Broken

January 25, 2015 § 1 Comment

Old Man River, broken up.

Broken up river

One Tree

December 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

Lots of lights, misty evening, Summit Avenue:

Lights

Intersection: Seventh Street East and North Wacouta Street, St. Paul

November 18, 2014 § 2 Comments

After a lunch date at the Buttered Tin with a dear friend, I stepped out and was reminded how photogenic Lowertown St. Paul is. Its energy, mixed architecture, local color, and meshing of the low with the high brow satisfies the eyes and kisses the soul.

Intersection: Prior Avenue North and Feronia Avenue, St. Paul

November 14, 2014 § 6 Comments

The days are shorter and colder. My stamina for standing outside for long periods of time looking for the perfect photo op is waning with the light. However, intersection montages continue to pique my interest, and usually don’t require more than 10-15 minutes of exposing my camera and bare fingers to the elements.

Today’s travels took me to a St. Paul intersection in a neighborhood that borders Interstate 94. It’s a mixed area bursting with old buildings, industrial warehouses and businesses, and grand Victorians and pre-war homes tucked away from the main traffic. The side streets curve and slope, keeping you guessing what’s around each corner.

I stopped at this particular intersection because I liked the light reflecting off the windows of a restored brick building and the Rothko-esque graffiti spray painted on the nearby railroad overpass.

Sundown

Sundown

Three Buildings

November 13, 2014 § 1 Comment

I was parked illegally and an officer was edging up the street ticketing vehicles. That meant I had only a few minutes to duck into this Lowertown alley and snap a few shots of several older buildings. The photo below is the only one I liked.

It was a nice sheltered space to take photographs on a day when the temperatures hovered in the 20s and felt much colder.

Experimental

October 26, 2014 § 3 Comments

Playing around with focus, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in the worst possible way, but it works for me.

Flags

Flags

Parking in rear

Parking in rear

House

House

Roy G. Biv: Indigo

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

What best defines indigo? Bluish-purple? Purplish-blue? I don’t quite know. A search on Google pulls up multiple hues of each. Ultimately, I chose to use Crayola’s definition as a guide.

Most of the photos were taken today throughout St. Paul and on Minneapolis’s Franklin Avenue.

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