Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Minneapolis Video Fun!

This is not a photographic blog entry, but rather, a video I've just created. I thought I'd share it here. I filmed it last winter from the top of the Foshay Tower and the Skyways near Nicollet mall. I hope you enjoy it!

Music Provided by JDSY of Ann Arbor MI.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Minneapolis to St Paul, Light Rail Construction Progress.

Here is a nice vista from a parking ramp, overlooking a bit of light rail Central Corridor construction in Minneapolis.
This Light Rail line will eventually take riders from Minneapolis to Saint Paul and back. It's a pretty big deal. It crosses over the Mississippi via the Washington Ave Bridge, and through the center of the U of M campus. It will continue down University ave.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MCAD Minneapolis Art Bridge Disapproval?

I kinda like how the lines echo the convention center, but it looks like this design is not MCAD student approved!
It's still a nice place to shoot the Minneapolis skyline.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sunset Colors After Rainy Minneapolis

I thought these were pretty nice colors from a great perspective. It had been raining a bit and the Minneapolis streets have a reflective quality to them. The old fashion power line posts also make these classic photographs.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thurston Moore at Varsity Theater, Minneapolis. July 18, 2011

Mr Thurston Moore swung by to play some tunes. I loved the music, but it was extremely hot in the Varsity that night. I was trying to make videos and photos, and I came out with 10 gigs worth of stuff, but none to pro. It was a shake fest!  Great performance though. They  encored with "In Silver Rain with a Paper Key" into Psychic Hearts!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Minneapolis River Skyline at Night

I was trying to get some night shots of the Minneapolis Skyline during a full moon.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Columbia Park Community Gardens. Time to bloom!

Now that the weather will allow it, let's get growing!

There doesn't look to be a ton of urban farming enthusiasts out there.. I wonder what's to become of the community gardens this season. The only website Columbia Park has, hasn't been updated in quite a while. If I remember correctly, you're supposed to donate 15 bucks to the Neighborhood organization to use a plot, but since I can't find them ( I should probably look for them at a Rugby game) I'm going to volunteer and guerrilla garden where I can. And any food produced can be shared with everyone. In my opinion, they should just open the whole project up to volunteers and double the amount of plots. Or just till a larger area of soil.
If anyone knows a link, or can identify the leadership of this project, please let me know.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Night Downtown.

It's a slightly beautiful evening out tonight.
I held office on Nicollet Mall for an hour or so, drinking a Caribou until I felt like venturing onward.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

AT&T Tower Colors

I found this to be an interesting view of color and form at the AT&T Tower.

From Wiki:
The AT&T Tower is a 464-ft tall skyscraper in Minneapolis, located on the corner of Marquette Avenue and 9th Street South.
It was completed in 1991 and has 34 floors.
It houses offices of AT&T, Wachovia Financial, the headquarters of Fair Isaac, the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General, and other tenants.
It is the 14th-tallest building in the city.
A skyway connects the building to the TCF Tower and International Centre.
The Foshay Tower is across the street to the north.
The main floor lobby is shared with the Oracle Centre.
The first and second floors contain restaurants and numerous small shops.

From Ryan Companies (the builders);
Rising 33 stories and marking the Downtown Minneapolis skyline, the AT&T Tower is the third and final phase of Ryan's International Centre development. Featuring green and silver reflective glass, it is a dramatic complement to International Centre I and II that reside next door. Three levels of heated below street parking, complex atriums and skyways intimately link the AT&T Tower with its companion towers. A sense of community and an effective master critical path schedule made it possible to complete this project a month ahead of schedule.

City Of Lakes Care Facility (Abandoned)

The old City Of Lakes Care Facility.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

First Twins Home Game 2011

The seen outside the first Minnesota twins baseball home game of 2011.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Minneapolis Skyline Photography in Photosynth

A fine way to explore my photos has been with Photosynth. The smooth depth of zoom, and the way it gives new perspective to context for each individual photo, is just great.

Enjoy. (Full screen!)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Winter Biking to Glaciers Cafe

A photo from earlier this winter. Glaciers cafe is worth biking to in the winter, you see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nicolette Mall

My city has amazing dynamic range. Minneapolis is a profound visual. Colors, textures, and architecture in mystical balance. Click the image for a clearer view.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

East Minneapolis River Front, Historic Mills District

Here is a shot where you can view every thing from City Hall, to the Guthrie on the river, to the U of M campus in the background. What a great view!

Monday, January 17, 2011

North Minneapolis Sporting Venues

In the foreground is the Target Center, where the Timber-wolves NBA Basket Ball games are played. And behind that is the Minnesota Twins new home for major league baseball, Target Field. I was WAY the heck up there!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

View from Prohibition Bar in Foshay Tower, Minneapolis.

While I was dropping photography work off at the Foshay Tower, I took the opportunity to take some shots from the windows of the Prohibition Bar on the 26th floor. It was fun to have a drink and play with the bars lighting reflections superimposed upon the Minneapolis Skyline.