Welcome to one way I share my photography hobby. With a nod to Margaret Wolfe Hungerford who said, Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder, my goal is to take pictures that have feeling. My hope is that the viewer will perhaps connect with a photo or two on some level. Click on the image to view it in a larger size on a separate page.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Seasons Change

Welcome to my photo blog. This month I've put together a few fall shots and mixed them with a few wintery scenes. 


Watercolor and a Line




On Golden Pond

Mears Park

Stranger in the Night--Dark Alley in Saint Paul

One-Eighty East Kellogg

That's all from the road. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Twin Cities Nights

As Summer makes an exit and Fall ushers in earlier sunset times, a man's fancy turns to.... night photography. Here are a few shots I've taken in St. Paul and Minneapolis over the past year. A couple of the St. Paul shots, starting with this first one, were taken last Winter. This first one was taken from Mounds Park on the night when the Holiday Train made it's yearly appearance.

These next few shots were taken this Fall during a period when Warner Road was closed due to the threat of flooding.

Nothing special about this shot, but I DID work here at the St. Paul Post Office for 11 years, so I thought it deserved a pic.

Sibley Street and Warner Road, facing the river. Cool yellow lights!

Rice Park looking towards the St. Paul Hotel in February 2009. 

Westward now to the cool city lights of Minneapolis

This shot was taken a few nights ago, standing under and between the spans of the new 35W bridge. The bright "legs" on the wall, extending down from the blue sculpture at the north end of the bridge are cast from the bright lights on the bridge.

Here, I'm still standing in the same place, under the bridge, only I turned about 180 degrees to shoot the bridge span as it crosses the river.

This shot is from the deck of the Stone Arch Bridge. Thanks for checking out my Blog!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Early Fall Ride Photos

Sunnyside School 1873. I have ridden by this school several times this year thinking I'd like to get a few shots of it. Finally, I made it. I can't find much historical info about it, but it's located on Hwy 10 just West of Ellsworth WI. 

A peak inside the window shows there is what appears to be stamped tin on the wall above the doorways. This would be a neat place to be able to walk around in.

View of Sunnyside School from the cemetery across the road.

Vermillion Falls in Hastings MN. There has been a lot of rain lately, and the rivers in MN are cresting at levels near or above the spring floods. The Vermillion River is no exception, making the falls something to see.

Vermillion Falls Park. The steps leading from the roar of the falls.

It's been a while since I've taken any pics of the Hastings Bridge--okay, it hasn't been that long. But, the Mississippi wasn't nearly as high in August as it is now.

Red Barn near Maiden Rock WI.

Much closer to home at the Ravine Park in Washington County. The dock leading onto a small little lake.

I disturbed this fella several times in Grey Cloud Island the other day. He was hanging around a small bridge where the water is flowing fast from one section into another, probably looking for food to float up in the rapids. 

That's all from the road this time around! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer Days and The River

This was taken in my back yard after I looked into exactly why our dogs were barking up the tree...

The Hastings Bridge. Soon (use your own definition of "soon") to be taken down and replaced with bigger and better.

Another shot from the dark underbelly of the Hastings Bridge.

Yes, it's been patched up a few times. Yes, it's missing a few truss bolts. It has symmetry, so what's the problem?

This is a much newer bridge leading from Minnesota into Osceola Wisconsin. On a recent motorcycle ride with my buddy, Steve, we stopped here for a few photos. The St. Croix River is pretty quiet here, compared to how wild and frothy it is just upstream after rolling over the St. Croix Falls.

I was on a recent ride--on the John Deere that is, when this fella dropped by to admire our perennials.

A very photogenic lad indeed, and he didn't seem to mind a bit that the lawn was not getting mowed.

This was taken at Point Douglas Park on a very foggy morning. Yes, there is a bridge very nearby. No, I didn't take any pictures of it. (Steve did though).

Nugget Lake, located near Plum City Wisconsin.

A picture of cool, if not angry, looking clouds taken from my back yard.