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2008 

This weeks highlighted historic home is located at 476 Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Built between 1883-1885, the home was designed by Clarence Johnston for Chauncey Griggs. As you can tell, it is surrounded by large trees, making it very difficult to get a good shot of the home. It is built in the...
05/19/2008
No one likes the government telling them how their home should look, but when it comes to historic homes, many neighbors applaud when the government intervenes. For decades, historic areas have been establishing committees to be watch dogs of historic districts. Here in Minnesota, they are called...
05/19/2008
A street easily overlooked in Saint Paul is Irvine Avenue. It is located "below" Summit Avenue, and you can look up to see the back sides of the most expensive historic homes on Summit. A few great finds are some of the remaining carriage houses of these massive homes.. Some have been saved and ...
05/19/2008
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...is to use natural light as much as possible. Now I know this might seem elementary, but how often do you take a shot outside and not think about the lighting? How often do you forget about that big bright disk in the sky and use it against you? Sun behind a Cloud                               ...
05/12/2008
One my favorite mediums to take photos with is my little black and white setting on my camera. Sure you can go into photoshop and turn color photos into black and white, but I think you get a better result when you take the photos out in the field in B&W. You can instantly see how the shadows and...
05/07/2008
This weeks feature is not of a home, but of a historic building called Woodland Terrace in St. Paul.Located on Dayton Avenue, the row house was built in 1889, supposedly by B.J. Buechner. They were renovated in the 1980s and updated with new mechanicals, etc. The building really is amazing once ...
05/04/2008
Hmmm, I just noticed I have an even 90,000 points. What are the odds that you would hit an even number like that. With the way the points are calculated, I cannot even imagine how rare this must be. I also cannot believe I have been on Active Rain this long. It just seems like yesterday that I st...
05/04/2008
...right after a spring rain. If you want to get some great shots of flowers or foliage with water droplets, then head out with your camera after a rain. Yesterday we had a light spring rain with a slight chill in the air. I decided to bundle up in my rain boots and rain coat and try to get some ...
05/03/2008
 A few weeks ago, I was contacted about representing a family who had recently lost their loved one to suicide. The death occurred in the home, and as you can imagine, the family is extremely upset. Currently they are taking steps to clean the room in which the death occurred, removing drywall, p...
05/01/2008
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