Sunshine on Snow

by | Jan 2023

Sunlight on winter snow.

Photo: Wayne Moran

Wayne Moran captures the beauty after a winter storm.

Photographer Wayne Moran of Eagan is always looking for the next stunning shot. On his frequent walks throughout Lebanon Hills Regional Park, he notes beautiful compositions and then makes plans to return with his camera when the lighting is “just so” or after a fresh snow. “It’s important to go out when there’s interesting light,” he says, explaining the inspiration behind this picture taken at Lebanon Hills in 2013.
“It was pristine and beautiful. A storm had just blown through.”

Moran, who is a software engineer by trade, has always had a passion for photography and built a following online through Flickr and Instagram (@waynemoranphotography), where he has more than 88,000 followers. In addition to his day job as an engineer, Moran also works as a travel writer and photographer and a photography teacher.

Have you taken a beautiful or interesting photo that highlights our communities of Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville and Prior Lake? Send the photo, along with your contact information and a few sentences about the image, to editor Liz Potasek at And watch for details about our first photo contest, launching July 1!


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