I'm Getting Impatient!

March 24, 2014  •  1 Comment
Is Spring ever going to get here? I drove to Chicago Botanic Gardens to see if I could see any hints of Spring. The ponds are still frozen over and there is still some snow on the ground, but flower bed are being uncovered. I was able to find a few hints of Spring! I had a lot more luck when I went into the pavilion. While the orchid...
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Chicago's River of Green

March 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A friend and I drove down to Chicago on Saturday to check out the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The city colors the river green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. By the time we got there, it was already bright green. A fun time for lots of lively colored kayaks and paddle boarders. We took an architectural tour on the Chicago River. Interest...
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Holy Macro - Part 3

March 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I’ve come to the end of the macro photography class at WCTC. Our last field trip was to the Milwaukee Public Museum Butterfly exhibit. It was a fun assignment. Some of the challenges were lighting and, of course, shooting butterflies that are moving objects. I addressed lighting by increasing ISO to 400 and, at times, 800. I had a lot of dif...
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Lost Photos of Switzerland

March 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Of all the wanderings, my 2003 hiking trip to southwestern Switzerland is one of my favorites. It was my second trip using my beloved 3.3 Megapixel brick, the Canon G1 point and shoot. Somehow, over the years, the original files from this trip have gotten lost. At that time, I backed up files using CD/DVDs, so I’m not sure if there are CDs that...
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Orchid Overload

February 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I searched for a photo trip near home to hone my macro skills. I found the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show. It was amazing! I have never seen so many varieties orchids in one place. The park is in Glencoe, Illinois so it was an hour drive from Milwaukee. If you are not a member, the cost of parking is steep, $25. The show itself was $10 which wa...
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