Friday, April 8, 2011
Two baseball related photo of the day posts in a row - it must be Spring. I took a walk down Nicollet Mall and then over to Target Field during my lunch break and even though I wouldn't call myself a sports-fan, it was fun to be around all of the fans excited for opening day. This guy pretty much summed up for me the vibe of the day. It was a gorgeous, 60 degree sunny day with people walking, biking and rickshaw-ing around downtown. I love Minneapolis!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I live across the street from ball diamonds and the sound of the bat hitting a ball is music to my ears after a long, dark winter. I hope to improve my action shots this spring and summer by frequenting the practices and games.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The moment I got off the Metrotransit Bus #156, I knew I needed to take a detour by Armatage Park. A sure sign of spring, I could hear skateboarders and had to see it for myself. I have a special place in my heart for skateboarders because of Scott's time "gettin' rad bustin' fresh moves" such as ollies, rail slides, and kick flips. However, kids these days have it easy. Scott had to scout out buildings, parking lots, staircases, and loading docks for his tricks. He likes to give me tours of all the places he skate boarded in downtown Minneapolis. I also know how to spot anti-skate boarding efforts because of Scott!
By the way, this photo was originally taken by my Canon EOS Rebel T2i. The photos were sent to my gmail account and then uploaded to my iPhone library. I then used Diptic, Labelbox and Instagram iPhone apps to create the final photo. I learned about Diptic and Labelbox from Bari of Live Laugh Run Breathe.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The girl who is second on the left with the green and yellow stripped sock is Lia. She is awesome. I like going to her events and she is kind enough to let me document her in action with my camera. Her volleyball team, Club Sota had a tournament today and I watched them narrowly defeat the Orono Spartans. This is one of their many cheers for certain plays. I played volleyball in junior high and during my freshman and possibly sophomore year of high school. I can still feel those darn kneepads cutting off my circulation. I want to state for the record that I would have never participated in sport if we had to wear shorts like these girls wear. Thankfully I grew up during the era when long, baggy shorts were cool.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Earlier in the week, I noticed that construction had started on the skyway golf course. I went to http://www.skywayopen.org to get the details and marked my calendar for a midday mini photo walk. Over lunch, Erin and I took photos of the hole in the IDS/Macy's skyway that features Grainbelt Beer but after I left work in the afternoon I found my favorite design by far. "Dozens of curious onlookers stopped for a look as they passed hole #6 in City Center. Designed by Ellerbe Becket and built by Kraus-Anderson, the hole featured putter heads connected to beer taps. A well struck ball navigated through a bar filled with empty beer bottles from local brewers.
'What we have here is retro drinko. It gives us a different element to express our creativity. Then you have the bonus of it going to a great cause like the Boys & Girls Club,' Ellerbe Becket designer Steve Gamache said."
Source: Kare11 Putting through: The Boys & Girls Club 'Skyway Open' tees off
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family