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Art Deco

Dotting the Miami shore and all along South Beach in vivid contrast to the sparkling blue ocean, stands an array of brightly colored lifeguard towers, each with a very unique art deco design and its own piece of history. There are currently 35 towers and I hope to photograph more of them.
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Nash Flying Lady

The 1955-58 Series III Nash Metropolitan was famous for its 'Flying Lady' hood ornament. It was a particularly classy design, and the wings could even be removed for a more streamlined, more risqué ornament design. The Flying Lady is part of a bygone era, the likes of which we'll never see again. Carbuzz
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Cannery Row

Cannery Row is the waterfront street bordering the city of Pacific Grove in Monterey, California. It was the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. This mural is painted on an old Cannery wall.
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Window to the past

Nelson Nevada gold mine has a wonderful assortment of old stuff.
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Spinning Dream

This is the 1,004 foot Carnival Dream cruise ship as it makes a 180 degree turn to depart the Key West harbor. I set the camera and waited for the ship to untie, move away from the dock and begin turning. I opened the cameras shutter for about 5 minutes until it stopped turning.
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Scenic South Dakota

Surprisingly, the town of Scenic, South Dakota is anything but and is currently in a state of ruin and disarray. Currently, the town sits abandoned and empty, as if it is waiting for nature to completely wipe it off the map, which may just make it the most abandoned town in South Dakota.
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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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Firework Art

Always a surprise......freeze motion and color.
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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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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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Wall Art

I saw this at an art show and was impressed by the detail and color. The entire piece was about 6'x6'.
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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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I had to stop for this

The interior was just as interesting. We came across it on a backroad trip near Capital Reef National Park.
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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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Old barn old glass

Here i a photo of a reflection of an old barn behind me that is showing in very old glass in front of me.
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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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Fair Fun

Playing with the lights of amusement rides in the midway, at the state fair.
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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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On a windy night

Trying to take photos on a windy 4th of July from a boat.
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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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Sea Grass

Walking on a coral reef during low tide and bright sunlight offers interesting combinations of color.
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Las Vegas Lines & Steel

Great city to walk around with my black and white camera.
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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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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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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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The Kiss Statue

At night, in front of the Key West Customs House
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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The Shimmer

Though about 6 inches of water the sandstone bottom of a lakeshore shimmered in the noon high sunlight.
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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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Alley Redecorating

What once was a rather ordinary bland alley has now become (IMHO) photo worthy after artists got involved in a beautification project.
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Customs House

Opened in 1891 the Key West Customs House contained Customs Offices, District Court, and Post Office. Today it serves as a museum which I've taken a few photos of over the years due to its great color and design.
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Keane Wonder Mine

You can find this mine at the end of a very dusty twisted road on the outskirts of Death Valley National Park CA. It produced gold from 1907 to 1942 when it played out. If you hike up 1.5 miles to the top of the visible ridge, you will see a mile long tram that moved buckets of ore.
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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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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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Alley Art

Walking in an old neighborhood in Milwaukee I came upon this alley behind a restaurant which looked bright and colorful. On both sides were a dozen nice murals. One even had a small flower garden planted in front of it.
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Cuban Art

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Color Splash

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

Standing in the magnificent lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum I placed the camera on the highly polished floor.
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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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Dashboard Hula Girl

From the 1950s
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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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R.I.P.

1950 Super Buick Eight
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Old and New Chicago

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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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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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Nevada Suntan

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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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Night Airshow Eaa

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

Nevada sun.....
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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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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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Friday Fireworks

I really enjoy taking photos of fireworks because of what the camera sees when it freezes the light and motion. Always a surprise and all so different.
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Attached to the earth

Maybe 50 years ago it was parked?
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Carved Sand

Lit up...maybe 7-8 feet tall, very cool.
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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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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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Blue & Bright

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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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Glass Steel & Lights

Las Vegas at night is wonderful to photograph.
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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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Looking Glass

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

Walking through a tough area of Las Vegas there were many signs of trouble.
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Bellagio Hotel Ceiling

Designed by famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
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EAA Oshkosh
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Plymouth

One of thousands
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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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Hang On Tight!

Wisconsin State Fair amusement ride, at night with a long exposure. There was also a pretty sunset sky as background.
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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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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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Barn door

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Window to the past

Park Service restored home in Grafton Ut 1864-1921. Used in many movies including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
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Can’t you just hear the screams

State Fair...faster and faster it spins, pushing you farther out and up till it feels like you'll fly off into space......
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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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High Above The Colorado River

Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Pat Tillman, an American football player who left his career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the United States Army and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 by friendly fire. It is an arch bridge that spans the Colorado River between the of Arizona and Nevada. The bridge is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and carries Interstate 11 and U.S. Route 93 over the Colorado River. The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 890 feet above the Colorado River, it is the second highest bridge in the United States after the Royal Gorge Bridge near Cañon City, Colorado, and is the world's highest concrete arch bridge. I took this photo while standing on top of the Hoover Dam. Pedestrian access is provided over the bridge who wish to take in a different view of the nearby dam and river below, but the dam is not visible for those driving across it.
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EAA Oshkosh
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Old World Wisconsin

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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EAA Oshkosh
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Sandstone Path

The sandstone surface of the wash I was walking on. This patch was about 3’x4’ and went on for a few miles. The rock darkens when wet so to be here during a rare rain would be even more beautiful.
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Street Walking Las Vegas

Great city to walk around pointing a camera at odd things.
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Wisconsin Homestead

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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A favorite

Wonderful seafood, atmosphere and sign.
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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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Camera Bump

While taking a photo of a ferris wheel at dusk, I bumped the camera which was, until this moment, very securely attached to a tripod to prevent any movement. I think it’s one of the better shots I came home with. This new art form I will call Camera Bumping!
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