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Michigan Star Trails

Michigan Star Trails

Every summer I head out to a big family reunion. Over 150 family members show up for a fun weekend of fun and catching up on the past years happenings. Quite a few folks attend the Saturday night dinner which is huge but nothing like the dinner on Sunday. This years reunion was held on […]

Random Alley

Random ally in the Loop

A random alley in Chicago’s Loop. This was a 15 second exposure with an aperture of f6.3. I converted this frame to b&w using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I was pretty happy with this one and maybe, just maybe, I might start a series of long exposure alley pictures. Could be interesting. Maybe.

Adams & LaSalle

Adams & LaSalle

I took a stroll around the Loop in Chicago and made this picture of the intersection at Adams & LaSalle on my way back to the train.

Fireworks over Oak Forest


For the fist time in, well, I can’t remember; I actually sat back, cracked open a beer, and watched the fireworks without using a cable or chimping to see if I got the shot. This year I hooked my smart phone to my camera, and with the help of my TriggerTrap app, I didn’t have […]

Lightning Strike!


A pretty powerful thunderstorm blew through and I set my camera up and started ripping frames in hope of capturing some lightning strikes. I set my camera to manual with an aperture of f9 and the shutter set to bulb. I used my cable release and tried to keep the shutter open for around 10 […]

Starry Night

starry night

I spent the night over at the kids house over the weekend to watch the grand dogs. I was by myself and there wasn’t much going on so I thought I would try my hand at some night sky photography. It was a beautiful night and the sky was relatively clear and starry. Amazing how […]

This Old House

this old house

An old house I came across this weekend that is in desperate need of repair. The lawn was pretty nice however… It was starting to get cloudy out but the sun was still peeking out when I made this picture. I wanted to make this place look a little more foreboding so in post I […]