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Autumn Wonder

I love the Autumn colors this time of year, especially in the early evening as the sun is setting. Low on the horizon, the sun’s light splashes across the tree tops while the foreground remains in the shadows.  This photo was taken with an iPhone and enhanced on an iPad using Photogene4.  

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Forgotten History

This silo was built when the Eller Feedlots was in its prime. Today, it is all that’s left of the Eller  family farm. Homesteaded in the 1870s by my great-grandfather, Philip Eller, the farm was home to four generations of Ellers. The barn was built by my great-grandfather using pegs and beams. With the exception of some pieces of the …

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Downtown Chicago

Confession: Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. It is full of life, character, and great food! This image of downtown was taken from the 16th floor of Culbertson Hall at Moody Bible Institute, and was captured with a Sony Cybershot TX1, a great carry around camera. What is your favorite city to visit?

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Picture of the Year: New York in Darkness

Many extraordinary images have emerged in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but this image from the cover of New York Magazine captures the effects of “the Storm of the Century.” Taken Wednesday night by photographer Iwan Baan, it depicts all of Manhattan from the mostly darkened downtown to the oasis of light north of 34th Street. This is certain to be …

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Railfanning East of North Platte

Any time you can spend time along the Union Pacific tracks East of North Platte, NE is a good time. Here a UP Manifest heads East just outside of North Platte with a setting sun in the background. The Triple Track Main provides (almost) nonstop action for railfans.