Sunday, August 27, 2017

3d Base at Field of Dreams Movie Site

We just got back from our annual family trip to Iowa and Michigan.  It's a trip we look forward to every year and as usual, we had a great visit with everyone!  We even got to see family we haven't seen in many years!  It was awesome!

Part of the trip took us to Dyersville, IA, home of the movie set for "Field Of Dreams", a great baseball movie from the late 1980s, starring Kevin Costner.  This shot is looking at the farmhouse and barns from 3d base.  The cornfields are just behind in the outfield.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. 

3d Base At Field of Dreams
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Independence State Hospital

If you are one who watches the news and peruses social media on the interwebs, then you are probably like me and think that everyone in the universe could stand to spend a little time at this place to get their head straight..  I mean, the world has gone nuts!  I'm starting to think I need to take a big break from social media and I have cut back quite a bit already!

Oh, I should mention, this is another shot I took of the The Independence State Hospital in Independence, IA about 4 years ago or so.  From Wikipedia:

The Independence State Hospital was built in 1873 as the second asylum in the state of Iowa. It is located in Independence, Iowa. The original plan for patients was to relieve crowding from the hospital at Mount Pleasant and to hold alcoholics, geriactrics, drug addicts, mentally ill, and the criminally insane. It was built under the Kirkbride Plan. The hospital's many names include: The Independence Lunatic Asylum, The Independence State Asylum, The Independence Asylum for the Insane, The Iowa State Hospital for the Insane, and The Independence Mental Health Institute. There is also a labyrinth of underground tunnels which connect every building. Like most asylums of its time, it has had a gruesome and dark history. Remnants of this are the graveyard, hydrotherapy tubs, and lobotomy equipment. 

The hospital is still in operation. According to the state of Iowa, The Independence Mental Health Institute (IMHI) provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents, and children who are in need of acute psychiatric service.

So apparently they still provide some mental health treatment. Like I said, the world could probably use a session or two...

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MHI04
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Pioneer Bar in Ketchum, ID

It's Friday!  That means happy hour everywhere!  That's the inspiration behind this shot taken at the Pioneer Saloon in Ketchum, ID aka Sun Valley.  It's a fun place to have a drink and a steak, is a bit campy and touristy, but fun nevertheless.  Behind the bar they have a little model of the saloon itself.


PioneerBar01
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hilton Grand Vacation Lounges

A picture of a poolside is always welcome this time of year.  This particular shot is from our trip to CA a couple of years ago.  Part of the trip had us staying at a Hilton Grand Vacation resort in Carlsbad.  It was a nice place especially since it had a bar right at the pool!


HIlton Grand Vacation Pool
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thunderbirds Southwest Pano

Here is an interior shot of Lance Herrington's car dealership outside of La Grange, TX called Thunderbirds Southwest.  It has a fun 1950s era theme and is quite comical if you ever find your way there.  The cars seen here are both from late 1950s. The black and white police car is a Nash Metropolitan and the red and white car to the far right is a Ford Fairlane.  The cardboard cutout silhouette in the middle is Marlon Brando as the Godfather.

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Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/125
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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