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Navajo Lake Utah
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Eye catching corner

A borderline area in Miami called Wynwood Walls has some phenominal spray can art just about everywhere you walk. It seems to me the seedier the area is the better the art.
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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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North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim in Arizona is about 8,000 feet deep. We drove up early to arrive around sunrise to photograph the canyon before the sun could light up the haze.
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Desert Color

Gold Butte National Monument contains every color of the rainbow.
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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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Great Blue Heron

Great blue herons can be distinguished by their beautiful blue-gray plumage, and wingspans of up to 7 feet wide. They are spread throughout the Americas, especially North America, and are also found in the Galapagos Islands. Blue herons nest in colonies of up to 400 nests. They may also nest in small heronries of breeding pairs or entirely alone. Although they do link up to mate, breed, and sometimes nest and hunt, these are pretty solitary birds. A-Z Animals
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Navajo Lake Utah

Navajo Lake is a small lake in southern Utah at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. It is shallow, reaching depths of only 25 feet. The lake was formed by a lava flow across the eastern end of the valley. The lake drains into both the Great Basin and the Colorado River drainage systems through sinkholes in the lake floor.
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Pink Coral Sand Dunes State Park

This is a wonderful park near Zion National Park in Utah. Follow the footprints to my friend, about 1/2 way to the top to give this some scale.
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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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Red Mountains

The Red Mountains Ivins, Utah is a mostly circular 7 miles long mountain range reaching an elevation of 4,900 feet. Navajo sandstone is what gives the mountains and surrounding soil its red color. This was taken as the sun was setting to the left giving the red color a nice glow.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Sailing into the sunset

Key West which is no surprise.
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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse sits on a volcanic rock 361 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Erected in 1889, this Big Sur lighthouse has stayed in continuous operation since, and is the only complete lighthouse of its era in California.
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Mirrored Color

Smooth Wisconsin lake, total silence and a colorful dawn.
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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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Top of the world

Brian Head peak Utah at almost 12,000 feet. On the dark side I've seen snow drifts in July. There was a small old stone shelter up here until last month when severe winds destroyed it.
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Interesting

Key West street vendor has an interesting product line.
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A very serious bird

Not sure what kind of hawk this is but they are pretty common in SW Utah.
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Gunlock State Park

Located near Ivins Utah.
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Out for a sunset sail

Aboard the America 2.0 in Key West.
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Window to the past

Nelson Nevada gold mine has a wonderful assortment of old stuff.
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Hard to explain

Was walking the shoreline near the Southernmost hotel in Key West and came upon this scene. At the time I thought I'll take a picture and figure it out later...well it is later, I still like it but I don't know why.
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Stormy Sunrise

Sun was rising behind my left shoulder while this lightning show was performing over the Gulf of Mexico.
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1929 Butler Blackhawk

This is one of 19 antique aircraft in the Kelch Aviation Museum located in Brodhead Wisconsin. No more than 11, and maybe as few as 9 Blackhawks were built with only 2 currently flying. It is powered by a Wright 220 hp J-5 engine.
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Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. The parks 530 square miles preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. Legislation creating the park was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 12, 1964. Wikipedia
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Smiling for the camera

Walking along the harbor in Key West he must have seen my camera so it surfaced for a photo, not really but it appeared that way. Manatees never leave the water but typically come up for air every 5 minutes. When it is resting, the aquatic mammal can hold its breath for up to 20 minutes. When it is exerting great amounts of energy, it may surface as often as every 30 seconds.
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Shrimpers

High winds bring the shrimp fleet in to anchor until the seas calm down. This photo was taken at extreme distance and capability of the lens. I then cropped (reduced) it to 5% of the original size. What made it even more difficult was the boats were moving while anchored in the wind. But given all this, I like the way it turned out.
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South Beach Miami

It is beautiful during the day but a whole new color wheel at night.
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Fantasy Fest Model

This gentleman was a model for a body painting studio. He was painted differently every time I saw him during the week long festival.
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Balloon Launch

Hot air balloon inflation/launch one warm summer evening in Mukwonago WI.
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Canyonlands National Park

