Last month I traveled to Manhattan, Kansas to visit a dear friend who I had not seen for 40 years. He lived and taught there for a couple of decades until his recent retirement. During my visit, I attended his retirement reception and helped him a bit with his move — but more importantly, we shared great times, memories old and new.
I had never been to Kansas before and I assumed I would probably not return, so I tried to make the photographic best of it. Here then is the first installment of my two-part series of shots-at-large from Kansas — this one focuses on my side-trip to Abilene, birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower, population 6,800.
My main impression of Abilene was that the downtown streets were much wider than they needed to be and much quieter than one might expect them to be. Perhaps things liven up a bit in October, which is President Eisenhower’s birthday month.
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This shots-at-large show is titled Steps, comprising 28 images created from 2000 to 2015. Click on the Pause-Play button to stop and start the slideshow, and click on an image to view a larger version in a new tab. Your comments on individual images are welcome. And Merry Christmas to you.
In the interest of being interesting, I am going to try something new. Now and again, I will be posting a set of similarly-themed photos under the title “Shots at Large.” By analogy to my “Thoughts at Large” posts, this will let me share my photos in a more casual context.
The theme of this edition is plant life. As a photographer, I don’t think there is much to add to the visual treat that plants offer — the key is figuring out how not to ruin it, and as always the answer is lighting, lighting, lighting.
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