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Ivins Utah
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1902 wood burning steam tractor

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A new day begins

Sunrise Wisconsin
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Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park is a state park in Utah, located in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The park features a canyon carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone of the Red Mountains, as well as the extinct Santa Clara Volcano, lava tubes, lava flows, and sand dunes. Snow Canyon is located near the cities of Ivins and St. George in Washington County. Wikipedia
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Last Night

Last night in Key West
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Aft

Cruise ship spinning 180 degrees to leave port. Being directly behind the ship offered an interesting perspective of a very unique design.
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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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Winging It

In Brodhead WI there is the wonderful Kelch Aviation Museum focusing on antique aircraft. With blue sky, white clouds and endless green grass these beautiful planes quite easily become photographic art.
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Rust in peace

Very photogenic auto salvage yard in a Georgia forest.
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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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South Beach Miami

Art deco hotel in full neon.
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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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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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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is in Eastern California, in the Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is thought to be the hottest place on Earth during summer. Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. It is 84.6 miles east-southeast of Mount Whitney — the highest point in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Wikipedia For me it is one of those rare places where black & white photos usually work very well.
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Rack em up

Walking down "The Boulevard" in St George UT I came upon this billiards, bowling and video arcade. The big brilliant red sign caught my eye but in B&W I look farther into the scene. The car, rather than blocking the view becomes another source of interest and light. This observation is all after the fact because when I was taking it I wished I had a color camera and didn't like the car. B&W photos are, to me, a very interesting medium.
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In wind on water

Taken on a windy night from the front of a moving boat.
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Firework Friday

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Two extremes

Key West has a very active port offering endless photo opportunities.
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Key West Sunset

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Cuban Art

Walking through the streets of Havana, bright bold colored art is for sale everywhere tourists might wander.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

I drove through here last week on the way home from somewhere else. The skies were dark with very thick grey almost black low clouds. But every once in a while the sun would peek through and light up a small area of dream sickle colored sandstone allowing me a couple photos.
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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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Interesting color

A hazy day seemed to remove all color but created a nice background to emphasize the lines and color of this nice sailboat arriving in Key West.
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Havana

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Red Dawn

Taken in Wisconsin on Pewaukee Lake.
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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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Glow

Hot air balloon night glow is where they keep them anchored but show off their colors.
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Sunday morning

I saw these people walking down a lane in Key West. On their way to church on a bright Sunday morning I asked them to pose for me in front of this green wall.
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Chicago River

The Architectural Tour by riverboat offers some great history and photo opportunities of the great city.
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Arizona Slot Canyon

Navajo sandstone lit by the sun. I'm shooting almost straight up about 50-75 feet to the top of the canyon.
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Field of dreams

The Kelch Aviation Museum in Brodhead WI includes 19 vintage aircraft, 3 vintage automobiles, 10,000 aviation books, 12 original aircraft engines, cabinets of photo collections, and dozens of models, works of art, and one-of-a-kind treasures! Whether you’re a Snoopy-and-the-Red-Baron fan or a researcher sleuthing out original aircraft blueprints, we have something to fascinate you! Kelch website I've been going there every summer for the past 3 years to take photos of these very unique aircraft while on display in the museum hangers and also while flying about the "field of dreams" as I call it airport.
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Soft sunrise

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Twas the night before

Key West knows how to decorate.
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Ahhhhhhhhh

Can you hear it?
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Sunrise Dunes

Black & white sand dunes just before the sun rises over the nearby mountain.
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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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Las Vegas street walking

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Fort Zachary Taylor 1845

The Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, also known simply as Fort Taylor, is a Florida State Park and National Historic Landmark centered on a Civil War-era fort located near the southern tip of Key West, Florida. Wikipedia
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Bull and Whistle Bar

This famous Key West tavern on Duval Street boasts a different bar on each of its 3 floors, each with a different theme.
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Las Vegas street art

The bright colors combined with strange content is interesting to look at.
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Vegas Alley Art

An area between The Strip and Fremont street invites spray can artists to decorate the streets and alleys as a form of art to help improve the area.
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Race time

Road America at Elkhart Lake WI
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Fires up the color imagination

Experimenting with B&W makes my visualization work harder as it has to depend on color memory. As the camera I use is incapable of seeing color all I see when looking through the viewfinder is contrast. When I see the photo at home my memory tries to paint in the color. I guess I've had enough coffee.
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Barely shining through

Sunset last night with plane returning from Fort Jefferson National Park.
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Welcome

What makes Key West...Key West
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Foggy fishing

Not being a fishing guy, I do admire their dedication to the hobby. Pretty much an early morning all weather sport that requires a large investment in equipment. It is similar to photography in that some days you catch a good one but most are just average.
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Red Mountain Ivins Utah

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a national recreation area and conservation unit of the United States National Park Service that encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona, covering 1,254,429 acres of mostly rugged high desert terrain. The recreation area is named for Glen Canyon, which was flooded by the Glen Canyon Dam, completed in 1966, and is now mostly submerged beneath the waters of Lake Powell.
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Great horned owl

A powerful, mottled-brown predator, it is often more than 2 feet long, with a wingspan often approaching 7 feet. It usually eats small rodents and birds but has been known to carry off larger prey. Adapted to desert and forest, the species migrates only when food is scarce. Audubon I assume this young one is from a pair that nests on a ledge in a nearby canyon in Utah.
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Textures & reflections

Old 1800s homestead house in Wisconsin.
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Sunset Sailing

Key West sunset watchers.
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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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Welcome 2024

