Reflections of Murphy’s Landing

A year ago I did a photograph of an old farm house where the shot was looking into a room, that had a window looking out on the other side. What I realized when shooting was that the window I was looking in, was also acting like a mirror and reflecting the surrounding landscape behind me. It created an interesting shot because what I ended up with was photograph of a landscape with a window juxtaposed in the middle. In essence, the window became a type of time port into a previous day and age, an intriguing thought… Yesterday I headed out to Murphy’s Landing (now called “The Landing”), an 88 acre heritage park located on the Minnesota River in Shakopee, Minnesota. “The Landing” contains authentic buildings from the 1840s–1890s that were originally located in the Lower Minnesota River Valley. It ended up becoming a treasure trove of past and present reflections for my photo shoot. 2012-05-18_14-08-23 Above is a shot looking into an old schoolhouse, with the surrounding woods reflected in the window I was shooting through.

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