That’s right, I went on yet another one night camping excursion. This time, My brother, our friend Ryan and I headed to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. The site that I booked was nicely secluded, located on a beaver laden pond, it made for a very pleasant night. Hiking the trail out to our weekend home, it was clear that we were in a part of the park that most people rarely visit. This was certainly one of the most picturesque places that I have been lately. With any luck, I shall camp at this spot again once winter is in full swing. I didn’t take a ton of pictures during the day, instead opting to focus on capturing the stars in the night’s sky. For the first time, I had good luck too. There were no clouds that night and the moon was on the other side of the planet. One couldn’t ask for better conditions to capture the vast expanse of stars.
Most of the day time was spent being lazy as hell. I did set up My cameras to catch a couple of time lapses, but did not take the time to set up My shots very well. Even so, I made a quick video of what I did manage to catch. At this rate, I am going to have to pay Vimeo, so You can all see what I’ve been doing in a reasonable resolution. :( Go ahead, have a look, there’s some nice stuff mixed in to the medeocre day time lapses. I do suggest hitting the misleading “HD” button, which brings You away from here and on to Vimeo’s site to watch it. The quality is slightly more appreciable.
Just after pausing by a map, to see where we were and staopping to take a quick shadow selfie, the path led us to the remains of a tree, about 7 feet tall and completely hollowed out by woodpeckers. Happily, they made a hole near the base, the perfect size to squeeze a camera into.
We did not see any bears, but definately spotted their droppings. There were a few little garter snakes slithering around and plenty of odd varieties of fungus growing all about. I really do love the wilderness! Why did I have to be born in to the city life? Hopefully one day I will be able to afford to move out of the urban environment, I would be a much happy’er person.
October 28, 2014 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts, Time Lapse | Tags: andor, andorius, animated, animation, bright, brown rainbow, camp, camping, clear, clip, constellation, constellations, country, dark, day, dusk, endless blue, ethereal, foreground, forest, fun, fungus, garter, glow, grass, grassy, hike, hiking, hole, hollow, horizon, kathio, lapse, leaves, light, lit, map, middle america, midwest, mille lacs, minnesota, mn, moshroom, mullet, mushrroms, night, orion, outdoors, park, path, photo, photographer, pics, pictures, pond, rural, scenery, scenic, secluded, selfie, shadow, shadows, site, skies, sky, snake, snakes, star, stars, state, state park, stills, striped, stripes, stump, sunny, temperate, the heavens, time, timelapse, trail, tree, trees, undergrowth, video, view, wild, wilderness, wooded, woods | Leave a comment
I went out to shoot some time lapse stuff with My friend Thai Phan Quang. We ended up on the walking bridge over 35W, a few bocks south of the I94 junction again. I am trying to stockpile a bunch of different time lapse series so I can eventually make a video which contains nothing but time lapsed segments. This is a single, 1500 image sequence from rush hour today. It lasts a little longer than 45 seconds. I was hoping for more cloud activity, but since there was very little, it seemed right to frame things just above the tallest buildings. The music is by My big Brother’s band: Heiruspecs. The song is ‘Snapshot’ off of their most recent album, Night Falls.
After shooting that sequence, I did some small perspective changes and adjustments. Going for a slightly different feel, by blurring the traffic a little bit. Then shot this twelve second set, consisting of 500 images. Hope You enjoy this silent, short one. Not in HD, because I don’t pay Vimeo and am limited to one, high quality upload per week.
