Raknerud's PhotoBlog

Sunday evenings at the Galaxy have off and on been the "place to be" since the 1960s. Al Mikesh provided the music that couples would polka and waltz to. …

We have had a long and taxing winter especially since the first significant snowfall came in the second week of October. Storm after storm and the worst was…

A Broken man with brown eyes, A beauty I never realized before. So frail, you laid there. The breaths so labored, they slowly failed. Near death I remember you…

I do not have much of a green thumb and envy those with beautiful gardens. My idea is to throw seeds for a butterfly garden in a box in my back yard. Slowly…

I didn't make it to Fargo for the big St. Patty's Day Parade to photograph bag pipes and kilts. We decided to make a quick trip to Grand Forks and see what…

I've been interested in trying to create some film noir photography. I had some blinds hung from PVC pipes to create a faux window. I had one LED light…

The Railroad was extremely important to small towns in rural America. North Dakota farmers feed many in the world.

Once upon a time, our house had three little boys who were in love with Thomas the train. They would pour over the toy catalogs as Thomas DVDs played on the…

We are in the grips of another March blizzard. Winter has been relentless and the howling outside my window makes it even more sinister. I believe we could…

Okay, I am new to this challenge but would like to give it a try. I drove by these two trees yesterday and every time I drive to Grand Forks. My husband once…

Our town has their "Old Fashioned Saturday" celebration every July. You can take in a parade with lots of candy that is thrown into the gathering crowds, a…

On one of my winter drives I was thrilled to see this view which is normally hidden among the trees during the summer. That is the one thing about winter that…

These photos were taken several years ago and I just happened to stumble on the files. Julia and Maria are sisters who went out with me to old houses for photo…

I had spent the last couple months looking forward to the Celtic Festival in Fargo, North Dakota this year. I was longing to photograph Irish dancers and bag…

Our little town with a population under 1000 relies on a volunteer firefighters in emergencies. They hold their jobs but carry a beeper that goes off when…

We have a very boring breadbox shaped ranch style home that was built in the 1960s. In North Dakota, there were many nuclear warheads in the state and the…

Last winter I discovered the show Peaky Blinders on Netflix. I fell in love with the cinema photography and the look of the Irish Gangsters. The way they…

I've photographed Jacelyn a few times. She is a beautiful girl inside and out. She was gracious and willing to play dress up for me. I've photographed Jacelyn…

It was time for another North Dakota cattle drive. A local rancher allows people to bring their horses to help move the cattle miles closer to the farm for the…

There is a restlessness and I need to run but there is no escape. I realize the times of the year and the reason for the crazy. So many years have gone by. I…
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