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some of my photos and the story behind them

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church - Vincennes, IN

February 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Over Memorial Day weekend last year, I took a day trip to Vincennes, IN. While there, I photographed St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the oldest catholic church in Indiana. St. Francis Xavier parish, the oldest church congregation in Indiana, was founded in 1732. The first resident pastor, Rev. Sebastian Louis Meurin, S.J. arrived at St. Franci...
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Mississippi Queen (1976 - 2009)

February 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I was never able to photograph the Mississippi Queen with my Nikon D80 since it had finished its river excursions prior to my obtaining the camera. However I did manage to capture a few with my Nikkormat FT2 film camera back in the late 1980's. Here are some of the better ones from which I scanned the negatives. The Mississippi Queen was the secon...
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My New Nikon D800

December 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I recently bought a new camera, Nikon D800, after using my trusty Nikon D80 for the past 7 years and nearly 30,000 photos. It was quite a leap from the Nikon D80, considered a consumer DSLR at 10 megapixels, to the pro D800 at an astounding 36 megapixels. Technology has advanced so much since the D80 was released in 2006 and I wanted to take advant...
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Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln

December 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Back in July I took a day trip to capture images at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St Meinrad, IN. Saint Meinrad Archabbey was founded in 1854 by monks from Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. They came to southern Indiana at the request of a local priest who was seeking help to serve the pastoral needs of the growing German-speakin...
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Key West

December 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
While visiting my parents last March in Naples, FL, I took a high speed ferry from Marco Island to Key West for the day. The trip by boat is about 100 miles and takes 3.5 hours. Here are some of the shots that I captured. "Sloppy Joe's Bar" Ernest Hemingway's hangout. "AtlantiCat" High speed ferry from Marco Island to Key West. "Southernmo...
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Southern Courthouses

December 23, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Had the opportunity last summer and fall to travel down south on business. I was able to capture images of some of the old southern courthouses. "Lee County Georgia" Located in Leesburg, Georgia, and was built in 1917. "Schley County Georgia" Located in Ellaville, Georgia, and was built in 1899. "Marion County Georgia" Located in Buena Vis...
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A Trip to Jasper, IN

December 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Passed through Jasper, IN on November 25th and got these two photos at dusk. First one is St Joseph Catholic Church which was built in 1880 and renovated in 1954. Second photo is Dubois county courthouse which was built in 1911.
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December Sunrise on the Ohio River

December 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took these photos yesterday morning from my back yard. It's been quite a while since there has been a good sunrise.
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American Queen passing Newburgh IN

July 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took these photos of the American Queen as it passed by my back yard on the Ohio River in Newburgh, IN, on July 8th.
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American Queen Docked in Henderson, KY

July 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
While the American Queen was docked in Henderson, KY, on July 8th, I was able to capture these Images.
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Las Vegas at Night

July 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took these photos of Las Vegas at night from atop the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas while attending a convention for business back in May.
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American Queen at Dusk

May 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took these photos of the newly renovated American Queen last Friday evening as it passed behind my house on its way from Cincinnati to Memphis.
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Boner Bridge 1869

March 27, 2012  •  2 Comments
I took these photos of Boner Bridge last Sunday. Boner Bridge, built in 1869, crosses the Little Pigeon Creek on the Warrick/Spencer county line in Southern Indiana. Boner Bridge is thought to be one of only five of its kind in the United States. The 260 foot, one-lane, iron bow, string-trussed bridge has sandstone abutments, iron bents and a wood...
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Henderson Riverfront Sunset

March 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took this photo of the old Henderson, KY railroad bridge in October 2009 at sunset. The through truss bridge over the Ohio River was built in 1932 replacing an earlier 1885 bridge. The five-span polygonal Warren through truss bridge is 12,123 ft long and is used by the CSX railroad.
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Ford Center

March 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I took this photo of Ford Center in November 2011 just weeks before its grand opening. The Ford Center is a multi-use indoor arena in downtown Evansville, Indiana. It opened in November 2011 and has a maximum seating capacity of 11,000. It was built to replace Roberts Municipal Stadium, and is mainly used for basketball, ice hockey, and music conce...
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