The Upper Midwest of the US in autumn is beautiful. I have great memories of my growing up years in Wisconsin, and many family members now live in Minnesota. My brother-in-law is a Minnesota native and enjoys photography, as well. I asked him if he'd be interested in participating in a weekend street photography workshop with Valérie Jardin, the leader of the workshops I joined in France. I was thrilled when he agreed, and we were set to spend a couple of days making images in Minneapolis.
The weather during the October weekend was beautiful. We visited many locations perfectly suited to making interesting images. I hadn't spent time in the city in many years, so really appreciated getting to see what it's like now. The arts provided great venues, with the scenes from within the Guthrie Theater and the grounds of the Walker Art Center creating opportunities for potentially interesting images. The walk along the Mississippi to the Mill City Ruins and the farmers market presented more possibilities. And, although I don't live in Minneapolis, the experience reminded me to seek out and take advantage of what's nearby. I look forward to doing so around home!