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A corner office

On State Street, Madison WI a few blocks from the Capital building there is this glass bank building designed in the 1960s. Interesting but I wonder if employees wear sunglasses.
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Need a project?

On the way to explore Pioche NV there are a few roadside (in my opinion) photo ops.
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Colors of age

I was in a time capsule of a house dating back to the 1950s and this just caught my eye.
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Fabulous Firework Friday

Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh WI puts on an outstanding display after each of their night airshows.
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Wet Pebbles

Walking the shore of a lake in Utah that has a red sandstone bottom the color, patterns and reflections looked interesting.
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Welcome 2024

Bye Bye 2023....Welcome 2024 Madison WI
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Sand Dunes Sunrise

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah features uniquely pink-hued sand dunes located beside red sandstone cliffs. The dunes are formed from the erosion of pink-colored Navajo Sandstone surrounding the park. High winds pick up loose sand particles and then drop them onto the dunes. The 3,300 acres of dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old. Wikipedia
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Rust in peace

Very photogenic auto salvage yard in a Georgia forest.
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In wind on water

Taken on a windy night from the front of a moving boat.
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Artsy Fronds

B&W camera gives them a silver and black color with a grey white sky. I should walk around and shoot various palm types, pretty artsy, in my opinion.
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Taliesin

Taliesin is a historic property located 2.5 miles south of the village of Spring Green, Wisconsin. It was the estate of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and an extended exemplar of the Prairie School of architecture. The expansive house-studio set on the brow of a ridge was begun in 1911; the 600-acre property was developed on land that previously belonged to Wright's maternal family. Wikipedia
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Brick rear view mirror

Maybe 8am in an old warehouse district in Milwaukee. I found myself facing the sun which is blocked by this building but lighting the buildings behind me which is reflected in the windows of this building. Another good 2500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
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Framed

While visiting an art museum in Miami this lady was holding frames over art for her own art project and trying to take photos of them so I helped her for a little while.
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Architectural kaleidoscope

Walking down the strip in Las Vegas parts of 3 buildings converged into an architectural kaleidoscope.
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Arizona bus stop

While exploring slot canyons in the Navajo Nation (over 27,400 square miles in Utah, Arizona & New Mexico) I drove by this bus stop with the picture window.
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Neon museum

Las Vegas non-profit that collects and restores old signs from buildings that have been torn down. Once a month, after dark, they turn some on and let people in to take photographs.
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Amusement ride

One of those night amusement ride photos where I leave the shutter open for a moment then wiggle the camera a little and...surprise.
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Watery sky

Walking on a dock I noticed the water reflecting the cloudy sky above with a passing jet.
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Pioche Nevada

The Mountain View Hotel in Pioche NV had three stories and 18 rooms. Three hot meals were provided daily. It also housed many juries who had come from many miles around the county to attend trials at the courthouse. This hotel was built in 1895 by the Ely Valley Mines to house their guests, including (U.S. president) Herbert Hoover, a former mining engineer before his days in politics, had mine holdings in Pioche. Many U.S. Senators and Nevada governors, and many other notables. The food, the wines, the accommodations and unmatched service was renowned throughout the old west.”
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Friday fireworks

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Old warehouse

In the old industrial area of Milwaukee near the river are very old abandoned warehouses, grain elevators, boat yards etc. The windows and doors surrounded by the masonary work then graffitied is interesting to look at.
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South Beach architecture

In the 1930s, an architectural revolution came to South Beach, bringing Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and Nautical Moderne architecture to the Beach. South Beach claims to be the world's largest collection of Streamline Moderne Art Deco architecture. Today, in both daytime and at nightfall, the South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels. Wikipedia
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Firework Friday

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L1001434_Optimizer

The Daniel Hoan Bridge is a tied-arch bridge that connects Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the Lake Freeway across the Milwaukee River inlet. Originally called the Harbor Bridge, it was renamed after Daniel Hoan (Socialist Party), one of the longest serving mayors of Milwaukee.
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Sky art

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) show in Oshkosh WI.
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Car trouble on a lonely road

Driving the backroads in South Dakota we came upon this 1940s vintage Ford which looked like it had been there a very long time. What a great story it could tell, from the proud owner picking it up brand new to its resting place here on this very lonely road.
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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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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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Eye candy

