Friday Night Photos - Out and About edition

We're off for some Thai food, so this will be quick.

The first shot is from a few years ago, via my ancient Olympus

This was taken a few days ago.

Anyway, I'm starving, so ciao for now.

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Thanks for Friday Photos

I like your close up of the succulent. I like the black and white texture. Where is the first photo? I think you have posted others from the same place.

More photos from the cliffs of Wilder Ranch...
Reflection
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Weather worn cliffs
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Cliff with weed
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and here you are with it. Thanks. Nice shot of the clouds reflecting on the water.

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I like the first one with the clouds reflecting in the water.

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by the Mississippi, downtown Minneapolis.

The other is a replacement plant acquired by Bollox Minor after an 'accident'.

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Lovely stuff.

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I was on a different coast this past week visiting a friend. Didn't photograph much, but will post a couple next week.

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Love both those shots.

Some shots of the Sea lions that hang out at La Jolla Cove.

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@Socialprogressive Hey S.P., fantastic beautiful sealion photos. Outstanding, great light, wish I was there.

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I took these during the morning golden hour at about 7:45.

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Nice use of depth of field.

Hey does this look familiar?

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Your picture does look a little familiar, but I can't put my finger on it.

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I traveled by Morgan yesterday and thought of you. The geography of the mountains in this area change from ? some kind of rocks to rocks made of sand stone. The mountain by Echo dam and by the spillway look like they would be more at home in southern Utah. I always want to stop and photograph them but the light is never right. I need to go either earlier or later in the day to capture them. Do you remember them or did you not go there?

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but we did go by Devils Slide.

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it is quite surreal!

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Wonderful sea lions.

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@Bollox Ref Being paid by Nat Geo to travel the world and take photos would be a pretty good gig.

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fabulous sea lions - glad you like my shot of the mud puddle. Smile

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The beauty of their form is wonderful to see. And the sleekness of the young one in the first photo is especially nice. Thank you.

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it reminds me of the classic up front, here it is photos on Shorpy.

http://www.shorpy.com/

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and great photos to reflect it. Thank you for the link Snode.

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when I was just starting learning photography and focusing on black and white. Learning to see the different shades of both. Then into the darkroom. I can still smell the chemicals ... Do you know if the building is still in use?

I have forgotten what this building was used for. It's on the shore of Lake Michigan. Don't look at the artifacts. I haven't had time to clean this up after scanning it.

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The Shooting Star Saloon is the oldest bar in Utah and boy if the walls could talk. The Star is known for the best burgers anywhere in Utah.

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by Ken Burns. Quite haunting.

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but not sure. This was taken in the 80's and I've lost a few brain cells since then. But there looks like logs in the water.

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Are they the best burgers in Utah? I'm always on the lookout for a good burger.

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We would stop there after waterskiing all through the summers. After snow skiing through the years. Get together with friends from all walks of life and party there. After biking in the area. Or just for fun after work or for the hell of it.

If you visit your brother again have him take you. It's in Huntsville and it's so very easy for him to get there now since Trappers loop was built during the readiness for the Olympics.

Donny and Marie and the rest of the Osmonds were raised there. And yes. It has the best burgers. We'd have contests to see how fast people could eat two. Not fast.

Here it is in living color

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I'll ask him if he has eaten there.

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Pick your time though. It's very small inside with just 5 booths that seat 4 and a few tables back by the pool table. The jukebox had great songs on last time I was there. Mule Train was always joltin out as well as Why don't we get drunk and screw and others that I've forgotten.

This isn't the one who sang it there. That one was more high floolutin

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love the first shot. The fog makes it magical. What a gorgeous old building and what a great shot. glad to supply you with photos of the sea. I try to get out there more now just to grab some photos. Should be a good this weekend and we are having more storms.

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I read that you are getting lots of rain again and big waves. This is what I enjoy the most about the ocean and watching wave after wave crash on the beach. I went to Virginia Beach and was surrounded by 6 footers and had such a great time. There is just something about the ocean that sings to my soul.

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It looks like a mill of some kind, it's very evocative. Logging and lumbering could be a good guess.

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Thanks for all the great posts and comments all week everyone...

Love the Gold Medal Flour pic B.R.

This is a Golden-crowned Kinglet, just hanging around. Four inches and a quarter ounce.
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These are Texas Leaf Cutters at work, they can denude a tree in a day.
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This is a pair of Raven
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I really like those three of the Leaf Cutters.

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tim Flannery talks about them in Here on Earth - about how leaf cutters are super organisms - the way they structure their society.

His argument is largely a response to Richard Dawkins’ concept of “the selfish gene” and the perceived unchanging need for competition and resulting conflict. Without dispensing with Darwin’s theory of natural selection, Flannery asserts that if life optimizes its own conditions to thrive, and if super-organisms such as leaf-cutter ants can suppress conflicts of interests between individuals, then humans could also behave as a super-organism to steward Earth’s assets.

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from leaf cutters and ants, or any other animal society about how to thrive. I wish for everyone a life that includes at least a little exposure to the workings of nature. Nature has so much to teach us.

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There was an Atlantic article last November informing us why Gold Medal and other Yankee flours can't make biscuits that are as fluffy and tasty as those made using Southern flour.

Robert Dixon Phillips, a retired professor of food science at the University of Georgia, says that to make a good biscuit, “you want a flour made from a soft wheat,” he says. “It has less gluten protein and the gluten is weaker, which allows the chemical leavening—the baking powder—to generate carbon dioxide and make it rise up in the oven.” It turns out that in most of the U.S., commonly available flours are made from hard wheats, which serve a different purpose. “Hard wheats are higher in gluten protein, and when they’re turned into a dough, the dough is very strong and elastic and can trap carbon dioxide,” says Phillips. If you want to make bread, you want a hard wheat. Northern biscuits suck because they are made with bread flour.

Source: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits

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are dark chocolate digestives.

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The Gold Medal building is so oddly satisfying to look at. Your photo captures it perfectly. The workhouse and signs on top of the grain elevators really work as a whole even though I find it difficult to describe why. It’s very brutal looking in its austere concreteness, but also somehow organic.

Have a nice weekend.

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