In an effort to continue my mission to take pictures that are no cliches I photographed the lift bridge from the harbor instead of from the peer during the blue hour instead of at sunrise or in the dark. It has probably been done before but I haven’t seen it. 🙂
Sunrise happens in stages. If you decide to photograph a sunrise stay for the finale. These were all taken without a tripod using my nifty fifty prime lens.
Always fun to photograph the Xcel center at night. In St. Paul of course.
I took this last weekend on my way home from “Hocktoberfest” on West 7th. I like the way the fall leaves look when the street lights shine on them at night.
Once upon a time, like back in 2010 there used to be fireworks in St. Paul to celebrate the 4th of July. The pyrotechnics were launched over the river and people could see them from the parks and the nearby bridges.
That was before a ballpark was built in downtown St. Paul on the lowest piece of land in the city. Now the fireworks are hidden where few can see and enjoy them as they rise up out of the ballpark and are blocked by the downtown buildings.
Never have so few enjoyed public fireworks in St. Paul, and all because we have a downtown ballpark. The river has always been more beautiful and more accessible to more people than the little downtown ballpark and will be there long after the park is gone and replaced with something else.
I’ll be back to get some more pictures of the tree in front of the union depot in St. Paul. It does look better when it is surrounded by snow.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas too.