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Retired

Probably produced food, feed and sore farmer butts. Found this in Pine Valley Utah which is a picture perfect town the head of the Santa Clara River in the Pine Valley Mountains, and was settled in 1859. The population was 186 at the 2020 census. Significant landmarks include the Pine Valley Mormon Chapel designed by shipbuilder Ebenezer Bryce (Bryce Canyon National Park is named after him) in 1868 using the scheme of an upside-down boat.It is the oldest Mormon chapel in continuous use.
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Chicago river

Walking along the river I took a few photos of the building across the river behind me reflected in the ones I was facing.
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Morning Coffee

The Reach hotel in Key West has this wonderful structure built out over the water. It's hard to find a better sunrise watching spot on the island.
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Reflection Fun

Walking around downtown Milwaukee taking photos.
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Las Vegas Lines & Steel

Great city to walk around with my black and white camera.
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the Calatrava

The Milwaukee Art Museum, often referred to as "the Calatrava", contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The pavilion received the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. This iconic building, overlooking Lake Michigan contains over 25,000 pieces of artwork. Wikipedia
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Sea Grass

Walking on a coral reef during low tide and bright sunlight offers interesting combinations of color.
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Alley Art

Las Vegas alley art.
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Art Vendor As Art

Walking down Duval Street in Key West I thought the art vendor display as a whole was, to my amateur eye...art...so I clicked.
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Reflection Puzzle

Old mine in Nevada which has a wonderful assortment of junk offers many photo opportunities, if of course you like junk.
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Firework Art

Always a surprise......freeze motion and color.
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Cinco de Mayo Kaboom

Everyday is a good day for fireworks.
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Desert Color

This is a 2x2 foot closeup of an outcropping of Navajo sandstone that was as big as a small house. The entire hillside was littered with these "pebbles". The desert is extraordinarily beautiful if you take the time to really get out there and really look.
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1897 Barn

This octagonal barn was erected by Ernest Clausing, a local barn builder 125 years ago. Mr. Clausing erected 14 of these barns in the southern end of Ozaukee County WI, all within one mile of the Lake Michigan shoreline.They ranged in size from 3,200-over 9,000 square feet.
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Bixby Creek Bridge

The bridge is "one of the most photographed features on the West Coast" and in the world. It has been featured on "postcards, TV ads, everywhere," according to the project manager for the Trust for Public Land. The location on the scenic Central Coast of California, the parabolic shape of the arch, the tall spandrel columns, and the architectural piers contribute to an "intense aesthetic experience. "It's the gateway to Big Sur and the interior has never been logged. The land is pristine, described as "...the most spectacular meeting of ocean and land in the entire United States." Wikipedia
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Rhyolite

Gold was discovered in 1904 here in Rhyolite NV. There were over 2000 claims covering everything in a 30 mile area from here. The most promising was the Montgomery Shoshone mine, which prompted everyone to move to the Rhyolite townsite. The town immediately boomed with buildings springing up everywhere. One building was 3 stories tall and cost $90,000 to build. A stock exchange and Board of Trade were formed. The red light district drew women from as far away as San Francisco. There were hotels, stores, a school for 250 children, an ice plant, two electric plants, foundries and machine shops and even a miner’s union hospital.
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Kaboom Boom

I really enjoy taking photos of fireworks. The camera often sees what the eye cannot.
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Inside Out

Without color the lines and shapes become visible.
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Boom

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Still Video

While taking a night photo of an amusement ride which requires a rock steady tripod, sometimes I'll purposely move the camera to see what it will see.
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Ker Blam

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Neon Boneyard

Las Vegas has a wonderful, and growing, collection of old signs. They are refurbishing then decorating the streets with some that look fantastic after dark.
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Big Bangs

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.32 a gallon

Boulder Utah gas stop before heading off to Page UT.
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Bang Whoosh

Fireworks on a windy night
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Navajo Bridge

When it was first built, Navajo Bridge in AZ was the only place to cross the Colorado River for 600 miles. Prior to its completion in 1929, travelers between Utah and Arizona had to cross using Lee’s Ferry river crossing. Until the bridge was completed, there was no direct route between Utah and Arizona and travelers had to trek hundreds of miles around the canyon to cross the River.
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Alley Walking

