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1929 Butler Blackhawk

This is one of 19 antique aircraft in the Kelch Aviation Museum located in Brodhead Wisconsin. No more than 11, and maybe as few as 9 Blackhawks were built with only 2 currently flying. It is powered by a Wright 220 hp J-5 engine.
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Sailing into the sunset

Key West which is no surprise.
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Shrimpers

High winds bring the shrimp fleet in to anchor until the seas calm down. This photo was taken at extreme distance and capability of the lens. I then cropped (reduced) it to 5% of the original size. What made it even more difficult was the boats were moving while anchored in the wind. But given all this, I like the way it turned out.
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Balloon Launch

Hot air balloon inflation/launch one warm summer evening in Mukwonago WI.
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Rush Hour

One ship heading out of the channel while the other waits its turn.
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Night Air Show

The EAA show runs 10 days each summer in WI. On two evenings they have a special show after dark. It is hard see the planes but the engine heat, LED lighting and firework launchers you can see where they've been. Here the plane entered from the right then performed a loop and exited back to the right launching fireworks. For this photo I left the camera shutter open for 46 seconds.
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Great Hornet Owlets

These were on a ledge about 40 feet off the ground and the mother owl was close by. These owlets owls are 'born ready' and develop quickly, developing flying and hunting skills by instinct rather than by watching their parents. When they are 42 days old they will give their first attempt to fly. But they will fully learn to fly at the age of 70 to 84 days. In the meantime, they can just afford to move into the branches while keeping away from the predators. I found them a couple days later high on a tree branch so when I took this photo (in Utah) they were 42-84 days old.
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1933 Ford Roadster

This Cote motor company #10, took the checkered flag at the 1932 Indianapolis 500.
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Powerboat Racing 2022

These two have just finished a 180 degree turn and are now in full throttle at over 100mph heading out to the Gulf of Mexico. They are close to the pier on Sunset Key with Key West in the background.
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Evening Sail

Yet another Key West sunset sail photo. As someone who likes to look through a camera it's hard not to go "click" at these scenes.
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Full Sail

Afternoon sail on the America 2.0 off Key West FL
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B-29

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.
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Snowblower Train

The fleet of maintenance machinery that keeps our nation’s railways and roadways clear comprises some of the coolest machines out there today. The Union Pacific Railroad’s three rotary snowplows are no exception. Built in the 1920s, the rotary snow plows originally ran on steam, but were converted to diesel in the 1950s. UP Museum - Salt Lake City UT
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Docked & Lookin Good

Just pulled in for a stay in Key West.
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Boeing B-17

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time
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B-2 Spirit

The Northrop B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses. Designed during the Cold War, it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber is subsonic and can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.
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B-52

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling.
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Sunlit Balloon

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B-1

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the "Bone". It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2021, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress.
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EAA Oshkosh

Experimental Aircraft Association airshow happens every year in Oshkosh WI. For over a week it's the busiest airport in the world and one of my favorite places to take a camera.
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Almost ready to fly!

3...2...1....Hop in!
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Fly Fishing

Osprey are pretty easy to photograph because they are curious birds. If I'm near water and one is in the vicinity I can usually count on it coming to investigate me. So as it soars above my head it becomes much easier for me to get a couple pictures as its close and slow.
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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. Most of the speed records which there were to be had on land and water were held at one time or another by those engines. He created the school of American thoroughbred engine design, which was faithfully followed by those who sought to outdo him. He was the originator, in the United States, of the racing car as an art object. He had a passion for metalwork and machinery that soared above and beyond all practical consideration.
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EAA Oshkosh

Stunt plane
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Long Term Parking

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Lake Geneva

This lake in WI could have more wood boats than anywhere else in the US. A couple years ago there were still 3 wood steam powered yachts in the mix.
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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. This car ran in the Indy 500.
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F-35

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.
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Blue Angels Moon

I was very lucky with this photo.
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Vintage Racing Engine

Ran in the Indy 500
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Racing

Key West FL sailboat races
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Miss Virginia

