Tim Kiser's photos with the 2012

Q: Guess the city! A: It's Myrtle Beach.

Q: Guess the city! A: It's Myrtle Beach.
Drawing a visual comparison between clusters of pad-mounted transformers and clusters of buildings is one of the oldest and tiredest photographic clichés but oh well.

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In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on December 31st, 2012, at th…
Added on December 19, 2015

The weirdos who make a point of saying "breakfast pancakes" when "pancakes" will suffice, in colorful plastic.

The weirdos who make a point of saying "breakfast pancakes" when "pancakes" will suffice, in colorful plastic.
Each of the colors of plastic is among my favorite colors of plastic, and it was nice to see them in combination.

Harry/hairy homophony is bad news for restaurateurs named Harry. Hairy pancakes!, the hair glued on with syrup.

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In…
Added on November 19, 2015

The "Seagull Arms Apartments."

The "Seagull Arms Apartments."
No I'm just kidding, it's the "Outrigger Motel."

A seagull's arms are boomerangs. By taking a picture of the misshapen seagull artwork, I am mocking small businesspeople and southerners.

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In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Decem…
Added on December  1, 2015

Carving out a living from the land.

Carving out a living from the land.
Transforming a wilderness into a moneymaking area; snatching swampland from the jaws of water moccasins.

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In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on December 31st, 2012, outside of "Bargain Beachwear" on the west side of North Kings High…
Added on March 16, 2016

Government infrastructure for these big men and their plantboat.

Government infrastructure for these big men and their plantboat.
"Shooting ducks with guns! Shooting ducks with guns!" the man in the boat was saying again and again in a high-pitched voice and bouncing and wringing his hands.

"Other people's taxdollars bought me a boatramp!" the truckdriver exclaimed, and he sniffed…
Added on March 15, 2016

This one's called "Atlantic Ocean's Incoming Waves During Birds' Flights in the Morning."

This one's called "Atlantic Ocean's Incoming Waves During Birds' Flights in the Morning."
I cropped it to suit myself and nobody else.

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North of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on December 29th, 2012, a view from the "Pelican's Watch" condominiums at the southeast corner of Shore Drive and Cottage Beach Court.

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Added on May  9, 2016

"Ohhhhh the Wendy's is ELEGANT because it doesn't have garish signage," I bellowed loudly like a street preacher in mockery of this.

"Ohhhhh the Wendy's is ELEGANT because it doesn't have garish signage," I bellowed loudly like a street preacher in mockery of this.
"Ohhh and the city is elegant too," I hissed.

"And the architectural integrity of the parking ramp is preserved," I spat, waving my hands in the air, "by denying the Wendy's its usual signage."

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on D…
Added on February  3, 2016

The official look of winter in downtown Cincinnati.

The official look of winter in downtown Cincinnati.
Who installs these? The government? An organization? You don't know do you!

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 22nd, 2012, on the north side of East 5th Street, west of Walnut Street.

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Library of C…
Added on May  6, 2016

A Cincinnati Santa on ice skates.

A Cincinnati Santa on ice skates.
A skinny-legged Cincinnati Santa on ice skates.

Cincinnati Santas are similar to Cincinnati chili: puréed wet beefpaste with cinnamon and chocolate.

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 22nd, 2012, in Fountain Square at the…
Added on December  4, 2015

Weirdness of Cincinnati, a good view of it.

Weirdness of Cincinnati, a good view of it.
You see what I'm saying when I say Cincinnati is weird, right?

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 22nd, 2012, a view from the southeast corner of Walnut Street and East Court Street.

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Library of Co…
Added on May  2, 2016

Blooming flowers in downtown Cincinnati in late December.

Blooming flowers in downtown Cincinnati in late December.
"Someybody's been smearing lipstick on that curb," my favorite joke to make about firetruck parking zones.

See the recessed corner area in the shadows back there: Tonight in my dreams I'm going to make that into a merchandise display window by glassing i…
Added on December 13, 2015

Writing about a Cincinnati parking erection.

Writing about a Cincinnati parking erection.
This could fuel a classic rocker baby boomer's nostalgia for '57. The gray area in the lower left is a depiction of a thunderstorm, the official symbol of the City of Cincinnati.

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 22nd, 20…
Added on March 14, 2016

Here was a wideload motoring past the St. Marys Conquest on the Kinnickinnic River, with distant Nidera. What a world.

Here was a wideload motoring past the St. Marys Conquest on the Kinnickinnic River, with distant Nidera. What a world.
According to the people at the website boatnerd.com — who annoyingly refer to boats as "she" and "her" and I wish they would learn to stop that! — the barge St. Marys Conquest was built in 1937 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, as a steam-powered tanker and was co…
Added on September  9, 2015

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.
Those are unattractive buildings!

"Butters-Fetting Company, Inc." are "mechanical contractors."

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In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 29th, 2012, a view from the southwest corner of West Mitchell Street and South 1st Street.

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Added on June 17, 2015

China Gourmet in a Milwaukee architectural setting.

China Gourmet in a Milwaukee architectural setting.
Mmm, look at those benches.

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In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 28th, 2012, on the Milwaukee Riverwalk on the east bank of the Milwaukee River, south of East Wells Street.

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Library of Congress clas…
Added on August 27, 2015

Orange light of contemporary Milwaukee.

Orange light of contemporary Milwaukee.
The nearer building (the Rennaissance revival "Bank of Milwaukee Building") was erected in 1858. The other one (the Romanesque revival "Loyalty Building") was erected in 1886.

Years years years!, it never stops does it.

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In downt…
Added on March 17, 2015

A chainlink fence with privacy slats in Milwaukee.

A chainlink fence with privacy slats in Milwaukee.
That patch of grasses and that shadow of a stoplight were ideal dissociatees/separatees/estrangees for this fence to split up. That's just my opinion.

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In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 28th, 2012, at the northeast corner…
Added on July 15, 2015

Tall billboard with gravel.

Tall billboard with gravel.
I had just been thinking that maybe I ought to sell my gold to somebody, so this was perfect. But this gravel area was a waste of valuable urban land!

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In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 28th, 2012, a view from the east si…
Added on April 11, 2015