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Como Conservatory Sunken Garden

Como Conservatory Sunken Garden

I went to the Como Conservatory to ‘get a little green’ and found that the Sunken Garden is closed for planting. If you ever wondered what it looks like without all the beautiful flowers, well, here you go. You can see the garden with flowers on my buddy Dusty’s site. Fear not, I found plenty to photograph in the rest of the conservatory. Tune in over the coming days to see…

9th Floor of the Guthrie

9th Floor of the Guthrie

One of the best views of Minneapolis is from atop the Guthrie Theater. They have such amazing public spaces there, you don’t need to be going to a show to just go in and walk around. It’s a big modern maze that’s fun to explore, especially at night.

Minnesota Capitol Marble

Minnesota Capitol Marble

I went to the capitol a few days ago with Dan & Rob. The marble staircases are beautiful, but hard to photograph.

It reminds me of something my father told me when I was a pup: The reason government buildings are made of stone is so the loyal subjects can’t burn them down.

Hennepin County Building Atrium

Hennepin County Building Atrium

Factory Doorway

Factory Doorway

November first brings another theme day for the world’s daily photo bloggers. This month’s theme is “Doorway.” Wouldn’t life be better if you had this door? I mean, seriously, what kind of projects could you get done with a garage door like this, a forklift and a freaking overhead crane. I’ve decided that I want an overhead crane for Christmas… Santa? Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Sneaking Around the Capitol at Night

Sneaking Around the Capitol at Night

I went to the Minnesota State Capitol with my friend M Saturday for Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol — a tour of the Capitol building at night, lead by actors telling the history of the building set in the year 1905. Part of the event was that they turned the lights down to “1905 levels” meaning that I shot the whole time at between a third and a twentieth of a second. Hold still! This image was taken with a 10.5mm fish-eye I rented for the weekend.

Cathedral Ceiling

Cathedral Ceiling

Just inside the St. Paul Cathedral on the left, is an amazing prayer room, here’s just the ceiling.

Now Accepting Prayer Requests

Now Accepting Prayer Requests

When I was at the St. Paul Cathedral, Annette from Annette and Walter modeled for this shot. This devotional-candle stand, with so many points of light, was a real challenge: I used an f/1.4 for the shallow depth of field to add emotion and draw the eye to the point of interest.

I’m connected, so if you’d like to submit your prayers in the comments, I will pass them on up!

Inside the St. Paul Cathedral

Inside the St. Paul Cathedral