Personal Articles · Small town America

Grade school in Casper, Wyoming 1947-1952

The fourth article in a series on Small Town America. When I was seven years old, my parents decided to move to Wyoming. My uncle Ken lived in Casper, Wyoming where he taught at a very small two year college called Casper college.  He talked my father into applying for a job at Casper College…… Continue reading Grade school in Casper, Wyoming 1947-1952

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Small town America, then and now

Part 3 of the series, Small Town America After thinking a little more about my early days in the small town of Hancock, Michigan, it seems to me that there are some pretty significant differences between what small town life was like in the 1940s and what it is like now. The main point I’m…… Continue reading Small town America, then and now

Personal Articles · Small town America

My small towns, 2: Hancock, Michigan, 1944-1947

Part 2 of the series Small Town America When I was very young, my family lived in Hancock, Michigan.  This was definitely a very small town and still is.  The current population is 4581, which is pretty much the same as it was when I lived there. Hancock is right up on the end of…… Continue reading My small towns, 2: Hancock, Michigan, 1944-1947

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Small town America and me

Part 1 of the Series, Small Town America I have very mixed feelings about small town America. On one hand I have always lived in small American towns, and this is where I have always felt most comfortable.  These small towns have always been the places I have chosen to live. On the other hand,…… Continue reading Small town America and me

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It takes great light to make great pictures

This is another article from my days as a landscape photographer.  Good light will make any of those cell phone photos we are always taking when on vacation look like they were shot by a professional.  And its really so easy, just wait for the soft light of early evening or early morning. Great light…… Continue reading It takes great light to make great pictures

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The Abandoned Mills of Sanford Maine

Introduction Before I retired I was a  landscape photographer.  I had a business called Hanselmann Photography where I sold large images of mountains, deserts, lakes, rivers, wild flowers, aspens and National Parks.  About 2010 I started to get more and more out of the photography business and my son Jeff began, more and more, to take…… Continue reading The Abandoned Mills of Sanford Maine