Occupy MN

Occupy MN

The party is over, now it’s time to clean up. You can see more photos from Occupy MN! at North Metro Photo. When we went down there, I expected an encampment, but never such a sea of junk. Several workers in the area said that people would just drive up and drop off stuff for them.

I’ve gone to photograph the tea parties as well, but they only gathered for a couple hours and then they picked up all the litter in the area on their way out. Afterwards, I walked around — not even a gum wrapper was left. If people think these groups are similar, they should compare the after-effects on the local environment.

Street Man with Leafy Hat

Street Man with Leafy Hat

I was out shooting with Dusty the other day and we came across the street man and the leaf was very near him. We had the same idea, but Dusty wasn’t as keen on belly-flopping for the shot. Yes, I did move the leaf into position and yes, I flopped in the middle of the path to take this photo.

Horned Berries

Horned Berries

I never grow tired of the effects of my f1.4 lens, the extremely shallow depth of field creates an amazing contrast. Unlike the ‘faux miniature’ effect that people do in Photoshop with areal photos the bokeh from this lens is real and beautiful.

Motorized Kayak with Father and Son

Motorized Kayak with Father and Son

This father and son duo came chugging across a calm Lake Calhoun on a quiet morning. As I dropped the big lens on them, they passed through the reflection of the Calhoun Beach Club Apartments, giving the image an abstract pattern.

Fiery Maple Leaves

Fiery Maple Leaves

Frosty Wildflowers

Frosty Wildflowers

Good Morning Little One

Good Morning Little One

Daylight saving time has come to an end today. Sleep in, the ducks will keep an eye on the place for you.

Busy Sunday at the Lagoon

Busy Sunday at the Lagoon

A busy day at the Lagoon between Lake the Isles and Lake Calhoun. The bridge is for the Greenway Bike Trail. They’ve been doing some work on the bridges over the past weeks; it seems that they are widening the trail so they can separate the pedestrians from the bikes. Not a bad idea, it gets crowded up there sometimes.

Minneapolis Skyline at Sundown

Minneapolis Skyline at Sundown

Every photographer in Minneapolis has to have this shot. If you go looking, you’ll figure out where to stand, in fact, it’s delightfully obvious. The first time I went looking and found the location, it was like finding a geocache or and Easter egg.

Lonely City in the Snow

Lonely City in the Snow

When I was out in the storm with Snapshutter, we stopped to get out of the snow under at this little market. All the different lights caught my eye. It reminded me a little of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Oh yes, that’s the famed Snapshutter on the phone in the corner.