Category Archives: Photography

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

What a perfect day to take pictures in a cemetery. Rainy, gray and really chilly. I couldn’t stay too long, I left when I couldn’t feel my hands anymore. Graceland is a really beautiful historic cemetery. Many famous Chicagoans are … Continue reading

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River Walk

There’s a surprising amount of wildlife and greenery in Chicago. The first time I saw a blue heron I was getting off the train “What is that? It looks like a pterodactyl.” It wasn’t, but there are coyotes, skunks, possums … Continue reading

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Exposure Test Day

Went for a walk to try the manual settings on my point and shoot camera. I played around with the exposure and white balance.  This resulted in many unusable under/over exposed pictures, but it was good practice. I know I … Continue reading

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Colors and Textures

Feeling very visual right now. Words hard. This is the sea lion pool at the zoo.  Since the sea lions weren’t cooperating, I was mesmerized by the waterfall at the edge of the enclosure. Here it is with more context … Continue reading

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Saturation

In a previous post I talked about my love of really, really saturated colors.  It all started because of this project: Rhinestones from the party store This store had most fabulous window display, ribbons and lace, baby shower favors, brides, … Continue reading

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How Tacky

I noticed this morning that the About link on the banner went to some template text. I hate that, all links should go somewhere. I told myself I needed to do something about that and proceeded to wander off for … Continue reading

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I Want to Hang Out With The Fun People

I was looking at groups on Flickr. It never ceases to amaze me how pompous some people can be.  I mean, I think some groups should be selective, having standards can encourage  people to do better work, and constructive criticism … Continue reading

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Volunteer Day

Exhausted, but I said I’d do a post every day.  Here are some photos I took today. I am really fond of this one, it’s in focus and the sky is not yellow and washed out because it didn’t require … Continue reading

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Lovely Beasts

I’m going to see how long I can do at least a post every day.  I was raring to go but I got sidetracked and now I really want to get my errands done.  That’s OK, if you do something … Continue reading

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The First Weekend

So, I finally go public with my Blog and Flickr account, hours of organizing, Photoshopping, writing.  Today it was joining groups and activating a stats page (man, that could be a real time-waster).  Well these are the most popular photos … Continue reading

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