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September 9, 2008

Halfway on the Eklutna Twin Peaks Trail

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CameraKonica Minolta MAXXUM 7D
Lens (35mm Equiv.)Minolta 24mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm (42 mm)
Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ ApertureAperture priority / 1/200 s @ f/5.6
Metering w/Adj. @ ISOPattern w/0.00 eV @ 100

Part of a series on last week's trip to Alaska.

This is halfway up the beautiful Twin Peaks Trail at Eklutna, part of Chugach State Park in Alaska. The trail takes you up through a beautiful alpine and coniferous forest; and it even passes by a very spooky abandoned car on the mountainside that looks like it has been there for decades. How it got there is a mystery to me.

 

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Minnesota State Fair Sky Ride

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CameraCanon PowerShot G9
Lens (35mm Equiv.)Canon 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 IS (17mm)
Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ ApertureAperture Priority / 1/500sec @ f/4.5
Metering w/Adj. @ ISOEvaluative w/0.0 EV @ ISO 100

I took this photo while I was riding with Mom on the "Sky Ride" at the Minnesota State Fair—the relative new comer to fairgrounds gondola transport.

The Sky Ride is pretty neat as it goes over the business-end of the fair. Instead of going over the food stalls, TV and radio station booths you are given views of farm equipment and shiny new pickup trucks.

I think this view of the Minnesota State Fair sums it up well: in the picture you can see tractors, pronto pups, and the giant wind turbine blade jutting out from the pavilion of the ecology building.

 

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September 8, 2008

'Chicken' by Chanel

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CameraCanon PowerShot G9
Lens (35mm Equiv.)Canon 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 IS (7.4mm)
Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ ApertureAperture Priority / 1/60sec @ f/3.2
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This is one fashionable rooster.

 

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September 2, 2008

I'm a Chicken, See?

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CameraCanon PowerShot G9
Lens (35mm Equiv.)Canon 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 IS (30mm)
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Metering w/Adj. @ ISOEvaluative w/0.0 EV (Flash -1 EV) @ ISO 400

Mom and I stopped by the poultry barn at the Minnesota State Fair. This one looks like he's smoking a Lucky Strike.

Isn't it interesting how chickens can looks so intensely emotional and intelligent in one moment and then so completely vapid in the next?

 

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August 11, 2008

Standing Rigging

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Lens (35mm Equiv.)Canon 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 IS (30mm)
Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ ApertureAperture Priority / 1/160sec @ f/4.5
Metering w/Adj. @ ISOEvaluative w/-0.7 EV @ ISO 100

Standing rigging on a 33' Hunter. We chartered this boat this past weekend in the Apostle Islands. We set sail from Pike's Bay to Sand Island, around Raspberry Island to Oak Island and back to Pike's Bay.

The winds were light. The sky was very blue.

 

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July 22, 2008

I Hope He'll Win

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Taken off the hip while walking in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

 

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July 3, 2008

Brooklyn Breakfast Mascot

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Taken outside of a breakfast joint in Brooklyn, NY.

 

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April 1, 2008

Final Shot

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This photo was taken by my father and sent to me.

My brother needed some logistical help shooting the final scenes of his movie and so my dad drove up from Los Angeles to the Bay Area in order to help him out. This was supposed to be final location for the movie he has been working on for going on two years.

The salty air ended up doing a number on his old VHS camera and he could not wrap production. The next day he needed to be on an airplane to move to New York City. Now he'll have to come back so he can finish his film.

 

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March 30, 2008

Matilija Creek Panorama

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CameraCanon PowerShot G9
LensCanon 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 IS

Last month my job sent me to San Diego, CA. I stayed the weekend and drove up to Los Angeles in order to see my dad, his wife and family. Even though I was able to cheat winter and escape Minnesota for the full duration this year it was nice to be able to get out into the warm sunshine after four weeks of not having sun light feel warm on the skin.

We drove north to Ojai in order to go for a hike along Matilija Creek. Everything was beautiful and green. The creeks were full and flowing thanks to a melting snow pack.

Along the way I took a series of photographs with the intention to stitch them together into a panorama. This is about nine photographs stitched together. It is a crop of a panorama about three times this size.

It was the late afternoon and we were just finishing our hike that took the majority of the day. The sun was low on the horizon and there was a lot of dust in the air. The light was very soft but dramatic.

 

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February 17, 2008

Evan at Breakfast

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CameraHolgaroid 120GF
LensHolga Glass 60mm f/8
Shutter @ Aperture1/100s @ f/8
Film / ISOPolaroid Type 84 / 100 ISO

My brother came to Minneapolis to promote and present his company's—Troma Entertainment—new movie Poultrygeist with his boss Lloyd Kaufman. It was a very wild and rowdy event. It was a great time!

We stayed up until nearly 5:00am that night and went out the next morning for a well-deserved breakfast at Maria's Cafe on Franklin Ave. The service was positively atrocious. Our server was a completely space-cadet but at least the light was good!

I love going out to breakfast with my brother. He is at peace with the world when he has eggs, hashbrowns, and a cup of coffee in front of him.

 

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