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Interesting Inventory

Street Walking is always full of surprises. Had this store been open I certainly would have gone in to see what other treasures it offered.
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On A Walk

Slow walking with a camera in hand can yield some, in my opinion, interesting stuff.
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Thing along a road

Driving down a dirt road I come across a fence and 5 or 6 things. I pull over, take photographs of a couple and continue towards my destination.
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Security Guard

I like to walk around the ocean side of the Boca Chica Naval Air Station in the Keys to photograph birds, boats, coral, fighter jets if I'm lucky or whatever else catches my eye. I've never seen any obvious security devices or personal until this. Needless to say I carefully raised my camera to take this photo and lived to share it with you.
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Fremont to the Strip

Old downtown Las Vegas to the Strip has pretty much colorful everything.
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Kiss Me

At a hot air balloon launch in WI the winds picked up while they were filling causing these two to lean sideways.
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And….

If you happened to see the photo of the van with the kaleidoscope attached to the hood, this is what was on its roof.
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Not entirely sure

Passing through some economically dead former mining town was this......
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Because

I liked something about it...still do I guess.
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Fence with locks

Walking down Fremont Street in an old section of Las Vegas
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Lines, shadows and contrast

Walking down the street with my black & white camera I'm always looking for lines, shadows, contrast and maybe a story of some sort. With no color you need something else but when you see you see it in color so if you like that aspect of photography it makes it kind of fun. So a guy is walking down the street and finishes his beer.........
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Family Outfit

If you want to blend in with the locals.
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Free Flowers

Came upon this while driving on the causeway towards Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake of Utah
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Buoyguy

The mustasch is the clue. Key West street walking seems to have an unlimited number of photo opportunities.
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In what way?

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Step Right Up & Win a Prize

Squirt gun guy and a couple fairgoers.
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Guard Dog

The Shih Tzu is an Asian toy dog breed originating from Tibet. They are well-known for their largely fun and playful personality, and calm and friendly temperament. They are highly independent dogs, and are able to adapt well in different situations. That was per Wikipedia but, if there was no glass between us he surly would have eaten me.
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Fire Lookout Tower

Jacob Lake Lookout Tower is located in North Kaibab AZ. Built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), it is an 80’ Aermotor steel tower with a 7’ x 7’ metal cab and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can still climb the tower to view the area and see the Osborne Fire Finder.
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David vs Goliath

Note Apache gunship off the bow
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Made me look

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Flower Basket

Sidewalk in Key West
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Manitowoc Lighthouse

Built in 1895. Rebuilt in 1918. Automated in 1971 is marks the entrance to the Manitowoc WI harbor on Lake Michigan.
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Beautiful Sunset

A friend decided to modify my beautiful photo. I just wanted to see if you are paying attention.
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Original homestead

1800s Wisconsin original home
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Morning Neon

Walking Old Town Key West
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Hoover Dam

You are looking at the Colorado River as it exits the bottom of the dam after it has gone through the turbines on each side to generate electricity. I'm standing on the very top middle of the dam so Lake Meade is behind me.
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Side Mirror Doubler

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Caught my eye

Yes, it's a fist coming out of a pallet of mulch.
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Period correct

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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Snowman

As it was almost 70 degrees he didn't last long.
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Rick’s

A bar on Duval Street sporting plenty of action. I took this around 6am on a walk around Key West one morning.
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Boca Chica

People pick up things that floated ashore and decorate this old tree which though you can't tell, is just a few feet from the water.
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Waiting for the gardener

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Techatticup Gold Mine

April 1861, silver and some gold and copper lodes had been discovered by John Moss and others in what became known as El Dorado Canyon. In 1867, to secure the riverboat traffic and protect miners in the canyon from Paiute attacks the U.S. Army established Camp El Dorado, an outpost at the mouth of El Dorado Canyon that remained until it was abandoned in 1869. From 1870 the mines again were active to the point where from 1879 to 1907 El Dorado Canyon again had a post office, now in Clark County, Nevada. The mines continued to produce ore until World War. Wikipedia So, the gentleman that owns the mine leads people on tours. When coming to one intersection of shafts you can just make out a skeleton in tattered clothes leaning against the rock wall. When I asked who that was he said "the first boy that dated my daughter" then he turned and kept walking.
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The real deal

This guy in the junkyard office was saying we should be careful about the snakes. He mentioned rattlers and green vipers and I said green vipers were a new one on me. Walks over to the fridge, opens the freezer and takes one out to show me. I'm sure it was the corn dogs that convinced me it was picture worthy.
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Not the best photo

But when I saw it I thought it was the perfect business model. I took this many years ago in St Martins, I think.
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Petronia Street

Area of art galleries, shops and restaurants in "Old Town" Key West FL
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Dining Out

A classic
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Porch Art

I like interesting porches as they entice us into the house to see what's behind the door and meet the dwellers.
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Ahhhh

Waiting for a customer to crawl in
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Butch Lived Here

Robert Leroy Parker, A.K.A. Butch Cassidy, lived here with his family from 1880 to around 1884. The door was locked but I found this broken pane.
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A Walk In The Park

Hiking through Red Rock Canyon which is close to Las Vegas, I turned the corner and saw this. As I took a few photos others started showing up including photographers. When they finished I found out it was a photo shoot for these two brothers who were performing in Las Vegas.
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To the bar

What the sign says. I liked the lighting.
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Had to…

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words…but not always.
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Rolling Art

Most rail art I see is, in my opinion, terrible but some is pretty good.
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How could I not?

That is the Key West cemetery.....I had to take this photo and share it.
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Barn Stuff

All I can say about this on is that it would make an interesting jigsaw puzzle.
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Range Fence

In a Joshua Tree forrest - Utah
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Sanibel Island FL

Known as the best shelling destination in North America.
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Billboard Art

Great idea for an unused billboard
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Winter is coming

Late fall in Wisconsin. Left my shoes out to dry but they froze overnight.
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Gotta love these

It's so much fun watching tourists around these.
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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Key West Cemetery

This is a 19 acre cemetery located in the Old Town area. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people are buried here, many more than the 30,000 residents who currently live on the island. In 1847 it was established at its current location after a 1846 hurricane washed remains from the earlier cemetery out of the coastal sand dunes. On June 24, 1976, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places..
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Ghost Town Citizen

Rhyolite Nevada
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Says it all………

SL2 ISO 400 35MM f/4 1/640
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Sunset celebration or possibly breakfast

One early morning bike ride this, for some strange reason, just caught my eye.
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Cheese Head Kitty
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Street walking

....and porch snooping
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Washed up shoes along the coast

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Key West Cemetery

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Green Parrot Bar

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The making of a Key West Fish Car

A couple friends bought white cars then invited other friends to paint tropical fish on them.
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Key West Bartender Helper

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Cigar Store

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Porch

With some stories in Key West
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Bahama Village

Key West
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Love Locks

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What would you call this?

We call it: The Hooker Bird
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Pineapple Art

Key West
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Tourist Trap

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