Endless deep canyons, towering mesas, pinnacles, cliffs, and spires stretching across 527 square miles. This is Canyonlands National Park, formed by the currents and tributaries of Utah's Green and Colorado rivers. It is the largest park in Utah located near the town of Moab. Wikipedia
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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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Fireball Rising

Almost impossible to photograph the sun without clouds. Even with their help I have to lower the amount of light coming into the camera. This reduces the light everywhere except the the sun, and its reflection. The fisherman floated by at just the right moment to make for a much more interesting photo.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument

As seen from about 11,000 feet. This and Bryce Canyon National Park are unusual because the view is usually seen by looking down.
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Bumble Bee Buzz

This Day Lily with bee photo was taken at the Boerner Botanical gardens in Milwaukee. The Bumble bee lives in underground colonies with anywhere from 50 to 500 individuals. The buzzing sound you hear when they are on flowers is them vibrating by shivering their flight muscles at particular frequencies to help dislodge pollen from the anthers of flowers.
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Pretty Morning

Wisconsin Sunrise
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Not entirely sure

Passing through some economically dead former mining town was this......
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Say Cheese

Organic dairy farm in Stonebank Wisconsin. This farmer has quite the story but I didn't ask his permission to tell it.
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Lunchtime

Florida Keys
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Purple Coneflower

With Wisconsin visitor
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Glen Canyon Dam Lake View

This is the Lake Powell side of the dam and when water levels are higher this area I'm standing on would be completely submerged. As of 9/1/2021 the lake is down 151 feet leaving it only 30% full.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Key West cigar lady
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Colorado River

Over my right shoulder about 1/2 mile is the Glen Canyon dam.
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Rush Hour

One ship heading out of the channel while the other waits its turn.
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Las Vegas Graffiti Art

Walking around the Fremont Street area of Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to find all kinds of photo opportunities. This one in particular caught my eye as it seems you could peel back the layers of graffiti that have accumulated over the years.
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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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Rose Shrub

California Coast
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Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks is a natural amphitheater, stretching across 3 miles, with a depth of over 2,000 feet. The elevation of the rim of the amphitheater is over 10,000 feet above sea level. Iron oxides provide the reds, oranges and yellows, while manganese oxides provide shades of purple.
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Setting Moon

Beaver Dam mountains Ivins Utah
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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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Yellow daylily

Wisconsin
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Heading out

Hopeful fisherman into the morning light
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Glen Canyon Dam

Page Arizona
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Key West Sunset

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Great Hornet Owlets

These were on a ledge about 40 feet off the ground and the mother owl was close by. These owlets owls are 'born ready' and develop quickly, developing flying and hunting skills by instinct rather than by watching their parents. When they are 42 days old they will give their first attempt to fly. But they will fully learn to fly at the age of 70 to 84 days. In the meantime, they can just afford to move into the branches while keeping away from the predators. I found them a couple days later high on a tree branch so when I took this photo (in Utah) they were 42-84 days old.
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Night Air Show

The EAA show runs 10 days each summer in WI. On two evenings they have a special show after dark. It is hard see the planes but the engine heat, LED lighting and firework launchers you can see where they've been. Here the plane entered from the right then performed a loop and exited back to the right launching fireworks. For this photo I left the camera shutter open for 46 seconds.
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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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Big Horn Sheep

Valley of Fire Nevada
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North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon National Park
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Architectural Tour

Ride a boat on the Chicago river as they point out the beautiful architecture that sprouted on each side.
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Firework Art

Always a surprise......freeze motion and color.
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Chicago

A must do in Chicago is the architecture tour by boat where you hear the stories about 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years.
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Walking Las Vegas

Early morning walking down alleys and streets in an area between the Strip and Downtown Fremont street one will find all kinds of photo opportunities.
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1933 Ford Roadster

This Cote motor company #10, took the checkered flag at the 1932 Indianapolis 500.
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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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Key West

This shot comprises the Western side of the city including the harbor (owned by the US Navy), old Ft Zachary Taylor in the foreground, and Sunset Key to the top left. Half of the rest of what you see is owned by some branch of the military.
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Fence with locks

