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Midwest Farm at Dusk

“Midwest Farm at Dusk”
Photo of the Week #20, selected in September, 2019

The Midwestern U.S. has many iconic farmhouses and barns and I have certainly shot my share of them. This particular farm is located in Caldwell, Kansas, about an hour due south of Wichita near the Oklahoma border. The Chisholm Trail ran by here from 1867 to 1871, and you can easily imagine this farm operating during that time frame.

Besides being an attractive set of antique farm buildings, I like this particular shot because the tones that the “Golden Hour” provided, as well as the contrast between the dark, freshly-plowed field with the untouched grassy surroundings.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-midwest-farm-at-duskpa_art?IMID=c7564b4c-ff2d-47db-bdbf-e847a0cf729b


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Pacific Fog Washes Ashore
Pacific Fog Washes Ashore

This photo was taken in Humbolt County on the far northern coastline of California. Coastal fog on the west coast seems to act differently than on the eastern seaboard, especially New England, and I certainly have plenty of it to see when visiting Maine and Massachusetts in the fall.

Around the seashores of Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, a marine layer usually creeps in during the wee hours, especially during the summer. The fog often burns off by mid-afternoon, leaving a few hours of golden sunshine before dusk. In the east, you can have continuous fog for days. These peculiarities can create opportunities for some very different photos on each coast.

Oh, and just try to get a shot of open beach in New England… Another thing I really like about the west coast is its nearly complete public access along the ocean.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-pacific-fog-washes-ashoredsc_art?IMID=fd0791c1-8dd7-4e3e-b7a7-a1150bb0a245


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Lunch Time
Lunch Time

“Lunch Time”
Photo of the Week #18, selected in September, 2019

This photo included a pleasant surprise indeed. In Alaska a few years ago, I took several dozen shots of bald eagles, but only a couple of them were striking. One was my “Alaskan Eagle Taking Flight” and the other was this pic, taken during a remote cruise stop.

I had spotted a nest with a bald eagle sitting patiently in a tree a couple of blocks from us as Nadyne and I walked along Harbor Drive in the small, rustic town of Hoonah. As we approached we found that the nest was about 60 feet up, far too high to see it very well. I switched cameras to use a large telephoto lens and snapped several photos from various angles. We had asked the locals if there were any eaglets in the nest and they all said that nobody had seen any, and we hadn’t either. Lo and behold, when I got back home and began going through my 1,300 or so Alaska pics, I found that a couple of shots of this nest showed a little eaglet’s head, the chick evidently waiting for lunch. I never saw it with my bare eyes.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-lunch-timedsca_art?IMID=cc095980-a583-4211-9a59-c585c6e8d37c


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The Ghosts of Commerce
The Ghosts of Commerce

“The Ghosts of Commerce”
Photo of the Week #17, selected in September, 2019

I have always been fascinated by abandoned buildings, especially those that were storefronts, gas stations or other means of commerce. The photo of this rural drive-in store store was taken in Central Kansas and I have often wondered what it was like when it was first built and used. At first I thought it was a gas station, but there were no visible signs that gas pumps once stood there. Its sign has an odd shape on top, like perhaps someone wearing a chef’s hat, so I’ve been thinking it was a roadside bakery. It’s fun to guess!

This photo was also used for the cover of my fourth book of poetry, “Aspects Long Forgotten,” and also inspired the title piece of the book.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-the-ghosts-of-commerce-p_art?IMID=7d5ab23f-88f5-4a78-a3e8-b4b7d0a66ce2


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Moored in a Brown Fog
Moored in a Brown Fog

“Moored in a Brown Fog”
Photo of the Week #16, selected in August, 2019

I took hundreds of photos during our tour of the Maine coast a few years ago. The fishing boats in this shot were moored in Seal Harbor, on the southern shore of eastern Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park.

