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Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
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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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Bryce Canyon Utah

One of the "Big Five" as they are called, National Parks in Utah.
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Fly Fishing

Ospreys search for fish by flying on steady wingbeats and bowed wings or circling high in the sky over relatively shallow water. They often hover briefly before diving, feet first, to grab a fish. You can often clearly see an Osprey's catch in its talons as the bird carries it back to a nest or perch. I took this at an old quarry now filled with fresh water on Big Pine Key FL.
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1950s Chrome

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

Took this, amongst others, in my mothers Wisconsin garden.
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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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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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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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B-1

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the "Bone". It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2021, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress.
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EAA Oshkosh

Experimental Aircraft Association airshow happens every year in Oshkosh WI. For over a week it's the busiest airport in the world and one of my favorite places to take a camera.
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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park
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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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Lake Geneva

This lake in WI could have more wood boats than anywhere else in the US. A couple years ago there were still 3 wood steam powered yachts in the mix.
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Mirror

Based on the light sometimes I have to leave the shutter open to capture more light. This one took 6 seconds which had the added benefit of smoothing out the already flat lake.
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Fair Fun

Playing with the lights of amusement rides in the midway, at the state fair.
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Full of hot air

Inflating a colorful hot air balloon prior to take off in Mukwonago WI.
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Fun hobby

Action, color and balance...quickly take the shot and decide later if I like it. At first I didn't, then I did, so now you can decide.
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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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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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Calf Creek Falls

Calf Creek is a perennial clear stream that descends 126 feet into a pool. It’s located in Utahs Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. During the 6 mile hike you’ll pass two granaries, beaver dams, and a mighty pictograph on the wall opposite the canyon, to name but a few sites along the way.
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Into the wild blue yonder

A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket, which carries passengers and a source of heat, in most cases an open flame caused by burning liquid propane. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant, since it has a lower density than the colder air outside the envelope. As with all aircraft, hot air balloons cannot fly beyond the atmosphere. The envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom, since the air inside the envelope is at about the same pressure as the surrounding air. In modern sport balloons the envelope is generally made from nylon fabric, and the inlet of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from a fire-resistant material such as Nomex. Wikipedia This was one of 23 balloons launched as part of a fundraising festival in Mukwonago WI.
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Eye candy

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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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The power of Irma

September 2017 Hurricane Irma made landfall in an area 20-50 miles north of Key West as a Category 4 with 140mph winds with recorded gusts of 180 on Big Pine Key. About a month after the storm passed I visited this area on Long Beach Road. This home received the 5' water surge plus wave tops relentlessly pushing until it broke through the house. Everything in the home was swept into the mangroves behind me.
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EAA Oshkosh

Stunt plane
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Red & White

Snow covered Navajo Sandstone at 10,700 feet in Cedar Breaks National Monument
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Long Term Parking

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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. Most of the speed records which there were to be had on land and water were held at one time or another by those engines. He created the school of American thoroughbred engine design, which was faithfully followed by those who sought to outdo him. He was the originator, in the United States, of the racing car as an art object. He had a passion for metalwork and machinery that soared above and beyond all practical consideration.
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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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Mesquite

Rugged road through some Joshua trees with Mesquite Nevada way off in the distance. Not quite sure if I'm standing in Arizona or Utah because all three states are at this location, pretty close together. Beautiful spot to be for sunset due to the light and silence.
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Near Zion

Outside of Zion National Park this serves as a background for the abandoned town of Grafton. At the base, and reason for the towns settlement is the Virgin river which carved the landscape here and created Zion Park a few miles away.
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Point Imperial Grand Canyon National Park

Point Imperial Grand Canyon National Park The highest point on the rim of Grand Canyon at 8,803 feet, Point Imperial is also the most northern boundary of the park.The views of the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. It is from this area that the canyon transforms from the narrow walls of Marble Canyon, visible only as a winding gash, to a more open and dramatic "grand" canyon. Layers of red and black Precambrian rocks, not visible at Bright Angel Point, add contrast and color.
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Clematis

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Colorado River

Over my right shoulder around a bend is the Glen Canyon dam holding back Lake Powell. This is downstream from the dam with the river about 750 feet below me. You may be able to make out a boat about 1/2 way into the photo to give you an idea of scale.
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Friday Firework

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Lady in red

Beautiful pocket park in Key West.
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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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Bird of Paradise

Desert Bird of Paradise. Can grow as tall as 13 feet as a shrub or trimmed to a tree shape.
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Zinnias

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Hurricane Irma

September 2017 Hurricane Irma made landfall in an area 20-50 miles north of Key West as a Category 4 with 140mph winds with recorded gusts of 180 on Big Pine Key. About a month after the storm passed I visited this area on Long Beach Road. I walked the entire road and beach and the silence amplified the destruction.
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F-35

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.
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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. This car ran in the Indy 500.
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In what way?

