Out the Window

For those that don’t know me well – I’ve got a strange fascination with fenestration.  I love the word “defenestration”, so much so that I named my other blog “The Defenestrator”.  Liberally, it means “to throw something out a window”.  I had to make a pilgrimage to Prague to visit the site of the one […]

The Little Charles Bridge

More faux tilt-shift tomfoolery here.  Sure, the right way to do it is courtesy of Mr. Scheimpflug – but you can fake it with Photoshop.  This is an actual picture of the Charles Bridge in Prague that was digitally manipulated using selective blur to make it appear as a miniature – to great effect. To […]

Board the Peace Bell

This is a picture of the Peace Bell presented by Minneapolis’ sister city Ibaraki.  It is located on Nicollet Island very near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.  Truthfully – it’s not much of a bell at all.  Waving the clapper (it’s the stick at the center of the image) unleashes a sound that I’d describe as: […]

The Fat Man

This picture is one from the archives of pre-history.  It’s pre-DSLR, and pre-had-a-clue… not that I’ve got one now.  It was taken on the sculpture bridge in Whistler Villiage.  It’s a small stereoscope viewer that looks at the little fat man at the end.  I’ve always thought this was kind of a cool shot – […]

Built to Last

The don’t build ’em like they used to, do they?  This is another view of the railway bridge featured in an earlier shot, The Bridge to Somewhere.  The bridge is located just northeast of downtown Minneapolis and leads from Nicollet Island to the Warehouse District.  This shot is a study in the interesting parallel lines […]

Lair of the Hawaiian Minotaur

I’m really not sure what the story is here.  I’m sure in a few years when it grows up nice and tall, it’ll be the perfect place to house a Hawaiian Minotaur.  This picture was taken only a few hundred feed from the Dragon’s Teeth (featured a couple of days ago) near Lahaina on Maui. […]

Lost in the Zone

This is my old Bally Twilight Zone pinball machine.  I don’t own it any more – but my good friend Adam does.  This shot was taken the day before it left my house. See anything unusual about this picture?  Sure – it looks surreal – but why? The answer is the focus.  There is a […]

The Dragon’s Teeth

I’m going to share a couple of interesting tidbits about landscape photography with this shot.  This rock formation is called “The Dragon’s Teeth” and it is located near Lahaina on the island of Maui. One good way to find locations to shoot is to look at other photographers work from that area – figure out […]

Tabasco Cat

This image was from our attempts to get some video in the harbor just across from the San Diego airport.  Once the sun went down, the lights from the city made the most beautiful color swatches across the harbor – and I quickly reverted from video back to stills and started shooting.  I’ve got a […]

Font’s Point

A couple of days ago I posted a picture showing what I was seeing when I was looking back up at Font’s Point in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  To put that in context, it’s only fair that I show the OTHER (more famous) view from Font’s Point.  This shot was taken right after dawn […]