Summary Slight overcast sky and cold weather made for an interesting set of scenes in the Morton Arboretum. Connie’s Pictures Eric’s Pictures
Summary Downtown Aurora and its surrounding landscape is full of quirky images. Harvey Hanig is a photographer in the Fox River Valley whose work I admire. Much of it is from Aurora. Check out his Facebook Albums. These images were made with a Nikon Coolpix P7800. Post processing was in Adobe Lightroom 5.3 on the […]
Summary One would love to think that the last two days have signaled the return of Spring.
Summary Winter is taking a lull just now. We had clear skies (for the most part) and warming temperatures. While there was some ice on the roadways it was melting if not in shaded areas. And the Starved Rock State Park Lodge was packed with folks looking to secure wedding related information and goods. Connie’s […]
Summary The snow is melting. Sublimation is also occurring and everyone is beginning to believe that this long hard winter is coming to a close.
Summary Trees in snow with a strong sunny backlight. The is an example of moderate Active D-Lighting.
Summary Connie’s images made with Nikon Coolpix P330. Mount Carmet is the more serene of the two cemeteries which lie across Roosevelt Road from one another. Eric’s images made with Nikon Coolpix P7800. Both sets of images were made on the same day in February 2014. Bright sun and snow made for brilliant clarity.
Summary Snow was the order of the day. L.L. Bean has tons of outdoor gear (as does REI) which provides some rather nifty electronic feedback on miles walked, pace, length of stride and much more.
Summary It was a good day for Seattle Seahawks fans. We traveled into the city to check on a bag from Calumet Computer before the big game.
Summary After breakfast we go in search of images of our hometown in the snow. Panoramas Taken Today
Summary The weather today was cold, windy and overcast. This coming week is supposed to be among the coldest on record.
Background Reading University of St. Mary of the Lake (WikiPedia) Summary University of Saint Mary of the Lake, also called Mundelein Seminary, is the principal seminary and school of theology for the formation of priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, governed from Chicago, Illinois in the United States. It is recognized as the first institution of higher education in the City of Chicago. Chartered by […]
Summary These images were taken in Batavia and later in Elgin on a bright sunny day.
Summary Some images I made with the Nikon Coolpix P7800: Connie’s images made with the Nikon Coolpix P330:
Summary At breakfast this morning we noticed that at least two tables of high school students were dressed in colorful hair rollers! Tonight was their concert at Wheaton North. Here are some videos of their performances:
Background Reading Divvy Temporarily Closed for Snow (ChainLink) Summary For those of you who were wondering what the kerfuffle on the ChainLink was all about, here are the actors. This is what a Divvy station often looks like days after a serious snow storm. Now with that fact in mind, ask yourself whether you would […]
Summary Luncheon today with a former colleague and a friend of his he happened to meet by chance at the local PotBelly’s in Schaumburg. As it turns out both are avid SCUBA divers. Both are certified to do dives and one has done night dives. By the way the food at Potbelly’s is pretty good. […]
Background Reading Inspector general raps Chicago Transportation Department (Crain’s Chicago Business) Who will/has ridden when it is -13 with wind chill of -40? (ChainLink) Oregon Pedestrian Crosswalk Brochure (PDF) Clearing up confusion around Oregon’s crosswalk law (BikePortland) How Cities Should be Designed (Copenhagenize) Portland made it through 2013 with zero bike fatalities (Grist) Summary Breakfast was delicious. I […]