Abandonerd Car

This abandoned car was found along the back waters of the Mississippi River in Southeastern Minnesota. Sitting on the ground with the front doors wide open, it appears the driver who last drove the car just got out and walked away.  The building in the background is a...

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Old Sentry Heritage Oak

Introducing my latest Heritage Oak Print. My wife and I do not like hurricanes, especially when they may be coming towards us. We ran away from Ivan which decimated our area in 2004; we ran away from Katrina which missed us but crushed New Orleans in  2005, and we ran...

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Spare Time

I am offering a special Christmas Price on my iconic nautical print,"Spare Time." An 8x10 , signed fine art print  is available in  color or black and white for $25.00  (normally $35.00) which includes shipping.  Satisfaction guaranteed. This is a custom made print...

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Pensacola Oak

I have always loved oak trees since I was a kid on our farm in Southeastern Minnesota. There was one big oak and a Box Elder in a field just behind the barn. On a fence line out in the fields there were three or four big oaks where the cows and horses would stand in...

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San Antonio Missions

The history of the missions in Texas goes back several hundred years. The Alamo is probably the one Mission which most people remember in San Antonio, But did you know that the city boasts five missions going back to 1718 with the Alamo was constructed. The photograph...

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West Union Covered Bridge

Old covered bridges are a thing of the past. Most people think of the movie, The Bridges of Madison County," when they hear the words " Covered Bridges.' Searching for old covered bridges is easy if you go to Indiana. That state alone has 92 bridges. According to the...

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Old Barrel Factory

This old barrel factor was discovered in Nova Scotia right next to the highway on the road to Yarmouth.  The shape of the building, the design of the old wood siding and the pigeons on the roof drew my attention. Once a bustling factory, it now sits empty along the...

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Street Piano Player

The photo of the week is a street piano player we stumbled across while walking the streets of the French Quarter searching for doorways. It is probably my favorite of doorway scenes. There she is with her piano, the bag for contributions and her cart to haul the...

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Texas Blue Bonnets

April is the magic month for the Texas Blue Bonnets to appear. On our "bucket list" was a trip to Texas to view the Blue Bonnets. I had seen them several years ago while on a business trip to the area, but my wife had never seen them. Ennis, TX, south of Dallas, was...

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Foggy Oregon Coast

This foggy scene was discovered on the Oregon Coast while searching for old lighthouses early in the morning. The fog was rolling up from the ocean and covering the hills along the highway. This is a beautiful scene for your home or office.   [wpecpp id="4968"...

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Foggy Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is a mix of shorelines, driftwood, rocks, trees, mountains and lighthouses..  We spent nearly two  weeks in the  early 2000's driving down the entire coastline Astoria to Brookings,  eating fresh seafood and some very good cheeses and ice cream too....

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First Snowfall

This photograph is my Christmas Card to all my website readers around the world this holiday season. "First Snowfall," is the title of this scene I captured in 1955 on our family farm in Southeastern Minnesota after a heavy snowfall. The snow was wet and just stayed...

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Old One Room School-No, Not Really…

The following is a post  on my website in October, 2016 This old one room school was discovered along the backroads of a recent trip to Nova Scotia. I am not sure exactly where it was taken, but I believe it was near Yarmouth. You can barely see in the backgrounds a...

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Grist Mill

Many times photographers will go past some of the scenes they have captured only to return to their files two or three later and discovered one which  did not catch their eye the first time around. That is the case with the grist mill in Beatrice, AL.  I was taking...

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Sailboat Sunset

July 29th was our 58th wedding anniversary....yes we are getting older...and we wanted to do something special. So we booked a sunset cruise with The Boat Gypsies at Ft. Walton Beach, FL. What a wonderful way to end a wonderful day. Now many of you know that black &...

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Exhibit in Pensacola, FL

My last Fine Art Photography solo exhibit was held  July 25th, 2016, at the Wright Place in Pensacola, FL. Titled "Vignettes", the exhibit  featured 38 prints on 12 different themes. Here are three of  the prints in that exhibit.   I do not have any future solo...

