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The 911 Memorial in Traverse City is still a work in progress. Located in the backyard of a local fire station it's a small, quiet corner to pause and remember, especially now, those who lost their lives during the attack on that September morning. I pulled in here this morning after all the events that have permeated the news this last week to pay my respects. It's the least I can do. Nestled in the shadow of the local airport, the memorial's ghosts scream with the roar of the commercial jet engines arriving and leaving the nearby runways. Perhaps this location was chosen to give them voice.

The memorial is not completed. The walkways and trails are still being laid with pavers and benches bearing the victims names and donors who contribute to making the memorial possible. In it's current state it is hard to get an image void of the construction distractions that steal from it's hallowed sanctity. I framed this broken girder of the World Trade Center to include the tree in the background whose trunk was snapped in half by one of nature's vicious storms. Both stand to remind us how vulnerable we are. What and who is there today can be gone tomorrow just as quickly as the WTC, and that lone tree.

Before I left I laid my palm on the surface of the steel. I'm glad I did.
 
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The 911 Memorial in Traverse City is still a work in progress. Located in the backyard of a local fire station it's a small, quiet corner to pause and remember, especially now, those who lost their lives during the attack on that September morning. I pulled in here this morning after all the events that have permeated the news this last week to pay my respects. It's the least I can do. Nestled in the shadow of the local airport, the memorial's ghosts scream with the roar of the commercial jet engines arriving and leaving the nearby runways. Perhaps this location was chosen to give them voice.

The memorial is not completed. The walkways and trails are still being laid with pavers and benches bearing the victims names and donors who contribute to making the memorial possible. In it's current state it is hard to get an image void of the construction distractions that steal from it's hallowed sanctity. I framed this broken girder of the World Trade Center to include the tree in the background whose trunk was snapped in half by one of nature's vicious storms. Both stand to remind us how vulnerable we are. What and who is there today can be gone tomorrow just as quickly as the WTC, and that lone tree.

Before I left I laid my palm on the surface of the steel. I'm glad I did.
Love it Will. Always learn something from your posts one way or the other. Great read and respect for sure. Very glad you also placed your palm on it. It's a very sad part of history now days. All the best and yes, much respect Will.

Danny.
 

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"Get a new camera dad?" Oh, just fiddling around getting to know my new a7rii. (see book on coffee table)

This was iso 12,800 straight out of the camera. I don't think I've ever considered a shot at 12,800. Now I might more often. May be helpful in catching those fast moving Ninjas.
 
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Yes well, first auto focus lens. Still tweaking it and nothing like MF teles which requires no tweaking :) Enjoying it and it also is darn good at manual focus which I find interesting.

Anyway, the Sony 200-600 on the A7RIV after a few weeks.

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Kingfisher enjoying the sun


Hawks on the loose

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Spur winged plover


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Kingfisher with crab


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Pied Stilt going through


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Mallard duck

So enjoying AF for a change and it's interesting, but different.

All the best as always folks.

Danny.
 

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A few from the drive home this morning.

Sony a7rii w/24-70 2.8 sigma
 

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Test shot moments ago with my new sigma 150-600 sport on a sony a7r ii.
 

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I believe this is the rare Puddlepiper.

Here in Michigan, we sit smack dab in the middle of thousands of miles of Great Lakes Shorelines. In addition, inland lakes , streams and rivers provide thousands more miles of natural habitat. The kind of habitat all types of critters enjoy. Beautiful sandy beaches. Beaches designed specifically for Sandpiping.

So then, given the vast natural resources available, why would a bird choose to spend it's time in a puddle on the side of the road?

It must be a Puddlepiper. I can think of no other explanation.
 

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I love the smell of sweet corn harvest time in the morning... It smells like...victory.

You know one day this harvest is gonna end...
 

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You've filled the frame........
but full frame? ;)
Ha! I posted the wrong balloon shot. I had one from July of the same balloon in my file that I had shot with my em5iii. I've since edited the post with the correct image, thanks!
This was a distant shot in haze this morning...and a crop with a pretty good boost in contrast and saturation. Driving this morning I had the Sony a7rii on the passenger seat with the Sigma 150-600 attached. For some reason the physical size of that lens makes me believe I can photograph events in Ohio from Northern Michigan. I suppose it's because I've gotten used to shooting M43.
 
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Watering the adirondacks make the shadows grow...or so I'm told.
 

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