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Under The Bridge One Time

This picture is of the underside of the Hennepin Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River coming out of downtown Minneapolis.  I was on a scouting mission for Minneathlon 2.0 with my friends Matt and Erik as we passed underneath the bridge on Nicollet Island.  I love the converging lines and the reflections coming off the […]

Riverwalk Photowalk Reflections

New Year’s Resolution for 2009: Do More Photowalking. This shot was taken on the backwater side of Harriet Island near downtown Minneapolis.  I was on a lunchtime photowalk with some co-workers to catch some of the fall colors.  As we were taking the footbridge from Harriet Island to Boom Island Park, I saw the stillness […]

Brain Melt Number Two

I warned you three weeks ago that I’ve shot this sign a bunch of times – it’s just a couple of blocks from my office for Pete’s sake.  Once again, I’m steadfastly refusing to do it straight up – this time, it’s post-processed to make it sort of a cool red/green/black tri-tone.  I love the […]

Where’s My Mule?

Old farms are photography gold – everywhere you look, there’s some bit of nostalgic decay.  Our family farm has been in the family for over a hundred years – but it’s been thirty years since it’s been a working farm.  Therefore, everything is busily returning to the earth.  When I visited the family farm last […]

Wedding Showers

Weddings are always momentous occasions – sometimes for interesting reasons.  There were multiple tornado warnings during my brother’s wedding in Southern Minnesota this summer – some only fifteen miles away.  By the time the wedding and reception was done, the air was still turbulent enough to create rare cumulo mammatus clouds – only produced in […]

Ice Cream Night

We joined the Tufvanders and the Tjornhoms at the Landscape Arboretum for Ice Cream Night and a picnic.  Right around dusk, a nasty looking squall blew through but failed to produce anything other than some strong wind gusts.  As we were heading to the car, the bright light from the setting sun made a big […]

The Old Fence at the Farm

This shot has a lot of nostalgia in it since it was taken at my grandfather’s farm where my brother now lives.  The skyline is different now than I remember – the old barn would have been in the scene in the background on the right.  This photo is a three-shot HDR bracketed at +/- […]

I get thirsty just thinkin’ about it.

I’ve shot this sign literally dozens of times – because it’s only a couple of blocks from my office.  It’s a landmark that was erected on Nicollet Island in about 1940 and still survives – though the brand is now brewed by Schell’s in New Ulm, MN.  Due to it being a grey late fall […]

A Snowy Morning

For Christmas Evening, I picked a nice wintry scene.  I tried to find one from Christmas – but can you believe I’ve got nothing better than a snapshot from any of our Christmas gatherings?  I’m apparently too busy focusing on the revelry. This picture was taken on my way to work one wintry morning.  I […]

Northern Lights in the South Metro

About a month after I moved from south Minneapolis to the outer ring suburb of Chaska, my friend Scott called and told me to grab a camera and run outside.  There was a blazing display of Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) going on – painting the sky almost completely overhead.  Being early […]