We experienced rain and fog nearly every day during our autumn visit, which is normal for this region of New England, but the cold marine climate did make for some interesting shots. I love that the faded Cerulean-blue boat tells you that this isn’t a sepia or black-and-white photo.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-moored-in-a-brown-fog-dsc_art?IMID=2c195267-d82f-4d7a-95d2-12f34afa0e13


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Winter Sunset with Stump
Winter Sunset with Stump

“Winter Sunset with Stump”
Photo of the Week #15, selected in August, 2019

Another one of my favorite photos from Kansas, this pic was taken in winter at Cheney Reservoir in the central part of the state, the lake frozen over and a tree stump making a shadow in the sunset. Well played, Kansas. Well played.

Kansas will eventually frustrate local photographers, since there are only so many scenes of waving wheat and grassy plains one can shoot. However, with patience, opportunities like this are often presented if one is open and ready for them. In the few years I lived there, I went on several photo outings with the hope of coming across something interesting, even in the middle of winter. One this day, my optimism was rewarded.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-winter-sunset-with-stumpp_art?IMID=28947ff9-778f-45c9-993a-3cfdf723adda


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Wildflowers Loving Life
Wildflowers Loving Life

“Wildflowers Loving Life”
Photo of the Week #14, selected in August, 2019

Those who know me can assure you that I love birds and wildflowers, so much so that I have taken thousands of photos of both all over the country. These lupine flowers just seemed to be overjoyed to be alive and thriving in the California desert, despite their hardship, and this shot is a favorite among my wildflower photos. Lupines are relatives of the famous Texas bluebonnets.

I took this shot while hiking near our boondocking spot just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. It was surprising to see such color in the hot desert, adding to the feeling of delight when I came across the seemingly elated blossoms.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:
https://www.imagekind.com/-wildflowers-loving-lifedsc_art?IMID=a96bc9b6-866c-4c29-ae5a-c6dda41440e3


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Bird's Shadow and Metropolitan
Bird’s Shadow and Metropolitan

“Bird’s Shadow and Metropolitan”
Photo of the Week #13, selected in August, 2019

The decrepit building in the nearly-abandoned town of Miami, Arizona, caught my attention when I saw the trailered Metro parked in front. My dad used to drive a baby-blue-and-white Nash Metropolitan when I was growing up, so there’s some nostalgia there, at least for me.

I love coming across interesting old relics or structures and imagining what they were like when they were first built and actively inhabited. This particular edifice looked like it once possessed real personality. I was pleased to have successfully captured a bird’s shadow on the faded blue wall.

Miami is a classic Western copper boomtown, though the copper mines are largely dormant now. There is a renovation underway, slowly, and the town is beginning to attract new residents to its low-cost housing.

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Snack Time for a Chipmunk
Snack Time for a Chipmunk

“Snack Time for a Chipmunk”
Photo of the Week #12, selected in August, 2019

Not far from the popular Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park is another, smaller pool, the beautiful Sprague Lake, where I have taken many photos. One such pic was this chipmunk, seemingly impervious to my presence. Evidently nothing stands between a chipmunk and his snack…

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https://www.imagekind.com/-snack-time-for-a-chipmunkdsc_art?IMID=9da5c243-4454-4d1a-9492-b9bb700e7eeb


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Alaskan Eagle Taking Flight
Alaskan Eagle Taking Flight

“Alaskan Eagle Taking Flight”
Photo of the Week #11, selected in July, 2019

During our Alaska cruise a couple of years ago, it was difficult to get as many striking photos as I’d hoped, the region having been inundated with smoke from vast forest fires burning in Northern Canada. I was able to take a few excellent shots, however, and this bald eagle was the star of our glacier stop. This wondrous living symbol of America, which had been sitting on a chunk of ice floating in Glacier Bay, posed for several minutes as we approached, then took flight, fortunately while I was targeting it with my telephoto lens. The water in the bay was a dull blue due to the silt deposited by the glaciers.

Glacier Bay is the product of the Little Ice Age, a geologically recent glacial advance in northern regions. The Little Ice Age reached its maximum extent around 1750. Since then, the massive glacier that filled the bay has retreated 65 miles to the heads of its inlets. With global climate change, the retreat has accelerated and it is perhaps in the process of disappearing completely, at least until the next Ice Age.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

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