Between the Las Vegas Strip and the downtown area (Fremont Street) there's an area that is....neither of those. Graffiti artists have taken over the alleys so it is fun to walk around with a camera.
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Street Walking Las Vegas

Great city to walk around pointing a camera at odd things.
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Bahia Honda

The Bahia Honda Rail Bridge is a derelict railroad bridge in the lower Florida Keys connecting Bahia Honda Key with Spanish Harbor Key. It was originally part of the Overseas Railway, but the state of Florida purchased it from the Florida East Coast Railway after the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane and converted it for automobile use as part of the Overseas Highway in 1938. After a replacement Bahia Honda Bridge was opened in 1972, two spans of the old bridge were removed for the safety of boaters. Wikipedia
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Another thing along that same road

Along the same fence but way different...possibly another family member likes to also weld.
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Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It was operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics from its founding in 1897 to 2020. In May 2020, restoration and renovation of the historic building and grounds began. It opened for small tours July 2022 where one is now able to go into all three domes.
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1800s Outhouse

Wikipedia: Outhouses are commonly humble and utilitarian, made of lumber or plywood. This is especially so they can easily be moved when the earthen pit fills up. Depending on the size of the pit and the amount of use, this can be fairly frequent, sometimes yearly. I found this in South Dakota on a homestead from the 1880s.
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I might be the same age…

Now that hurts.
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Navajo Colors

The range of colors of the Navajo Sandstone –red, brown, pink, salmon, gold, and even white—results from varying amounts and forms of iron oxide within the rock, and in the case of the white upper portion of the Navajo, the overall lack of iron. This photo comprises an area of about 6 feet square and shows why some areas of the Southwest look like they do.
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Girl From The Hood

This was painted on a car hood at an auto show.
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New York New York

More streetwalking in Las Vegas with a B&W camera. I got lucky with the nice clouds that particular day.
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Las Vegas in B&W

Taken with my Leica Q2 Monochrome camera. All digital cameras take photos in grays then the processor matches those tiny grey pixels to the matching color pixels the camera maker engineered into that brand. So 10 cameras, including phones will give 10 different looks all settings being equal. The differences will be very subtle but they will differ. This camera I used does not convert to color. It uses its lack of color processing to produce a very, very high resolution image in shades of grey. It seems to work particularly good on architecture.
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Glen Canyon Dam

Page Arizona
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B&W LAS

Las Vegas street walking, looking for architectural photo ops with my B&W camera.
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Rock House

Near Lee's Ferry Arizona. Used as a place for travelers to stop way before there was a paved road in this area. I tried to find out how old it was with our success.
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Old Neon

Las Vegas has some wonderful old neon signs.
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Art District

Between the Strip and Fremont Street areas in Las Vegas there is what's called the Art District. Formerly (and currently) a run down area of old buildings the city has been improving infrastructure and trying to renew the 30 some block area. It now has a scattering of restaurants, galleries, auto repair shops, vacant stores etc. I assume it will someday thrive as the Strip & Fremont Street areas converge but now it's an area that to my eye is struggling. Some old walls, alleys and vacant store fronts are covered in beautiful graffiti which is fun to photograph.
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Hot Air Can Be Beautiful

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Roadside Art

Somewhere in Utah... I drove past maybe a mile or two, then turned around, got the camera out.......I simply had to.
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Customs House & Post Office

The Custom House currently serves as the Key West Museum of Art & History, which is one of three museums operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Exhibits include local history, famous personalities including Ernest Hemingway, maritime history, and works by local artists. The building was designed by architect William Kerr, and was completed in 1891. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida met here from its completion until 1932, when the building was transferred to the United States Navy.
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South Dakota Homestead

The territory that would become South Dakota was added to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The first permanent American settlement was established at Fort Pierre by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. White settlement of the territory in the 1800s led to clashes with the Sioux, as some of the lands had been granted to the tribe by an earlier treaty. Nevertheless, the territory was incorporated into the union on November 2, 1889, along with North Dakota.
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Fair Fun

Playing with the lights of amusement rides in the midway, at the state fair.
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Fremont Street

