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Jul. 11

2011


Wisconsin Landmarks & Architecture

Wisconsin is full of beauty. Its architecture and landmarks are something to behold. Wisconsin photographers know this well, and have captured Wisconsin landmarks and architecture in a compelling way. Our editors set out to highlight a few of the best photographs featuring classic landmarks and unique architectural details, but they couldn't pick just a few. The result is a tour of many dramatic architectural photos! Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty in buildings and landmarks of Wisconsin.

Highway 23 Bridge by Terry McNeill

Highway 23 Bridge

A pedestrian bridge to an overlook between Spring Green and Dodgeville.

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Photographer
Terry McNeill
Category
Architecture
Place
Spring Green, WI
Camera
Nikon D80
Breast Cancer Event by Perry Heideman

Breast Cancer Event

Extra lighting was added in pink of course for a Breast Cancer event Milwaukee Art Museum

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Photographer
Perry Heideman
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown
Hiding Light by Bonnie DeLap

Hiding Light

This is not your mammas North Point Light House!

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Photographer
Bonnie DeLap
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D

Nice perspective. The off-center framing works really well. See comment

Wayne Reckard
on Hiding Light (above)
The Basilica of Saint Josaphat by Brian Behling

The Basilica of Saint Josaphat

The ceiling

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Photographer
Brian Behling
Category
Landmarks
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Old Stores Never Die by Tim Denny

Old Stores Never Die

The Cooksville Country store is located in Cooksville, Wisconsin, South of Madison. The store is over 164 yers old and is still in operation today. A great place to visit if you like going back in time.

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Photographer
Tim Denny
Category
Landmarks
Place
Cooksville, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Metal & Glass Lines by Tom Dent

Metal & Glass Lines

This is a section of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Here is where the moveable 217-foot wings of the sunscreen meet the 90-foot high glass roof. As the afternoon sun passed through the steel fins it created streaks across the glass. The contrasty mix of color, stripes and angles, and confusion between what was real and what were reflections is what intrigued me.

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Photographer
Tom Dent
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown

Excellent Calatrava shot. Great use of lines. See comment

Donald Frisque
on Metal & Glass Lines (above)
Arched in Black and White by CJ Schmit

Arched in Black and White

The entryway to City Hall in downtown Milwaukee, WI

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Holy Hill Sunrise by Anton Wirtz

Holy Hill Sunrise

Crisp autumn morning sunrise at Holy Hill

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Photographer
Anton Wirtz
Category
Landmarks
Place
Hubertus, WI
Camera
unknown
Chapel at St. John's on the Lake by Jack Roper

Chapel at St. John's on the Lake

Perfect harmony echoes in this domed structure.

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Photographer
Jack Roper
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D70
Night Capitol by Brian Behling

Night Capitol

Fall

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Photographer
Brian Behling
Category
Landmarks
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Steel Ribs. by Joe Richardson

Steel Ribs.

Not a square corner in this architectural masterpiece.

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Photographer
Joe Richardson
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D3100
Untitled by Jennifer Nunez

Untitled

Art Gallery in Door County

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Photographer
Jennifer Nunez
Category
Architecture
Place
Egg Harbor, WI
Camera
Nikon D40 X
MPM by Josh Eral

MPM

A haze covers Milwaukee from the Public Market.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landmarks
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Pagoda by David Lampkins

Pagoda

Taken at Olbrich Gardens

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Photographer
David Lampkins
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 30 D
Hall of Windows by CJ Schmit

Hall of Windows

Over-sized table and chair set on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the Calatrava wing.

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Old School by Vicki France

Old School

An old school in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin lite up at blue time. I know I got a black blob..but I have decided I can't fix it. It's a branch moving.

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Photographer
Vicki France
Category
Landmarks
Place
Mount Horeb, WI
Camera
unknown
Davidson Windmill at sunset by Shell Foeckler

Davidson Windmill at sunset

This windmill is an incredible part of WI history. It was built by Jacob Tapola Davidson in 1904 and he modeled it after his coffee pot. The grindstones & structural wood are all local materials, much of it tamarack, shaped by hand. The stones came from the Amnicon Falls area, drawn by horses in winter. Construction took about four years and the mill was used to mill flour and for cracking grain for cattle feed.