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First light on a rainy morning

Wisconsin sunrise on a rainy morning.
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Havana Shine

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A Close-up

There was enough cloud, fog and Canadian fire smoke to create a natural filter allowing me to take this with a very powerful lens without my camera and eyeball melting. If you are seeing this on a larger device screen you'll even be able to clearly see a sunspot on the right side above trees. I take quite a few photos, especially sunrises and it amazes me that a photo can easily capture trees 5 miles away with a sunspot 93 million miles behind them. This is the kind of stuff that makes this an enjoyable hobby.
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Truck Pull

Jefferson County WI Fair
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California State Route 1

State Route 1 is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. At 656 miles, it is the longest state route in California, and the second-longest in the US after Montana Highway 200. Wikipedia
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Nelson Nevada

A wonderful collection of abandoned buildings, various junk and a gold mine.
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Key West Creative

Bike wheel, basket and poinsettia.
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Black, white and unisex

Any questions?
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Glen Canyon Dam

Supplying Colorado River water and hydroelectric power to 5 states located in Page Arizona
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Vintage Racing Engine

Ran in the Indy 500
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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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Blue Angels Moon

I was very lucky with this photo.
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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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Havana Gallery

These fellows had a little photo gallery and knew a few words of English so we "talked" photography. They, like most cubans, were doing so much with so little.
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Cosmos

Boerner Botanical Gardens
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Black Crowned Crane

Black Crowned Cranes are found in eastern Africa, centered in Senegal and Gambia. I took this at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo WI.
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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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Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are renowned for their large, showy flowers. Wikipedia This was taken in my mothers Wisconsin garden.
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Parasailing

One of the more popular waters ports in Key West.
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Morning Sun

Walking through a farmers market bunches of cut flowers can make for a concentrated frame of color and shape.
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Step Right Up & Win a Prize

Squirt gun guy and a couple fairgoers.
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Sunset Key

An island that is accessed by a 10 minute ferry ride from Key West mainland. It is primarily a hotel but there are also about 50 private homes. I liked the layers of water, trees and clouds which would also look good in color but sometimes black and white is just more interesting.
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Sky fire

Sunrise in Wisconsin with very low clouds resembling fire on the horizon.
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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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Old World Wisconsin

Original late 1800s homestead house. It was moved, furnished and repaired by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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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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Early Morning Zion

Springtime in Zion National Park looking up the Virgin River canyon. Sun is just high enough to light the floor and one wall.
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Racing

Key West FL sailboat races
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Dressed for tourists

Lady in Havana earning tips to take her photo.
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Bruce

A very colorful, among other things, friend in Key West.
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Different

Cloudless windy day, palm trees, a black & white camera and looking for something different.
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In the back row

I love taking sunset photos in Key West. Sometimes I think I have enough but I'm always proven wrong because every sunset is a little different from all the others. For this one I'm sitting on a beach on a plastic lawn chair, camera with a big lens mounted on a tripod between my legs. I just Googled something like best sunset locations and Key West seemed to be on everyones top 10 list. Every evening there are 10-30 boats carrying their paid customers out for a front row view while I'm sitting in the back row hoping they will partially block my view.
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Death Valley NP

Hottest, Driest and Lowest National Park In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life thrives in Death Valley.NPS
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Monarda

From my mother's garden in Wisconsin.
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Las Vegas Lines & Steel

Great city to walk around with my black and white camera.
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Toronto

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Wisconsin State Fair

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Words were hard to come by

I started typing a caption a few times but deleted them because any attempt at explanation just doesn't come out right. Let me just say on a normal day, Key West is difficult to explain but Fantasy Fest week makes words impossible.
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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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Pacific Coast

South of Carmel CA
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Hurricane Irma

September 2017 Hurricane Irma made landfall in an area 20-50 miles north of Key West as a Category 4 with 140mph winds with recorded gusts of 180 on Big Pine Key. About a month after the storm passed I visited this area on Long Beach Road. Hard to grasp the force of the storm. Most homes along the street looked similar to this one.
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Miss Virginia

Douglas DC-3C (C47) N47E  “Miss Virginia” was manufactured in 1943 in Long Beach, CA as a Military model C-47A.  She served at POPE with the Training Command in 1944 and 1945, then with the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan, AZ, then with the National Guard in Oklahoma City in the 50’s, then on to the U.S. Army proving ground as a test platform until 1966 when it went into storage at Davis Monthan. In 1990 it began a 10 year restoration. I took this photo at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Common Street Scene

I have not been to another city that is more street photogenic than Havana.
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Grumman TBF Avenger

The Grumman TBF Avenger is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII.
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1880s

South Dakota
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Last sail of the day

Sun had set, last passengers brought aboard and the parasail wrapped up for the ride back to the marina.
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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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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses 414 sq mi with an additional 395 sq mi of U.S. Forest Service wilderness adjoining the park boundaries. The Continental Divide runs north–south through the center of the park, with rivers and streams on the western side of the divide flowing toward the Pacific Ocean while those on the eastern side flow toward the Atlantic. Wikipedia
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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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Tail light art

Not sure as to the year, make or model but it is a photo worthy light design.
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Cadillac

It's a 1958
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Niagara Falls Canada

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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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Aeromotor

Stumbled upon this abandoned small town with maybe 20 buildings and this wind powered water pump was still working. I did a little research and found this: "The first Aermotor was sold in 1888, with 24 windmills in total being sold in the first year. Aermotor soon became a strong competitor among its contemporaries selling over 20,000 of its windmills by 1892". And this Chicago company is still in business today making high tech windmills.
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Fall Aspens

Up around 10,000 feet near Cedar Breaks National Monument.
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Rust in peace

Very photogenic auto salvage yard in a Georgia forest.
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Early 1900’s

Indy 500 Racer