The Minneapolis Photo-Tour

Laurence, Rod and I went for a little tour of Minneapolis tonight to shoot some photos. I had planned on processing a few images tonight, but ended up processing everything that I will likely want to. I wasn’t going to share these here, but I figured why not…might as well put this blog that nearly no one visits to some good use ๐Ÿ™‚

I highly recommend the Stone-Arch Bridge area if you’ve never been to Minneapolis. The Mill Ruins park is a good place to start, and sunset is a great time to see the sights around this area. We stopped across the way at Tugg’s Bar for a cheeseburger, which was absolutely terrible and decided not to go back out into the cold to shoot some nighttime stuff…After all, we were all exhausted ๐Ÿ™‚

What was and is no longer

It all started here, behind the old Pillsbury building in Minneapolis.


E-17…Nothing to see here, move right along, son.

Monkey Mayhem

Monkey Mayhem…a cool piece of graffiti that I don’t remember being here when I was last in this area…cool colors and design, don’t you think?

A-B-C easy as 1-2-3

Building blocks made of concrete…You have to hit a little walking trail to get to this area…sort of a “park.”

Darkend Arches

My first play around with a ND filter, Cheers Laurence. This is the Stone Arch Bridge as seen from the small “parkish” area beside it. A shorter exposure, I took two of these images and this one is by far my favorite. I like how the ND filter flattens the water and adds a dramatic tone to the sky.

Stone Arch

The other image, this one was exposed 2 minutes longer at F16. I like this image, but I ended up processing the color into it. The prior image was only adjusted for brightness…but either way, I think they are both pretty cool….eh?

Stone Arch Sky

My favorite icon of Minneapolis…Something I’ve shot a few different times, but it never gets old ๐Ÿ™‚

Gold Medal Flour

Gold Medal Flour as the sun hits it in the evening. This is a really cool spot to be in, standing on the bridge and watching the sun set in Minneapolis. This day it created a really cool effect into the clouds behind it.


Pillsbury in the setting sun.

St Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls in the sunset from the Stone-Arch Bridge.

Looking down on the falls

An interesting shot, standing on the Stone-Arch looking down…a sort of accident…I’m sure this will only be “interesting” to me, but I like it, so shutup! ๐Ÿ™‚

Evening on Stone Arch

Lights on Stone-Arch.

There you have it, Minneapolis. A fun shoot and I learned a lot. Catch ya all soon.


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