Archive for August, 2009

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Saturday, August 29th, 2009

For the last several years I have been going out to the Afton Alps Ski Area to photograph the bike race formerly known as the 24 Hours of Afton. It is now called the Salsa Two-Four. This year, for the first time, I stayed through the night. In part, I did this because I thought […]

North Oaks Astronomy Night

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Tonight was the annual Astronomy Night held in North Oaks, at the Hill Farm site. Apparently about 1 year in 4 there are good weather conditions for observing the moon, stars, etc. Tonight was one of those nights. Before it got dark, there was an interesting talk from a fellow from NASA, focusing on the […]

Steam-Powered Travel on Lake Minnetonka

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

This afternoon, Pat and I went over to Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. Lake Minnetonka is the biggest of the metro lakes, with an area of roughly 14,000 acres and a shoreline of nearly 140 miles. We pulled into Excelsior with no clear vision of what we were going to do, but noticed a tour boat […]

More USA Women’s Olympic Hockey

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Up in Blaine again today, photographing another scrimmage that is part of the selection process for the women’s Olympic hockey team. Still trying to come to an understanding of an autofocus issue on my E-3 camera body. Better shots from today are on the web here.

USA Women’s Olympic Hockey

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

This week a selection camp is being held at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, where they will pick the 2010 USA Women’s Olympic Hockey team. This afternoon they were having a scrimmage, and I went up to watch, photographing the first two periods of action. The level of play was quite good, and I […]

Sprint Championships

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Last night I was up at the velodrome in Blaine for the Minnesota State Sprint Championships. The field last night was not terribly large, probably less than several dozen riders. I think this was partly caused by the classifications. The held races in 3 categories: (1) women, (2) men cat 4/5, and (3) men cat […]