Even on a windy day, some can still hold their ground.
This lil’ guy was savoring the grass around Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie, MN. He reminded me of a video I saw a while back that’s fun to share. You could call it an eco-friendly letter opener.
As the storms rolled in, I raced off to hide my Jeep in a parking ramp to avoid the hail.
The hail never came, but the totally awesome clouds did.
OK, this is from July 4th in Minneapolis, but I wanted to wish our fellow revolutionary brothers & sisters a bon quatorze juillet! France is, after all, the home of the City Daily Photo Blog, thanks Eric!
Believe it or not, I took this night photo hand-held with a telephoto lens. Yes, it’s the Nikon 70-300mm VR to the rescue. 1/6th of a second at f/4.5 and a focal length of 165mm. If you breath slow enough, you don’t need a tripod!
It’s possible that my former co-worker/mentor Mike Smith was right that if you drink enough caffeine, you jitter fast enough that you appear still. Either way, VR or Image Stabilization rocks!
I love these old WPA Bubblers.
A guy can dream, can’t he?
There’s a reason to get up at 4:45am, you get to see this!
For your High Lo’s, hop on over to the site of the new Guthrie Theater and look up.
I’m itching to get back there, I took this when I was down to see the bridge with my friend Chris. We stopped by to visit his sister-in-law Amy who sells yummy shortbread and scones at the open-air market there. She said that in the morning, the shadow of the sign hits a red wall behind it in a way that all you can see are the two letters ‘ME.’
Ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? This construction worker at the 35W St. Anthony Bridge construction site takes a moment to check out the crowds watching him. I have a hard time typing when someone is watching me, I can’t imagine working with power tools in the wind 150 feet over the Mississippi River.
What a job! Look at all the cool gear these guys have. Just to the left of the red thing in the bottom left is a patch of gray — that’s the bridge, everything else scaffolding and gear.
Look at all this guy is wearing: a harness, knee pads, gobs of safety gear and a huge tool belt (check out the hammer). For those of us who earn their salt slingin’ bits, a real job like this is pretty impressive.
While I was on the bridge taking yesterday’s shot, a photographer with a better view gave me a friendly wave. This was tricky shot with a 500mm lens, shooting a moving target and being ready to not look at the sun. One of the perks of a point-and-shoot camera is that you can look at the sun — all you are looking at is a little LCD. Not the case with a 500mm SLR, you can burn a hole right through the back of your skull with that thing; so, Heads Up!