Monthly Archives: August 2012

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  • Albuquerque Church Photo, posted 2012-08-20

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    San Felipe de Neri Church – The San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church is located on the north side of the Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It was built in 1793 on the site of the previous church by the same name which had collapsed due to excessive rain the previous year.  The main part of the church is an adobe structure with walls up to five feet thick.  The towers were added to the church in 1861. […]

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Aug
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  • Cana Island Lighthouse Photo, posted 2012-08-19

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    Door County – Depending on what you include in the count, Door County, Wisconsin, has either 11 or 12 lighthouses.  Most are in areas accessible to the public although the lighthouses themselves may be open to the public only at certain times of the year.  Many of the lighthouses are still active providing navigation aid to boats on Lake Michigan. This photo shows the Cana Island Lighthouse located along the southeastern side of the Door County peninsula which extends roughly […]

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  • Sunflower Photo, posted 2012-08-18

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    Escape – When I first saw this sunflower my thought was it’s trying to escape.  While the main stem and several other blooms were on the opposite side of the fence, this  one bloom had managed to find an opening and with the exception of a couple of petals had managed to isolate itself .  The bright color of the sunflower against the black iron fence really stood out. Like many of the other early season flowers, this sunflower is […]

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Aug
17
  • Lantern Festival Photo, Sail Boat, posted 2012-08-17

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    Lantern Festival, Final Days – The Lantern Festival which has been at the Missouri Botanical Garden all summer wraps up this weekend.  If you don’t have tickets already, the odds of finding some are minimal.  The Festival has offered some great photo opportunities, both by day and night, during its time here.  It was also announced this week that many of the parts of the exhibit will be sold locally to people and businessest that want to purchase them.  Other […]

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Aug
16
  • Hawk Photo, Viewpoint Perception and Reality, posted 2012-08-16

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    Perception, Reality, Imagination – Over the last couple of days I read two interesting articles, both of which related to how we view the world around us not with our eyes, but with our thoughts based on either photos or the written word.  The first article by Tamara Linse, Of Course It’s a Character,  (http://tamara-linse.blogspot.com/2012/08/of-course-its-character.html) discussed the setting as a character in the written word.  The second, by Gary Hart in the September issue of Outdoor Photographer, asks a seemingly […]

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Aug
16
  • Butterfly Photo, posted 2012-08-16

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    Butterfly – Another brightly colored butterfly in the Conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, a part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO. To a Butterfly I’ve watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower And, little Butterfly! Indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless! – not frozen seas More motionless! and then What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees, And […]

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  • Hot Air Balloon, Lighthouse, posted 2012-08-14

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    Flighthouse – A few days of cooler weather makes one think autumn is approaching.  And as autumn arrives, thoughts turn to Albuquerque, NM, and their annual balloon fiesta.  This week long event, actually ten days or so, fills the skies around Albuquerque with hot air and gas balloons of all sizes, shapes, and colors. The event schedule includes two periods of balloon activity most days, one early morning and one late evening.  The schedule is, however, subject to the quirks […]

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