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


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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

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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

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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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Monday, January 29, 2018

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum


Fire Barn 5 or Fire Station 5 is a historic building in Elgin, Illinois. It was the fifth official fire barn in Elgin, originally housing horses and a fire fighting carriage. Over the years, the carriage was replaced by automobiles. The building is an example of Classical Revival architecture and operated as a fire station until 1991, the year it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It now functions the Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum, a museum of firefighting history.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Barn_5

Elgin, Illinois 42.025644, -88.269479
January 27, 2018

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

1941 Buick Super Convertible Coupe Model 56C

Concours d'Elegance
Geneva, Illinois
August 27, 2017

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Imperialist Running Dog


St. Charles, Illinois

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September 26, 2017

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Kate's Christmas Cactus


Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

January 6, 2018

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Red Pick Up

  
St. Charles, Illinois
41.913117, -88.312393

September 26, 2017



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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

California Zephyr Eastbound in Naperville

Naperville, Illinois 41.779722, -88.144444
December 21, 2017

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Phragmites in the Wind



East of Sycamore along Illinois Route 64
December 19, 2017

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