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This young eagle was ever so patient as I sat crouched down behind the grasses... given its keen eyesight I was well aware that it could easily see my 150-450mm…

This was the first thing I saw at the outset of our morning walk... One defiant rose proudly declaring itself triumphant amid the wintry shroud... A rosebush…

We decided to go for a walk - in the woods. It's a thing - we camp, we hike, we walk in the woods. It is amazingly good for the soul... in any season. There is…

So... Are there any Dr. Who fans in the crowd? I was recently at the annual Morton Arboretum Illuminations event and took a few photos - not a ton of photos...…

Really, these shots work because I got down low - down at his eye level... just that little shift in perspective made all the difference in the world compared…

A stubbed arm, a missing leg and horn, and one missing eye, ... Yep - that's some of our misfit ornament menagerie... Santa comes every Christmas eve and…

These photos are not gonna' win any photography awards, but they are a perfect representation of our Christmas... Santa still visits our home every Christmas -…

To all of you in the U.S. - Happy Thanksgiving! To all of you outside the U.S. - Happy Thanksgiving! Being thankful knows no borders... I am thankful for all of…

Okay, so I was literally jonesing for some photography... in particular something with vintage glass - and off camera flash... I didn't care what or where -…

Hey - I took a selfie! See! That's me... right there! Yeah - in the reflection! Squatting down between the chair and the cabinet... Well, yes - behind the…

Spent a little time at a small local zoo today... The day was grey and cold... Very grey... And very cold... So the animals were not much in the mood to be…

Just had the chance to shoot in a scenario that required a little 'candid portrait on-the-fly adaptation'... I was NOT expecting dead black with spot lighting…

I love lines... that don't conform... Lines that are perfect except for that one perfectly pefect imperfection... I love capturing organic lines when they…

I enjoy a few different styles of photography... Wildlife - from land or from kayak... Street - some people but mostly things and places... Event - preferably…

I photographed my 1st Marching Band Invitational... well, my son's band's marching band invitational - his first (he is a freshmen) but their 3rd annual. My son…

My never ending conundrum... Which lens to take on a one-lens excursion. Okay, so you might be thinking that conundrum is a bit of strong language... I mean it…

So this is a bit of photography blog and a bit of a proud papa blog... My son is in his first year of high school band - and it is marching season... and for…

I took my Pentax KP, wearing a vintage Nifty 50, to a local Sunflower Patch for a little Sunny 16 Sunflower shoot... Beautiful blue skies... Amazing yellows,…

Went to Brookfield Zoo today with my sweetie... We were actually just chauffeur for JJ and Lizzie, but it gave us a nice day at the zoo while they had their day…

Have you ever attended the lantern launch during the Asian Fest at Morton Arboretum? Last year I stayed until it was full dark outside and got some of my…
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