Minneapolis Snow

I’m playing with the Google Earth app on my iPhone.  Its “swoop navigation” feature allows you to fly in and see the landscape from various perspectives (the accelerometer on the iPhone tilts the view as you move it in your hand).

But, what’s even more cool, is that I discovered this geo-tagged photo (via Panoramio) called Minneapolis Snow created by Don McCrae.  It’s a photograph that he converted into a water color using photo-editing software that he doesn’t reveal.  This photo has been viewed close to 2,000 times with comments from people in France and the Netherlands.

It’s currently 1 degree Fahrenheit in sunny Minneapolis, with a beautiful coat of snow that this picture captures perfectly.  Thank you Don McCrae.

minneapolis-snow-by-don-mccrae

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4 Responses to “Minneapolis Snow”


  1. 1 Matt H. December 17, 2008 at 11:20 am

    A beautiful photo but can we turn on the heat and stop the snow… it isn’t even officially Winter yet! Ok… the high temp the other day wasn’t even above Zero and my back is already aching from all of the snow shovelling. What happened to easing into this stuff?

  2. 2 bobbyjones December 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Check out the “long portrait” on Flickr. These are short videos in which the subjects simply stare into the camera.

    Clive Thompson at Wired describes it well: “The first time you see one, it’s unsettlingly intense. The subject’s gaze—staring at you—totally discombobulates the normal voyeuristic payload of a photo. It’s also a lovely comment on the hyperkinetic style of today’s world: Slow down and look at something, will you!”

    long portrait with DDP
  3. 3 bobbyjones December 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Also, check out Ericso’s “A year in 40 seconds”:

  4. 4 bobbyjones January 5, 2009 at 8:47 am

    But, wait! There’s more! And, a big improvement over the long portrait above, check Jessica Alba’s “stare response”:


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