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Hello fellow earth-browsers! If you see a photo of mine that you like, and would like to get print, please contact me via panoramio message - my prices are very reasonable for a one-use copy right (with high-res watermark-free source file provided). Favorite hobbies include music (I play piano and trumpet) and, of course, photography. I've put some of my music up at: www.youtube.com/user/stargazerherman www.soundcloud/peter-herman www.soundcloud/the-hermanator www.myspace.com/peterkherman I also love motorcycling, which I combine with my photography hobby by riding my Yamaha FJR1300 through the countryside in search of "good light" and the "next photo". In my day job, I work as a Research Engineer. Oh- almost forgot - I'm a bit of a disc golf fanatic.

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Old abandoned turn-of-century farmstead on west side of Hurricane Lake on a peninsula - very isolated/remote - no road leading to it. This image is shot with a very long telephoto lens, so distance is very compressed - the house is about 1 mile away, across lake.

This shot was a bit tricky and I "wasted" a dozen exposures to get one decent one- I had about 30 seconds to light (with a small flashlight) both the frame (inside the coop) and then run outside, avoiding a 2x6 board with a nail sticking out at head-height, to light the house/tree from outside the chick-coop to avoid over-burning the cat-tails in foreground (if I tried to light house/tree through same window, as I found). I have a bunch of other shots from this vantage point, but this was first attempt at a night shot.

This is the old metal sign arching over entrance to the Lebanon cemetery. Forgive me for some artistic freedom taken here- I mirrored the sign so that the text reads in the right direction - this is looking through the sign backwards towards south, so if you are a star-person, you'll notice the constellations are backwards!

This old thresher is just south of Tofsrud's farm in the road ditch. The southern milky way is centered in background (about a 30 second exposure w/ foreground lit briefly by sweeping scene with a dimmed flashlight). The bright red light on horizon is a radio tower.

Stensby clothesline still stands strong and proud - it will last another 100 years! Those old farmers built stuff to LAST!! It is built from VERY heavy gage metal tubing, welded by Maynard himself, most likely. I just learned that Maynard passed away a couple years ago. I remember when I was a kid hearing him out morning-til-night on his tractor (putt-putt style) working the field south of our house. I wish I could have shared my pic's of his place with him before he passed.

Thanks Audrey- it was the "last shot" I took before getting back in the Jeep- I sat down to get a low angle, but just high enough to still see sliver of the lake. Color is maybe shifted yellow a bit, but I can easily fix that- although I kind of like it too- has kind of a nostalgic/sad feeling.

Another great shot ! like

Thanks, Peter. It isn't well known. Since I don't read many hiking or off-roading guides or descriptions, I have no idea if it is even moderately known. I have a habit of naming things myself, and this is one of those cases. I wonder how many people remember the opening to his show, when he would walk into an outline of himself.

Marvellous place! Like!

Best wishes, LudMila

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