Friday, December 7, 2018

Sunflower


from the World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, IL



September 4, 2018

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jim Frazier My Annual Santa Selfie


Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois

This is on my blog, instagram, and facebook. Might as well be here too.

December 2, 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

My Annual Mmmmmuuuuuummmmmm photo


The World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

October 11, 2018
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Monday, September 24, 2018

General's Staff Car



1936 LaSalle Touring Sedan
Built in Oshawa, Canada

Midway Village Museum
World War II Days
Rockford, Illinois 42.279868, -88.981342
September 22, 2018

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Le Maire welcomes the American troops

Somewhere in France
1944

or

Midway Village Museum
Rockford, Illinois 42.279419, -88.983745
September 22, 2018

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Faded Red Barn and Trees


Just east of Genoa, Illinois on Route 72,
42.095485, -88.635022

September 22, 2018

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Instrument Envy


I always envied the flute and piccolo players.  Their instruments weighed next to nothing.  Heck, the piccolo players could put them in their pockets at the end of the parade.  I, however had to lug this stupid, heavy, baritone sax around which really was only good for playing the Pink Panther theme.

St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 10, 2018

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Two Leprechauns in their natural habitat, sitting in the back of a pickup



St. Patricks Day Parade (where else?)
St. Charles, Illinois

March 10, 2018

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ephraim Sunflower

Ephraim
Door County
Wisconsin 45.156896, -87.172087

August 30, 2018

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Teleflora


Gills Rock
Ellison Bay
Door County
Wisconsin

45.278653, -87.019413

August 28, 2018

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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Last Shot

As we were leaving Yellowstone (heading to the north entrance), this was the last image that presented itself.  And it's the last shot from our trip.  Well, there was this picture of a plane I took at the Bozeman airport, but I always take pictures of planes at airports, so that doesn't count.

Anyway, thanks for enduring.

Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming

July 6, 2018
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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Last Shot of Kate's Christmas Cactus - for this year

The World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

January 7, 2018

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Union Pacific X-18

Union Pacific operated the largest fleet of gas turbine-electric locomotives (GTELs) of any railroad in the world. The prototype, UP 50, was the first in a series built by General Electric for Union Pacific's long-haul cargo services and marketed by the Alco-GE partnership until 1953. The prototype was introduced in 1948 and was followed by three series of production locomotives. At one point, Union Pacific said, GTELs hauled more than 10% of the railroad's freight.

Fuel economy was poor, for the turbine consumed roughly twice as much fuel as an equally powerful diesel engine. This was initially not a problem, because Union Pacific's turbines burned Bunker C heavy fuel oil that was less expensive than diesel. But this highly viscous fuel is difficult to handle, with a room-temperature consistency similar to tar or molasses. To solve this problem, a heater was built into the fuel tanks (and later into fuel tenders) to heat the fuel to 200 °F (93 °C) before feeding it into the turbine. Eventually UP switched from Bunker C to modified No. 6 heavy fuel oil, which contained fewer pollutants and solvents. Soot buildup and blade erosion caused by corrosive ash plagued all of the turbines. Changes to the air intake systems on the production turbine locomotives improved the quality of the air that reached the turbines, which in turn reduced the wear to the turbine blades and increased the turbine's running life. The GTELs were operated into late 1969 and the final two (numbers 18 and 26) were stored at the Cheyenne roundhouse in operating condition until being retired in February 1970.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_GTELs

Illinois Railway Museum
Union, Illinois  42.227881, -88.527229

On Flickr

May 7, 2018

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lamar Valley

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/44496169301/
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming 44.914928, -110.272957

July 6, 2018

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Store on Bullshit Corner

While I was taking this, a local pulled up and told me the story of this corner.  This used to be a general store and the old geezers would sit around the the pot-bellied stove and shoot the breeze.  Combine this with the VFW that was across the street and you now have the reason for the name of this intersection.

Supposedly a photographer's studio will be occupying this location soon. 

Ephraim
Door County
Wisconsin 45.112614, -87.173346

August 28, 2018

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Monday, September 3, 2018

A Fortuitous Break in the Clouds

Going to the Sun Road
Glacier National Park
Montana
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July 3, 2018

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Whitefish Bay, Lake Michigan


Door County, Wisconsin 44.905667, -87.216059

August 29, 2018

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

The quintessential Door County image - empty Adirondak chairs looking out over water

Ephraim, Wisconsin 45.156896, -87.172087
August 30, 2018

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

McDonald Creek




Glacier National Park
Montana

July 3, 2018

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Office Space (at ground level)

Prairie Dogs
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
near Great Falls, MT 47.489127, -111.530975

If you haven't watched "Office Space", this will make no sense.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Travertine and Tree II

Upper Terrace
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Welcome to the Auburn Cord Dusenberg factory. Can we interest you in an automobile today?"



[from the archives]

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

This was the original plant where the cars were built.  On the National Register of Historic Places

I took this picture in 2003.  10 years later, I was in the area and made a variation on this picture.

http://jimfrazierphotography.blogspot.com/2013/08/welcome-to-auburn-cord-dusenberg.html

www.acdmuseum.org/index.html

Auburn, Indiana
August 24, 2003
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Homage to Ansel - San Francisco de Asis Mission Church


[from the archives]

Imagine my delight and surprise when we pulled into the parking area behind the church and I recognized this scene from an image by the master, Ansel Adams.

http://shop.anseladams.com/Saint_Francis_Church_p/1501139.htm

At the time, I didn't remember the exact picture, but I had to give it a try, merely as an homage.  Then, when I looked it up later, I found that I had gotten the angle just about right.  I've cropped it similarly to Ansel's.  There have been some changes to the church - the adobe is...smoother. I'm guessing it's been patched and restored numerous times. The clouds are very different, his foreground was cleaner, and there's more contrast in his picture.  But the shadow is falling almost exactly as it was when AA shot it.  I'll be happy to show this one to da man some day. 

