People keep telling me that they like my sunrise photos because they will never get up and go out to see it. You are missing a gorgeous time of day! The sunrise was just 6:15 today! Nonetheless, enjoy that extra hour of sleep and this photo. This is the Minnesota River valley just west of Cedar Avenue.
I haven’t done one of these in a while. I call them “blackouts”. For some pictures, it really helps to get rid of a distracting background. If I make the background black, then the central image pops. If you look close, you can see how the setting sun lights up the yard.
I went Downtown early because I heard the skyline was lit purple in honor of Prince. All I saw was a thin strip at the top of the IDS and the lights on the Target building. A disappointment! So, I took the opportunity to play with shutter speed. Traffic looks much better like this than down driving in it.
Another grey, damp, busy day. Thank goodness flowers are blooming! Looks to be a beautiful weekend. Hoping that it also means more photo opportunities. Stay tuned.
Trying to send some good mojo to the local hockey team. Four and done in the first round would be very sad.
For those of you that travel Highway 12 west between Dassel and Darwin (guessing that is a very small percentage of you), there is a rest area with a picnic area on top of a hill. I have driven past dozens of times. Today, I stopped. Pretty views from the top of the hill. It will really be beautiful when Spring is sprung and the sky is not battleship grey.
A beautiful day to hike at Fort Snelling State Park. Everything is slowly turning green. Very soon the green of Spring will explode. I do so love this time of year. A reward for enduring winter.