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Fair Fun

Playing with the lights of amusement rides in the midway, at the state fair.
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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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Friday Firework

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The Key West Strand

The Strand Theater opened in the mid-1920s as a single screen movie house that sat around 800 people. The theater closed sometime in the early 1980s and reopened as a nightclub. It remained open as a few other nightclubs until it became a Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in 1993. The theater was again closed in 2002. It has since reopened as a Walgreens drug store. Based on research, over the past 20 years the marquee had become damaged with parts even missing. Walgreens restored the marquee to its original status. All of the interior has been removed and/or covered over with the exception of the balcony.
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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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Nelson Nevada

A wonderful collection of abandoned buildings, various junk and a gold mine.
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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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Sea Grass

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

Amusement rides with their color and motion are fun to photograph after dark. Here, once it began moving I opened the cameras shutter to let the light it, after a few turns I slowly zoomed in and out. These types of photos are always a surprise, like painting wearing a blindfold.
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Different

Cloudless windy day, palm trees, a black & white camera and looking for something different.
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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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Retired Milwaukee warehouse

Like so many old buildings in Milwaukee this one was constructed out of cream city brick. It was a porous material which over time collected the dirt and soot of industry. In my eye is makes for nice B&W photos.
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Key West

Whenever I walk by this house I'd make a mental note to someday stop by with my camera.
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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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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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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The Kiss Statue

At night, in front of the Key West Customs House
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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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The Shimmer

Though about 6 inches of water the sandstone bottom of a lakeshore shimmered in the noon high sunlight.
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In its Day

Sad architectural decay in Havana
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Angles and light

Art Deco theatre in Little Havana Miami.
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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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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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Chicago B&W

It is the reflections that really intrigue me. And, by taking this without color or sharpness it forces me to look harder at what is in the photo.
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How to dress up a city block

Walking along the Milwaukee River, an area of abandoned warehouses and factories when I came upon this beautiful mural which was about 3x larger than what you see here.
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Makes one look up

On a walk with a black and white camera in downtown Milwaukee I saw this in an old warehouse district near the river. The hard working hands are very well done.
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Air Show Artistry

Night airshow maneuvers as seen with a long shutter opening.
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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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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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Floored

Standing in the magnificent lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum I placed the camera on the highly polished floor.
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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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Long term parking

Stumbled into a very interesting property full of rusty stuff outside Baraboo Wisconsin.
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Old and New Chicago

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Neon museum

Las Vegas neon museum opens their yard once a month for photographers.
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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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Dashboard Hula Girl

From the 1950s
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Old brick

Walking amongst old abandoned warehouses along the Milwaukee River on a dreary day I came upon 100+ year old brick walls that time had painted.
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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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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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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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Nevada Suntan

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Rescued & Retired

For many years a non-profit has been saving old Las Vegas signage from the wrecking ball. They collect them in storage yard, light them and allow photographers in once a month. Some are refurbished and installed in the boulevards around Fremont Street. Day or night hey are beautiful examples of historic Downtown Las Vegas.
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Night Airshow Eaa

Some of my favorite time playing with a camera.
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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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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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Holy Hill Shrine

Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary is a Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Erin, Wisconsin. It serves as a religious pilgrimage and attracts approximately 300,000 visitors each year. The shrine is located atop a high kame in 400 acres of woods. Visitors can climb a 178-step observation tower to view the Milwaukee skyline, about thirty miles southeast. At approximately 1,350 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points in southeastern Wisconsin. Wikipedia
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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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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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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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Blue & Bright

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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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Lifeguard tower

There are now 36 Lifeguard Towers just along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street.
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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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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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Glass Steel & Lights

Las Vegas at night is wonderful to photograph.
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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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Truman Annex

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

Not exactly sure of the year but over 50 years old.
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FW9

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Looking Glass

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

The Falling Man site is located in Gold Butte National Monument. This is one of the most stunning landscapes in the Southwest…beautifully colored red Aztec sandstone, along with purple and orange rocks. The rock art in this location has many layers of history, being used by several generations over the millennia. Estimates date the rock art between 700 years old for the newest petroglyphs to 7,000 years old for the very oldest. The name “falling man” comes from a single image of a man that appears to be falling, located on the cliff wall. Based on the image and its location on a high narrow edge of a it’s easy to think that this was some form of memorial for an individual that fell. Per Guide