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Senior Portrait Shoot: Evan

This weekend I was out on a Senior High School Portrait shoot with a great young man from Burnsville Highschool, Evan. Evan is a huge sports kid, so much of our task would be to capture his athleticism and his masculinity. Continue reading

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These are the first images from the Eagan Art Festival 2011.

These are hand sculptured, hand painted dolls From Joan Rydberg. These were just amazing to me. It was like they were alive. They were so full of life and energy. Great sculpture work Joan, These dolls stole my heart.
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Strike!!! Classic baseball Image.

One of the all time best shots.. :)
This is a fun shot that gave me an opportunity to work with all the kids. Even the neighbor kids got involved.
The genesis of a picture: This picture originated from a discussion with another flickrite Wans2pics . We were talking about how to do a portrait of a male well. She came up with the idea that it could be an action shot or some shot were the guy was going the thing that he loved. So while this is no longer a portrait, it is a male action shot. There Wanda, the picture is up!!!
How is this done? Take 10 million pictures of a ball coming in and sort through them…lol Or…
Note: Bigger view is now available.
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To see the Set Up
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Orchid Show Como Conservatory

Orchid Show Como Conservatory
Yes it is still possible that spring will come again.
Last weekend my wife and I got out the orchid show at the Como Conservatory in St Paul.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como_Park,_Zoo,_and_Conservatory
It was a wonderful show and I must tell you it was great to get out of the winter cold and into a summery feeling place. There were preparing the conservatory for the Valentines exhibit which I am sure will be incredible. I may have to get out there again to capture some of that beauty.
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Landmark Center St Paul Winter Carnival 2011

Landmark Center St Paul Winter Carnival 2011
The Landmark Center is one of the most recognizable buildings in Minnesota not to mention St Paul, Minnesota. The building has a great history and it is still being used in many interesting ways.
St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center, completed in 1902, originally served as the United States Post Office, Court House, and Custom House for the state of Minnesota. It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, who served as Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1891-92. Edbrooke designed a body of public architecture, much of which, like this structure, was completed after his death in 1896. Landmark Center stands in beautiful Rice Park, now housing an arts and culture center for St. Paul.
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St Paul Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture

The St Paul Winter Carnival ( www.winter-carnival.com/ ) is an annual event showcasing life in Minnesota and the hearty individuals that live here. It is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air and stay sane in the deep Minnesota winters. The ice sculpture event is the event that got me out shooting this particular evening and while I was out I decide to capture the great lights lighting up the night in St. Paul.
This is some of the amazing ice sculpture work. The artistry is amazing.
I love this town!!!
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St Paul Winter Carnival 2011

The St Paul Winter Carnival ( http://www.winter-carnival.com/ ) is an annual event showcasing life in Minnesota and the hearty individuals that live here. It is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air and stay sane in the deep Minnesota winters. The ice sculpture event is the event that got me out shooting this particular evening and while I was out I decide to capture the great lights lighting up the night in St. Paul.
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New York City Skyline : Reflecting Clouds

New York City Skyline : Reflecting Clouds
This was from our family trip to New York city in the summer of 2010. This was one of those perfect days, perfect temperature, perfect conditions and everyone was in a good mood.
I would highly recommend the trip.
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guggenheim museum new york

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as “The Guggenheim”) is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks.
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Photo of the day: Target Field Twins Stadium Memories of Summer

Target Field Twins Stadium Memories of Summer
Take me out to the ball game…
This shot was captured at the Minnesota Twins stadium known as Target Field in Minneapolis Minnesota. This was a great win for Matt Fox’s professional Baseball debut.
I had great fun with the boys and I was able to witness this wonderful sunset.
As Tim would say, “this is quality of life my boys, quality of life.” Thanks Tim and Pat.
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