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That morning I got in my kayak and began paddling down the DuPage River with my family specifically looking for dragonflies. They are big, colorful, usually in…

These shots are grainy. These shots are under exposed and blurry. I'm too far, it's too dark, the glass is too slow - they're awful. I love these shots. They…

There are times when you just need to stand your ground – for no particular reason – you just know in your gut that you need to. You’re not mad or sad or even…

How often have you heard, or said, that someone needs to ‘get a little perspective’ or ‘change their perspective’? I recently pondered the concept of ‘getting…

I distinctly remember seeing, truly seeing, the shape and quality of the light. I don’t even really recall seeing the bird or the table specifically… I remember…

I spend a lot of time trying to get the perfect photo of a rose in my garden. I watch for the perfect bloom... or the perfectly imperfect one. I watch for the…

No idea what prompted me to take this particular shot of my son holding a snail shell – but I do know I like it. I remember what was going on before and after,…

There is just something about my old film cameras - really just a box with a hole that you set the size of (aperture) and then you open (shutter) for however…

As I poke through some of my favorite photos I notice there are a few reasons one or another may become one of my favorites... and it is not always because it…

I have probably mentioned how much I love the Morton Arboretum. It is an amazing place all year round – nature never disappoints in its variety, beauty, and…

Today was opening day at the local Heron Rookery. To provide some protection for the nesting ground the public is only allowed to view on certain days, at…

This blog is purely about the photography. The questions that flash through your head when you setup a shot. Specifically, in this case, balancing focal length,…

Since I first went digital I have had a policy of never deleting in camera. I wait until I get home, offload all the images, and review them on the computer.…

According to (my least favorite source, but will do for now) Wikipedia, High fidelity (often shortened to hi-fi or hifi) is a term used by listeners,…

She eats things... Blankets & Pillows - what is that about!?! Books - she eats BOOKS... takes them right off my library shelves! Literally! Like she is a little…
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