Saturday, May 23, 2009

Minneapolis at night

My digital SLR 2 class promised to be more hands on than SLR1. Last week our instructor took us to a slightly sketchy but amazing location to get pictures of Minneapolis at night. The bridge in the pictures is the historical Stone Arch Bridge. It was built in 1883 to allow trains to cross the Mississippi River, but is now a pedestrian/bicycle bridge.
Minneapolis was once called "Flour Milling Capital of the World." It was and is in many cases, home to such companies as Pillsbury, General Mills and Gold Medal Flour. (If you look to the far left you can almost read the GOLD MEDAL FLOUR neon sign.)
While the class was shooting, at least 20 Canadian Geese families with there goslings swam through the bridge. The city and the bridge from the right side.

10 comments:

Smith Family said...

wow, wow, WOW. these are INCREDIBLE!!! i have never been good at landscape and architectural photography, let alone night photography, so i am oogling over these!

Farnsworth Family said...

AMAZING pictures!!!! Nice job!

Heathere Willoughby said...

Wow Monica! I LOVE t hat first one! Great job! Now you'll have to teach me.....

Leigh said...

AMAZING pictures. Awesome job!

Jill said...

The water looks so cool and inviting in the second and the buildings look magestic over the bridge in the thrid. Really beautiful!

Jill said...

How exciting that you have this new amazing talent to document all the great places you adventure to.

Chalece said...

I love the sky in the first shot. I think that now that we have our awesome circular polarizers we should try that shot again! The sky would look even cooler! Great job. I want to see your pics from last night!

i said...

you sure are doing amazing things with your camera!!! beautiful.

Stacie said...

Ooh, you're getting good! I love the color with the contrasts!

The Mortensens said...

WOW monica, those are amazing. I want one to frame and always remember our beautiful Minneapolis! Good job, I can't tell you guys are liking your class!