Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter Fog

Winter Fog by William 74
Winter Fog, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
We had an excellent fog day earlier this week. Well, excellent for photographic purposes, if not much else (driving, flying, not bumping into things or falling into ditches).

Anyway, I was driving around and saw this stand of trees just off the road. It's a road I've driven down hundreds of times, as it's close to work, and I'd never really paid much attention to the trees and surroundings - mostly it's new buildings tied in to a shopping center and hospital complex. But on a deeply foggy afternoon, they just floated out of the mist. I pulled a sharp Uey and parked illegally just to get this shot - pretty minor in the grand scheme of photographic things.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Porsche by William 74
Porsche, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
I have no story about this photo. I just think it turned out well. Taken on the Porsche stand at the Chicago Auto Show.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ploetz Furniture

Ploetz Furniture by William 74
Ploetz Furniture, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
I guess I should've posted this yesterday and brought a glorious return to Neon Friday, but I was busy. Sorry.

Anyway, this excellent neon sign is for a long-standing furniture store in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Baraboo is a neat town in itself, with a charming downtown and an wonderful vintage movie theater. But this beauty was a complete surprise to me. I imagine it dates from the late fifties, maybe the early sixties.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo by William 74
Wells Fargo, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
Originally formed in 1852 to provide express and banking services to California, Wells Fargo is one of the best-known banking companies in the United States. It's well known stagecoach logo stems from the company's operations in the mail forwarding business, and Wells Fargo was also involved in the legendary Pony Express during the Express' last few months of operation.

This beautiful stained glass clock is at a Wells Fargo branch in Baraboo, Wisconsin.