February 29th- Leap Day

Did you know that if we did not have Leap Day that in 100 years our calendar would be a MONTH off?  I like the thought of getting an extra day to play with, but I wish I would have been able to do something more fun and spontanious than work.

More images are in the works to be posted.  Last night I was at the Mall of America for a free show from KTIS with Kutless who released their new album Believer.  I picked it up before I left, it’s pretty good!  I also picked up their album Strong Tower because I LOVE the design of the cover.  Leave it to a designer to pick an album by the cover rather than looking for their favorite songs :)

Project 366- February 5th

Game Day!

I’m not much for football, but I did think Papa John’s marketing campaign was quite genius this year for the “Big Game”.

They had people vote on if heads or tails would be tossed at the beginning of the game and if America was correct, everyone would get a free pizza and a pop.  Game time arrived and they guessed correctly- Heads!  I spun this quarter to get something interesting for today.

Project 366- February 4th

Today I had two things in mind for my photo of the day.  Hudson was hosting their annual Hot Air Affair and the balloons were set to launch at 7:30 am.  I woke up at about 5:45 to get there in time and checked their Facebook page.  Unfortunately, the weather would no permit a launch.  When I did eventually wake up it was nearly a winter wonderland outside!  Of course I got in my vehicle and went for a drive with my camera.  I took quite a few images and couldn’t get over the almost spiked frost on the trees.  At night, Chad and I were all set to go to the World’s Toughest Rodeo which I had won tickets for on K102.  I was all set with my larger lens all wrapped up and my little lens attached to the camera.  When we got to the gate they said that “professional” camera were not allowed.  I was given the choice to either bring it back to the vehicle or check it at their desk.  Poor Chad ended up bringing it back to the vehicle for me because there was no way I would check my camera.

Project 366- February 2nd

One of the main reasons we chose the house that we did was because it already had color on the walls.  Granted, the color showing in this image is much more vibrant than it is in real life.

As I was deciding on what today’s shot should be, I noticed how the floor lamps were casting some fun shadows on the wall.

Published Works- Lakes Area Review

I was lucky enough to have another featured article in a newspaper from back home today!  I really appreciate all of the kind words that I have received from it.  I have attached the article courtesy of the Lakes Area Review.  Click on the image to the left to view the article larger.

Having the opportunity to share my images with more people is one of the goals that I am striving for.  I put many hours into photographing for the year and did not want it to end up sitting on my hard drive.

 

Project 366- February 1

As my parents are lucky enough to be in Cozumel right now, I really wanted to shoot something that made me think of warm weather.  Honestly, we have been really lucky in Minnesota thus far this year, but I can still dream of the Caribbean.

After work, I stopped at Coborns to pick up the perfect pineapple.  In case you did not know, the pineapple is a symbol for hospitality.  See the link below for more.

If you tour Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth they will point out many of the pineapples worked into the decor.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_origin_of_the_pineapple_as_a_symbol_of_hospitality

Project 366- January 31

One of my many joys at work is watching the squirrels chase each other jumping from tree to tree and to the roof.  I almost feel as though I’m Milton from the movie The Office, but in my life, the squirrels are not married and I do not have a red Swingline stapler.  :)