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Black & White Challenge Day 5

Ok — here’s the last of the ones I’m sharing for now.

Solitude Gives Life

There’s nothing at all wrong with solitude; it’s loneliness that kills and this guy has surely found his solitude!

 

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The fishing fleet at Newport Oregon. One of my favorite places on earth.

 

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sometimes your in just the right place. other times you aren’t. This time I was. How about a lonely Sandhill Crane flying right at me. From Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM

 

Sunlit at 8 A.M.

This is a little corner of Whitnal Park, Milwaukee, WI. Beyond the trees is nothing but air — the trees edge along a bluff-line, some 50′ below is Lake Michigan.

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We got a bad case of Hitch Itch a year before we went mobile. We hopped in the car and hot-footed it to Florida. This was taken near Everglade City. Momma and Baby.

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Also from Newport, OR — a lonely fishing boat on it’s way out to do business.

 

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Black & White Challenge Day 4

Girl on Steps at La Defense, Paris, France

Girl on Steps at La Defense, Paris, France

 

Birds in Flight on Padre Island, 2010

Birds in Flight on Padre Island, 2010

 

This is from 2012 -- our Year of the Mississippi and we visited so many Corps campgrounds that I get confused about them --but I'm quite sure this is at Leech Lake, Federal Dam, MN

This is from 2012 — our Year of the Mississippi and we visited so many Corps campgrounds that I get confused about them –but I’m quite sure this is at Leech Lake, Federal Dam, MN

 

along the South Coast of Lake Superior we found this little knick-knack shop where a woman and child were rooting through boxes of books for sale.

along the South Coast of Lake Superior we found this little knick-knack shop where a woman and child were rooting through boxes of books for sale.

 

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Black & White Challenge Day 3

All the News that's Fit to Print. this string of newspaper boxes was found on the Square in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006 while I was on a solo photo trip.

All the News that’s Fit to Print.
this string of newspaper boxes was found on the Square in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006 while I was on a solo photo trip.

 

Children's Swings.  From 2009, in a community park in Northern Wisconsin

Children’s Swings. From 2009, in a community park in Northern Wisconsin

 

I get cold just looking at this one.  Following an ice storm in Cudahy Wisconsin in 2012 -- the winter we had to return to the school after our real estate sales contract fell through.

I get cold just looking at this one. Following an ice storm in Cudahy Wisconsin in 2012 — the winter we had to return to the school after our real estate sales contract fell through.

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Black & White Challenge Day 2

This is day 2 of our Black and White Challenge

Things Past Their Prime #3

From a series called “Things Past Their Prime” — taken at Potosi, WI

 

One Shy Silo

We found this string of silos just NE of Galena IL. You can hardly see the ‘shy silo’ — it’s behind silos #3 & #4 from the right. 🙂

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Trawler booms from the marina at Ocean Springs, MS. I have a fascination with working boats, and I shoot a lot of them.

 

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Black & White Challenge Day 1

2015040107271201Our friends Jim & Diana Belisle pulled a fast one on us.  Not only did they get a bad case of Hitch Itch (they over wintered IN their 5th Wheel in Grand Rapids Michigan — BRAVE PEOPLE); Jim also challenged me to a Black and White photo challenge. So, Jim, ready or not, here you go!

I love Black and White.  Unfortunately I won’t be showing my best black and white work here.  I’ve done a lot of black and white figure studies and for my G rated blog I’m not going to bother anyone with sights they don’t want to see.

However, I’m proud of my work and I may not show just five of them. 🙂093413387 2013111520300503e46

So, without further ado….. On with the show.

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With all the water coming down I paged past this image from a trip to SC in 2009 and decided it fit my mood.

With all the water coming down I paged past this image in my catalog program from a trip to SC in 2009 and decided it fit my mood.

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After regaling y’all with stories of the Forest lately, I guess another shot of the big city is ok…

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Memories of NYC #2

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I’ve been regaling y’all with stories about life in the forest and maybe it’s time for a couple quick detours.

A couple years ago Peg and I took a trip to the Big Apple. I was rooting around in some of the shots from that trip and came across two images I liked but never had time to finish.  So, with a couple days off it was time to remember where we’d been…

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Memories of NYC #1

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