Retarding Obsolescence: Examples from the Dakotas

If, for various reasons, your vehicle is no longer operational,

do not have it hauled to the junkyard without considering other uses for it.

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Near Aberdeen, SD. 

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, 12-100 mm f/4 lens at 31mm

Another alternative is to use the vehicle to create a monument to something you really relish.

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Northwest North Dakota

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, 12-100 mm f/4 lens at 66 mm

David Sparks

I retired in 2005 after 40 years of research and teaching at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (24 years), the University of Pennsylvania (8 years) and the Baylor College of Medicine (8 years). Photography is my retirement hobby.

Nature photography, especially bird photography, combines a number of things that I really enjoy: bird-watching, being outdoors, photography, travel, messing about with computers, and learning new skills and concepts.  I now spend much of my time engaged in these activities.

David Sibley in the preface to The Sibley Guide to Birds wrote "Birds are beautiful, in spectacular as well as subtle ways; their colors, shapes, actions, and sounds are among the most aesthetically pleasing in nature."  My goal is to acquire images that capture the beauty and uniqueness of selected species as well as images that highlight the engaging behaviors the birds exhibit.