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Just a Wisconsin country boy having fun, taking and sharing pictures. I am in the middle of the 365 project, taking a picture a day and posting it. You can view those pictures on my blog: http://markbuehl.wordpress.com/ or on FaceBook. I also sell some of my images at art fairs and galleries besides from my Website: http://www.markbuehl.com

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That's really great News This bridge should be preserve being built in 1897 which could make it the oldest bridges in the state.\\

Corey Coyle

Mark, did you know that they're restoring this barn? I didn't get a picture of it because when we left not quite a week ago, they weren't finished and there were vehicles in the way. And I guess I never posted on Panoramio the photo I took some previous summer. I'm looking forward to seeing it next summer.

Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

Nice shot, i like it! Nice greetings from Germany by audianer

Good colors and composition. Greetings from Spain.Jucabelpo

excellent photo!!!! Like and Voted!!!!! My best wishes from Athens-Greece!

Beautifully composed photo taken at a very special moment. Well done, Mark!

I have chased trains for pictures. I have chased balloons for pictures. Today I chased a Tall Ship as it sailed through the Sturgeon Bay Canal. I started as it sailed through downtown Sturgeon Bay and the new draw bridge had to be raised for it to pass. I then chased it to the canal exit into Lake Michigan to get pictures like this one of the Tall Ship at sunset. It made for a long day as I got home at 11:30 tonight. But the pictures will be worth it.

We have this very nice vegetable stand near our house. It is like a miniature Farmer’s Market. The prices are dirt cheap and the produce is excellent. It is self-service and on the honor system. You take what you want and deposit the correct amount in the money box. As you can see by this picture, the produce is arranged in a nice way and with care. The prices are very reasonable. Whoever runs it must have a large garden somewhere that they maintain. Then the surplus is sold at this stand. Since the prices are so good, they must not depend on the profits for the livelihood. They just must be great people to go to all this work in setting up the stand and then not charging the normal amount for their produce. We certainly appreciate their work and great produce.

Tonight was interesting. I noticed that sky had no clouds above us, only all around the horizon. Like the old sailing ships with masts full of sails. They were just above the horizon and in every direction you looked. Yet above you the sky was blue and clear of clouds.

I also had to run down to Niki’s to pickup art I had framed for this weekend. I am heading to Door County to work in the Door County Art League’s Gallery as part of my commitment to the Gallery. Also, August 21, 2010 I have the Angora Art Fair and I needed some more art for that show. After I picked up my framed art, I headed home. A few miles from my home, I am on some back roads when 5 or 6 coyotes run out of the corn field and just cross in front of me. It looked like a family, mother, dad and several young ones. Of course the young ones were surprised by me and ended up scattering. I could not get my camera out fast enough to get a good shot. I ended up shooting a few shots out my windshield, but not any good pictures.

Chasing balloons is not like chasing trains. Trains have tracks. You know where they have been and where they are going. Balloons are left to chase the wind. Tonight after Friday Night Fish at the Koffee Kup in Stoughton Wisconsin, we headed out for Madison for gas and a stop at Wally World. But a balloon changed our plans and we ended up chasing the balloon to get a great shot.

After seeing the balloon over the lake, we chased it through part of Madison, into Monona and back into the town of Madison. In the end we followed the balloon to a small county park for it to land. I took over 175 pictures over the course of the chase. In the small park where the balloon landed, we were eaten alive by hordes, flocks, schools, herds of mosquitoes. I think there were enough of them that if I let them all stick me at one time and then flap their wings, I would have been lifted into the air. I could have then taken a great shot from above.

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