Here's a rundown on my favorite or newsworthy images from last month. Enjoy!
Spent a couple days gathering photos for a Weekend Focus on the downtown skyway system. I enjoyed having the chance to freely roam and shoot when I thought would work. Full photo gallery here.
Skyway Night 01Pedestrians use the skyway over Second Street Southwest while night sets in Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in downtown Rochester, Minn. Spent an evening at SocialICE before it all melted away. They were cool while they lasted.
SocialICEPeople walk under hanging ice cubes during SocialICE on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, on the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester, Minn.
Stan returns to Rochester! I watched as Quarry Hill Nature Center staff and volunteers assembled Stan the T-Rex for a month-long exhibit in March. T. Rex at Quarry Hill 01Staff and volunteers assemble a skeleton of Stan the Tyrannosaurus rex Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, for the T. rex: Tiny Arms, Big Teeth exhibit at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, Minn. The full-size replica is 12-feet tall at the hips and 40-feet long from head to tail. The exhibit opens March 5.
As part of my Welch skiing Camera Works, this frame stood out with the back-lit skier making his way down a carved hill. Welch VillageA skier makes their way down a hill Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area in Welch, Minn. Despite below zero temperatures and wind chills, skiers and snowboarders took advantage of a sunny day on the slopes. Photo published Feb. 6, 2016. Working in a clean room at Rochester Home Infusion in the Minnesota BioBusiness Center in downtown Rochester. Minnesota BioBusiness Center 01Pharmacy technician Becky Oberle works in a clean room while mixing medications for patients to self-administer at home Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Rochester Home Infusion in the Minnesota BioBusiness Center in downtown Rochester, Minn. One of my favorite portraits I have taken. Eugene was a good sport as we tried line up the frame. My camera was in the oven with a tethered remote coming out of the oven for me to trigger the shutter. I had two small flashes, one on each side of him. Eugene Roth87-year-old Eugene Roth at his home in Rochester, Minn. Photo taken Feb. 24, 2016.
Another sports portrait, this one of seventh-grader Sawyer Gorman of Pine Island. She qualified for the state gymnastics meet.
Sawyer GormanPine Island (Minn.) gymnast Sawyer Gorman. Photo taken Feb. 16, 2016.
My first time shooting divers at a high school swim and dive meet. Much different than swim shots in the pool.
John Mrshall vs. Red Wing Boys Swimming 01John Marshall's Brennigan Las attempts a dive during a Big Nine Conference dual meet against Red Wing on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
During the Section 1A team championship, Caledonia suprised No. 1 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa to qualify for the state tournament. Caledonia vs. Zumbrota-Mazeppa Wrestling 01Caledonia's Aaron Francis lifts Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Johnny Poulin while wrestling in a 113-pound match of the Section 1A team championship Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.
Surrounded by winter beauty, a tragic crash claimed the lives to two people on Hwy. 218 north of Blooming Prairie. Hwy. 218 CrashThe Minnesota State Patrol investigates a fatal crash Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, morning on Hwy. 218 north of Blooming Prairie, Minn.
Here, Rochester firefighters extricate the driver of a car that collided with a garbage truck on Hwy. 52 at the I-90 ramp intersections. Hwy. 52 CrashOne person was seriously injured when a Chevy Impala collided with a garbage truck on Hwy. 52 at the westbound Interstate 90 ramps intersection Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, south of Rochester, Minn.
On a snowy Groundhog Day, we found a man and his dog playing fetch with a Frisbee in a park. SnowLexi carries a Frisbee back to her owner, Daryl Saari, while playing fetch in the snow Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Quarry Hill Park in Rochester, Minn.