photography

Posted by bryan @bisonman, Apr 5, 2018

we just moved to byron last oct! we love it here! i start at mayo mon april 9.are there any photographers out there to give me some advice where to go to take outdoor pictures? i am excited to start my new career at mayo, ill be working in environmental services. thanks, bryan gordon

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Hi Bryan, First off, welcome to Mayo! I hope you love the new journey you're on! For what it's worth, I'm still fairly new to Mayo (July '17) — but I've been in Rochester for almost 30 years. Since you're in Byron I would suggest you try out Oxbow park nearby. There are hiking trails that take you through forest lands and past streams. There's a very small zoo there as well. In Rochester, I've enjoyed Soldier's Field (impressive military memorial), Silver Lake park (geese, stone bridge, walking/biking path), and the Plummer House (amazing gardens). A little bit farther away is Whitewater state park (about 45 minutes) — more hiking trails along bluff lands as well as an adjacent fire tower (Elba fire tower) to give you a bird's-eye view (just be prepared for the 640 step climb before ascending the 110 foot tower). Golly, now I want to get my own camera out to play!
You could also check out the Yammer group "Photography Enthusiasts" — a community of Mayo folks who have much greater skills than I ever will at photography. Enjoy! Jeff

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@jdwald

Hi Bryan, First off, welcome to Mayo! I hope you love the new journey you're on! For what it's worth, I'm still fairly new to Mayo (July '17) — but I've been in Rochester for almost 30 years. Since you're in Byron I would suggest you try out Oxbow park nearby. There are hiking trails that take you through forest lands and past streams. There's a very small zoo there as well. In Rochester, I've enjoyed Soldier's Field (impressive military memorial), Silver Lake park (geese, stone bridge, walking/biking path), and the Plummer House (amazing gardens). A little bit farther away is Whitewater state park (about 45 minutes) — more hiking trails along bluff lands as well as an adjacent fire tower (Elba fire tower) to give you a bird's-eye view (just be prepared for the 640 step climb before ascending the 110 foot tower). Golly, now I want to get my own camera out to play!
You could also check out the Yammer group "Photography Enthusiasts" — a community of Mayo folks who have much greater skills than I ever will at photography. Enjoy! Jeff

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Thanks Jeff! I appreciate the advice! Can’t wait for warmer weather! Bryan

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I hope you enjoyed your orientation day, @bisonman! You are an official part of the team! Welcome!

If you are willing to drive to Austin (about 40 minutes from Byron), the beautiful Hormel Nature Center is a favorite outdoor spot for many local photographers in the area.

And you are not alone with the hopes for warmer weather. The sooner the better. 🙂

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@transom

I hope you enjoyed your orientation day, @bisonman! You are an official part of the team! Welcome!

If you are willing to drive to Austin (about 40 minutes from Byron), the beautiful Hormel Nature Center is a favorite outdoor spot for many local photographers in the area.

And you are not alone with the hopes for warmer weather. The sooner the better. 🙂

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Orientation was awesome! I would love to go to the nature center! As soon as I get my schedule I’ll plan the trip. Thanks for the info! Bryan

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