This blog serves as the archive for my 2012 365 Project. Unless otherwise noted all photos are mine and are not to be used for any purpose without prior written permission.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


61/366: The Mighty Mississippi
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: From the observation deck of the Guthrie Theater
Notes: I did really love the views from the observation deck, even though the waters are really brown and murky. 


60/366: Blueberry Basil Lemonade
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Afternoon refreshment on a hot and sticky day
Notes: I wasn't all that happy with any of the shots that I took, but it was too hot to go outside just for better natural light....


59/366: Roses
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: More playing with macro
Notes: I like that these pink roses are dotty. 

Monday, June 25, 2012


58/366: Summer Office
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Working on the deck
Notes: I'm not really pleased with the lighting in this shot, but it does mask the fact that my computer is covered in 17th-century-document-dust that just will not go away. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012


57/366: Wildflowers
Camera: Phone
Context: Wildflowers along the path where I went for my run
Notes: Seeing flowers along the path today was probably the highlight of an otherwise pretty sucky run. 


55/366: Wine and Summer Clouds
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Enjoying a summer evening
Notes: I attempted to be arty with this photo and pretty much failed. 

Friday, June 22, 2012


54/366: Green Giant
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: M. pretends to be jolly and green.
Notes: I wish I could rock the leaf mini-dress like the Green Giant does. 


53/366: Mirrored Badlands
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: A drive through the Badlands
Notes: M. and I went for a day in the Badlands. This was from our drive through before we did some easy hiking. 


52/366: Mt. Rushmore 
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Mount Rushmore after the evening lighting ceremony on a summer night
Notes: I'm not 100% happy with this shot, but neither M. or I got a night shot we were truly pleased with even after playing around with shutter speeds and other settings. I liked this one the most out of the ones that I took after dark. 


51/366: Bailey w/ Treat
Camera: Phone
Context: Bailey gets a treat after she finishes her dinner every night.
Notes: This photo is pretty crappy really. The camera battery was charging so again I used my phone. 


Camera: Phone 
Context: A stroll in the park
Notes: I didn't have my DSLR with me, so I snapped a quick shot of this kite in the air. I liked how, from the perspective on the ground, it was almost the same height as the flag. 

Monday, June 18, 2012


49/366: Truffles
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge
Notes: Delicious locally-made truffles shot with the Macro setting and no flash


48/366: Hiking the Powerline Trail
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: A morning hike from Glen Alps
Notes: Powerline was a nice flat hike and a great way to spend a morning. 


47/366: M. Skipping Stones
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: An afternoon at the beach
Notes: I took several of these on automatic focus on the action setting before I got one that I was completely happy with. I wanted the splash of the stone and a good view of the mountain in the background. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


46/366: Parasurfers
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: An afternoon drive along Turnagain Arm
Notes: We spotted these two parasurfers while we were stopped at a little scenic overlook. I love how tiny they look in the ocean with the mountains in the background. 


45/366: Misty Mountains
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: I'll have to start learning the names of the mountains here, but they're already becoming useful for orientating myself. 
Notes: The rain finally let up so that I could capture a couple of decent shots of the mist on the mountains. I snapped this shot on the way home from dinner at our realtor's home. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


44/366: Pausing at the Footbridge
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Exploring some paths through a park that abuts a neighborhood we like.
Notes: We looked at several homes in a neighborhood and our realtor suggested we explore the park I would have to walk through to get to campus if we lived there. 


43/366: Brunch in the Cities
Camera: Phone
Context: A Sunday morning in the Twin Cities
Notes: I have been wanting to try this place for a while and finally made it happen. The food was excellent, fyi. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012


42/366 Summery Cocktail
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Drinks at Dinner
Notes: I actually rather like the focus of this shot. 


41/366: Risotto 
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Dinner on the deck
Notes: While this photo is rather poorly staged, it does make me hope that we get more natural light in our next home for the sake of food photography. 


40/366: Purge in Process
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Lack of inspiration compelled me to take a shot of what I spent part of my day doing.
Notes: Anyone want a futon or a short-sleeved leopard print jacket?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Summer sky
Notes: I'm a little bit at a loss for subject matter since getting back from Madrid, but I thought this sky was quite lovely. It was certainly nice to eat dinner on the deck underneath of it. 


38/366: Yummy Strawberries
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Strawberry season has arrived!
Notes: This isn't a great picture, as the lack of light, forced me to use manual focus to get a macro shot. Getting out the tripod would have helped. 


37/366: At the Dog Park
Camera: Phone
Context: Bailey hard at work
Notes: It can be ridiculously challenging to capture a decent shot of my dog when she's on the move. I don't think this is one of them. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


36/366: Dramatic Sky
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: An upper midwestern sky
Notes: This isn't a great shot, as I took it through the dirty windshield of our car on the drive home from the airport. 

Monday, June 4, 2012


35/366: Guinness
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: My friends' cute little doggy
Notes: Guinness is an utterly hilarious and awesome dog who is especially fond of ladies. Also my toe nails look tragic after a half-marathon and a month of traveling....


34/366: Olives at the Mercado de San Miguel
Camera: Nikon D3000
Context: Delicious olives at the Mercado de San Miguel near the Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Notes: Spain does olives very, very well.