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.
In the Garden: Hostas, Elephant Ears, Rue and OthersLooking 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.
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.
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.
Skyway City: Over LaSalle Avenue (1)In the Propylaeum. Nikon N80, Nikon Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 200 developed in Diafine.
I had to look that word up, propylaeum. Here is another kind of downtown Minneapolis response to weather. Cover the sidewalk from the tower to the street. It keeps the snow and ice and rain away from the front entrance. This one has a skyway going through it. A nice perch for making a photograph.
Skyway City: Library Lobby (2) Light on Three. Nikon N80, Sigma 85MM F/1.4, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
You never know how you will catch light moving through this magnificent lobby. On this day, I arrived before the library opened. The electric lights were turned off. The sun was shining primarily on the third floor but had begun to sneak down the stairs toward the second.
Skyway City: Pillsbury Tower Lobby (1) Summer Sun. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 45mm f/2.8 N, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
The downtown street grid in Minneapolis is oriented to the Mississippi River, not the compass. As the sun moves through the seasons it turns the street corners and photographs appear and disappear as the months go by.