Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A snow storm that just wasn't!

So last week we had a snowstorm here in Minneapolis, and although we got cold weather, 4-5 inches of snow, and winds, it just wasn't the blast some were expecting.

That said, let's take a look back at what happened in 2008, which was around this time or so, but a lot worse, more snow, just as cold, and more windy!

Before we get into the pictures, they are all shot on film, back on 12/14/2008 - which is a year ago or so - I pushed delta 400 to around 1600 in camera on my RB67, scanned it, and then worked with it in Photoshop. I'm not a purist, just an artist using all the tools open to him.

So the first step of the night was to walk around outside, and stop by the bar... Or at least the way I'm telling it today was I walked around and first stopped by the bar for a drink - it was cold out!

From there I took a walk down to the interstate 94 tunnel, and took a few pictures. I did want to get a shot of the cherry and the spoon however the light just wasn't great for it.

Now after that I think I went to the bar again, because it was cold and getting late around midnight. However, it turns out I couldn't sleep as the thought of taking a few more pictures was too much, so at about 4am I got up, got in the car, and ventured out into the un-plowed city.

It's funny, but on the way there was this Jeep off the side of a street... Funny because it wasn't really slippery there, I was in a Jeep and was fine, and I had no idea how that person managed to do that - other than maybe they were drinking - who knows!

So my goal of the night was to get down by the 3rd ave bridge, Stone Arch bridge, and the view of downtown from that side. Which, other than being cold, was pretty fun and I got some really cool images - as seen below.

Again, taken pushing 400 speed film to iso1600, scanning, and not staying there for a while since it was -4 below and around 4am.

And finally, I just love this shot, and it makes me feel cold every time I view it! Now, I did try getting a picture of the Hennipen bridge, but at that point my camera back messed up a bit and I wasn't about to re-load more film in the cold.

1 comment:

  1. I think I like your street photography and landscape stuff the best. Not because your other stuff isn't good, it's more to do with the fact that you can see more personal touch applied to a person's personal work than with their regular stuff. A different angle, a different perspective, a different side of their skill. Incredible skill, but different.