Downtown Las Vegas has been erecting old refurbished neon signs which is really helping the area hold on to its gambling history.
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Hot Colored Air

Getting to ready launch a field of hot air balloons. This is one of the more colorful and dramatic events I get to photograph.
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Just Sand

I guess you could call it wind art.
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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The Kiss Statue

At night, in front of the Key West Customs House
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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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Detroit

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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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Car Show Engine Art

This engine strikes me as so beautifully accessorized I have to put it in the category of artsy.
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In its Day

Sad architectural decay in Havana
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Air Show Artistry

Night airshow maneuvers as seen with a long shutter opening.
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Color Splash

Walking through old downtown Las Vegas this effort could not be ignored.
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Cuban Art

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Air Show Finale

Following the EAA night airshow the grand finale is beautiful fireworks. I stood behind the DC9 as it was polished aluminum hoping to get good reflections.
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Lou Ruvo

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened in 2010, in Las Vegas. It has become a national resource for the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease); also focusing on prevention, early detection, and education. Its 65,000 sq ft includes 13 examination rooms, offices for practitioners and researchers, a "Museum of the Mind", and a community auditorium. It was designed by Frank Gehry.
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Old and New Chicago

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Radial Aircraft Engine

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk. Many open mines and ventilation shafts-use caution. Man who lived here after the mines closed was a hoarder.
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Dashboard Hula Girl

From the 1950s
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Mackinac Bridge

Connecting the lower and upper portions of Michigan. As we wiz under, the steel is 200 feet above me. The length of the steel is 19,243 feet. Depth of the water below is 295 feet. Overall total length of the bridge including approaches is more than 5 miles.
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Nevada Suntan

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Hood Ornament

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Plate Glass Art

A fraction of what you see was through the glass while most of it is behind me reflecting into it.
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Nelson Art

Nelson Nevada is a wonderful collection of photogenic junk, cholla cactus, snakes and an old gold mine.
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Night Airshow Eaa

Some of my favorite time playing with a camera.
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Sun Baked

Nevada sun.....
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Rhyolite Nevada

In it’s day this was a large wealthy city until the gold mine stopped producing.
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Long Retired Buick

Many years spent retired in a Georgia forrest.
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Night Airshow

Long open shutter then a surprise when I download the photo to see if it worked.
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Early 1900s

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk.
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Attached to the earth

Maybe 50 years ago it was parked?
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Plane enters from the right

Makes a turning loop while releasing fireworks then leaves show center to the left while releasing more before exiting.
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Carved Sand

Lit up...maybe 7-8 feet tall, very cool.
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Civilian Conversation Corps

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk. Many open mines and ventilation shafts-use caution. Man who lived here after the mines closed was a hoarder.
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Blue & Bright

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The Reach

The Reach is a hotel in Key West with this beautiful pavilion. This photo was taken long before sunrise with my shutter left open for 36 seconds to absorb as much light as possible.
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Looking Glass

Into one building and what's behind reflected on top.
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Lincoln

Not exactly sure of the year but over 50 years old.
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Oshkosh Night Air Show

Enters and leaves from the right performing a vertical and horizontal loop before exiting....sky art!
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Truman Annex

Park at the entrance to Key West's Annex.
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FW9

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Bellagio Hotel Ceiling

Designed by famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
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Window Art

It made walk over..so colorful, strong yet delicate.
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Havana

This really is a photograph. Sometimes street scenes look like paintings.
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EAA Oshkosh
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Plymouth

One of thousands
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EAA Oshkosh
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Silver Palms

Took this photo of palm trees against a cloudless blue sky using a black & white camera. I thought the effect was kind of nice, maybe more detail or without color maybe I just think I see more.
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Sand Carving

Annual sand carving contest in Key West
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EAA Oshkosh
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Decay began in 1959

One of hundreds of buildings in Havana featuring incredible architectural detail.
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Virgin River crossing

In the background is Zion National Park which was carved by the Virgin river. Here in Rockville UT this very old bridge crosses the river. The surrounding area is very prone to flash flooding when rains fall north of the park.
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Flagler Rail Bridge

Used as a railroad bridge to Key West then converted to a highway bridge before being abandoned.
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FW14

EAA Oshkosh
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