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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back Alley St. Paul

One cool morning in September, I got up early and wandered around downtown St. Paul.  I found myself exploring alleys, of all places.  Here are a few photos I found interesting.  I hope you enjoy them.

Doors are cool, and this one caught my eye.

At the far end of this alley, something caught my eye.  It's a....


Directly behind me in this shot there was what appeared to be somebody's sleeping quarters for the previous night.  That small corner of pavement also doubled as their toilet and eating area...

I've said it before...  Doors are cool.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Photos

Recently, I brought my camera gear along on a motorcycle ride.  Along the way I found a few stops I considered to be photo-worthy.  The first few pics were taken in Welch MN.  I hope you enjoy the pics.

1958 Chevy - Pauly, this one's for you.

Corn - Lots and lots of corn.  And sky.  And clouds.  And...  some more corn.

This was taken in Hammond MN, a small town along the Zumbro River just north of Rochester.  Several homes in this area were flooded a couple years ago and remain vacant and condemned.  This particular home had a strange feel to it, and I've tried to reflect that feeling in my shot.  As my good friend Steve T. says, "I was here, and it felt like this." I couldn't help but think about the folks who used to live here and the good times they probably had in their home.

The garage behind that home.

Barn located east of Plum City WI

Gratuitous shot of my bike parked in front of the abandoned 1854 Hotel Denniston House in Cassville WI.  I found this during a recent 630 mile motorcycle ride that proved to me once again that I am a very poor estimator as to when I will be home from a ride.

Pollen-harvesting bee at the sunflower in my yard.

Thanks for visiting my photo blog!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Variety

It has been a few months since my last post so I thought now is as good a time as any to get a few more pics out there.  As you can see, there isn't much of a theme to these pictures, just a collection of this-and-that.  The first couple were taken along the Vermillion River in Hastings, and they were processed using some trial software I ran into.  Each of the first two photos started as 3 photos that were merged into one.  The process is called HDR or High Dynamic Range. 

These next two photos were also processed using HDR and were taken in Hastings as well.

This was taken at the Minneapolis Photo Center where I recently took an HDR class.

On March 3rd, I watched some guys I work with play a hockey tournament benefiting cystic fibrosis.  They played 3 games that day.  Just the thought of it makes my legs sore.

Sunset and a planet.