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Roofless Church

The “Roofless Church” in the town of New Harmony, Indiana on the Wabash River. The actual “church” is the entire plaza-like area within the brick walls as well as an area for looking out over a field that floods each year at least once. As the foundation which maintains it says, “Johnson and [client Jane Blaffer] Owen […]

St. Louis

A helicopter view of St. Louis. I had the ability to fly with a group, “doors off,” to photograph our scenic riverfront. This gives immense flexibility to photograph your subject.  You have to make sure everything is secure so nothing flies out of the cabin. ON this trip I used a wide lens to get […]

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

Cast iron spiral stairs connecting the lighthouse sleeping quarters to light. McGulpin Point Light was constructed as a navigational aid through the Straits of Mackinac. The light began operation in 1869, making it one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the Straits. Only in operation until 1906, the light is located on McGulpin Point, approximately […]

The Gate

This is a gate to a private beach in an area of Harbor Springs, Michigan called Wequetonsing. This is a line of beautiful cottages along the harbor. One morning during an early morning stroll, as I was taking photographs like this, a man ran out of his cottage shouting: “are you a photographer?” I told […]

Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse

The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of Trees […]

Old Barn

This is just off highway 39, north of Bloomington, Illinois. Driving from Rockford to St. Louis, I kept seeing these very scenic old barns and finally found one that was easy to get to. The scene is great but the clouds make the photo!

Total Eclipse

Two years ago today we had a total eclipse of the sun in the St. Louis area. Therefore I thought it might be a good time to post this photo again. This was taken in Desoto, Missouri where we had a full two minutes and 30 seconds of time to figure out how to photograph […]

Blue Dome

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron always makes an interesting subject and this side path makes it look like it is on another planet. The Climatron is a greenhouse enclosed in a geodesic dome that is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Initiated by then Garden director Frits W. Went, the dome is the world’s […]

Burning Tree

No, this tree is not on fire! Even though it looks like it is about to explode, this is part of the laser light show projection. Watching this you will see the “fire” engulf the tree and then other patterns will appear and suddenly vanish. In the end, it is just the tree standing there […]

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