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Photographer
Shell Foeckler
Category
Landmarks
Place
Superior, WI
Camera
unknown

Love the history AND the shot! See comment

Kate Smythe
on Davidson Windmill at sunset (above)
Back of the Building by Michelle Kujawski

Back of the Building

I loved the harsh lines of the back of this building.

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Photographer
Michelle Kujawski
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown

Showcased Photographer

Madison Night Skyline by Brian Behling

Brian BehlingBrian Behling

  • 334 photos
  • 21017 votes
  • 141 followers

Brian calls himself an amateur photographer, but there's no reason to believe he couldn't be a paid professional if he so desired. Some of his architectural and interior photography would look mighty fine on canvas, hung on a wall. Jump into Brian's profile and you'll see why we selected him as the showcased photographer for this theme of architecture and landmarks. Brian has submitted more than 200 photos -- all of which are works of art. His 35+ followers would attest to his quality work. Give Brian's photos a visit, a vote and a love if you'd like. You'll be pleased you did.

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  • Capitol Building by Brian Behling
  • Schooner at Discovery World by Brian Behling
  • Sunset at Discovery World by Brian Behling
  • Downtown Milwaukee by Brian Behling
  • City Hall by Brian Behling
  • The Basilica of Saint Josaphat by Brian Behling
  • The Capitol by Brian Behling
  • State Street by Brian Behling
Spire Through Window by Rachael Bills

Spire Through Window

Spire Through Window

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Photographer
Rachael Bills
Category
Architecture
Place
Hartford, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si
Whisper by Patrice Herbst

Whisper

Softness of Afternoon Light

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Photographer
Patrice Herbst
Category
Architecture
Place
Grafton, WI
Camera
unknown
Light Court by Priscilla Farrell

Light Court

Loyalty Building

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Photographer
Priscilla Farrell
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sx200 Is
Cana Island Lighthouse by Jonathan Robson

Cana Island Lighthouse

This one took a while to get for a number of reasons. It was a pretty busy day for visitors to the Lighthouse, so we had to first wait for nobody to be looking out from the railings at the top of the lighthouse. All clear? check... no not quite, then we had a woman walk into the frame, stand for a few seconds, look at us, walk a few more steps into the frame, begin texting on her phone, walk a few more steps, text some more, have her friends join her, chat for 5 minutes right in front of us, walk a little further to the center of the frame, all turn and look at us waiting to make the frame, chat some more, take a few photos of the lighthouse... and us (happens wherever I go, price of celebrity!) , then finally roll out of the frame, just in time for more people to arrive, but wait we did and we finally got the shot. Its at times like this I wished I had something else to shoot with other than a camera :-) <a href="http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=5121737133&size=large&bg=white" rel="nofollow">View On White</a>

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Photographer
Jonathan Robson
Category
Landmarks
Place
Kenosha, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Hyde's Mill by Nicholas Olejniczak

Hyde's Mill

I got to spend a great day with my dad out shooting, and while we hit a bunch of different locations in the freezing cold today I think our favorite by far was the old Hyde's Mill. Seems like we might not be the only ones who think it's pretty neat.

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Photographer
Nicholas Olejniczak
Category
Landmarks
Place
Hyde, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Dr. Seuss in Blue by Timothy Kant

Dr. Seuss in Blue

Distorted reflections in the Reuss Federal Building at 4th & Wisconsin.

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Photographer
Timothy Kant
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D50
Lambeau Field by Brian Behling

Lambeau Field

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Photographer
Brian Behling
Category
Sports
Place
Green Bay, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

It's almost like a shrine. :) Nice shot. See comment

Nikki Brown
on Lambeau Field (above)
Thordarson Boat House by Joey Johannsen

Thordarson Boat House

Exploring historic places like this old boat house on Washington Island. My tri[-tic is filled with the mystery and intrigue of off-the-path spaces. The Thordarson Boat House on Rock Island is one of these magical places.

