August 31, 2012
This photo was taken on my iPhone and edited on my iPad in Snapseed (which is currently on sale for free in the App Store). It was shot from Olive Park just north of Navy Pier. Did you know Olive Park is named after Pfc. Milton L. Olive, III, the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War? According to Wikipedia: "At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade." Terrifying.
The Tokyo International Exhibition Center (popularly called Tokyo Big Sight) is an awesome structure of four inverted pyramids raised up above Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. Really quite the structure. It towers above everything around it.
August 6, 2007.
Rockmill. I cut my foot on a broken beer bottle on top of that waterfall in the background. We had to climb out of the ravine afterwards, me with a towel wrapped tightly around my foot.
July 30, 2011
A beautiful sunset overlooking the Illinois River in Seneca, Illinois.
July 3, 2011
Alison and I had a picnic at Montrose Beach on a chilly Sunday evening. Despite being the middle of June, the cold wind coming off of Lake Michigan kept us from sticking around for too long. The sky was beautiful though.
June 12, 2011
Click on the image above to be taken to a new gallery. Or click here. 20+ images I made at the Morton Arboretum in October of 2009. There's a lot of beautiful pictures here. I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below.
The changing trees at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
October 21, 2009
An afternoon landscape at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
October 21, 2009
This was taken on Mother's Day in Plainfield, Illinois at my mom's house. This is the field behind her backyard. Behind the trees lies a river that her two dogs, Cooper and Indy, love to swim in and get really muddy. There's a lot hidden in those trees. Hawks, owl, deer, poison ivy, dogs, fire pits and long ago days hiding in the trees when we weren't so old. I even spotted a giant eagle in the sky that day. An angry (and much smaller) hawk was chasing it through the open skies. Beautiful.