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Tybee Island Lighthouse near Savanna, GA

This is a view of the lighthouse near Savanna on Tybee Island. A must stop on trip to Savanna. spend some time viewing the city squares which abound in Savanna, have a cup of coffee...or other beverages, and go shopping. Then take a ride out to the lighthouse on the...

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Jazz Player Cafe du Monde

  This musician was playing nearly all day outside Cafe du Monde In Jackson Square in New Orleans. You could hear the music a block away as you approached the cafe, our first stop every time we travel to New Orleans. After three  beignets apiece…(and powered sugar...

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Winter Farm Scene

 This tranquil winter scene was captured after a heaving snowfall in Illinois in January, 2003. The wet snow clung to the branches and and everything else. But in a few hours after the sun came out, the scene was totally different. ...

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The bridge at Selma

Among the items on our bucket list was to visit Selma, AL and take photographs of the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge, It was the scene on the "Bloody Sunday Attack"  March, 7th, l965. I was working in a a daily newspaper's news room in 1965 when the AP's wire service...

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Falls Mill

Sometimes the lighting will never work out right for you until you take a look at the results. At a gallery night in Pensacola recently a person told me about this mill in Tennessee near the Jack Daniels distillery. After talking to the tourist welcome center in...

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Wild Flowers

What a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers! This was discovered under an old bridge in Central Alabama. Here is the story behind this  bouquet: one of the few things on 0ur bucket list was to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge at Selma, AL and take photographs of the...

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St. Martinsville, LA Church

It is amazing where you will end up when you take the country backroads off the fast fourlaner's. For example, this photo of the week was discovered at St. Martinsville, LA. while we were searching for the oak tree described in Longfellow's " poem, "Evangeline." We...

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Winter Tree

It takes a wet snowfall in winter to have the snow stick to the trees.  If the weather changes and the sun comes out, or if it gets windy, the snow quickly falls off or melts off  the tree. So the trick is to be ready right after the snowfall if you want to capture a...

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Vintage Rural Texas

It is amazing what you will find out side of major cities if you just drive a bit. After attending a series of business meetings in Grapevine, TX a few years ago, I stayed an extra day and started searching for old wooden windmills in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.. While...

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Old Texas General Store

This Photo of The Week was discovered while I was driving around Rural Texas outside of Dallas/Ft. Worth. What I was looking for were old barns and old wooden windmills. I did find some barns, but no wooden windmills. Then driving through this small community whose...

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New Orleans Jackson Square Artists

A visit to New Orleans is not complete without spending some time in the French Quarter and around the Jackson Square area. Horse drawn carriages and artists abound there. For a photographer, it isn't what scenes you capture, it is which ones you pass by. You could...

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Jackson Square

Paris??? Vennia ???  Prague??? No. This scene was captured on Decatur Street along Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. This  is the subject of the Photo of The Week  and my  blog where you will view more art scenes. The square is surrounded by...

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St. Francisville, LA

The  small community of St. Francisville, LA provides several photo opportunities. There is a beautiful old Methodist Church a short distance from the downtown area. Outlined by a grove of grand old oak trees, the church provides several photo opportunities In the...

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Senior Spring Break, Beignets & Plantations

This Photo(s) of  The Week was taken outside of St. Francisville, LA just 20 miles or so above Baton Rouge. It was the second day of our "Senior Spring Break." The previous day we had filled up on beignets at the DuMonde Cafe in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This...

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To Kill A Mockingbird

These Photo(s) of the Week are centered around the book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," by  Harper Lee.  The film adaption of the novel was centered around the Monroe County Courthouse in Harper  Lee's home town, Monroville, AL.  The film was heavily influenced by the...

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Monroe County Courthouse, AL

This courthouse in Monroeville, AL  played an important role in the film, "To Kill A Mockingbird," by  Harper Lee. Outside of this courthouse is a neat statue of three children by a park bench. One child is reading a book. Of course it is "How to Kill a Mockingbird."...

