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Bridal Afterglow

In October, I had the honor of being one of my sister’s ‘official’ wedding photographers shooting second to the gracious and talented ElleG (  This is one of my favorites – and one of hers as well.  We were walking along the coastline in La Jolla right at dusk – and the light was perfect. […]

The Bridge to Somewhere

Back in October, I took a lunchtime photowalk with some friends along the Mississippi River in Downtown Minneapolis.  This is the railroad bridge from Nicollet Island to downtown Minneapolis over the Mississippi River.  About a minute later, a freight train roared through this exact spot. Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm lens @ 10mm.  ISO100, […]

The Flavian Ampitheater – HDR Style

Most people know of this place as the Colosseum, though it’s official name is the Flavian Ampitheater.  This was shot at high noon in November in Rome – so a normal exposure was impossible.  The left side of the picture was blown out, the right side was blackness.  To solve, I shot three exposures from […]

Team 0xDEADBEEF takes on all comers

Team 0xDEADBEEF’s team photo for the Summer 2008 Minneathlon at Logic.  The pose was their idea, the execution mine.  I used the popular 300 develop plug-in for Lightroom to give it the gritty look. Vital Stats: Canon 40D with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.  ISO 200, 1/125s at f/1.8

Ride the Cyclone!

This is a low angle balls-eye view of my gone-but-not-forgotten Williams Cyclone pinball machine.  I took it as part of an aborted “Project 365” attempt where I’d theoretically take a picture every day for a year.  I lasted 10 days.  This also was an attempt at using Live View on the 40D, with the focal […]

I’m here, world!

Here’s a shot many have seen – it’s my baby daughter Elizabeth’s birth announcement picture.  I wasn’t planning to take pictures of her that day – we were packing for our trip to Hawaii.  She looked so cute and the afternoon light was perfect – so I ran for the camera.  This shot was taken […]

Standing Guard

A statue originally standing atop the Hungarian “Statue of Liberty” rescued from destruction at the fall of Communism.  It’s now on display at Szaborpark at the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary.  It took an hour and several bus connections to make it out to the park. Vital Stats: Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 17-85mm lens @ 41mm.  […]

The Black Tusk

The Black Tusk behind Whistler Mountain – the basalt core of an extinct volcano.  The photo was taken from near the peak of Whistler Mountain with an Olympus Digital Stylus – a 5MP point and shoot!  Heavy post-processing was done with Photoshop to convert to B&W and boost the contrast. Vital Stats: Olympus Stylus u400D […]

Second Beach, Olympic National Forest

Taken on the first day of my weekend landscape photo session with Jon Cornforth.  This turned out to be the best shot of the trip since the rest of the trip had bright sun and cloudless skies.  It’s nice to have one in the bag early! Vitals: Canon 40D w/Tamron 17-50mm @ 22mm.  Exposure: 1/15sec […]