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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Return

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

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Lake Street Alley

The steam lured me down the alley...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007


At first a man thought he had options...

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

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sassy & Chic

I was walking down Lake Street the other day and I came across a rather unusual Nissan pickup...


Then I saw something that I've never seen before. A creative solution to broken side mirror...

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Monday, November 19, 2007


I think mannequins are an excellent subject for photograhy. I found this guy in a window off Lyndale. I like the way the mouth turned out in these. Rather Matrix like eh...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Missing Shoe

I was walking down the street the other day and found a shoe. It was at 27th and Hennepin in case you're looking for it...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy Recycle

Happy recycle garbage cans located around uptown. Sepia toned...

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Mild color...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lake of the Isles - Minneapolis Skyline

This was taken about a month ago. As I ran around the lake yesterday, I noticed most of the color is gone. The trees don't look like this anymore...

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Friday, November 09, 2007


An airplane flew overhead the other day and I couln't help but fix my lens on the contrail...

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This photo looks like a gigantic math problem to me...

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I used the "clear picture style" here but I had to take the contrast and saturation way down to get the results I wanted. I have mixed feelings about clear picture style...

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Sky line, tree line...

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Under The Bridge - Looking Back

The way natural light slides under this bridge is really quite amazing...

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