2013: Weeks #45 Photography

Goodbye week 45.  Short and sweet today – much to do before we depart for some fun.

Here is what I saw through the lens this week.  I will mention one thing – the little old lady in short (November in MN) that just walked right into traffic cracked me up!  Have a great weekend everyone.


2013: Weeks #44 Photography

Another week closer to the end…or good ol 2013.  We saw our first measurable snow this week – ick.  It wasn’t much, but just enough  for people to not utilize common sense.  Wet + <32 = ?  Huh?  I don’t geddit.  It baffles me each year at this time.  There is not atom splitting going on here.

It was entertaining to watch all of the five-O fund-raising this last week.  They have been at it for a few weeks now with a day off here and there to trick those that do not pay attention.  Yep, there are plenty of them too.  They are in the same group as those above.  Cop + speeding = ?  Huh?  I don’t geddit.

It isn’t hideously cold out yet thankfully.  There is still time for that long neglected yard work that should have been done weeks ago.  Finishing coffee and getting dressed to tackle all that super-duper fun joy joy stuff now.  Have a great weekend all.

Here are s few shot from this last week.

2013: Weeks #44 Photography

It was a slow photography week.  I managed a few shots; here they are.  Have a great weekend everyone!

The license plate says it all
Huh?  I've never seen that bread before.
Huh? I’ve never seen that bread before.
From the former rows of corn, a substation under construction appears
From the former rows of corn, a substation under construction appears – Hwy 52
Early morning - St. Paul, MN
Early morning – St. Paul, MN
Customized car emblem - now that is detail.
Customized car emblem – now that is detail.

2013: Weeks #41-43 Photography

It would appear as though I have been slacking a bit on my weekly photography.  That’ll happen when you travel about for an extended period of time capturing several hundred frames nature’s beautiful Autumn spectacle.  It take a bit of time to review and process all that wonderful.

I love the MN North Shore.  I don’t think there is a “bad time” to travel there and photograph lake, waterfalls, rivers, shoreline and numerous other features.  I think the next venture should be during the Winter.  Ice is awesome along the shore.

Here are  my weekly shots from that last few weeks.  More than one of them gave me a chuckle.

2013: Week #40 Photography

The countdown (or count up) to 2014 continues – tic toc tic toc – week 40 has come and gone.  I’ve been playing around in the low light on my morning commutes.  I figure most anyone can take a reasonably sharp picture, so how about a little motion blur and grain.  It isn’t as easy as it sounds.

The Autumn color is arriving and will hopefully be around for a bit.  I am anxious to shot some landscape and time-lapse photography.  This is my favorite time of the year and so far it has been pretty blah.  One more week and it is off to the North Shore though – can’t wait.

Here are my week #40 shots.  Have a great weekend everyone!

2013: Week #39 Photography

Week 39 of 52.  It is hard to believe that there are only 13 more weeks until the new year.  Time flies when you are having fun.  This weeks line up of weekly shots is mostly urban as there isn’t much light to speak of anymore on my commute in.  I shot more so on my commute home, but I still try shots and experiment with different techniques in low light though; post processing can only do so much.

My somewhat off-beat fascination with irrigation systems has spread to alleyways and telephone poles; we’ll see where this goes.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

2013: Week #38 Photography

I hope everyone had a good week and are well into enjoying their weekend.  Cyn and I just finished up some dinner on the patio next to a modest fire in the pit.  I love the chill in the air that Autumn brings.   And now for dessert – chocolate chip cookies – num num num num num num num.  I am going to cookie-monster them up.

This last week was nice.  Mild weather, a full moon and we finally saw some much-needed rain to.  I ran into an expansive farmers market on University Avenue in St. Paul on my way home on Friday.  Fresh vegetables galore!

Ding!  Cookies are done; time to num num num num num num!  Here are my shot from the week.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

2013: Week #37 Photography

This week I was on the road a bit.  St. Cloud on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Albert Lea today.   Windshield time it is often referred; I don’t mind it at all…except for being away from home and traffic and road construction. More often than not it puts me in the vicinity of something interesting to photograph.  Here is my week – a lovely mix of mostly urban, road kill, traffic and some 5-o.

2013: Week #36 Photography

Another week has come and gone.  It was a nice short one with the Holiday on the front end.

Here are some shots from my commute as well as the back yard.  Trying to drink in every second of the nice weather.  Fall is right around the corner and then that extra crappy-cold season will follow.

2013: Week #35 Photography

Dang – this last week was a hot and sticky one.  It wasn’t any fun being outside at all.  The week in winding down along with the temps and dew points and things are looking much better for the immediate future.  Hello long holiday weekend of nice weather.

This week’s mashup of photos feature my usual mixed bag of urban and rural along with some incredible fog that we usually see in August with these nasty temps and dew points.  The American Queen docked in Red Wing today; always some photo ops there.  And per usual, I spied some irrigation to photograph too.  Have a great long holiday weekend everyone!