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General Scenic Travel

Vintage Dump Truck

Me on a circa 1909 chain drive Mack Truck

Was out for a drive on Saturday. Along the way we came upon this old dump truck. The Mack truck was on display at the entrance to a quarry.

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General Nature Scenic Wildlife

Please Do Not Litter

Real world demonstration of litter in nature

Interesting find in the desert. Rusty old cans nearly gone except for the ends. The end caps are possibly made of aluminum and will take many more years to erode away than the cans. Seems like the right place to put the message.

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General Scenic Travel

Old Truck at Night

Rusty old truck light painted in Nelson Nevada
Light Painting Nelson Nevada

While vacationing in Nevada recently, I attended a light painting workshop with Dave Black. After some instruction and guidance, we were set loose to do our own thing. This is one of the images I came up with. The truck and foreground were lit with a pen light flashlight during a 15 second time exposure. Post processing in Light Room and Photoshop.

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Birding Nature Scenic Travel Wildlife

Taking a break from winter

Anhinga, Orlando Wetlands, Florida, @Birds of a Feather, festival, @Palm Coast,
Anhinga Sunning

I took a break from the winter weather to attend the Birds of a Feather birding festival in Palm Coast, Florida. It was a great three days of birding and photography. I participated in three full-day outings and the evening event featuring Moose Peterson. There was fog, overcast, and sunny periods, each presenting a birding and photography challenge. This Anhinga was taking advantage of a sunny period to dry off and warm up after diving for a meal.

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Christmas Lights Holidays Scenic

Trains at the National Botanical Garden

train, model, garden, Botanical, Washington, DC, tunnel, G-gauge,

An annual favorite for me is a trip to the National Botanical Garden in Washington, DC. at Christmas. Christmas is when a large garden railroad is installed. There are seven lines carrying steam, diesel and electric trains. Bridges and tunnels add lots of interest to the display. This year, the 100th anniversary of the National Park service was celebrated with many park scenes depicted.

bridge, train, diesel, National Botanical Garden, Washington, DC, Christmas,

National Botanical Garden, Washington, DC, Christmas, model railroad, g gauge, National Park Service, mine site,