The Bull

Posted: April 23, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The Bull

The past few days have been pretty hectic with yard work, kids party, etc, etc… and I’ve just not been as strict about getting a new shot out every day, so I apologize. To make up for it, I’ve added a bunch of new pics to the Henry Ford & Chicago Galleries; like this one of the Bull in front of the Chicago Cultural Center. Enjoy!

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White River Valley

Posted: April 19, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

The Valley of Awe

The White River originates at the toe of Emmons Glacier in the Mount Rainier Park. You can see the river here coming out of the ice cave at the toe of (the very soiled looking) glacier. The river flows on through the White River Campground, which is known for its many trails and as an access starting point to summit the mountain. This shot was taken from a trail at the Sunrise visitor center, which overlooks the entire region from this side of the mountain.

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Posted: April 18, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90


The car shown above is the actual SS-100-X that President John F. Kennedy was assasinated in. It is one of the more popular attractions at the Henry Ford Museum. Some will say, no, that can’t be the car… The car JFK was assasinated in was a convertible, and was blue, not black. Well… apparently the car actually had a bubble top that was often removed due to it being too hot, and after the assassination, president Johnson had the car painted black so it wasn’t visually associated with the assassination during the next 4 years of service (eventually being retired in 1967).

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Posted: April 15, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

The Humble House of Canner

I found this place in Port Townsend, Washington, as we walked the shopping district by the sound. There’s all sort of quaint shops and cafes and such. I can’t remember if this place was a store or a business of some sort, but I loved the textures of the brick against the wooden door and teal paint. This is all pretty much par for the course for the people who live here, but contrasted with Dayton, Ohio (which is more like 1970-ish utilitarian) I found it pretty interesting.

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Traverse Canal

Posted: April 12, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

Traverse Boardwalk

We went into Traverse City one rainy afternoon to grab some lunch and do a bit of shopping. We parked along this canal, and then walked over a bridge to get to the main strip. The canal was pretty neat in itself. Every now and then you could see some massive fish of some sort swimming around, and the boardwalk was pretty inviting as well.

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The Machine

Posted: April 11, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

More Power

The Henry Ford museum also featured a bunch of steam engines, pumps, and other industrial revolution type items. It all looked very industrial and probably 100% cleaner than it would have been in actual operation, but it was pretty amazing nonetheless… especially now that there’s probably an ap on your smartphone that does the same thing as this machine…

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Sunset on the Backwater

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Florida, HDR, Nikon D90

Fading Rays

I grabbed this shot of the last fading rays of sunset from one of the bridges around Big Pine Key, if I remember correctly. Sunsets in the Keys always seem the perfect end to a fun-filled & sun-baked day. If the mosquitos aren’t out, I love just to grab a beer, stand on the dock, and watch the whole show.

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