Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 7: More of Minneapolis

Here are a few more photos from our trip to Minneapolis to bring our daughter to the airport.
I used a color wash action on this first photo. I just liked the nice, soft glow of the night as the snow was falling.

We took my daughter to the airport because she's getting to do a study abroad program. Right now she's in Greece, for about 3 weeks, then Turkey for a week. Then she and her friend are heading to Amrsterdam for 3 days and staying in a hostel (oh, God help me!)

And then! I get to fly to London with my son and meet my daughter and her friend for 5 days in London! I'm really hoping this will be a trip in which I am NOT talked into doing life-threatening, hazardous, vacation things.

Silly me; I should have taken a photo of this first. Today, I took my poor old car off to the car wash to get the Minnesota salt washed off of it. The car wash guy asked my how on earth I'd managed to get 2 1/2" of ice on my front bumper, lights and license plates! (And that's after we'd scraped it off several times during our trip back!) I knew that if I didn't take this through a car wash now, it would still be on my car until the spring melt in April. We don't normally lose what we get in snowfall here, until spring; we just keep accumulating it.

29 comments:

Cari said...

These shots are awesome. I LOVE the first one. How fun that you get to goto London.
Cari

Mary said...

I love that first shot. Timeless. Have fun in London! Hope your daughter has the time of her life!

Reds said...

Love your journaling - too funny! And love the glow of the shots you took!

Michelle Duckworth said...

I love the 1st photo... very cool looking. And what a great opportunity for your daughter!

pakosta said...

i love the b/w!
tara

Julie said...

these are fabulous. I love city shots. Your conversions are great too.

Sharon said...

Love the captures and the PP on the first one! Yay for your DD. I got to study abroad for a few months and it was wonderful. I know my mom worried but I made it home safe and as sound as when I left. ;)

CindyTykie said...

I love all the photos!

janett said...

That first shot is great! Have fun in London, I'm a green eyed monster!

Becky said...

I LOVE these. I can almost feel myself in the scene. What a great adventure for your daughter, and for you! Fantastic shot of the church and graveyard below too. Sorry you're having to do so much traveling in the lousy weather.
(My DD is #5 in red in my shot.)

Becky said...

P.S. Enjoy your book (I loved the first story!)

Debbi said...

Hi there Angela! Isn't downtown Minneapolis pretty with the snow. I love it there. Hope you are doing well. I'm going to give POTD a try again to see if I stick wtih it a little longer! :)

~*Steffie*~ said...

I LOVE the last shot!!! Wonderful job on the B&W conversion!!

Becca said...

Very nice captures! Love the processing on the first one. What a great trip for your dd...have fun in London!

Jason said...

These are some neat shots. Minneapolis has so many cool places to take pics at.

melissahattaway said...

Great shots! Love the last one. What a wonderful experience for your daughter.

Maria said...

How wonderful that you get to go to London with two of your darlings! Can't wait to see those pictures. Have a fun, safe trip!

Michelle said...

I LOVE that first shot! Reminds me of the movie "Its A Wonderful Life".

You seriously had me laughing with your comment. Thanks for that!
:D

Mom2Drew said...

Gorgeous! If I had to live anywhere other than Colorado, I always have said it'd be MN.

Rachel said...

Great night time photography. Love the glow of the lights.

tracie said...

These are so beautiful. Sounds like an amazing trip for your daughter!

Steph said...

Ooooh, I really like these! Hope your daughter has a fun and safe trip.

Margaret said...

Love these shots. The first one looks so retro. Love the action you used on it. I'm jealous that you get to go to London. You will have so much fun!

Linnao said...

The first photo is simply stunning! I seriously have to learn to do these color actions! I think your daughter must have a fabulous time in good ol' Europe!

Mandy said...

Wow...these low light shots are so beautiful. I love the lights on the sign. The colors are so dramatic.

Raechel said...

Minneapolis is such a great town! The last two look very "gansta"

Tori said...

These are great... love the bw. How awesome that you get to go to London!

Gypsy Girl said...

These are awesome. Were you shooting from indoors it looks to cold to be out shooting. How is your DD doing? Landed etc okay. Amsterdam hahahah my 18 said thats where he is moving because everything is legal there. Oh I bet you cant wait for your trip.

hollygtn said...

I love the color wash photo!