Archive for June, 2007

Soccer Photos

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Last night I went up to the National Sports Center in Blaine, with its multitude of soccer fields, to see if there was interesting soccer to photograph. There were plenty of games going on, though a number of them involved little kids, but I took photos at several games. Photos can be seen here.

Green?

Monday, June 25th, 2007

There was  front page article in today’s NY Times about the response that Home Depot received when invited its suppliers to make pitches to get their products included in the Home Depot Eco Options marketing campaign.  The guy in charge of this for Home Depot, Ron Jarvis, was surprised (i.e., shocked and appalled) by the [...]

Stillwater Criterium

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Pat and I went over to Stillwater on Sunday and I photographed the criterium, which wrapped up the Nature Valley Grand Prix stage race. That criterium always gets the riders’ attention, since the big hill has a 24% grade. Photos from the men’s race are here; women’s photos are here. Boise’s Kristin Armstrong won the [...]

Retired Just in the Nick of Time

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

There was an article in the sports section of today’s Star Tribune about the increasing sophistication of analysis performed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on potential new players. What had been an activity of watching videotape has seen a technological revolution – video is written to disks, so team personnel can watch the player in action [...]

Street Rods

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

On Saturday I went over to the State Fairgrounds to take pictures of some of the 11,000+ vehicles at the Back to the 50′s Weekend. Photos can be seen here.

Minneapolis Criterium

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

I went over to Minneapolis Friday evening to photograph a criterium. Photos from the women’s race can be seen here; men’s are here.     

Time Trial in St. Paul

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

This morning I went over to St. Paul to photograph the time trial stage of the bike race being held this week. Photos can be seen here. Kristin Armstrong of Boise, Idaho won this morning’s stage in convincing fashion, allowing her to assume the lead in the race.

Rotterdam’s George Foreman

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Today’s Wall Street Journal had a front-page article about Cees Noorlander, the fellow who is in charge of varmint control at the port in Rotterdam. This is an important job, because critters such as rabbits could cause massive damage by tunneling under pipelines, rail tracks and levees. Mr. Noorlander is intensely focused on varmint control, [...]

Bike Racing in St. Paul

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Last night I went over to photograph the opening stage of the summer’s big bike race, a criterium in St. Paul.  Photos from the men’s race can be seen here, and photos from the women’s race can be seen here.     

Prize Awarded

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Our older son, Greg, is a doctoral student in music at the University of California, San Diego. He recently learned he was awarded the Erickson Prize, given to the best publishable quality research paper written by a student in the Music Department. More information on the Erickson Prize and other awards offered by the UCSD [...]