Saturday, February 17, 2024

Skyway City #26

Over and Back


Skyway City: Over 7th Street (5) Over and Back. Nikon F80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
 
I want to look at some more interior views. There are quite a few skyway bridges over 7th Street. I will get onto another street soon, but on the way there I’m going back over this one once more.
 
-Troy

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Travels #6

Glensheen Appears


Travels: In the Woods Glensheen Appears. Nikon N80, Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Ilford HP5+ ei 1,000 developed in Diafine.
 
Touring the Congdon Estate on the shore of Lake Superior, Erin and I walked down to the water to look at the boathouse. Afterwards we hiked back up along Tischer Creek. At this point in the hike Glensheen appeared over the opposite creek bank, framed by trees and looking fairytale-esque, a mansion rising from wilderness.
 
-Troy

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Travels #5

Before Morning, Two Harbors




Travels: Lake Superior (1)
Before Morning, Two Harbors. Nikon F80, 
Nikon Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
I have many photographs of Lake Superior and really need to look through them to see what is there. Let’s start with this one, made over New Year’s weekend.
 
-Troy


Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Skyway City #25

Dayton’s



Skyway City: Over 8th Street (1) Dayton’s. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 55MM f/2.8, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
 
Dayton’s is sort of back. The building is refurbished and being used again, office space mostly. There were grand plans for public spaces before the pandemic but those changed and we will take what we can get and that has been a Christmas market that gets better every year. This year it filled the skyways with shoppers toting paper Dayton’s handle bags. That bit of nostalgia made my Christmas a little bit more merry.
 
-Troy

Monday, December 25, 2023

Skyway City #24

Quiet Winter


Skyway City: Between 4th and 5th Streets (1) Quiet Winter. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f/2.8, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
 
Winter has been quiet here this year. It's barely shown up. There has been no more snow than the dusting in this photo, and it's been warm. It is raining on this Christmas day.
 
-Troy

Sunday, November 26, 2023

In the Garden #22

Fall Back




In the Garden: Seedhead
(Clematis x jackmanii) Fall Back. Nikon N80, Sigma 150MM F/2.8 MACRO, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
 
We’ve had a long autumn. It has kept us out in the garden for a few extra weeks but now the clocks have turned back and it is dark and it is getting cold.
 
-Troy


Friday, November 17, 2023

Skyway City #23

Around the Clock




Skyway City: On 5th Street
(1) Around the Clock. 
Canon AE-1p, Canon FD 100mm f/2.8 S.S.C., #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
This is a good corner for photographs. It has skyways, office towers, old buildings turned into apartments and hotels, trains and cars and pedestrians on the same street. A lot going on around the clock.
 
-Troy


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

In the Garden #21

Looking Back Again

  
In the Garden: Elephant Ears (2) (Colocasia esculenta) Looking Back Again. Nikon N80, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 MACRO, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Diafine.
 
I saw another photo while making “Looking Back”. Twenty frames later, and after changing from a 17mm lens to a 150mm lens, I came back to that spot in the garden and made this one.
 
-Troy

Monday, November 6, 2023

In the Garden #20

Looking Back



In the Garden: Hostas, Elephant Ears, Rue and Others
Looking Back. 
Nikon N80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Diafine.
 
We have reached the end of the garden season in Minneapolis. It was a good one. The frost came late. I am looking back at old garden photographs and like this one. The photo is full of light and energy.

-Troy

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Skyway City #22

Bridge into Morning


Skyway City: Over Third Avenue (1) Bridge into Morning. Nikon F80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
 
Continuing the inside views. Over Third Avenue, a few steps through the skyway doors, I have stopped to make a photograph. A fellow early morning walker approaches from the other side.
 
-Troy

Monday, October 16, 2023

In the Garden #19

Autumn Rain



In the Garden: Canna Lily (2)
(Canna) Autumn Rain. Canon AE-1p, Vivitar 2X Macro Focusing Teleconverter, Canon FDn 50mm f/1.8, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
The end of summer is hectic here. Putting the garden to bed and bringing the potted plants inside for the winter is a race against cold weather and frost. Rainstorms force breaks from the work and those are welcome times to stop and enjoy the autumn garden.
 
-Troy

Friday, September 29, 2023

Skyway City #21

Bringing the Books



Skyway City: Library Lobby (3)
Bringing the Books. Nikon N80, Sigma 85MM f/1.4 DG HSM, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
I am in a skyway window, across Nicollet Mall from the library, looking through the lens to compose this photograph. The figure at the bottom rolls a cart of books across the frame.
 
-Troy

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Skyway City #20

Over Minneapolis



Skyway City: Over 7th Street (4)
Over Minneapolis.
Nikon F80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
 
Heading toward Third Avenue where the city loosens up around a couple of green spaces. There are trees, vistas.
 
-Troy

Monday, September 18, 2023

Travels #4

Cliff Dwellers, Saint Louis River


Travels: Jay Cooke State Park Cliff Dwellers, Saint Louis River. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 150mm f/3.5 N, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
 
The midday light wasn’t working for photography at the bottom of the river gorge. I turned around to hike back up and found it to be perfect for the trees at the top.
 
-Troy

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

In the Garden #18

First Bloom, Queen of the Night


In the Garden: Night-Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) First Bloom, Queen of the Night. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 150mm f/3.5 N, +1 close-up filter, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
 
I have read that a Night-Blooming Cereus takes seven years to mature and bloom. Erin and I were trying to remember how old this one is and 7 seems about right. Another name for these plants is Queen of the Night. That seems about right too.
 
-Troy

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Skyway City #19

Turned Around



Skyway City: Over Sixth Street (3) Turned Around. Nikon F80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
 
This is the view through the skyway bridge in #18 after walking to the other side, the sunny side on that day, and turning around.
 
-Troy

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Skyway City #18

In the System


Skyway City: Over Sixth Street (2) In the System. Nikon F80, Tokina AT-X Pro 17mm f/3.5, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
 
We call it the Minneapolis Skyway System. Nine and a half miles of enclosed walkways. Heated in the winter, cooled in the summer. Let’s step inside.
 
-Troy

Monday, August 28, 2023

In the Garden #17

Prairie to Garden


In the Garden: Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Prairie to Garden. Nikon N80, Sigma 150MM f/2.8 MACRO, X1 green filter. Fomapan 200 developed in Diafine.
 
A spectacular native of Minnesota’s prairies. This plant has the best common name in the garden.
 
-Troy