditch and found myself under the canopy of a large maple. As the nearly silent cyclists passed by in the crisp autumn air, I felt fulfilled because I made a photo capturing the color that surrounded us.

Photo essay by Clint Austin / News Tribune

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