Tag: landscape

  • Rockton Hydro, nos. 1 & 2

    Rockton Hydro, nos. 1 & 2

    Today marks the end of our brief journey across northern Illinois as we visit Rockton. This village of approx. 7,800 people includes a small downtown area and a hydroelectric plant, which opened in 1929. I hope you’ve enjoyed the series. (top) Rockton Hydro, No. 1, and (above) Rockton Hydro, No. 2, March 6, 2024. Rockton,…

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  • Abandoned Americana, nos. 22 & 23

    Abandoned Americana, nos. 22 & 23

    I tend to showcase abandoned farms and farmhouses in my ongoing Abandoned Americana series. However, today we get images of a one-room schoolhouse in Ridott Township, Illinois. The plaque above the door says “Dis. No. 5, 1871.” (top) Abandoned Americana, No. 22 and (above) Abandoned Americana, No. 23. March 6, 2024. Ridott Township, Illinois.

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  • Country exploration (con’t)

    Country exploration (con’t)

    South of Freeport lies Albertus Airport, which recently began hosting an annual airshow. Approaching from the south, I recognized the telltale signs of navigational aids and made a brief detour toward the runways. The pilot in the above photo was practicing touch-and-go maneuvers. The surrounding countryside is indeed farm country. (top) Touch and Go and…

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  • Bricks & Glass

    Bricks & Glass

    Warnings on the exterior doors tell of asbestos and health hazards. Through these shattered windows. you can see a tree growing, metal tanks used for production, and lots of broken glass everywhere. Bricks & Glass, March 6, 2024. Freeport, Illinois.

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  • Abandoned Americana, No. 21

    Abandoned Americana, No. 21

    Another vantage of the burnt-out dwelling.

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  • Abandoned Americana, No. 20

    Abandoned Americana, No. 20

    This shell of a farmhouse outside Galena, Illinois, shows the strength of stonework across the passing years.

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  • Rolling Farmland

    Rolling Farmland

    The rolling country of northwestern Illinois offers beautiful scenes of Americana, including this one just after a light snowfall.

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  • Winter Farmscape

    Winter Farmscape

    Sunrise’s fading blush in the sky provides a warmth to this winter “farmscape.”

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  • Skykomish River, No. 4

    Skykomish River, No. 4

    This view of the Skykomish River can be found on Route 2. Most people only catch a glimpse of the river and bridge. At least the guardrail gave me some peace of mind as I walked along the roadway to get this shot. Skykomish River, No. 4. May 22, 2023. Snohomish County, Washington.

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  • Skykomish River, No. 3

    Skykomish River, No. 3

    When I was here, the river came up to the edge of the forest, with no bank at the water’s edge. The water flows past quickly and swirls back into this area with a log and a campfire. Skykomish River, No. 3. May 22, 2023. Snohomish County, Washington.

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  • Skykomish River, No. 1

    Skykomish River, No. 1

    Standing on the bridge in Index, Washington bestows this wonderful view of the north branch of the Skykomish River. Skykomish River, No. 1. May 22, 2023. Index, Washington.

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  • Bitter Creek Falls

    Bitter Creek Falls

    An extended-shutter shot of Bitter Creek Falls. Bitter Creek Falls May 22, 2023. Snohomish County, Washington.

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  • Big Bend of Route No. 2

    Big Bend of Route No. 2

    U.S. Route 2 runs through a beautiful pass in the Cascades, including this spot here in a big bend of the Skykomish River. Photos in this series will be a combination of photos and photos with text overlays. The overlays indicate content that’s also incorporated into my digital signage. Big Bend of Route No. 2…

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  • Bridge into Index

    Bridge into Index

    I recently had a few free hours at the end of the day while out in Seattle, so I took a drive east into the mountains. Here’s the first photo in a mini-series centered around beautiful Index, Washington. Amtrak runs on this line, and I saw it fly past while I was at a crossing.…

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  • Niagara of the South

    Niagara of the South

    A slightly different take from “Southern Falls“, which I published in 2018. This one has a bit of foliage framing. As you can see, I’ve now made it into 2010 on this journey through my digital archives.

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  • Mendenhall Valley

    Mendenhall Valley

    The beautiful Mendenhall Valley and the Mendenhall Glacier are rapidly changing. Looking at my photos from 2007 and those on Google Maps today reveal a very different front of the glacier as it recedes up the valley.

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  • The Maine Coast

    The Maine Coast

    Working through the digital archives, here’s one from 2000 during a trip to Maine.

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  • Fall Colors along the Fox River

    Fall Colors along the Fox River

    Coming around the bend, I found this tree overhanging the bank and nicely framing the view.

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  • Foggy Fox River Valley

    Foggy Fox River Valley

    Twas a beautiful morning along the Fox River Valley today, and I couldn’t resist a few photos of my favorite tree. Here’s an in-the-field version from the camera to my phone. 1/200 F14 ISO100 at 105mm on Oct. 23, 2021 in Carpentersville, Ill.

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  • Americana, No. 7

    Americana, No. 7

    This image is part of my Americana Series coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Americana, No. 7 [Photograph]. Burlington Township, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/200 sec., f11 at ISO125.

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