Friday, January 19, 2018

ECIL--Early Winter

This is a late afternoon view of the Maple Grove Cemetery in Farmer City, Illinois, taken a week before Christmas.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ECIL--Early Winter

From my recent drive in East-Central Illinois, this is another grain elevator--this one in Farmer City. A flock of pigeons was roosting and then wheeling about in a continuous cycle.

Monday, January 15, 2018

ECIL--Early Winter

The week before Christmas I took a drive in the countryside of East-Central Illinois. It was a clear day, but the late afternoon sun had lots of color. This is a photo of an old grain elevator in Mansfield, Illinois. Mansfield was once a big railroad town, with several elevator operations. Some of the train tracks are still active, but now the grain moves by truck.

Friday, January 12, 2018


I'm ending the week with another view of the town of Banff in Banff National Park in Alberta Canada. This photo was taken from the top of Sulphur Mountain, accessed via the Banff Gondola. This photo was shot on film in May of 1999.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Banff Springs Hotel

The town of Banff in Banff National Park has many places to stay, but the most famous is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Built in 1888 as a railroad hotel, it continues to be a luxurious place to stay. Rumors persist that the hotel is haunted, or that it was the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, but it's just a great old hotel.

This photo was shot on film in May of 1999.

Monday, January 8, 2018


This is an early evening view of the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada. The town of Banff is in Banff National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Banff National Park is an incredible part of the Canadian Rockies, and is well worth a visit.

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Year

This is one of the first photos I took two years ago, on January 4, 2016. Sky and clouds, just north of Urbana, IL.