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A Short Summer Walk

Nectar Break

It’s been an odd summer around here. It seems the whole summer has been hot and humid and not much fun to be outside. Also it would appear that when I have gone out for walks, my camera hasn’t been with me. I was more interested in looking around and not so interested in making […]

Sunshine

Sunshine

This is a sunshine picture I made over the weekend with my phone. It never fails. Whenever there is some really cool light I’m either inside or in my car. Saturday was a crazy weather day. A little sunshine followed by a blizzard. This kept happening all day. Pretty wild. While out running a few […]

Milestones

Milestones

Life is a series of milestones. My son Kieran reached a big one in November of this year. Kieran became a United States Marine. Kieran’s Mom and I made the trip down to MCRD Parris Island for the graduation ceremony and talk about a trip down memory lane! It’s been a long time since I […]

One of My Favorite Places – Bartel Grassland

Bartel Grassland

Bartel Grassland is one of my favorite places to visit. It’s got a lot going for it. It’s close to home, it’s big (585 acres), and there is a lot to see. If I have a little time on my hands I’ll head out there and take a walk. There’s open prairie, clumps of forest, […]

Shrooms

shrooms

There is a yard I drive by every morning. In this particular yard there is a patch of these shrooms every fall. I have taken pictures of these before but this year the light was really nice which always helps. These guys didn’t look all that exciting in color so I tried going b&w via […]

Local Weed

Weed

Continuing on from the last post…it’s always a good idea to look around for things of interest while you’re out shooting your intended subject. That evening I went out to shoot the hay bales started out as an exercise in futility. Sort of like shooting parades for me. More often than not I end up […]

Local Critter

Racoon

Someone told me a long long time ago that you should never pack up your gear until the very last minute. Some of your best pictures can come when you are done shooting. Best advice I have ever gotten when it comes to photography. I couldn’t tell you how many times it saved my butt […]

Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Chicago 2015

Chicago Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon

To say it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here would be an understatement. I haven’t made very many pictures this summer. That might have something to do with it. I’m just starting to get back in the groove and will have more pictures to share soon. This is a scene from State Street in […]

Burnham Harbor 5/23/15

a boat parking lot

Dock D in Burnham Harbor. This was around 8am on a beautiful Saturday morning.

North Avenue Beach

Beach Time is Almost Here!

After another long cold winter, North Avenue Beach is looking pretty good! This picture is from a couple of months ago when we had a great spring day. Soon it will be packed with people. This is a great beach to visit as there is always something going on there. But then again, any beach […]

Osage Orange Trees

Osage Orange tree

This is part of a row of Osage Orange trees that I see often on my walks. These are some pretty old ones and have a lot of personality. They also make great trees for nests I have noticed. Farmers used to use these as fences back in the day and would use the branches […]

Late Afternoon – Chicago River

Chicago River - South Branch

I never tire of this view of the Chicago River. It’s amazing how the view changes with the light. A while back I made another picture when it was a little darker out and liked that one too. The only problem with that one was the crane from the building going up at Wolf Point. […]