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Hot Colored Air
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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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EAA Oshkosh
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Plymouth

One of thousands
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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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State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair at night I will mount a camera on a tripod and as the ride is spinning I open the shutter for some random amount of time which in this case was 2 seconds. I never know what these will look like until I get home and see them on the computer.
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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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Flagler Rail Bridge

Used as a railroad bridge to Key West then converted to a highway bridge before being abandoned.
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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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B&W LAS

Las Vegas street walking, looking for architectural photo ops with my B&W camera.
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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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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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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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Perfectly engineered illusion

Easy to photograph but impossible to get the full effect. This glass case was about a foot tall and 3 wide. The reflections and angles made it appear as if there were thousands of bottles in a space the size of a warehouse, seen from any angle.
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EAA Oshkosh
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Milwaukee 3rd Ward

Old warehouse district near the river has some interesting architecture and masonry work. For many years this area was full of vacant buildings but now contains some of the cities most expensive condos and apartments.
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Wisconsin Homestead

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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Street Walking Las Vegas

Great city to walk around pointing a camera at odd things.
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A favorite

Wonderful seafood, atmosphere and sign.
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Spray Can Art

This 8x12 foot wall painting was done with spray cans. There is an area in Miami called Wynwood Walls which is covered in graffiti like this.
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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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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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Street Walking

Side of a building in Key West. I purposely shot it a little out of focus to make it all blend together.
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Sometimes it’s photo worthy

Somewhere in California
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Mallory Square

Walked past this really old tree in front of an old wall and happened to have my black & white camera with me. I was in an area of Key West called Old Town where people gather nightly to watch the sunsets.
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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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B&W Desert

A while back I bought a new camera that only takes B&W photos. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. In my humble opinion, this one turned out pretty good.
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Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin: 1875 German blockbau building that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Hot Air Can Be Beautiful

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Billboard Improvement

Along an old highway in So California
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Navajo Sandstone

Per Wikipedia: Variations in the type and proportions of precipitated iron oxides resulted in the different black, brown, crimson, vermillion, orange, salmon, peach, pink, gold, and yellow colors of the Navajo Sandstone. I say, in strong sunlight it makes for wonderful art.
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Chicago Architecture

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Old World Wisconsin

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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Sun Dried Piano

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Godbe mill

An old silver-ore processing mill located in Pioche Nevada, the Godbe Mill was established in the 1920s and abandoned in the 1940s. It used a rather unique aerial tramway to transport the ore in buckets from the mine atop Treasure Hill to this processing plant where it was crushed and the silver extracted.
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At One Time

Another beautiful building wrapped in decay. I probably would not have noticed this building back in the 1950s.
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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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Reaching for the sky

Chicago
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Chryslers

Hope I look that good in my 80s
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Public chalkboard

Streetwalking in old downtown Las Vegas and came upon this storefront art.
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Reflection Fun

Walking around downtown Milwaukee taking photos.
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A shame

This is very typical decay found just about everywhere in Havana. One can only imagine what this city looked like back in the 1950s.
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Orb

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Ice…

I thought it was pretty
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Old and New

Chicago Illinois
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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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Stay tuned

Walking through an area of abandoned warehouses, factories and grain storage near the Milwaukee River. I'm sure in years to come it will be condos, restaurants and shopping.
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Neapolitan Rock

Multi-colored sandstone in Gold Butte National Monument Nevada
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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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.32 a gallon

Boulder Utah gas stop before heading off to Page UT.
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Headframe

Defunct gold mine near Pioche Nevada. The headframe is the structure above the mine shaft that enabled the hoisting of machinery, personnel, or materials. The building to the left contains the steam engine that provided the lift power. Always have to be carful around these places.
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April Boom

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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona near the town of Page. The 710-foot high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S.
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A News Icon

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Nevada Forgotten

Sometimes black & white works well and some photos just need color. This one was taken in both but the lack of color makes for better edges.
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And here it shall remain

At least someone mows around it.
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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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Look up

I do a lot of that while in Chicago.
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Hay Art

What one discovers on the backroads.
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Out walking

on some side street in Las Vegas and came upon these 3 doors of an abandoned building. They were so wonderfully vandalized it looked to me as there was some plan. For a while this was printed and hanging in my house.
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It’s an odd thing to photograph

But I can't help myself sometimes...usually
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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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Silver Mine

