Sunday, November 30, 2008

Evanston, Wyoming


Evanston, Wyoming, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Along the Lincoln Highway and the Transcontinental Railroad
Evanson, Wyoming
June 2008

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First Sunday of Advent


First Sunday of Advent, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

I had the opportunity to visit the Cantigny greenhouses on November 26, 2008 to photograph their Poinsettias. They have about 2000 that will be used for decorations and for community plant sales.

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Greenhouse of Poinsettias


Greenhouse of Poinsettias, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

I had the opportunity to visit the Cantigny greenhouses on November 26, 2008 to photograph their Poinsettias. They have about 2000 that will be used for decorations and for community plant sales.

Copyright 2008 by Jim Frazier. Licensed for limited use ONLY under Creative Commons. See Flickr profile for more information.

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Greenhouse of Poinsettias


Greenhouse of Poinsettias, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

I had the opportunity to visit the Cantigny greenhouses on November 26, 2008 to photograph their Poinsettias. They have about 2000 that will be used for decorations and for community plant sales.

Copyright 2008 by Jim Frazier. Licensed for limited use ONLY under Creative Commons. See Flickr profile for more information.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Taken at The Frazier Studios - Batavia, Illinois
November 2008

Strobist: Nikon Speedlights - SB800 as master only, SB 600 low camera-right, SB 600 high into umbrella camera-left, D70 using Tamron 90mm 1:1 Macro
Subject: Cranberries for Kate's cranberry relish

It's Wallpaper!

Copyright 2008 by Jim Frazier. Licensed for limited use ONLY under Creative Commons. See Flickr profile for more information.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ford


Ford, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Antelope Island State Park
near Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah
www.utah.com/stateparks/antelope_island.htm

June 2008

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

SirChuckles for President

Frazier Studios - Batavia, Illinois

Nikon SB600 Speedlight camera right and above subject, SB600 camera left

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Front Range Sunset


Front Range Sunset, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Along Interstate 25 near Fort Collins, Colorado
June 2008

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The Lion of Cantigny


The Lion of Cantigny, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

This is a new sculpture that they've installed at the visitor center to commemorate the battle of Cantigny in WW1 and the "Black Lions", the 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division, that bore the brunt of the fighting. The artist is Stephen Spears. Cantigny was the first American victory of World War 1

I was leaving Cantigny Park late in the afternoon and noticed this statue. They hadn't even dedicated it yet so it was still on the ground and not on the pedestal. It's now oriented in a way, and elevated, so that I don't think this particular shot, with the background and light, can be taken again.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

November 2008

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K-Line


K-Line, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Wheaton, Illinois

November 2008

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quadrant?


Quantrant?, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

It was near some artillery stuff - so I'm guessing it's used for determining elevation.

Revolutionary War Reenactment
Northwest Territory Alliance
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
November 2008

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"I really should stop."


"I really should stop.", originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Revolutionary War Reenactment
Northwest Territory Alliance
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
November 2008

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"Where'd you get the cloak?" "Men's Warehouse. You like it?" "Yeah, makes you look slimmer."

Revolutionary War Reenactment
Northwest Territory Alliance
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
November 2008

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fire!


Fire!, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Revolutionary War Reenactment
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
November 2008

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Dr. Franklin


Dr. Franklin, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Revolutionary War Reenactment
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
November 2008

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Wet Leaf


Wet Leaf, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

November 2008
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Metra 153 Pushing East to Chicago

The bridge is an old railroad bridge but now carries the Prairie Path trail across the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton, Illinois
Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad on Wikipedia

Illinois Prairie Path on Wikipedia


November 2008
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

"I still got a grenade and a coupla rounds! Bring it ON!!!"

I went to the toy soldier show at Cantigny last weekend. As I was walking around, I thought it would be interesting to try a macro shot on one the miniatures. I found this guy for $6. I used two Nikon SB 600's remotely controlled by the master SB800 (didn't fire) - one camera left and the other camera right and above the soldier. Then I merged with the background shot I had on file and brushed in the weeds over the right foot. Came out OK for an obvious fake job.

NOTE: This soldier has earned his discharge. But rather than go to a VA hospital, he feels that he's lived to fight another day. I'd be happy to mail his papers to anyone who feels the need of one hell of a warrior. No waiver penalty.

A photo of the set up is here
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Frazier Studios - Batavia, Illinois
November 2008

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Detail of T26E4 Tank (Pershing Tank variation)

Wikipedia

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
June 2008

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M46 Patton Tank


M46 Patton Tank, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
June 2008

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Some guy not using a Nikon


Some guy not using a Nikon, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

stchuck
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org
June 2008

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Diamond Mart


Diamond Mart, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

The Fox River Camera Club organized a night time photo walk in St. Charles, Illinois - October 2008

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

UP 4141 - George Bush 41 (Eastbound) and Metra (Westbound)

Wheaton, Illinois
November 5, 2008
www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2005/10...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pink and Yellow


Pink and Yellow, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

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RED!


RED!, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

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Gold Pond Footbridge


Gold Pond Footbridge, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

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"Would you guys get out of the way!!!"

I spent a few minutes waiting for these folks to get out of the way. They knew I was there, but moped around this section of the garden. Then, when I saw the pictures, I decided that they were useful elements anyway.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

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Wallpaper


Wallpaper, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

It's wallpaper!

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Yellow Leaves and Lamp Post


Yellow Leaves and Lamp Post, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

BNSF 8294 in Steward, Illinois

Kate and I took a little road trip out to Rochelle following the BNSF line from Aurora - November 2008

We weren't really looking for trains and then Kate said she heard a horn. And just then, the late afternoon sun came out.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

How often do you get to see a pitcher smoking while on duty?

Cantigny hosted a 1858 rules baseball game on Saturday, June 7, 2008 between the Lockport Sleepers and the Oregon Ganymedes.

Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
June 2008

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See my other pictures from this game

www.cantigny.org/

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At Bat


At Bat, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

Cantigny hosted a 1858 rules baseball game on Saturday, June 7, 2008 between the Lockport Sleepers and the Oregon Ganymedes.

Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
June 2008

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www.cantigny.org/

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"Did we win?" "Ah, who cares? Where's the beer!"

Cantigny hosted a 1858 rules baseball game on Saturday, June 7, 2008 between the Lockport Sleepers and the Oregon Ganymedes.

Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
June 2008

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www.cantigny.org/

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UP 5820 Westbound


UP 5820 Westbound, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

At the Metra Station at Third Avenue in Geneva, Illinois - an old alignment of the Lincoln Highway. This is also the point where the LH starts it's long, more-or-less parallel run along the Union Pacific all the way to California.

October 2008

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour
Oak Park, Illinois

June 2008

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Had a few minutes, had my camera, and there was this plane sitting there

O'Hare International Airport
Chicago, Illinois
October 2008

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