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Photographer
Joey Johannsen
Category
Landmarks
Place
Ellison Bay, WI
Camera
unknown
East Washington Bridge by Joey Johannsen

East Washington Bridge

If you are a bridge enthusiast, you'll surely like the many types of bridges you'll find in Wisconsin ranging from the very rustic iron countryside bridge to the architecturally stylish bridges like this one on East Washington Ave. in Madison.

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Photographer
Joey Johannsen
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
unknown

The combination of symmetry, lighting, and reflection really complete this picture. Nice! See comment

Gregory Kirstein
on East Washington Bridge (above)
MAMsymetry by Emily Hild

MAMsymetry

Note to editors: High Res photo can be supplied if needed.

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Photographer
Emily Hild
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown
Hoan Bridge by Lorri Howski

Hoan Bridge

Black & White

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Photographer
Lorri Howski
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sd780 Is
Wisconsin in Blue by Jennifer Vejvoda

Wisconsin in Blue

Please see hi-res version as well. Wisconsin Capitol Dome at twilight

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Photographer
Jennifer Vejvoda
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Baileys Harbour Upper Range Light by Jonathan Robson

Baileys Harbour Upper Range Light

After Cave Point and a couple of other minor detours we intended to head for breakfast, but then we noticed that Baileys Harbour had 3 lighthouses... gotta check those out, but not before we'd eaten breakfast! One of them we couldn't get to very easily as it is on an island, the second we found, but were unimpressed. Having found the second we were turning the car around we spotted the third; which you see here. Yes believe it or not this is/was a lighthouse. It is the Baileys Harbor Upper Range Light, it actually has an uglier brother, the lower range light (which I didn't photograph) which sits about 900ft in front of it and is 15ft shorter! The idea being that at night, the sailors could line up the lights, and in the day time, they could line up the buildings. Both lighthouses are now retired and have been replaced by a truly ugly range light that resembles a flashlight on a stick! More info here... <a href="http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=257" rel="nofollow">www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=257</a>

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Photographer
Jonathan Robson
Category
Landmarks
Place
Baileys Harbor, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Untitled by Robert Katrosits

Untitled

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Light

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Photographer
Robert Katrosits
Category
Landmarks
Place
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Camera
Dsc H2
Calatrava Windows by Donald Frisque

Calatrava Windows

Looking up thru the overhead windows in the main hall of the beautiful structure.

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Photographer
Donald Frisque
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 Ed
Red Mill by Joel Witmeyer

Red Mill

One of the coolest places to visit if you are in Waupaca. I normally visit this every time I see my In-Laws. They live up the street.

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Photographer
Joel Witmeyer
Category
Architecture
Place
Waupaca, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 20 D
Testify by Jim Sisko

Testify

This is an interior view of the abandoned Estonian Church outside of Gleason. There is a document framed in glass with the history of the church on top of that podium.

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Photographer
Jim Sisko
Category
Landmarks
Place
Bloomville, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot Pro1
Courthouse Dome by Ben Russell

Courthouse Dome

The interior of the Grant County courthouse in Lancaster is a hidden gem.

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Photographer
Ben Russell
Category
Architecture
Place
Lancaster, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Evening light by Larry Taylor

Evening light

Boat house in brown deer park.

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Photographer
Larry Taylor
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot G12

The colors are fantastic and love the dead climbing vine! See comment

Deb Rosen
on Evening light (above)
Church in the Woods by Joel Witmeyer

Church in the Woods

This chapel is located on the Red Mill grounds. Beautiful place for a wedding.

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Photographer
Joel Witmeyer
Category
Architecture
Place
Waupaca, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 20 D
Covered Bridge by Wayne Reckard

Covered Bridge

Century-old lattice truss wood beams reveal a history of visitors to the last remaining covered bridge in Wisconsin.

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Photographer
Wayne Reckard
Category
Architecture
Place
Cedarburg, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Dark Lighthouse by Josh Eral

Dark Lighthouse

Pierhead Lighthouse on a beatiful summer morning.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landmarks
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Wide Angled View by CJ Schmit

Wide Angled View

The view of Lake Michigan from inside the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
St. Mary's by Bruce Michels

St. Mary's

St Mary's Church

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Photographer
Bruce Michels
Category
Landmarks
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
unknown

Beautiful shot, this should be a postcard! My grandfather was baptized in that church in 1890! See comment

Patrice Herbst
on St. Mary's (above)
church-window-full by Emily Hild

church-window-full

Church window from the old Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz.

