Berth Of The Night Owl, outside Mickey’s Diner, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 2009, photo © 2009 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
drenched beads of lens sweat
black fog that spawns crusty rain
berth of the night owl
Sometimes the best shots are unplanned. A few weeks ago, Liz and I drove through St. Paul after going to see a music performance of Strange Attractors. It was almost midnight, rainy and foggy. We parked at different spots downtown and took a series of photographs. She stepped out into the rain; I stayed behind and shot from the car. I feel lucky my partner is one who loves the night (and art) as much as I do. It provides opportunities for creative sharing that might not otherwise take place. And we can spend downtime together in our art studio in Northeast Minneapolis.
The best part of this rainy shot of Mickey’s Diner through the windshield is the BlackBerry sitting on the dash. When the photo is viewed in its largest size, you can clearly see the raindrop reflections on the screen. They make it look like the rain fell through the glass. This time the photograph was not taken with the camera phone; she’s one of the stars.
Other Night Owl posts from over the years:
- Insomnia Haiku: Counting Syllables In My Sleep
- Night Owl
- Mickey’s NightOwl Sandwich
- Minneapolis At Night
- Dreams Of A Creative Insomniac
- haiku for Stella’s (Night Owl revisited)
-posted on red Ravine, Friday, November 27th, 2009