Friday, May 3, 2024

In the Garden #24

Reading Place, Winter Garden



In the Garden: Places to Sit (1)
Reading Place, Winter Garden. Nikon F80, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 MACRO, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 ei 800 developed in Diafine.
 
Spring is here and these plants will be going outside soon. The best place to read will go out into the garden with them.
 
-Troy

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Skyway City #28

Over and On


Skyway City: Over 4th street (1)
Over and On. 
Canon A-1, Canon FD 100mm f/2.8 S.S.C., #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
Along with the sun a few of us arrive over and on 4th Street.
 
-Troy

Monday, March 18, 2024

In the Garden #23

Life in the Winter Garden



In the Garden:
Orchid Blossoms (3) (phalaenopsis) Life in the Winter Garden. Nikon F80, Sigma 150MM F/2.8 MACRO, X1 green filter. Kentmere Pan 400 ei800 developed in Diafine.
 
The winter garden, which is mostly in the basement under artificial light, sees the first flowers of the year.
 
-Troy

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Travels #7

The Beach at Flood Bay


Travels: Lake Superior (2) The Beach at Flood Bay.
Nikon F80, Nikon Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Kentmere Pan 400 developed in D-76 1+1.
 
In under three hours you can travel from Minneapolis to the north shore of Lake Superior. That is no time at all to arrive at a place so different from where you live. While there, I like to stand on a beach and contemplate infinity.
 
-Troy

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Skyway City #27

Across From Here


Skyway City: Over Nicollet Mall (1) Across From Here. Canon A-1, Canon FD 100mm f/2.8 S.S.C., #8 (K2) yellow filter. Ilford HP5+ ei 800 developed in Diafine.
 
Another reminder to turn around once in a while. I am usually standing over there, where the figure strides, with the camera facing this way. Today I came to this part of the skyway from the other side. There are photographs across from here.
 
-Troy

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 I 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