Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 - Top 10

I think 2007 was a pretty good year for me with my camera. Here are 10 of my Uptown Minneapolis favorites from the year in no particular order:


Rabbits On A Pole 1072


Tree 2688


Uptown BW 0344


Reflection 3451


Prints 2878


Incognito 4494


Fall Reflections 4158


Fall Reflections 4201


Meters 0653


Fifth Element 2428

I took all these photos with a Rebel XTi and a 50mm lens.

Happy New Year everyone! I'm off to party. Cheers!

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Stop sign near Lake Calhoun...

STOP 4945

Friday, December 21, 2007


No, I did fly to Miami for this shot. Resaurant Miami is located at 913 West Lake Street in South Minneapolis. So what's is like? Feels like you're in a small club back in '82 or so. Some of the tables have phones so if you want to call other tables you can. They also have Pac-Man. This isn't really a review just a heads up on what it's like in general...


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Running Lake Calhoun Winter

Even though the sun was setting in the background I feel like black and white was a better choice here...

Lake Calhoun Winter 4728

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bl@ck Coffee Goes Downtown

I took the 6 downtown the other day which is really nothing new but I actually brought my camera with me which is new. Here's some photos from inside Gaviidae Common...

Gaviidae Common 4824

Gaviidae Common 4812

Gaviidae Common 4827

I met up with some other local photogs, walked around outside for a while, and took some more photos...

Downtown Minneapolis 4845

A Late Night Snack 4839

Clown 4835

Then we all hit up the Holidazzle Parade for some long exposure goodness...

smcgee Holidazzle 4884

Holidazzle Parade 8476

Holidazzle Parade 8472

Holidazzle Parade 8480

Good times were had by all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Photog

I was taking photos and it was almost dark when I spotted another photog chasing the sunset over Calhoun. I didn't get his name but I did tell him about flickr...

The Photog 4734

Monday, December 10, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Statue B&W

Light and shadows fall upon a statue off Hennepin...

Statue 4548

For more information and photos of this statue click here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Shadows & Red

This photo is kind of busy which I don't really like but I do like the shadows...

Shadows And Red 4541

Friday, November 30, 2007

Calhoun Square - Uptown II

This photo was an accident. I set the camera to portrait but the arm on my tripod was a little loose and my camera started slowly heading down to landscape. I decided to crop the photo and make the most it. Not bad really...

Calhoun Square Crop 4614

Here's another shot of Calhoun Square. No Mistake this time except I probably should have turned the camera to the left a little to include more of the starburst...

Calhoun Square Uptown 4613

Gummi Bears

Hungry? I noticed some Gummi bears stuck to a pole across the street from the CC Club. If you hurry, they might still be there...

Gummi Bears 4575

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Empty Guinness Bottle

I'm a Guinness fan, especially in the Fall and Winter. That's when dark beer taste even better IMO. I also like taking pictures of empty bottles and cans left on the street. So naturally this worked out great for me...

Guinness 4536

Did you know Draught Guinness actually has fewer calories than most other premium beers and lagers. Less alcohol content too.

Related link...Miller Lite can on Fremont.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Calhoun Square - Uptown

I'm posting twice today for a couple reasons:

1.) I currently have a lot of photos that I haven't posted yet

2.) I just bought a new lens

After tons of research and much thought I decided to go with the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. Here's a sample pic at 17mm...

Calhoun Square Uptown 4611

I still have a lot of 50mm pics to upload but the bottom line is you can expect to see a lot more wide angle photos here at the Uptown Mpls Blog.

Light On Hennepin

Sometimes the lighting is just right...

Light On Hennepin 4554

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Return

It was getting cold and dark along the greenway...

The Return 4496

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lake Street Alley

The steam lured me down the alley...

Lake Street Alley 4480

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


At first a man thought he had options...

Options 4515

then, before he new it, he was stuck...

No Escape 4516

These photos were taken outside of Fifth Element. The face on the stickers belongs to Kansas City native Mac Lethal.