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Feathered… 53/365

Feathered... 53/365

I liked the feathered clouds at the top of this sunset…hence the name.

Vacation in less than 24 hours….

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I apologize for seemingly falling off of the planet there for a good couple of days, but yesterday was the big photo shoot for my company day and in the last 48 hours, I have seen and edited more photos than I would normally see all week. Everything went smoothly with the help of our marketing director, and after a full day of shooting and a full day of editing, we now have about 51 head-shots in various sizes and shapes for use in all the normal business materials.

Guillermo is not one of those images unfortunately. After starting with us a couple of weeks ago, someone tried in vain to assassinate him for “knowing too much” and really only managed to get a pen stuck in him and stain his shirt. His dedication is the stuff of legends, being there every morning, pen wound or not, but the marketing department has decided that it is not in our best interest to have a bleeding lunch bag in our promotional material. What ever happened to “no PR is bad PR?”

Phone Lined Sunset… 52/365

Phone Lined Sunset...52/365

For today’s image, I just have a brief look at the sunset from my drive home. I am literally going cross-eyed from looking at a computer monitor, and promise to get back on track with the daily images tomorrow. As always and until then…

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Light-Burst… 40/365

Light-Burst... 40/365

Ok, so I am not entirely done with the last digital project, but I have not given it up as of yet either.  I figure I have all the images I need but since they were all taken yesterday, I cannot post the changes on it for today anyhow.  Of course this is an image of the sunset on my way home.  I am really glad I take my rig with me everywhere…

This is a three exposure HDR image…PhotoshopCS3, Photomatix, Lightroom, Upload….the usual for me lately in my HDR work-flow.  Some others in the same series….



I will be camping all day tomorrow in Wilmot Wisconsin, so I may not get a chance to post tomorrow night as I think the Wi-Fi signal is pretty weak at the campsite. I will have plenty to shoot though, so I will double up on the posts on Sunday when we get back. Until then, Happy Father’s day…

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Red at Night..Finally… 36/365

Red at Night..Finally... 36/365

In one of the few hours I was awake today, I managed to see a most brilliant sunset. After I cant say how many days of scorching humidity and rainstorm after rainstorm, we finally got cooler breezes and a little Red at Night…

Red at Night..Finally HDR

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Church at Sunset… 33/365

Church at Sunset... 33/365

Storms bloomed all around us today and created some spectacular horizons to photograph. This is a church in Grayslake I pass by on my way home. I thought it was fitting that the rays from the sun broke through the clouds right at the steeple.

This is a six exposure handheld HDR image done in my usual fashion. Incredibly, the blue at the top and the yellow under the clouds was how it actually looked (well a little more saturated after the HDR generation, but similar all the same).

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Water Tower… 19/365

Water Tower

Happy Friday and happy Memorial day weekend to boot!

It was a long week, and on the way home I decided to take a little diversion and headed over to the Almond Marsh Forest Preserve Blackbirdto get a wider view of the sunset.  They are closed when I am on the way home, but the gate at the Almond road entrance is far enough in from the road to allow a car to park there…so I did…except this time I was not alone.  A Subaru was already there and a bearded man with a tripod and a camera sporting a bazooka sized zoom lens was busily shooting away at a little blackbird standing on the post of the entrance sign, no more than 10 feet away.  With the heavy artillery he was using and the close proximity of the bird, he should have some very intimate images.  Hell, at that distance he could have focused in on its thoughts.

I turned off my car and got out slowly so as not to disturb the session that was going on and proceeded to shoot the sunset and the surrounding areas and even the same bird (i decided to shoot him after he had left the not so aesthetically pleasing entrance sign).  In between shots I would watch the progress of the photo shoot next to me which went on for another 10 minutes or so before the guy turned and realized I was even there.  After he got his heart started again, we introduced ourselves and made small talk about… well small talk.  Apparently he is a volunteer for the park and was going to see about being able to go in after hours to shoot if that was not going to get him into trouble.  If that is the case, I will be back with some more from here.  Until then…..

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