Walking down Fremont Street in an old section of Las Vegas
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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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Zion National Park

Utah - Taken at sunset
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Orchid

Orchids are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. There are over 28,000 currently accepted species of orchids and horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids. The number of orchid species is nearly equal to the number of bony fishes, more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. (Wikipedia)
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Porch Art

Key West porches are, to my eye, works of art.
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It’s real

I am fortunate to be able to get so many beautiful sunrise photos. And if the water is smooth......ah....reflection bonus.
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Because

I liked something about it...still do I guess.
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Barefoot Sunrise

Smooth water in the early morning bring out the pros. This lake has a waterski team that performs every Wednesday evening. I've seen as many as 23 skiers doing a 3 person high pyramid.
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B-29

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.
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Simple Sunset

Key West sunsets are wonderful and even the simple ones are nice if you throw in a couple palm trees.
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Virgin River

Zion National Park
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Gambel’s Quail

Taking refuge under a shrub during the rare SW Utah snowfall.
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Evening Sail

Yet another Key West sunset sail photo. As someone who likes to look through a camera it's hard not to go "click" at these scenes.
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Powerboat Racing 2022

These two have just finished a 180 degree turn and are now in full throttle at over 100mph heading out to the Gulf of Mexico. They are close to the pier on Sunset Key with Key West in the background.
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Full Sail

Afternoon sail on the America 2.0 off Key West FL
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Body Painting

In preparation for Fantasy Fest in Key West
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Ely Nevada

Nevada's National Historic Landmarks Committee granted unanimous support to nominating the Nevada Northern's East Ely shops complex as a National Historic Landmark. The nomination was approved by the National Park Service on September 27, 2006.
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Boeing B-17

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time
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Red White & Blue

Woke early and things looked unusually bright. Walking outside I realized it had snowed, a very rare event where we live. Grabbed the camera and began taking photos knowing it would melt fast. There was 6-10" on the ground but by 11am it had completely disappeared. The white/red/blue was a wonderful combination while it lasted. Here's the park's description per Utah.com: SNOW CANYON STATE PARK - This place would be a national park in any other state. Located in the red-rock country near St George, in southwestern Utah, this park enjoys mild winter weather and seldom receives snow. The park was named after early Utah leaders Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. It offers some 16 miles of hiking trails, technical rock climbing, biking and horseback riding. It features a very nice campground open year-round. People also enjoy nature studies, wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities galore. All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering sandstone cliffs colored red and white. A jumbled of black lava rock caps some ridges and tumbles down hillsides.
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Snowblower Train

The fleet of maintenance machinery that keeps our nation’s railways and roadways clear comprises some of the coolest machines out there today. The Union Pacific Railroad’s three rotary snowplows are no exception. Built in the 1920s, the rotary snow plows originally ran on steam, but were converted to diesel in the 1950s. UP Museum - Salt Lake City UT
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Glad I was home

And I did not do any color enhancment.
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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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The Long and winding road

Gold Butte National Monument is a wild geological wonder to explore. Numerous mining sites, rock art panels and outstanding colors, plants and quiet. A capable vehicle is highly recommended due to very rough roads. I carry a tire inflator when I'm in places like this so I can deflate my tires to about 1/2 normal pressure then re-inflate them when I get back on hard surface roads.
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Lillies

From my mother's garden in Wisconsin
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Made me think

Stumbled upon this in a very old abandoned building which made me feel how lucky I am.
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Docked & Lookin Good

Just pulled in for a stay in Key West.
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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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B-2 Spirit

The Northrop B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses. Designed during the Cold War, it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber is subsonic and can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.
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Nice Variety

Interesting front porch in Key West
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Hot Air Can Be Beautiful

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White Pocket

White Pocket is a National Monument in Utah and also an appropriate name for this photo. Like many National Monuments out her, there are no amenities such as water, toilets or camping sites and the roads require a capable vehicle.
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Real Fish

Fantasy Fest costume Key West
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Garden Art

I really enjoy photographing someone painting. If the angles cooperate I try getting the subject into the photo along with the painted version. I always ask permission to get different angles I then ask for their email address to send them the photo.
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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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