Textures of Time (Anoka, MN)

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I think sometimes as humans we live in the middle zone.  We rush from place to place, thing to thing never really taking the time to watch the water cascade over a dam, see a shadow fall on a concrete wall, algae pool up, or count how many stairs that you just walked up.  I had the opportunity to do these things on a recent trip to Anoka , MN.  A great historic river town.  I was there with my daughter to practice parallel parking for her upcoming drivers license test (I can hear the gut wrenching moans coming from each of you as you remember having to practice the dreaded parking maneuver).  As my daughter and I strolled along the river waiting for the early evening traffic to wain I saw different textures coming to life.  I know I have seen these elements before, but rushed by them considering them to not be photo worthy.  But with time on my side, beauty was revealed.

Enjoy life, heck let a shadow fall when you do.

Have a great Fall,

Shawn Nielsen

About Shawn Nielsen

Commercial Photographer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. My studio is a building that I built on my 7.5 acre hobby farm and is wonderfully surrounded by country that is full of crops, trees, goats, etc.

Posted on October 10, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Helper Monkey Communications aka Maureen

    LOVE the spider shadow! I think the shadows with the warm tones would make a great triptych. A very lovely essay, Shawn.

  2. Paul,

    Thank you for your comments. We should do a collaboration in the near future!

  3. As always, beautiful work with a great narrative.
    Thanks Shawn.

  4. Nice job Shawn, the images are great.

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