This is a beautiful church and is often painted and photographed.  In fact, when we got there on a Friday, there were four other photographers present.  And the interior is cool, just like adobe structures are supposed to be.  They expressly prohibit interior photography though.  Before we left, Kate lit a candle for a Catholic friend.

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San Francisco de Asis Mission Church is a church built between 1772 and 1816. It is located on the plaza in Ranchos de Taos, itself a historic district named Ranchos de Taos Plaza, about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_de_Asis_Mission_Church

August 10, 2012

National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places

Here are all the pictures from the August 2012 Western Road Trip

Here are all the pictures from this church

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This picture is not available for sale or license.  Get Ansel's version - at the above link.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

Yellowstone Woods

Upper Terrace
Mammoth Springs
Yellowstone National Park
July 5, 2018


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Yellowstone Wildflowers


Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming

July 6, 2018

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

"Where shall we hang this, dear?" (redux)


This is a repost of a picture on Flickr from 10 years ago. I tweaked it a little and thought it was worthy of a repost.

This is what results from a bunch of nerdy photographers getting overly creative while hyped up on Diet Coke. It's one of many weird pictures from a portrait jam meetup over 10 years ago..

While I pushed the button, this was a joint composition of Linda and Chuck.


Lynn was wearing a black turtleneck against a dark background. With a careful adjustment of contrast, and nothing else, this picture is what resulted.


Batavia, Illinois
February 2007


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

CNW 6847


Illinois Railway Museum
Union, Illinois 42.226584, -88.527388

May 7, 2018


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Big Leaves in the Greenhouse


Cantigny Greenhouse
Wheaton, Illinois

March 15, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Red Bus



Red Bus Tours
St. Mary, Montana 48.743501, -113.431012

At the eastern entrance to Going to the Sun Road at Glacier National Park

This is a good example of the photographic rule..."if it's red, shoot it."

July 3, 2018



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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Montana 2018

Kate and I traveled to Montana the week of the Fourth.  Never again!  The national parks were way too crowded and lodging and the rental car were expensive. 

We visited her college roommate in Great Falls, then drove up through Glacier National Park to Kalispell, then down to Yellowstone National Park - all in one week.  Lots of rushing, not much relaxing.  But I got a few nice pictures. 

So, first of all, here is a link to all of the pictures where they appear first - on Flickr.  Keep coming back, I add a couple of pictures a day, and there are a lot of pictures. As of this writing, there are 27 pictures posted so far.  And I'm posting a couple every day.  So this could take a while.

And I'll post my favorites on this blog.  Here are a few so far.

As I add my favorites on here, I'll tag them with Montana 2018


More information on Flickr


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More info on Flickr



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fun with Motion Blur

 

I've created a new album on Flickr called "Fun with Motion Blur."  I just started experimenting with a 10 stop neutral density filter and am enjoying it enough to put together my previous attempts at this technique.

More information on the above picture is on Flickr.


Friday, June 8, 2018

"I'm not cross-eyed, I'm just looking at the tip of my nose."


Snowy Owl
Stillman Nature Center 42.095685, -88.167098
South Barrington, Illinois

February 3, 2018

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Monday, May 28, 2018

In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields

Memorial Day MMXVIII

Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale
Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

More of Kate's Christmas Cactus

Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

on Flickr

January 7, 2018

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Monday, April 9, 2018

TORSLIGI


The old rusty steam locomotive in Galt, Illinois.

Some history:
lostengines.railfan.net/galt.shtml
parkengines.railfan.net/IL/content.shtml
www.flickr.com/photos/65839294@N03/sets/72157657436700451/

Two other engines have been rescued...number 05 is the only one left.

Near the town of Galt in Hopkins Township, Whiteside County, Illinois  41.777761, -89.764573
You can see the rusty top of the cab on the satellite view on Google maps.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Life Finds a Way



"Inf. Son of F. & V. Kauffman July 16, 1922"

Bluff City Cemetery

January 27, 2018

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Barn Owl


Stillman Nature Center 42.095669, -88.166722
South Barrington, Illinois

February 3, 2018

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lines and Curves


Greenhouse
Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois 41.856295, -88.148566

On Flickr

March 15, 2018

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Monday, April 2, 2018

March Pergola


Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois

March 15, 2018

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!


Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

April 1, 2018

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Lion of Cantigny charges out of the trench!

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois 41.854560, -88.156436

The park is under construction and they've put this statue off to the side and protected it with wood.  It was nice of them to let it open so he could see what's going on.  I thought it provided an interesting concept in his new temporary setting.

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March 22, 2018

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring at Cantigny


Winter Aconite
Eranthis

With some Snow Drops in the corner

Rock Garden 41.854540, -88.154551
Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois




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March 22, 2018

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Pink and Green


Elgin, Illinois
July 29, 2017

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Great Horned Owl


Stillman Nature Center 42.095298, -88.167155
South Barrington, Illinois

February 3, 2018

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