For the Competition
And as long as we are talking about love, I should include one of my daughter, Tuesday.Through the Looking Glass
Niki de Sainte Phalle at Garfield Park
Girl in the Golden Swing Water Jugs
A Romp in the Garden Tidal Dance
These are good examples of the rotund, voluptuous figures she is known for. Interestingly, Ms. Sainte Phalle was a fashion model in her youth and remained quite slender through her life.
The conservatory also has fine collection of exotic plants.
Zebra Leaves AlienFlower
Partially Frozen Lake
frozen Lake Michigan and part of Chicagos Cityscape reflected in ice
I didn't get to the marinas as planned due to having to return home early.
Some Odds and Ends
Lighthouse With Splash, Muskegon, MI
Here is the Church
From the Underside
Odds & Ends that make me want to go somewhere...out of the cold Chicago winter... somewhere warm... but since I'm held prisoner in a flower shop, no trip until after the big V-Day... that's Valentine's Day for those who still like celebrating this Day of Love... I can't wait 'till it's over; I'm tired already just thinkin' 'bout it... then vacation, ahh... Can't wait...
Thanks for looking.
Cemetery in Snow
Trip to Chicago? yeah right
The thumb is a parking attendant for the Bears game (they lost, again) I snapped while sitting in traffic.
Chicago in November
This is a view of one of the lake from McCormrick Place, the largest convention center in the world.
As I walked downtown, I came across some cranberry farmers whom had taken over a fountain in front of the Chicago Tribune. They had made a cranberry bog!
One of the parks featured several sculptures. This one reminded me of a giant silver kidney bean. But the cool thing was I could see the skyline reflected in the sculpture.
silver kidney bean
One of my sidetrips was to The Field Museum. They had a wonderful gem stone display. I loved the shadows in this shot and how the stone just pops out at you.
What do you think?
Boy, what a storm last night...
storm 1 looks like the start of a tornado. Shot wide with 12-24mm f4 at ISO of 1250.
Switched to the fastest lens that I have, 50 mm f1.8 at ISO 1250.
storm 2 this is about as close as the actual color of the sky.
After the initial front passed then the thunderstorm began.
Thanks in advance for your input. I'm really trying to develop my photographic eye and skill. Feel free to offer any kind of criticism.
A Chicago Vacation
Hold on to your camera! Pt 1
I causally mentioned the email to Wildman. Told him I thought it would be pretty expensive, probably wouldn't want to spend the extra cash.
Hell no, sign us up right away before all the flights are taken......
I had the greatest time!!!
And I'd do it again in a second!
Our flight was the last to take off for the day. Not yet sunset, the lighting wasn't the best but who cares it was wonderful.
I think it would be fun to learn how to fly one..........
This is what we found:
The firefighters from local towns including Shabonna and Aurora and Waterman were having some 4th of July fun; Johnny Cash singing "Ring of Fire" blasting from the D.J.'s speakers and hot dogs & ice cream for all! Don't know who won, they had many more elimination rounds to go!
and just 'cause:
Thanks for looking.
Red Rocks Amphitheater
The next time I find myself in Denver I plan to try again but at sunrise. The lighting from the East would be such a help compared to the mid afternoon sun.
The thumbI haven't decided to keep it. It was taken on the flight back from Denver to Chicago.
Charlie's camera left the US from Chicago's O'Hare airport at 9:01pm June 2 2007.Eastern Tiger Swallowtail