On New Projects…, Part 1

Winter in Minnesota can be long and hard… one of the many ways to pass time is to stay active–ski, snowshoe, do indoor climbing, go out to watch plays or concerts. I do all that and I occasionally go out to take photos. This winter, I resolve to do a little more photography by taking photos whenever I do something outside of work. Go out to dinner? Take a photo or two. Go for a hike? Take a bunch of photos. So, photos as mental exercise. Physical and mental conditioning go hand-in-hand when it comes to improving your general health so I plan on doing a bit of both.

I also recently moved from the western suburbs to the North End neighborhood of St. Paul. The room I’m renting from a friend, Jake McKean, is in the attic/loft/garret and has one window facing west. Another friend, Andy Amundsen, who has been taking photos off windows in his own loft room recently challenged me to do something similar. So, this morning, when I woke up with a substantial snow accumulation on the ground (the trees and on our roof) I felt inspired to take on the challenge. Andy calls has a tag for his photo series, #loftviews. I think I will call mine either #atticlookout or #aviewfromagarret. Or, if I’m really not that serious (which I’m not), I will call it #viewfrommyroom. Anyway, here’s my first pic of the series…

A view from my room…