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 Beautiful Glare Posted in Photo Blog, on November 5, 2010 Ever been driving and see just the perfect combination of the sun streaming through the clouds?  Well I tried my best while traveling last weekend.  Its a bit tough when you are in traffic but the result paid off. 2 Dragging Frame Posted in Photo Blog, on September 20, 2010 Ive heard of guys that modify their trucks with airbags to ride really low, but this is REALLY low.  So low that John here is dragging the frame of his truck and creating a shower of sparks.  This was quite a difficult shot to get with the failing light and the vehicle I was riding in.  Eventually I had to hang out the back door on the floor and ... 6 Sunset Thunderstorm Posted in Photo Blog, on July 31, 2010 I was driving around after a thunderstorm that rolled through the area and I saw the sunset start peeking through the clouds in the distance and made this photo.  I always love the contrast of the sky after a good thunderstorm here in Illinois. 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