I decided to bear the cold this afternoon and go out for some shots. The sky started off cloudy, but as the afternoon went on, the clouds started to break. I was driving downtown when I noticed where the sun was in relation to the Memorial Statue near the History Center. When I got there, the sun was still pretty high behind the statue, so I decided to come back later.
I had to spend a week in the Minneapolis area for a training. I don’t have the chance to photograph a large city skyline often, so I hopped onto Google Maps to scout for locations. I also used a program called The Photographer’s Ephemeris (click for link). This program allowed me to know the sun/moon rise/set information for the dates I would be in the area. With this information, I found the best times to be at my chosen location.