Overgrowth Posted in Photo Blog, Portfolio, on April 15, 2011 I finally got a chance to take a much needed vacation not to long ago. I decided to fly down to Florida and visit some of my friends from Jacksonville, FL and enjoy the warm weather. I was walking around the riverside area with my great friend Lauren and came upon this really interesting tree. There was so much growing on it and the shape of ho ... 0 Unstoppable Growth Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, on November 28, 2010 I always love getting tips for great photographs from my friends and family.  My friend Andy told me about seeing this tree growing through a grain silo so I HAD to check this out.  It was a super cold and windy day and it was not enjoyable being out in the elements for this photo.  From what I have been told the owner of the field also owns the ... 1 Harvest Moon Posted in Photo Blog, on October 21, 2010 This was an attempt to capture a photo of the harvest moon this last fall but unfortunately cloud cover limited how colorful it got.  Even though it did not turn out for what I hoped I feel it is still a nice image of the moon on a beautiful late summer evening. 0 Uncharted Territory Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, on July 8, 2010 I was out the other afternoon with a new friend of mine discovering some uncharted territory for me.  After walking down some trails in my area we discovered this creek and I happened to get there just at the right time of day to capture this photo.  It was a pretty neat place under a large bridge with lots of graffiti art in the area which was o ... 4 Chicago Sunset Posted in Favorite Photos, HDR, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on May 10, 2010 I was at Navy pier last week and I decided to take a ride up in the massive Ferris Wheel there.  It was an amazing view and I managed to capture this photo near the top.  This was a difficult photo to shoot because of the sun setting behind the city, so I decided to make an HDR composite to get more detail from the buildings.  I may add my inter ... 6 Your New Wingman Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on March 16, 2010 Well its been a long time since I have updated the photoblog. Many things have been going on keeping me from this.. I will have lots of new updates coming regularly again soon hopefully. In the mean time here is an HDR portrait I made of a fellow photographer while we exploring a plane graveyard in St. Augustine, Florida. 2 Bliss Posted in Favorite Photos, HDR, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on October 9, 2009 I was out on a photography adventure with my friend Mia and we found this almost deserted beach with lots of drift wood that would wash in from the ocean or erode away from the shore. It was stunningly beautiful here. So peaceful and tranquil. We walked around for several hours and I captured this photo when she was relaxing on this piece of dri ... 0 Loading A Ship Posted in HDR, on September 7, 2009 I took a recent drive up to the Fernandina Beach area north of Jacksonville and was amazed at all it takes to load and unload these ships that dock in the port here. I will hopefully be coming back to more regular updates.. been super busy lately. 0 Happy Rhino Posted in Favorite Photos, HDR, Photo Blog, on August 11, 2009 This photo is from a visit to the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, IL back in May. This Rhinoceros seemed happy trotting back and forth in part of his habitat at the Zoo. 4 A Fort and Palm Trees Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, on May 1, 2009 The Spanish Fort Castillo de San Marcos’ built in the 16th century in St. Augustine Florida. It was such a beautiful warm day unlike it has been in Illinois the past few days. 0