Photos: Patience and persistence pay off for Duluth photographer

Bending the morning light
An early morning image showcases calm water, sunlight rays and a boulder.
Courtesy Ken Greshowak

Roughly 10 miles stretch between Ken Greshowak's home on North Shore Drive and his office in downtown Duluth.

That span — paired with patience and persistence — offers the 63-year-old amateur photographer an abundance of picturesque material: the Aerial Life Bridge engulfed by fog, a great gray owl hunting along Seven Bridges Road and the North Pier Lighthouse illuminated by soft morning rays.

Photography is "almost a meditation of sorts" for Greshowak, who draws inspiration from Lake Superior's drama and the surrounding natural world.

Earlier this year, Greshowak joined Instagram at @framedinduluth. His image feed showcases a blend old and new photographs. Greshowak shoots with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and said he isn't a fan of using filters or other embellishments. "I like to stay true to what I see," he said.

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Greshowak is no stranger to online photo communities. He created a Flickr account in early 2011, and has since shared more than 1,500 images there.

The native Minnesotan brings a philosophical quality to his photographic endeavors. "It's more about the journey than the destination," he says.

As Greshowak's retirement from a state job (he's helped folks with disabilities secure employment) quickly approaches, life's next chapter awaits.

Editor's note: This feature is the fifth in an occasional series showcasing Minnesota photographers.