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Walking through the park on a windy day. I just wanted to get a good image of my friends daughter with a fake smile or fake pose. I try to create images from fleeting moments in time. I loved the peac
Returning to the 9/11 site for the first time since deployed there September 2001
Suburbia
Film Noir
Trains
Colors. We all love vivid colors. As children we create rainbows on paper. As adults we try to fill that void with shinny products and new toys. I couldn't help but create an image that would interest
During Old Fashioned Saturday festivities in Northwood, North Dakota, a threshing demonstration was given using a 1912 75HP Case Steam Engine.
Photoshoot 2
Warp speed ahead! I like to give my viewers an image that can tell many stories. To me I see a ship warping into space. Some people may only see a plant. I wanted to focus on the tones of this plant i
Native spirit dance in Nevada desert
Summer in the Suburbs
A man without a home. I met this man on the streets. I asked him if I could take his picture. We talked for awhile about life. He told me he needed to stop and slow things down for the day. He was 87
Photoshoot
Walking to the Capitol of Iowa my friends and I decided to stroll through sculpture park. I just wanted to create an image that was surreal and interesting.
The sun sets over the farmland along a lonely stretch of highway in Eastern North Dakota.
Nomade at night. Sculpture park in Des Moines Iowa is a wonderful place to lose yourself. This sculpture is just super at night.
Dancing Dummies (Retail Mannequins in the high-dollar mall)
Surprize. I captured this fleeting moment while at the zoo. These silly goats seemed to come out of nowhere.
Frost adheres to the branches and berries during a cold winter's day.
In the farmland of Western North Dakota this fox brings lunch to her kids who are patiently waiting down the road.
Swimming on vacation my bestfriend's son was attempting to hold his breath for a minute. I happened to have my camera by my side when all of a sudden he emerged from the water. I had almost missed thi
Shatter Silence a sculpture about cival rights in Des Moines Iowa. I woke up early and drove down to my Capitol to get some images during sunrise, but before I got those images I took some in low ligh
Fishing boat on the Rio Purus in Brazil
Capturing the sun set just as the fisherman was going to through the net.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A man without a home. I met this man on the streets. I asked him if I could take his picture. We talked for awhile about life. He told me he needed to stop and slow things down for the day. He was 87

A man without a home. I met this man on the streets. I asked him if I could take his picture. We talked for awhile about life. He told me he needed to stop and slow things down for the day. He was 87 years old and a very nice gentleman.

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Marshalltown, Iowa, United States of America
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© Michael Ficken.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2011
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2011, 2:34 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A300
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PHOTO LOCATION Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America