Gateway To The West

I am always trying to look at life from a different angle. If you haven’t figured it out by now this is the St. Louis Arch, otherwise known as the gateway to the west. It’s been a while since I was there the first time but I still remember taking that very cramped elevator up […]

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The Rock

To those who lived there between 1934 and 1963 Alcatraz, otherwise known as “The Rock”, was a brutal place. But now that it sits as a tourist attraction in the San Francisco bay it seems much more tame. And of course, with my abstraction here it is down right beautiful don’t you think?

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Ottawa Reflections

In reality, this picture is more real than abstract. One of the things I really loved about Canada’s national capital is the reflection of the old on the new. That is, glass buildings next to the historical structures. It makes for some very interesting shots.

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Serenity

I want to give you a slightly abstract picture from my many visits to northern Wisconsin.  I don’t really remember exactly where this one was taken as it was in 1998 and there was no GPS at that time. But to me, it absolutely reeks of serenity.

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Slavery

    I ran across a rather startling picture at the Andrew Johnson Historic site in northern Tennessee a few years ago.  Before I talk about that, I was thoroughly amazed at how Johnson’s hometown managed to spin the story of him to make him appear to be a heroic figure which is very contrary […]

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The Great Lakes Freighters

I had the privilege of touring a Great Lakes Freighter last fall. It is permanently docked at the National Museum of the Great Lakes near Toledo Ohio. I think I saw my first freighter on the Great Lakes in the late 1960s. That was when steel and autos were king of that region. There were […]

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The Spring Migration

I have my camera on a tripod and on permanent assignment looking at the backyard feeders for the last few days. As long as the suet is out these guys are always around.

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Mississinewa 1812

You never hear very much about the War of 1812 but there was a major battle that took place in Indiana.  It was just south of Ft. Wayne.  The British along with their Indian allies fought an Ohio militia there. It happened after the Brits took over Forts at Mackinac, Dearborn and Detroit which was […]

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NYC 1999

I don’t think I have to tell you where the source for this abstract came from. It was taken in 1999 during our last visit there while residing in New Jersey. I made my last visit to the World Trade Center that day. We ate at Windows on the World restaurant at the top of […]

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My Acadian Friend…

I met this old guy in an Acadian Village in Nova Scotia a few years ago. It is one of my favorite pictures of that month long trip. He peaked his head out of his abode to see who was coming by. Here is to you my friend. I hope you have survived the Canadian […]

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Coastal Taco – Cleveland

For this Abstract Realism post, I chose the Coastal Taco in Cleveland Ohio. The picture was taken just after sunset from our room at the very eclectic Aloft Hotel. As you can see the restaurant was under a very large bridge going across the Cuyahoga River near Lake Erie. The photo did’t require much tweeking […]

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I’m Canadian, We Don’t Do “Proud”

I’m pretty sure my roots go back to Great Britain, so maybe that is the reason I have such a kindred relationship with things Canadian. They still have the basic sense of being British engrained in them. 😁 The quote above is from Martha Atwood who is Canadian and the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. […]

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