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Mighty Mississippi crashing over Saint Anthony Falls

Mightly Mississippi crashing over Saint Anthony Falls

I love this wall, it’s the river side of the Minneapolis Locks.

Cadillac with Bullethole

Cadilac with Bullet Hole

Welcome to farm country. Everything has a bullet hole in it. I love the flying-lady hood ornament, I think this might be a 1954 Cadillac Eldorado, but that’s just a guess. Any Ideas? Leave me a comment!

Poor Lost Studebaker

Poor Lost Studebaker

This was a fun image to process, the weathering of the car was so interesting that I had to go B&W and crank up the contrast to show all the texture. What I like about shooting digital and converting to B&W is that you can adjust each color’s luminosity and saturation thereby changing what shows, for example, I adjusted the red (rust) to go black and the blue of the car to go white.

I found this little guy in the lot of a small repair shop along I94 while helping my friend Crystal pick up her new (to her) Ranger. I didn’t notice until I was processing the image that the truck in the background says ‘Daggett’ — my friend Doug Daggett is running for congress.

Coon Rapids Dam with Ice

Coon Rapids Dam with Ice

A tight view of the Coon Rapids Dam from downstream. The dam bridge is still closed, no crossing over from the free lot on the west side.

Pushboat Operations on the Mississippi

Pushboat Operations on the Mississippi

After setting up a shot of this mooring chain and the barges behind it, I was set upon by this pushboat and it’s crew. I had no idea they were coming, just one of those joyful coincidences of a daily photographer.

Fireball How-to

Fireball How-to

Behind the scenes of the Dragon Ball photo shoot, you can see Preston and Nick assembling the elements of light. Preston (on the left) is igniting a flammable substance from a can (I know what it was, but in the interests of responsibility, I’m not telling you) and Nick is waving a cool blue light stick to create a ‘force field’ then posing for the strobe light. You can see what the image is supposed to look like by checking out the photos taken by 2 dozen + other photographers that were there (on the far side of the action).

Fireball Location

Fireball Location

Here’s a wide-angle behind the scene view of the ‘LOW LIGHT SERIES – Light Painting! (Fire Breathing Dragons, Lasers, and Magic!)’ photo shoot the other night that my past few photos are from.

Post Industrial Orb of Fire

Post Industrial Orb of Fire

Here is another ‘Orb of Fire’ from the Photography Meetup Group, similar to the one from Friday, this one has the fire interacting with the environment more. I love the way the sparks are hitting the ground in the bottom right of the image.

Fireball One - In the River

Fireball One – In the River

I attended a Meetup Group last night titled: LOW LIGHT SERIES – Light Painting! (Fire Breathing Dragons, Lasers, and Magic!). It was a lot of fun, I learned a few tricks and got some great shots! Here’s ‘The Orb of Light’ in the river. More fire to come…

Railroad Graffiti with Fall Foliage

Railroad Graffiti with Fall Foliage

The layers of Graffiti on this car fit in well with the fall foliage in the background. A little more rail yard fun in East Saint Paul.