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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


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 […]

Burnham Harbor 5/23/15

a boat parking lot

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

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 […]

231 S. LaSalle: The Slinky Proving Grounds

The Slinky Proving Grounds

If ever there was a place to test out a Slinky, the north face of the 231 S. LaSalle building would be it. This is a view of the building from Quincy street and the more I look at it, I can only imagine what a long trip it would be if you had to […]

Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center

Cultural Center - Chicago

It was a nice day and I decided to hop on the train and head downtown. I always try to stop by the Chicago Cultural Center to see what’s going on and today was no exception. I saw this fellow as soon as I walked into the room. He was fidgeting a lot with his […]

A Curve in the Trail

This is a picture of the walking trail near me. It was one of the first really nice days this year and I felt the need to take a walk. I rarely walk this trail and there wasn’t a whole lot to look at until I happened upon this scene.

Card Catalog

Dewey Decimal System

We went out on a PhotoWalk last week to check out the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. I had been in there quite a few times but never really explored it. On this visit we did. It was amazing how much there is to see and hear there. This is one of many card catalogs […]

Mr. Serious

mr. serious

 This is a picture from last summer. It came up in conversation this weekend and I thought it would look good in b&w. I converted this using Google’s Nik Silver Efex Pro2. Quite the look eh?



I usually carry a camera with me all the time. Most of the time I have a few free hours in the middle of the day and weather permitting, I try to take a walk. Most of the time I would throw everything in a backpack. Every lens, a flash, a tripod, and all kinds […]

A Fork in the Tracks

a fork in the tracks

The proverbial fork in the road tracks. A good friend and I stopped by here recently to make some pictures of the trestles. One thing I learned a long time ago is once you think you have the picture you want, turn around. This is my turn around picture. I don’t drive through here all that […]

The Rookery Building

spiral staircase in the Rookery Building

I had a little time off and finally went on a tour of the Rookery Building in Chicago. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have walked by this building wondering what it looked like inside. I’m glad I finally took a look! Designed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, the building was completed […]