August 12, 2014 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: 17-50mm 2.8, 30fps, 35w, 480p, 720p, afternoon, andor, andorblogs, animate, animated, animation, bridge, bridges, buildings, canon, capture, capturing, cars, city, commute, congestion, day, daylight, daytime, definition, down town, downtown, evening, film, flow, franklin, freeway, gridlock, hd, heiruspecs, highway, hour, junction, lane, lanes, lapse, light, link, links, long, metro, metropolis, metropolitan, midwest, minn, minneapolis, minnesota, mn, motion, moving, mpls, pair, photo, photographic, photography, photos, quality, resolution, road, roads, rush, rush hour, scenery, sequence, set, sky scraper, skyline, skyscraper, skyscrapers, slow, snapshot, south minneapolis, stream, street, streets, summer, sunny, system, t4i, tamron, time, timelapse, town, traffic, trucks, twin cities, twincities, two, urban, vid, video, vids, view, vimeo | Leave a comment
July 6, 2014 | Categories: Automotive Photography | Tags: 1, 2014, 302, 350, 351, 427, 473, 840hp camaro, american, andor, angles, anoka, auto, automotive, bling, blog, blogs?, boss, buick, cadillac, camaro, car, cars, carshow, chevrolet, chevy, chrome, classic, convertible, cooper, corvette, county, curves, custom, dash, detail, drag, dragster, end, exterior, ford, front, gallery, gathering, glitter, grill, grills, gt350, holiday, hot, image, images, interior, july, light, lights, lines, ls1, lt1, mach, meet, metallic, midwest, mini, minn, minnesota, mn, model a, muscle, musclecar, mustang, mustangs, northern, old, oldies, paint, photo, photography, photos, picture, pictures, plymouth, pontiac, pony, profile, rat, rear, rod, round, row, rows, saturday, shelby, SHOW, ss, steering, style, styled, styling, suburbs, sunny, super sport, swap, swapped, tail, trans am, trim, turbo, twin cities, twin turbo, vette, victoria, weekend, wheels, window, wood, wooden, z28 | Leave a comment
July 6, 2014 | Categories: Photography | Tags: afternoon, bloom, blooming, blooms, blossom, blossoms, bold, bright, close, close-up, deck, dog, dogs, double, female, flower, flowers, focus, friendly, garden, green, grey, layers, macro, middle america, midwest, minn, minnesota, mn, patio, petal, petals, photo, photographer, photography, picture, pictures, pig, pigglestein, piggums, pink, pit, pit bull, pitbull, plant, plants, pollen, potted, range, red, summer, sunny, two-tone, up, yard, yellow, zinnia, zinnias, zoom | Leave a comment
June 29, 2014 | Categories: Automotive Photography | Tags: 385, 4s, 60's, 70s, 80s, 90s, 911, 912, 918, 928, 944, 958, 986, 986s, air cooled, boxer, boxter, bright, built, bumper, car, carbon fiber, carrera, cars, cars for courage, cayenne, cayman, central park, chrome, classic, clean, club, contemporary, convertible, cs, curves, detail, door, exhaust, extravaganza, fan, fanatic, fanatics, fans, front, gathering, german, glare, grill, group, groups, gt3, gt3rs, hard top, hardtop, hood, janky, lights, maintained, meet, meeting, middle america, midwest, minnesota, mn, modern, na, nice, nord stern, old, park, parked, parking lot, pipes, place, porche, porsche, proper, race, racecar, racer, racing, rear, resto, restored, roseville, row, rows, rs, s, saint paul, see, shindig, shirt tucked in, SHOW, style, sunny, trim, tuck your t-shirt into your cargo shorts, turbo, twin cities, twincities, view, vintage, well kept, wheel, wheels | Leave a comment
June 21, 2014 | Categories: Automotive Photography | Tags: 20's, 2014, 30's, 40's, 50s, 60's, a lot, america, american, archer, area, auburn, auto, automobiles, autos, back to the, backtothe50s, backtothefifties, base model, beautiful, bel air, best, big, biggest, biscaine, bling, blue sky, body, boss 302, bright, btt50s, buick, cadillac, car, car show, cars, carshow, chevrolet, chevy, chrome, classic, clean, clear sky, close, closeup, collector, color, continental, convertible, corvette, crowd, crowded, curves, custom, customized, day, decal, decals, deco, decorative, destination, detail, details, display, door, doors, eight, end, event, exhaust, fab, fabrication, fair, fair grounds, fender, fenders, fifties, fixture, flake, flashy, ford, from, front, galleries, gallery, garfield, gathering, glitter, gorgeous, great, grill, grills, grumpy, gryphon, hard top, hood, hot, hot rod, housing, huge, hydraulics, impala, jag, jaguar, light, lights, limo, lincoln, lines, lot, lots, low rider, lowrider, luxury, maintained, massive, mercury, metal, midway, midwest, mini, minn, minnesota, mn, mustang, of, old, older, oldies, olds, oldsmobile, opel, open, openned, ornament, packard, paint, painted, panel, panels, parked, parking lot, part, pearl, people, pic, pics, picture, pictures, pipes, pix, profile, rat rod, rear, rebuilt, restored, retro, rod, rolls, rolls royce, round, rows, saint paul, section, shiny, shot, shots, SHOW, show off, side, sky, spare, sparkle, sparkling, special, spokes, st paul, sticker, style, summer, sunny, super, super charged, super charger, super eight, supercharged, supercharger, swan, taste, thousands, tire, ton, top, towncar, truck, trucks, trunk, turbo, twin cities, variety, vehicle, vehicles, vette, victoria, view, vintage, wheel, wheel well, wheels, window, windows, woody | Leave a comment
I Headed upstream to hang out with a good friend. We spent most of the day walking around Nicollet Island and down to the dam at Saint Anthony Falls. It made Me realise just how long it has been since I walked miles and miles with no set destination. This was such a large part of My teenage years, suddenly it feels like a lost part of who I am has been rediscovered. Unlike in the past when I was up to various mischievous activities, now I carry a camera. Let’s see where this goes.
