Last week Thursday and Friday were beautiful days here, sunny and in the 80s. On Friday I headed down to Lake Calhoun with my camera and watched the tall grass near the water blowing in the soft breeze, the buoys bobbing up and down gently in the water and the little children playing on the…
Like a Lion
The old weather proverb about March says that it is “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” In many places this is true, but in Minnesota, not so much. The lion is still roaring, and we’re expected to end the month with wind, rain and snow.
I have to admit I’ve done very little to keep myself in shape since the cold weather hit, and I know that I’m going to regret my slacking this spring when I get on the bike for the first time, so I’ve decided to make March my basebuilding month. I’m working to build strength to…
In Anticipation of the Thaw
There’s no place to find color like an art store. Each color is named, categorized, and labeled in each medium, and displayed in little cases like candy at the corner store. This weekend I found my color in the colored pencils – the greens I long to see out my window, the colors of Spring.…
Seeing the Light
The more I learn about lighting theory, the more I notice lighting and it’s influence on what I see. I notice the color of the natural light, and how it changes throughout the day. I notice how light elucidates texture when the sun is low on the horizon, and often hides it when the sun…
In an effort to decrease my rampant spending at Barnes and Noble I stopped by the local branch of the Minneapolis Public Library on Friday to get a library card. This was the first time that I went to the public library since I was a child, and things sure have changed. The old system…
Taking the Long Way
When I finished my work contract last July, I was exhausted. I was completely burnt out from the weeks over the winter where I had worked 60 hours a week, working evenings and weekends to make the project a success. But in the end, it wasn’t a success. Facing funding issues, the project was taken…
Why Do a Daily Photo Project?
I’m sure some of you are wondering why I would want to take a photo every day as a project. It seems a bit daunting and stressful. What’s really the upside if you take on the stress? Well, I will tell you. For me, there are a number of benefits. The first is that the…
I’ve had a headache all day. I woke up with it this morning, but it went a way for a little bit and came back with a vengeance after breakfast. Two Advil and three glasses of water later, I was on the couch under a blanket trying to shield my eyes from the light that…