Sometimes I walk the Minneapolis skyways, especially in the winter. I don’t see any interesting wildlife, but it’s an upbeat experience.Continue reading “Walking the Skyways”
Maybe, like me, you bought a Nikon Z6 in part because it has IBIS, and you had a couple of manual, non-stablilzed lenses to use with it.Continue reading “Z6 IBIS with manual lenses”
It was a very wet year here in Minnesota and that’s good for cattails like this one, opening in November to release its roughly 25,000 seeds.Continue reading “Cattail seeds”
This shiny view of downtown Minneapolis can be had from a spot near the windows in the coffee shop on the 5th floor of the Guthrie Theater, on First Avenue by the river. It’s a place where you can kick back, gaze out of some big glass and feel like you’re a part of the city, but a bit detached.
The current Guthrie was completed in 2006 and is hands down the coolest building in town.
In a previous post I explained why I decided to point my domain to a blog, and put my SmugMug gallery on a subdomain: because that should create better ‘authority’ for my domain, and possibly better indexing and search ranking of my images. And with a pitiful domain authority score of 3, and hardly any indexing, I had nothing to lose.Continue reading “SmugMug via a subdomain”
There’s a great cartoon showing 2 guys standing in front of an obviously very pricey audio system featuring a high end turntable. One says to the other “The things that attracted me to vinyl were the expense and the inconvenience.”Continue reading “Vinyl LP records have magic”
Recently I sat in a downtown coffee shop and flipped open my Windows 10 tablet, thinking I’d start a blog post on a photo topic. Instead, I spent the next 20 minutes futilely trying to connect to the wifi, thrashing in a leghold trap of arcane settings and options nested like Russian dolls.Continue reading “Drawing the curtain on Windows”
Like many photographers, I have a SmugMug gallery, hooked to Google Analytics (GA) for hit tracking. My photos have keywords and descriptions, in the hope that they turn up in Google searches like “Minneapolis photography” or “Minnesota birds”.
And for well over a year, GA consistently told me I’m seen less often than Bigfoot. Basically, it’s crickets.Continue reading “SmugMug and SEO: crickets chirping”
A cold day in November, walking the skyways, crossing over 5th Street and heading into the Soo Line building, I look up at this great downtown view. Not all Minneapolis “skyways” live up to the name and actually let in the sky like this one. An 8mm fisheye lens takes it all in.Continue reading “Soo Line Building from the skyway”
On the bank of the Mississippi, at the north end of the Stone Arch Bridge, right down at the water’s edge.
You can still get to this spot but it’s a bit dodgy these days. There’s no trail leading to it, you have to sort of go where you’re not supposed to, and climb down from the road up above. Empty bottles laying around tell you you’re not the first. My future challenge is to get here late in the evening when downtown is lit up.