May 26, 2014 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: 2014, 3rd, 3rd ave, andor, andor2000, andorius, angle, angles, arch, architecture, avenue, balance, bench, bend, beneath, bicycle, bike, bird house, birdhouse, bloom, blooming, blooms, blossoms, bridge, bridges, bright, buildings, cast, center, centered, central, central ave, chair, chairs, city, color, colors, concrete, county, current, currents, dam, dock, docks, door way, doorway, down, down town, downstream, downtown, falls, fence, flour, flower, flowers, flowing, foam, gold medal, gold metal, gravel, heading, hennepin, hennepin county, high capacity, historic, island, light, lighting, lines, lock, looking, man-made, manmade, may, metal, middle america, midwest, minneapolis, minnesota, mississippi, mississippi river, mist, mn, mpls, nicollet, nicollet island, north america, north star blankets, park, parks, path, pathway, patina, peeling paint, photograph, photographer, picket, picture, pictures, plant, plants, power, recreation, reflecting, reflection, river, river rd, river road, rivets, rushing, rust, rusty, saint anthony, shadows, shapes, span, spanning, spray, spring, st anthony falls, st. anthony, stair, stairs, stairway, steel, stone, stone arch, street, streets, stroll, structure, structures, sunny, symetrical, symetry, table, through, tower, towers, town, tracks, trail, tree, trees, turn, twin cities, twincities, under, underneath, upstream, urban, walk, walkway, wall, walls, water, waterfall, waves, way, white water, wood, wooden | Leave a comment
May 25, 2014 | Categories: Photography | Tags: 2014, budding, calm, city, county, creek, crick, day, evening, flowing, forest, fridley, green, hike, hiking, leaves, light, locke, lush, may, minneapolis, minnesota, mn, natural, nature, nice, park, parks, reflect, reflecting, reflection, refuge, river, riverside, saturday, shade, shadows, spring, stream, stroll, suburb, suburban, sun, sunlight, sunny, trail, trails, tree, trees, upstream, walk, water, waters, wilderness | Leave a comment
May 23, 2014 | Categories: Photography | Tags: .jpg, 2014, backyarrd, beautiful, beauty, bloom, blooming, blooms, bold, bright, center, color, colored, coloring, colors, contrast, flower, flowering, flowers, garden, gorgeous, green, images, img, leaves, maroon, may, mid-west, middle america, midwest, multiple, natural, nature, orange, petal, petals, photo, photos, picture, pictures, pink, plant, planted, plants, plum, pretty, purple, shot, soil, spring, stem, streaked, streaks, stripe, sunlight, sunny, three, tulip, tulips, twin cities, yard, yellow | Leave a comment
May 23, 2014 | Categories: Photography | Tags: 3, arrangement, array, assortment, back yard, backyard, beautiful, bloom, blooming, blooms, bright, color, colorful, colors, contrast, different, fence, flower, flowers, foreground, green, middle america, midwest, minnesota, mix, mn, nature, pale, pot, pots, potted, pretty, purple, red, sun light, sunlight, sunny, three, together, trio, twin cities, twincities, wood, wooden, yard, yellow | Leave a comment