August 2013 Archives

Picture of the Day

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A test of dynamic range: from bright sun to deep shade. Not bad for a point-and-shoot camera (Panasonic ZS-19). (click to enlarge)

Family Fun at OMSI

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, in Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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The glow of learning. (click to enlarge)

Happy Birthday

In early July our granddaughter celebrated her 8th birthday. We took her around to some of her favorite places in Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Comfy but spiffy shoes for the day.


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Gift of a tasty birthday tortilla at the Farmers Market.


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Looking for a new dress.


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Shopping for art supplies.


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The end of a fun day,

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Working on Amundson Hall windows. (click to enlarge)

Cranes in WarmTone

The same cranes-against-a-dramatic-sky photos as yesterday, but now converted to monotone and treated with the warm tone settings in Lightroom as used by Brooks Jensen in LensWork. I'm not usually a fan of sepia-like toning, but this is somehow different, and I like it. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Shadows in Hasselmo Hall, University of Minnesota. (click to enlarge)

Cranes in Blue

The cranes around the University of Minnesota campus this summer look dramatic against a blue sky with cirrocumulus clouds. I've tried to heighten the effect by darkening and saturating the sky way beyond realism. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Shoe tree next to Washington Avenue Bridge. (click to enlarge)

Pompeii of the New World

From the exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul: "Around AD 600, ash from a volcanic eruption buried the village of Joya de Cerén, in El Salvador." Here are a couple of details from the wall of a hut that was excavated. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Red, brick, and blue in Dinkytown. The golden arches entrance is around the corner. (click to enlarge)

Crane Variations

Modern post-processing programs such as Perfect Effects and Topaz ReStyle offer some striking possibilities to explore variations to the originally captured scene. Here are some examples. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Barge on the Mississippi River, about to go under the Washington Avenue Bridge connecting the East and West Bank campuses of the University of Minnesota. (click to enlarge)

Colored Glass

Two views of the new glass windows and facade of Amundson Hall at the University of Minnesota. The color changes beautifully depending on whether the building is viewed from the west (top) or east (bottom). Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Full moon rising behind buildings in downtown Saint Paul. This was taken with a Canon G15 with full digital zoom, then cropped heavily (probably 10-15% of original area) in post processing. Hence the dismal technical quality. But I think the image has some interest because of the puzzling juxtapositions. (click to enlarge)

Doorways in Black and White

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Black and white versions of the photos posted yesterday. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Minnesota Science Museum, Saint Paul. (click to enlarge)

Doorways

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In Dinkytown. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Coming to the end of their season. (click to enlarge)

Dinkytown Textures

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In front of Coffman Union, University of Minnesota. (click to enlarge)

Painting with Bricks

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Dinkytown alley, Minneapolis. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Main floor of the Science Museum of Minnesota, from a balcony. (click to enlarge)

Dinkytown Windows

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Picture of the Day

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Corner of the Weisman Art Museum (Frank Gehry, architect) at the University of Minnesota, against an active sky. (click to enlarge)

Dinkytown Doorways

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Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul. (click to enlarge)

Studio Sessions Opening

The last three artists whom I photographed at the "Studio Sessions" opening. Click photos to enlarge them.


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Mary Griep


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Randy Johnson


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Wayne Potratz

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A black and white version - with a little grit added - of the photo of Ginny Beuide from the "Studio Sessions" opening. (click to enlarge)

"Studio Sessions" Artists

Three more photos of artists, their works, and my photos from the 1970s at the "Studio Sessions" exhibition. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Stewart Turnquist


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Carole Fisher


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James Kielkopf

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Another version of the photo of Anthony Caponi, from the "Studio Sessions" opening. (click to enlarge)

Studio Sessions Opening

Last night was the opening of "Studio Sessions", an exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art of photos I had taken in the 1970s of artists working in their studios, along with examples of their work. At the opening, I took photos of some of the artists with their photographs and the piece they put in the exhibition. I'll be posting those photos over the next few days. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Hazel Belvo


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Anthony Caponi


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Ginny Bueide

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Jerry Ott in front of his painting and my photo of him from the 1970s, at my show "Studio Sessions" at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. (click to enlarge)

Dinkytown Bikes

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Another woeful Minnesota M on the neglected side of the Washington Avenue Bridge betwee East and West Banks of the University of Minnesota. (click to enlarge)

Cedar-Riverside Mural

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The Cedar-Riverside murals near the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, which I've been posting for the past several days, are brightly painted and kept up by the Somali community that lives there. Some of the University of Minnesota symbols on the Washington Avenue Bridge leading to the West Bank, however, don't show an equivalent pride.

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Cedar-Riverside Mural

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Part of a mural, Cedar-Riverside district of Minneapolis. (click to enlarge)

Walkers in the City

In the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, which has a large Somali population. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Part of a mural, Cedar Avenue. (click to enlarge)

Signs and Reflections

Storefronts on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Cedar-Riverside wall. (click to enlarge)

Reflections

Shop fronts on Cedar Avenue near the West Bank of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Compare with the pictures posted earlier today - all from the same bulletin board. (click to enlarge)

Campus Advertising

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Happy!


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Maybe not so much.

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Morrill Hall, University of Minnesota. (click to enlarge)

Golden Light

The golden light of late afternoon and early evening is often thought to be the best for landscape and other scenic photography. In some cases, however, this light can be duplicated simply by tweaking the white balance in the camera or in post-processing. As in this example: tweaked version on top, original below. Both nice. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Trailer Hookup

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Newberg, Oregon. (click to enlarge)

Ominous Dolls

Seen in a shop window in the Pearl District, Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Against a wall in the Pearl District, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Old Industrial Buildings

Seen in early evening light from Fields Park in the Pearl District, Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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A picture that I posted yesterday in color, redone here in a dark black and white and cropped to a longer aspect ratio to emphasize my sense of the somber nature of the scene with the abandoned framework and the dark, reflective water. On the Willamette River near Newberg, Oregon.

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Reflections

Reflecting pool, rusted rails, and high-rise in Tanner Springs Park, Pearl District, Portland Oregon. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Decayed posts in the Willamette River near Newberg, Oregon. (click to enlarge)

Canoeing on the Willamette River

From Chehalem Paddle Launch in Newberg, Oregon. Click photos to enlarge them.

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It's dinner time - feed me! Pearl District, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Squash and Peppers

Portland Farmers Market. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Shop window and reflections in Pearl District, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Allium

Portland Farmers Market. Click photos to enlarge them.


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Shop window in the Pearl District, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Purples

Portland Farmers Market. Click photos to enlarge them.

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