Low light cardinal

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This is not my best photo of a cardinal, but given the poor lighting, I still like it. I took this photo last week. It was cloudy. I saw several cardinals but only managed a few photos. They were very active, and a few photos like this one is all I could get. With more time, I would have been able to adjust from the poor contrast and exposure, but that was not in the cards.

~ Rick


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Empty nesters

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Now that the trees are bare, you can see all of the vacated bird nests. This one is special. This is the nest of a pair of Bald Eagles. They usually return and use the same nest each year, so I expect to see them soon. I have seen eagles here recently, so I expect them to come back to nest. Last year they brought us two beautiful, new eaglets. Nature at its best.

~ Rick


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Looking back at 2018

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Now that we have finished 2018 I wanted to collate a few of my best photos and videos from 2018 into one video. I didn’t put all my photos in there, but I tried to get some of the best shots.

Over the past year, I have shot over 5000 photos, closer to 7000. I have published 55 videos. I have learned so much about the art of videography and photography. What a year.

For some reason, I realize a few minutes ago, I left out the above photo. Anyway, if you want to watch this video, here it is. It’s a little long. Enjoy.


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“Stupendous piece of engineering work”

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I love this bridge. Located on the south side of Sidney, Ohio, this massive bridge stands tall. It spans the Great Miami River and route 25A. In the second photo, a CXS freight train is captured on the bridge. Both photos were taken in the Summer of 2018.

This beautiful structure is call “The Big Four Bridge”. From the Shelby County Historical Society web site:

The massive project consumed 28,000 cubic yards of concrete and 900,000 pounds of steel. The embankment contains over 1,000,000 cubic yards of dirt. The September 1924 Shelby County Democrat article announcing the completion of the work proclaimed it a "stupendous piece of engineering work." In closing, the author reported it was considered a "monument to the engineering profession." The Big Four Bridge also serves as a monument to those men, whether identified or not, who died during its construction.

Read more: The Big Four Bridge .. it’s an interesting read.

~ Rick


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Deep water

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I posted a photo of this bridge on Dec 30 .. this is the same bridge, but I could not get the same perspective because the water was so high. The previous photo was taken when everything was green during late summer.

Check out the video for more photos and video of the high water.

~ Rick


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