Pioche NV has lots of abandoned mines. The building contained the machinery to lift the ore up the shaft that is at the base of the wooden structure. I am always very careful where I step anywhere near these things.
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A hard worker in its day

Flat bed truck from long ago
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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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Pioche Nevada

On the site of an old ore processing plant established in 1891 that's been closed for about 45 years. The mill is intact and very interesting to photograph. This is just one of a few outbuildings on the property.
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Big Bangs

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Ford

I really like photographing old vehicles.
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Lift Engine

Used to lift the ore cart up the mine shaft. This is an old silver mine in Pioche Nevada. These old mines are pretty spooky to explore, have to be very very careful.
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Chicago Glass

Clouds, blue sky and beautiful design reflecting it all.
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Navajo Bridge

Navajo Bridge is the name of each of a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park (near Lees Ferry) in northern Coconino County, Arizona. The newer bridge of the pair carries vehicular traffic on U.S. Route 89A over Marble Canyon between Bitter Springs and Jacob Lake, allowing travel into a remote region north of the Colorado River including the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The dual spans of Navajo Bridge are tied at ninth place among the highest bridges in the United States with nearly identical heights of 467 feet for the original span, and 470 feet for the second span.
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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre-feet. Credit Wikipedia
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International Harvester

Delivery truck R.I.P. in Nevada
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Inside Out

Without color the lines and shapes become visible.
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Abandoned Hotel

Pioche NV is a dying town with plenty of old building such as this one.
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Waiting for a train

There's something in photography called "leading lines" that if captured should lead your eyes into the photo causing interest. I took it in color but I converted it to B&W because the color seemed to get in the way.
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Pawn shop wall art

Nicely decorated wall of the parking lot. The Stratosphere hotel, my walking destination, towers over it.
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One of many

Walking around downtown Las Vegas on lower Fremont Street almost all of these old motels were boarded up due to the Covid shutdown.
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Alley Art

A couple areas of Las Vegas have alleys that attract graffiti. Some art is very well done while others is as they say, in the eye of the beholder.
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Las Vegas Neon Museum

Once a month they open and light up the yard for photographers. It is a beautiful place offering very colorful night camera fun, which one can say about a large portion of Las Vegas. Anyway, here is what their website has to say about the museum: Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.
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Chevrolet

Sunscreen is a must when laying out in the Nevada sun.
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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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Old Godbe Mill Property Nevada

Abandoned mine building
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It shimmers

Walking around Chicago with my camera is the best. Sharp lines, the glass reflecting what cannot be seen and morning light combined with shadows brings it all together.
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Milwaukee Architecture

The Mitchell Building is an ornate five-story bank and insurance building designed by E. Townsend Mix in Second Empire French style and built in 1876 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Wikipedia
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International

Baking in the Nevada sun
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New and Old

Daylily outside an 1800s home in Wisconsin. I walked up to this window thinking I was going to take a photo of what was behind me in some very old wavy glass but it was in the shade. The flower was lit nicely so it seemed to work against the drab old wooden building.
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Old rolling stock

Soo Line sleeping car #1210 “Rhinelander” was built in May 1902 as a first-class, 12 section sleeper with a smoking room and a state room. The sleeper is of wood construction. Not bad for 121 years old.
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Dry sandstone waterfall catch basin

Over eons of time flowing water gradually wears down the sandstone highlighting the layers and smoothing the surface.
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Ore Mill

Old Godbe Mill - A silver-ore processing mill located in Pioche Nevada, the Godbe Mill was established in the 1920s, and abandoned in the 1940s.
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Newspaper Rock

Within the 527 square miles of Utahs Canyonlands National Park you'll find this petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records approximately 2,000 years of early human activity etched on the rock from B.C. time to A.D. 1300. Scholars are undecided as to the figures meanings. In Navajo, the rock is called Rock that tells a story. This panel is about 8x12 feet with many other panels located throughout the park.
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Weeeeeee

Wisconsin State Fair ride. I left the shutter open for 2 seconds and had the camera mounted on a tripod to prevent it from moving.
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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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Window to the past

Nelson Nevada gold mine has a wonderful assortment of old stuff.
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Subtle contrast

As I've said in other captions, Walking around Chicago with my camera is the best. Sharp lines, the glass reflecting what cannot be seen and morning light combined with shadows brings it all together.
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