Monthly Archives: November 2011

11/24/2011 – Lafayette Misc and Sand Hill Cranes

A few observations and photographic highlights from November 24, 2011 as seen through my lens.

This day was a bit of a mish-mosh and it seemed to go by so QUICKLY.

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For some species, the fall colors are near their height.

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Found an old bulldozer that makes an interesting study. It’s been here long enough that nature has begun her inevitable encroachment.

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In downtown Lafayette, stands a building on 4th street that is on the verge of being down town for scrap. It’s really a fine old building but apparently not had nearly the love that it needs to remain viable.

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Some of the buildings on the square are looked over by tiny little men with tiny little foils. So don’t try anything unless you want a vicious poke in the shins.

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I also tried my hand at a bit of video while we were visiting the sand hill cranes. They’re very nearly out of season but there were still plenty to behold on this cold November day. Their landing style is so casual it always makes me smile.

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On the way back it was dark as pitch, so I was inspired to a bit of abstract photography at long exposures…

(A Miller Lite sign)

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(Stoplights and oncoming traffic)

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(streetlights)

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(The Golden Arches)

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And finally we stopped to see the windmills in the dark. Very ghostly.

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Sadly, I didn’t have a tripod so all of these are shot at about 30s exposure from the top of the car. You can see the car roof fairly clearly. Anyway, note the movement of the rotor blades.

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Space…. the final frontier of photography… (At least for today)

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11/6/2011 – 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe

The fall seems utterly rife with quaint little opportunities for people to dress up in unusual clothes and relive the gay and delightful past.

As with most of these events, it’s a grand chance for just some serious portraiture…

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…and some not so serious.

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This kindly gent actually seemed very pleased to have his picture taken.

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And skilled craftsmen abounded.

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These two seemed engaged in some serious negotiations.

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I can only assume that his red feather sets him apart from the plain white of his cohorts as a leader of some sort. His expression seems to carry with it one of supreme confidence.

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And then there are those who come out just for the spiritual aspects of the whole thing.

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Quite a dashing character…. though I think that perhaps EVERYONE looks dashing in a top hat?

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Again, it’s amazing the expressions there are just waiting to be captured.

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And that, boys and girls, was the day that was.

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