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Photographer
Emily Hild
Category
Architecture
Place
St. Nazianz, WI
Camera
unknown
Infiniti by April Casey

Infiniti

From Here to Infiniti

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Photographer
April Casey
Category
Architecture
Place
Spring Green, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Geometry by Robert Stebler

Geometry

Foggy day on Madison's capitol square. Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm Hand held three burst shot with AEB HDR created in Photomatrix Post Processing done in Photoshop CS4 ...

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
The Way by Phil Koch

The Way

A Place to seek shelter from the rain

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Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landmarks
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Hoan Bridge at Sunset by Paul Hundley

Hoan Bridge at Sunset

The Hoan Bridge over the Milwaukee Harbor entrance at Sunset.[Note to editors: a 100MB file is available for print publication.]

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Photographer
Paul Hundley
Category
Cityscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown
Reflections in the Museum by Irene Kuiper

Reflections in the Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

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Photographer
Irene Kuiper
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Historic Fox River Mills by Joel Witmeyer

Historic Fox River Mills

Located on the north bank of the Fox River, the former Fox River Mills is an aggregation of three old paper mill buildings. On the National Register of Historic Places, the brick buildings date from 1883 through 1915. Two of the buildings served as paper converting plants as late as 1985. The buildings are located just two blocks from College Avenue, a short walk to shopping, the Performing Art Center, fine dining, churches, the library, and Lawrence University.

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Photographer
Joel Witmeyer
Category
Architecture
Place
Appleton, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D

Great shot. My son goes to Lawrence and I've seen this, but it certainly didn't look this good! Good job and thanks for sharing the historical info. See comment

Jane Flanigan
on Historic Fox River Mills (above)
Holy Hill 1 by John Griner

Holy Hill 1

Under the twilight heavens over Erin, WI, the Shrine at Holy Hill gives reverence.

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Photographer
John Griner
Category
Landmarks
Place
Erin, WI
Camera
Nikon D2 X
Federal Reflection by Perry Heideman

Federal Reflection

The Federal Courthouse reflected in a window

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Photographer
Perry Heideman
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 30 D
Winter at Wind Point by Mark Baldwin

Winter at Wind Point

The Wind Point lighthouse as sunset gives way to dusk at the end of a winter day.

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Photographer
Mark Baldwin
Category
Landmarks
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Barn Window by Timothy Kant

Barn Window

A window in the century old barn at Lautenbachs' Orchard Country Winery & Market in Door County.

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Photographer
Timothy Kant
Category
Architecture
Place
Fish Creek, WI
Camera
Nikon D50
Lighthouse Rock by Terry McNeill

Lighthouse Rock

Reflection of Cana Island lighthouse.

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Photographer
Terry McNeill
Category
Landmarks
Place
Baileys Harbor, WI
Camera
Nikon D70
Madison Gas & Electric by Robert Stebler

Madison Gas & Electric

Shot of one of the downtown MGE buildings during my fog expedition. Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm Hand held three burst shot with AEB HDR created in Photomatrix Post Processing done in Photoshop CS4

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
 Downtown Reflections - 13 by Cecelia Cross

Downtown Reflections - 13

When describing cubism, Gertrude Stein spoke about what we see vs. what is really there. In the ebb & flow of our lives, as we drive by buildings, as we reflect on ourselves & the world around us... What do we see? What is really there?

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Photographer
Cecelia Cross
Category
Architecture
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Dslr A100
one room school by Chris Robleski

one room school

A one-room schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin. This image was taken on a full moon night during a long exposure and STRAIGHT from the camera using a light painting technique. The blue was created using a blue gelled flashlight exposing the visual to the camera surfaces.

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Photographer
Chris Robleski
Category
Architecture
Place
Calumet Farms, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
curves by Ron Wiecki

curves

odd juxtapositions

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Photographer
Ron Wiecki
Category
Architecture
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si

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