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The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

This bridge is on the western side of Lake of the Isles and signals the entrance to the long channel to Cedar Lake.

Lake Calhoun Bike Tunnel Flooded

Lake Calhoun Bike Tunnel Flooded

High water at Lake Calhoun. And it’s raining again, right now. Just saw a pair of elephants and a pair of giraffes walk by, not sure where they are headed…

Recycled Flooding

Recycled Flooding

This image is similar to the last one, but I like the composition of both of them so there you go. That’s Raspberry Island in the middle of Lake of the Isles in the background. The waters haven’t receded yet, the lakes are very, very full still.

Flooded Bench, Lake of the Isles

Flooded Bench, Lake of the Isles

The Lakes are ridiculously full from all the rain so far this summer. This bench is across the path from the lake… normally. The upside is that everything is really really green.

Morning on Lake of the Isles

Morning on Lake of the Isles

A beautiful morning on Lake of the Isles, from off shore of Raspberry Island.

Infrared Sunrise with Biker

Infrared Sunrise with Biker

The retaining wall made of railroad ties caught my eye first, but the brilliant firery sunrise-laden infrared trees needed to be in the scene too. Add one biker and boom, composition complete.

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Kayakers in Minneapolis

Infrared Skyline of Minneapolis from Lake of the Isles.

Lake of the Isles Infrared Sunrise

Lake of the Isles Infrared Sunrise

This week of the 100 Post Challenge, I will be sharing one of my favorite alternative views of reality, Infrared. This was taken from the dock, just down hill and to the west of Saturday’s photo. Infrared is the light just beyond our vision of the red scale. Many animals can see it, including birds. Trees reflect it and the sky, being blue, shows up as black. It’s a beautiful, other-worldly look to me.
Yes, it’s a special camera.

Early Morning, Lake of the Isles

Early Morning, Lake of the Isles

A quiet morning over Lake of the Isles. One of my favorite things about living in Uptown is this beautiful lake. This is the view from the bridge on the South end of the lake, near the dog park.

Today is Day 2 of the 100 Post Challenge that I am sharing with my friends  Dan & Rob. Part of the project is that I am rebuilding Mitchster.com with a whole new design and focus. Unfortunately I need to manually move all the photos. I’m on number 165 0f 1,167. I hope to have it done soon, so stay tuned!

100 Posts Begins Today!

100 Posts Begins Today!

And so it begins. Today I am starting a challenge, to post 100 photos before the end of the year. I started this photoblog almost 6 years ago. A few days ago, I was out shooting with my buddies Rob & Dan. We were discussing the blogs and decided to challenge ourselves. It works out that if we post every day except Sunday, starting today, the 100th post will be on Dec 31st. This is the most dramatic 100 days as far as scenery change goes in Minneapolis, I hope you will join me for the ride.

Like all good adventures, this one is starting out imperfectly. Rob is a few days ahead of schedule and Dan is having engine troubles back at the gate. I’m planning on rebuilding my site in the middle of the challenge, so keep an eye out for dramatic changes to the site. And if you don’t see them, please, encourage me to get it done, it should be pretty impressive if I can pull it off!