Douglas DC-3C (C47) N47E  “Miss Virginia” was manufactured in 1943 in Long Beach, CA as a Military model C-47A.  She served at POPE with the Training Command in 1944 and 1945, then with the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan, AZ, then with the National Guard in Oklahoma City in the 50’s, then on to the U.S. Army proving ground as a test platform until 1966 when it went into storage at Davis Monthan. In 1990 it began a 10 year restoration. I took this photo at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Last sail of the day

Sun had set, last passengers brought aboard and the parasail wrapped up for the ride back to the marina.
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Grumman TBF Avenger

The Grumman TBF Avenger is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII.
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Tail light art

Not sure as to the year, make or model but it is a photo worthy light design.
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Nose Art

Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death.
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Early 1900’s

Indy 500 Racer
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Cadillac

It's a 1958
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Launch Time

Two cranes work fast to launch a dozen powerboats for water testing prior to the following days race. Once set into the water they quickly start and check the engines then helmsman and throttle man climb in and push off. The will head out to open water for high speed testing before returning to be pulled back up on to their trailers. In a 4 hour testing period they will launch and retrieve 59 race boats.
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I took a ride

Man in green shirt owned the car and when I took the photo he asked if I wanted a ride around Havana. We climbed in with him in the back seat and other fellow drove. He explained he'd lost his license due to drunk driving so his friend drove. Car was beautiful but only ran and stayed together with car love.
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Harry Miller Race Engine 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century.
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Heading out to sea

Departing Key West Harbor.
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Do you take?

Key West marriage at sunset with photographer, female preacher and a boat full of friends and family.
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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Night Air Show

Long shutter speed records the movement of the twin engine aircraft that occasionally shoots fireworks.
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Around and around she goes….

Where she stops, nobody knows. State Fair ferris wheel with a 2 second shutter opening.
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St Clair River

Looking at the USA Side and behind me is the Canada shore
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Riverside Special

The 'Riverside Special' was built in Appleton WI in 1932 to compete in the Indy 500. Race rules required a seat for a driver and mechanic. As a daily driver it was well known in town for outrunning the local Police. I took this last summer at the annual gathering of old Indy 500 racers at the Milwaukee Mile track.
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Dragonfly

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Daytona Beach

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Nevada Northern No.40

Built in July 1910 for the Northern Nevada Railway in Ely Nevada. Here in Ely it is undergoing a boiler inspection and overhaul and completely rebuilding its running gear and tender.
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Twin turbine engines

Key West power boat racing
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Studebaker

1950
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Catamaran Class

Power boat racing Key West
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Grass Guzzler

Somewhere in South Dakota.
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Ford Trimotor

The Ford Trimotor is an American three-engined transport aircraft. Production started in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and ended on June 7, 1933 after 199 had been made. It was designed for the civil aviation market, but also saw service with military units. It had a cruising speed of 80mph. Wikipedia
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Photographer & Rescue Swimmers

Key West powerboat racing
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USS Cobia

USS Cobia was launched November 28, 1943, in Groton, CT. In June 1944, she began the first of six war patrols in which she sank thirteen Japanese vessels. By July 1944, Cobia had established herself in the annals of World War II sub history by attacking an enemy convoy bound for Japanese-held Iwo Jima. In 1986, Cobia was incorporated as a part of the Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Wisconsin, declared a National Historic Landmark, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Disney Ship Departing

Spinning 180 degrees to exit the Key West harbor via the shipping channel.
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1950s Austin Healy

Road America - 1950s vintage Austin Healy
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Big Red

Middle of nowhere Nevada in an area called Nelson there is a collection of old vehicles. Not worth much except for taking pictures.
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Offshore Powerboat Racing

Key West hosts a weeklong long event every November with 3 days of practice and 3 days of racing.
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Shrimper Returning With Its Catch

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The plane enters from the right…….

