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Night in Vernazza

I love taking night shots – it’s a technical challenge and good ones really look impressive.  The best ones are taken about an hour after dusk when there is still some color in the sky.  Since it was a family trip rather than a photography trip – I was deep into a bowl of seafood […]

Chamundeswari Temple

This was my first real temple experience in India.  This is Chamundeswari Temple on top of Chalmundi Hill near Mysore in Southern India.  Before going there, I was warned by my driver not to buy anything and not to take anything.  Before I made it 10 feet from the car, I had two handfuls of […]

Under the Bridge One Time

This bridge is just south of Mankato on the way to Rapidan.  It’s now a very nice bike trail that we took advantage of to get in one last ride before the winter hit.  It was a beautiful late-October day and we got in about 15 miles of riding with the entire family.  This bridge […]

The Lost Cherry

This fountain outside the Walker art center is a Minneapolis landmark.  No postcard rack is complete without a picture of this fountain sculpture next to the linden seed pond.  If you came looking for it now – you wouldn’t find it.  It seems they have removed the cherry for painting.  It looks strange just seeing […]

Workers Unite!

Here’s another shot from Szaborpark outside of Budapest.  This guy seems to be their unofficial mascot since he’s on all of their brochures.  Szaborpark is a place where they gathered all the communist-era statues as a museum rather than letting them get destroyed like in other fallen communist bloc countries. Vital Stats: Canon 350D w/Tamron […]

Ponte Vecchio

This is the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.  It is one of the most iconic location in this historic city.  This is a pretty stereotypical shot – but it’s nice due to the absence of people in the shot.  I wish the sky was a little more interesting – but you have to […]

Point Loma Lighthouse

This is the result of having less than five minutes to shoot in a location.  You kind of have to just go with what you know. We got to Point Loma in San Diego at about 4:45 PM only to find that the entire area closed at 5 PM.  We had about enough time to […]

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: […]

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 […]