Minneapolis Midday Sun

Minneapolis Midday Sun

Yes, this is 1:00 in the afternoon. It’s fun living in the biggest most northern city. I was out between the islands on Lake of the Isles, wandering on the ice when the clouds shifted. Overcast high cirrus clouds changed over to lower cumulus clouds with a brief moment of open sky.This was at thee beginning of the transition.

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  1. Strangetastes
    Strangetastes says:

    Some photography article I read said that good luck favors the prepared. Your lever of skill got you this spectacular shot when the opportunity occurred. What was your f stop, shutter speed and focal length?

    BTW, the idea of walking around on the ice seems like a dangerous thrill to me. Although it’s normal at your latitude, it just doesn’t happen much here. The Mississippi River used to freeze over regularly in the 19th Century. People could walk from Missouri to Illinois. It hasn’t happened in the 40 years I’ve been here, nothing more than scattered ice chunks flowing down from the north.

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Strange –
    Thanks for the fun comment! Here’s the stats:
    1/1250 sec f/8 11mm

    The ice is pretty safe — over a foot thick, however, I wouldn’t walk on a river! Moving water is much more unnerving than a still lake.

    – Mitch


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