Cruise Nights

West Fargo, North Dakota.

Last week I shared photos from my latest annual visit to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auto Auction. You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to view great classic cars. Automobile enthusiasts know that there are local car clubs all over the country and they like nothing better to do than show off their prize collector cars. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Tour Guide

 

Fargo, North Dakota.

This week, Krista Stevens asks us to share what we love about where we live. In her challenge post, she shares images of her home city of Winnipeg, Canada. She comments about not having many tourists come to her city. You can read her entire challenge post here. My wife, Lynn, and I live only about four hours south of Krista’s home town. Like Winnipeg, Fargo isn’t a tourist mecca, though there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the city where I worked for over three decades. When I retired we had the chance to move, but elected to stay living in the community that we’ve called home since 1978. OK, so we got a bit tired of the cold and now spend our winters in the great Southwest, but we always return to our home each spring. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beloved

First off, please accept this note of apology for my tardiness. My Photo Challenge post is late this week as I have been away on a family cruise. I purposely bought the most minimal Internet package and had no access to web browsing or email until I returned last weekend. Even though I had my photo gallery with me, I took a break from the daily grind of Internet access, except for social posts on my personal Facebook page. Now, on to my challenge response.

This week, Jen H. asks us to share a photo of something that is dearly loved. She shared an image of an old teddy bear, now a family heirloom. You can read the entire challenge post here. I have always enjoyed the architectural beauty of our nation’s churches but only lately have included some of these beloved houses of worship in my photographic itinerary. In the opening photo, the dual spires of the parish at the Richardton Abbey in North Dakota is my focus. Continue reading

Fargo Air Museum – Where the Exhibits Take Flight

Fargo, North Dakota.

The Fargo Air Museum is a bit different from most of the air museums I’ve had a chance to visit. Unlike most museums, many of the airplanes on display here might find themselves in the air occasionally. Most of the aircraft are flyable. It might be a fully restored P-51 Mustang or a late model Cessna. Of course, not every aircraft on display is flyable. Some that were flyable had their “wings clipped” (made unflyable) by their previous owner and the donation made to the museum on the condition that the aircraft be used for display purposes only.  Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 7 January 2018

Horace, North Dakota.

On Christmas Day, we were visiting with family and friends at their home in Horace. As sunset approached, I saw that the sun was casting a golden glow on the snow. It was about 8 below zero F. (-22 C.) at 4 PM, about the time when this photo was captured. Though cold, at least the wind was light. The bonus was that I didn’t have to go outside to capture the image. Their view of the sunset from the living room is as good as it gets. Continue reading

Fred’s Flight – A Day of Aviating

Fargo, North Dakota.

A couple of years ago, an acquaintance on Facebook in one of the Nikon photography groups and I started chatting. Turned out he would be on a road trip and passing through Fargo. We decided to meet at a local eatery and get acquainted. I will start out by saying that I am a big fan of his photography. You can view his work on his website here. In the two years since, we’ve visited again in his home city of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and again in Fargo. As you might imagine, when we get together, it’s a foregone conclusion that we are going to be going somewhere to take photos. In the photo above, Fred is taking a stroll across the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park in Minnesota. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 24 December 2017

Fargo, North Dakota.

This is being written the Sunday before Christmas Eve (December 17). We will be in Fargo for Christmas and obviously busy with family on Christmas Eve. Of course, that means a Cellpic Sunday should be holiday related. The image above is a shot of our small “Christmas Village” display. When I captured it, I was experimenting with the camera’s ability to do “selective focus”. In that mode, you can tap on the screen and the camera with “focus” on the area where you tapped. Pretty sophisticated for a cell phone, in this case, the Samsung S6. Continue reading