Snow..galore!

Its fall & its in Minnesota. What more do you expect? 😀

Tunnel of gold!

Searching my archives, i found this gem. Minneapolis has a well established light rail transit system and this is one of the stations at the MSP international airport. The tunnel walls are not actually gold as the title suggests (duh! :P) but its the result of a 5 exposure HDR created from a single file. HDRs work best when you want to emphasize colors and textures in a scene.

Minneapolis Aquatennial Fireworks

Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the city of Minneapolis. Featuring a whole bunch of events in various categories, its a week long celebration held every year on the third week of July which is traditionally considered the driest and warmest part of the year# Source. As always, it concludes with a spectacular display of pyrotechnics which lasts for about half hour. I shot this from the top floor of my friends apartment.

The Spoonbridge and Cherry!

This is an iconic piece of artwork from the Minneapolis sculpture garden. With aluminium, steel and paint in its construction, its not as tasty as it looks 🙂 The complex fabrication of the 5,800 pound spoon and 1,200 pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Garden, whether glaceed with snow in the Minnesota winters or gleaming in the warmer months, with water flowing over the surface of the cherry and a fine mist rising from its stem. Source:Click

Twilight

A big hello to everyone! My first post in Noisy Pilgrims 🙂  This is Sri Dhanush from Minneapolis, MN, USA. I am currently pursuing my masters here.

I took this shot behind my house. Its a quick and dirty HDR  just before the sunset that i took sometime back. Love the way the sky and sun turned out in this one.