Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Standard Oil Gasoline Station

Standard Oil Gasoline Station, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

on the National Register of Historic Places
Odell, Illinois
February 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Bluet?, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pawnee National Grassland
May 2003

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jack-in-the Pulpit

Jack-in-the Pulpit, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Arisaema triphyllum
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
May 2003

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Chair Spin

Chair Spin, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

This was "inspired" by some other shots I've seen of photographs while the office chair is spinning. I did it a few times. Did I mention I have an inner ear problem???
Day 51
Batavia, Illinois
February 2007

Actually Doing My Job

Actually Doing My Job, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

I had a pretty big group in Arlington, Virginia on Monday. And I got the room with the fireplace again!
Day 52
February 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Snowy Parking Lot

Snowy Parking Lot, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

The view from room 600
Crowne Plaza
Springfield, Illinois
February 2007

National Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse

A temporary light was established on the south end of the recently completed National Harbor of Refuge Breakwater on January 1, 1902. It was replaced in 1908 by a three-story frame lighthouse. A series of storms damaged the structure, resulting in its removal and replacement in 1926. The present harbor of Refuge Lighthouse became operational on November 15, 1926. This white and black structure consists of a three story cylindrical tower with a watchroom above. The foundation is a cast iron caisson of curved plates bolted together. It is lined with three feet of concrete. The lighthouse stands seventy-six feet above the breakwater. It shows a flashing white light seventy-two feet above mean high water which is visible fourteen miles to sea. Coast Guard light keepers manned the light until it was automated in December 1973. In 2004, the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse was transferred by the United States Department of the Interior to the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation. (from plaque on shore - Delaware Public Archives - 2004)
Lewes, Delaware
October 2006

Birch, Grass and White Pines

Birch, Grass and White Pines, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate and I were in Kohler, Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and took a walk at the local state park. When I saw this scene, I though it would look best in black and white with a darkened sky using the red filter in PaintShopPro. It was fun to kind of previsualize what the black and white image would look like.
Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
November 2006

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Gray Catbird at Crane Creek in Ohio
May 2003


Helena, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.
Near Helena, Montana
April 2003

Friday, February 16, 2007

Cattails at Heron Pond

Cattails at Heron Pond, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

West Chicago Prairie
West Chicago, Illinois
October 2006

UP 3023 Eastbound at the La Fox Station

La Fox, Illinois
August 2006

Parked in the Handicapped Spot

Parked in the Handicapped Spot, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Heres what about a foot of snow looks like from above the Courtyard parking lot (and from my hotel room)
Champaign, Illinois
February 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My Tool Box

My Tool Box, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the archives - another picture that I took for my presentations
Batavia, Illinois
October 2004

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Near Hereford, Arizona

Near Hereford, Arizona, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

February 2007

Independent Presbyterian Church

From the archives
Savannah, Georgia
November 2005

Friday, February 9, 2007

Surf Fishing

Surf Fishing, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Along the northern coast of California
From the archives
September 2004

Thursday, February 8, 2007


Porch, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Geneva, Illinois
September 2004

San Pedro River

San Pedro River, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Along the San Pedro River east of Sierra Vista, Arizona - DSC00552a
February 2003

Rebels Firing Cannon - ca. 1776

I visited a Revolutionary War reenactment this weekend at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois. I found myself there just in time for the first battle of the day. This crew was close enough and firing often enough that I could set up this picture.

Eventually they were in a position with a relatively clean background (no cars in a parking lot). And I had watched them enough that I could predict when to start firing (my camera). I set it to continuous mode and started shooting when the guy with the fuse went into firing position. After about three cannon shots, I got a picture with flame coming out of the barrel. Yes!

For the heck of it, I also used Paintshop Pro to age the picture. See the next photo in my photostream.

Good Woodpecker Habitat

Good Woodpecker Habitat, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Burned area Near Sisters, Oregon, I got my life Black-backed Woodpecker near here.
September 2004