Bye Bye 2023....Welcome 2024 Madison WI
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Front row for a sunrise

Pewaukee Lake Wisconsin
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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Located in Southwest Utah at over 10,000' the monument is a multi-colored sandstone amphitheater. Due to snow it is inaccessible for most of the year. We were lucky to be there after the roads were plowed and before all the snow had melted.
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White-Naped crane

The white-naped crane is a large bird about 4 ft long, and 4.3 ft tall, and weighing about 12 lb, with pinkish legs, a grey-and-white-striped neck, and a red face patch. It breeds in northeastern Mongolia, northeastern China, and adjacent areas of southeastern Russia, where a program at Khingan Nature Reserve raises eggs provided from U.S. zoos to bolster the species. Different groups of the birds migrate to winter near the Yangtze River, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and on Kyūshū in Japan. They also reach Kazakhstan and Taiwan. Only about 4,900 to 5,400 individuals remain in the wild. Wikipedia I took this photo while visiting the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin.
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Back road oddities

While driving the backroads one never knows what one will find. This one called Tin Man appeared along a remote farm road in central Wisconsin.
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Bryce Canyon Utah

One of the "Big Five" as they are called, National Parks in Utah.
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Just caught my eye

Sometimes while walking through old neighborhoods in Key West porches will talk to me.
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Joshua Tree

Taken in Nevada at Gold Butte National Monument. This tree is about 10' tall and gets large white flowers when in bloom.
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There should be music

Dawn is the time that marks the beginning of twilight before sunrise. It is recognized by the appearance of indirect sunlight being scattered in Earth's atmosphere, when the centre of the Sun's disc has reached 18° below the observer's horizon. This morning twilight period will last until sunrise, when direct sunlight outshines the diffused light. Wikipedia I think a colorful dawn like this, mirrored by a lake, should come a soundtrack composed by the famous John Williams.
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Richard

Richard has been living on the streets of Key West for many years.
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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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Black White & Bird

Florida Keys
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Firework Friday

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1950s and 1960s cars and their jewelry

Walking around a car show on a sunny day and the ones from the 1950s and 1960s glittered amongst the later models with their plastic body parts and rubber bumpers.
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Inside the balloon

At a hot air balloon launch I was trying to take a photo while this was inflating. The owner told me I could go inside for a better photo so I told him and his wife to join me.
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Lady in red

Beautiful pocket park in Key West.
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Key West FL

Another beautiful sunset
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A Foggy Point Sur Light Station

Along the California coast this lighthouse was erected in 1889 to help ships navigate in the fog. When we arrived at its base the skies were clear but in the 30 minute climb to the top the fog rolled in and completely surrounded us.
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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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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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Black, white and unisex

Any questions?
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Key West Street Vendor

Up and down Duval Street every block has somebody selling something.
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Key West sunset

Took my camera down to the water last night and as the sun was melting into the horizon these two boats nicely lined up for me.
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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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Fabulous Firework Friday

Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh WI puts on an outstanding display after each of their night airshows.
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North American T-6 Texan

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots during World War II. First flown in 1936, a total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built. Wikipedia I took this photo at the EAA convention in Oshkosh WI
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Sunset Fishing

Last chance for the big one on a pier in Key West.
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Porsche

There was a row of maybe 30, various colors, similar vintage at Elkhart Lake Road America.
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Utah sunset

Took this in Gunlock Utah
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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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Double Rainbow

Wisconsin this past summer.
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Street shooting

Taking night photos on Duval which is the main tourist street in Key West.
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Key West schooners

This is a schooner full of tourists out for a day sail coming up close for a look at another which looks to be privately owned.
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100 Years Old

Walking through the backlot of an old railroad yard in New Freedom WI I found many very old rail cars and engines. I found out these wood boxcars were made over 100 years ago.
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Ivins Utah

Ivins is a city in southwestern Washington County, Utah. It is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb. The population was 8,978 at the 2020 census. The elevation is 3100 feet. On the other side of these very red Navajo sandstone mountains lies Snow Canyon State Park.
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Getting ready

State Fair about an hour before the gates open. Celebrating 174 consecutive years, the 2023 Wisconsin State Fair greeted 1,043,350 guests during its 10 days.
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Snow Melt

This stream is at about 9,000-10,000 feet near Duck Creek UT which is between Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
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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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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Almost ready to fly!

3...2...1....Hop in!
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Golden Dawn

Good Morning Key West
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Slot canyon

A slot canyon is a long, narrow channel or drainageway with sheer rock walls that are typically eroded into either sandstone or other sedimentary rock. A slot canyon has depth-to-width ratios that typically exceed 10:1 over most of its length and can approach 100:1. Some slot canyons can measure less than 1 metre (3 ft) across at the top but drop more than 30 metres (100 ft) to the floor of the canyon. Wikipedia This Navajo sandstone canyon is in Page Arizona. The ideal time to photograph is between 10 and 2 when the sun is overhead to light up the walls.
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Fly Fishing

Osprey are pretty easy to photograph because they are curious birds. If I'm near water and one is in the vicinity I can usually count on it coming to investigate me. So as it soars above my head it becomes much easier for me to get a couple pictures as its close and slow.
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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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Spring Firework

Took this, amongst others, in my mothers Wisconsin garden.
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Curry Mansion

Always decorated for all holiday, it was built as a private home in 1869 and now a beautiful bed and breakfast in Key West.
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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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1950s Chrome

Chevrolet in a car show on a sunny day in Nevada.
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