EAA (Oshkosh WI) night airshow shows the plane coming from the right, looping around, launching fireworks from his wingtips before exiting to the left.
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Astronauts

Ride on top of the Las Vegas Stratosphere.
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America 2.0

Looks like a wonderfull evening for a sunset sail in Key West.
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Sunset Parasailing

Bright sky above the cloud, darker below.
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1920s

Miller engine powered, probably raced in the Indy 500 in the early or mid 1920s. Here photographed on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis WI.
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Triple Masted Beauty

Moored in Key West
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Ft Jefferson Planes

There are 2 ways for people, without a large boat, to get to Fort Jefferson National Park. The ferry from Key West or these amphibious planes that take off from Key West airport and land in the water at the fort.
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City of old cars

Havana...and they are everywhere. Once a month there is a car show in Havana. Because of the Cubans infatuation (and mine) with cars, I would love to be there for one.
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Santiago

Santiago de Cuba is the capital of Cuba's southeastern Santiago de Cuba Province, facing a bay off the Caribbean Sea. Founded by the Spanish in 1515, it's known for colonial architecture and revolutionary history.
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Ready To Rumble

The P51 fist flew in 1940 while the F16 behind it entered service in 1980. The EAA convention in Oshkosh WI is an aircraft lovers dream come true. This year 10,000+ aircraft attended, 19,500 or 134 takeoffs/landings per hour during 11 days made it by far, the busiest airport in the world.
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Wooden Wheels

Were in better shape than the rest of the car.
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B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan. B-29s also dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and became the only aircraft that has ever used nuclear weapons in combat. Only 2 remain flying today, Wifi and Doc. I took this photo of Fifi's engine at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Just Passing Through

Sure has some beautiful lines.
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Used Car

R.I.P. (Rust In Peace) in Nevada
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WWII

P-38 Lightning at EAA Oshkosh
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In the Nevada sun

There's a place in Nevada full of old cars, trucks and just... stuff. Just great to walk around with a camera.
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Veyo Rodeo

The 10th annual All About Kids Rodeo in Veyo Utah.
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1960 Watson Roadster

This car competed in the 1960 Indianapolis 500, driven by Jim Hurtubise. I took this photo at the Milwaukee Mile track in West Allis WI.
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Afternoon Sail

One of the resident sailboats in Key West that take people out for a few hours every afternoon and evening. These always make for photo worthy events.
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Ariel Nomad

2019 Ariel Nomad Tactical. English by design & built in the USA. Supercharged Honda engine with Honda 6 speed gearbox. It is rear wheel drive, extremely loud and very light. It has no doors, heat or AC.
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Painted Look

It was very windy and the air was full of salt spray so this very high resolution photo looks to me like a painting.
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Spinning

This was 1/2 way through it's 180' spin when I took this. She's turning to the left before heading out the shipping channel towards it's next port.
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Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet. It was parked in the shade and I liked the color, chrome and shadow of the tree leaves.
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Day For Sailing

America 2.0 is a large sailboat that winters in Key West giving day and sunset sails. This particular day it was extremely windy.
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Blackhawk Helicopter

EAA Oshkosh
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Road America

Elkhart Lake antique race week
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Up and under

Some had launched while others were still filling with hot air.
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Harry Truman

This is his presidential limousine on display at the Little Whitehouse in Key West Florida
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B-29 and Super Galaxy

EAA Oshkosh
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Navy T-6

EAA Oshkosh
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Douglas DC 3

EAA Oshkosh
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Flying & Fireworks

Each July brings the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assn) show to Oshkosh WI making it the busiest airport in the US for 10 days. Two nights they have a second show after dark featuring stunt planes and fireworks for 3 hours. These night photos make for some of the most surprising photos I've ever taken. This photo shows ground fireworks while a plane, shooting its own fireworks, performs a double loop over the top.
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B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Top Turret and Cockpit windows - EAA Oshkosh
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Powerboat Racer

Racing in Key West is the 47-foot-long Miss GEICO Victory catamaran is made of carbon and Kevlar for high performance and can reach top speeds of 170 mph.
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200′ of Fun

Anchored off Key West visiting during the powerboat race week.
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Rail Art

Near a quarry in Nevada that whenever I drive by I usually find 1 or 2 painted cars that are worth photographing.
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Brilliant P 47

EAA Oshkosh
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