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Old Valentines and Chocolate

OK, I  will admit this is a different kind of a blog, but you know Valentine's Day is fast approaching. It is the time of the year that all the advertisers on television, newspapers, internet and restaurants want you to leave some dollars with them on February 14th...

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Pensacola Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade

The time is near for the Mardi Gras Parades in Pensacola.  I have been trying to  capture the lights of the night Illuminated for several years and last year I was successful  I wanted to capture the lights and colors of floats and not the entire floats. Taking the...

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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words (an old Chinese proverb). In terms of photography it may take a thousand words to explain the photo, or to tell about the photo. or where it was taken, or why it was taken. Regarding this Photo of the Week”  "Ocean Sunrise," which...

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Photographs For Generations to Come

Several times I have motioned, and I will again, that you should have prints made of your family photos.  Save them for future generations.  I am sure most of you have photos of  parents and relatives taken, 30, 40 or even 100 years ago. If you do not have prints made...

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Christmas Card

  For those of you who read my Photo of the Week information about this year's Christmas Card,  I would like to show you two versions.  The first one of course would be my favorite , the black and white one. If  you wondered what the color version might be like, I am...

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. Here is our card for you this year titled: "Christmas Morning After The Snowfall." It started to snow lightly in the afternoon and continued on into the night...and through the night. By Christmas Morning there were more...

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Angel Oak Tree

This beautiful Oak tree named the Angel Oak is located on St. John's Island near Charleston, SC. Named the "Angel Oak" for its massive, draping limbs and wide spreading canopy, it presents the aura of an angel from the distance. It towers 65 feet tall, has a trunk...

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Faces of the Angel Oak Tree

The beautiful Angel Oak Tree  on St.John's Island near Charleston, NC has many different "faces" so to speak. Here are four  different views of this magnificent  oak tree, two black and white, and two color. When you arrive at the tree, you may want to walk around it...

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Butterfly in a Blossom

This beautiful butterfly was captured in a weed shrub at the corner of our house. I cut the shrub down to ground level a year ago  and and it came right back this year stronger than ever. Some of you may have seen this same photo on my Facebook page. Go to creative...

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The Flittering Butterfly

You could call this blog "The Song of The Flittering Butterfly" because  the several photographs here are of the same butterfly taken within a period of 15 minutes…or so. According to a dictionary, flittering means to move quickly in an apparently random or...

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Old Oak Tree

Everyone in their life has a favorite tree. I enjoy taking black & white photos of all sorts of trees. This majestic oak was captured near the Mississippi River in Louisiana. It reminds me of an old oak tree on my folk's farm in Southeastern Minnesota. I had...

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The Old Oak Tree

The scene which you take is not the same one which will end up on your wall. Here is how the photograph in my Photo of The Week, "The Old Oak Tree," was made. First, it was taken as a digital color photograph and I knew the finished one would be in black & white.  I...

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Joe Patti’s Seafood Wharf

Joe Patti's Seafood Market in Pensacola is a great place to buy all kinds of delicious seafood...and a wonderful place to take  photographs too. But when you take a  photograph, the scene you  saw may not be the one you finally printed on paper. This scene was one of...

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Chicago Back Alley 1965

This Featured Photo  was captured in 1965 while doing a self-assignment on a day in Chicago.  I left  Minnesota on a midnight train to Chicago and arrived with the morning commuters. I took photographs for 10 hours and then caught the 5 p.m. train back to Minnesota....

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Colors in Spring

One of my most unfavorite plants is the Azalea.  They grow like weeds. You trim them back and they grow back stronger and hardier than before. In  my opinion, their only forgiving is the beautiful blossoms which explode in the spring.  Of course if you trim them back...

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Wisteria in Spring

Breaking with the tradition of  black & white photos, this photo of the week again another colored one. With spring finally here our Wisteria bush is in full bloom. It is beautiful and very fragrant too! Rather than showing the entire bush, I took several closeups of...

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