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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...…

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 -…

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 -…

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…

1 - So... I went to the rodeo intending to take photos again this year. Signs posted - No photography [or videography] allowed of rodeo. Contacted rodeo company…

The zoo is always fun for me with my camera, but I can say that there are a few shots each visit that are not what I had expected to shoot. Most of our trips to…

I recently wrote about the 'turn around' theory - sometimes we focus so hard on shot 'A' that we don't see shot 'B' right behind us... This is one of those…

Today some friends were headed down to a warbird airshow just south of us in Peru, IL. I was going through some photos and came across these from when I took my…

A lot of people use sports as a release. A pressure valve. Time with friends, giving your body a good healthy bit of physical exertion, clearing the mind...…

In a photography group that I follow, how to answer the question "what do you shoot" came up. As one person responded, some photographers fit neatly into a box.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…
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