We were recently in Chicago for my son’s wedding which was truly a wonderful affair. I still call it more of an experience than a wedding.
Chicago is such a great place for taking photographs. There’s so many things and people to see-a good variety of both. My niece and I jumped on a tour boat – BTW, DON’T believe the posted signs, it cost us quite a bit more than what the sign said. Anyway, I got quite a few nice cityscapes from the boat but have not had a chance to go through them except for briefly.
This was Navy Pier as we were sailing away and night was falling. I used Topaz Adjust 5 and the frame is by OnOne Essentials.
Fooling around with my G12 today so I’m not caught with my pants down when I want to grab a shot. This picture came out really nice, but, being addicted to PSE and Topaz Plug ins, I couldn’t resist running the photo through Topaz B&W effects. I love the results (& I’m sure Odie does too). 🙂
As I stole a few minutes today, just before 5 pm, the dark hues of the sky, the barrenness of the trees and the nip in the air reminded me that Old Man Winter is just around the corner. I snapped a couple quick shots with my iPhone in the hopes of freezing (no pun intended) the moment.
This tree always looks like it is welcoming whatever comes along:
A few weeks ago, in the same park, we had these beautiful scenes and mild temperatures:
Orton effect applied. This effect is one of my favs.
But, then, on October 29th and following, we had scenes like these:
Snowstorm in north Jerzy on 10/29
The Morning After
Fortunately, we had warmer weather the week following the storm. We had almost a million people who lost power as a result of the storm. Today, 8 days later, there are still a few without. I can only be grateful that this didn’t happen in the dead of winter.
The older I get, the less I like winter and the cold and snow that accompany it. Perhaps this winter, I will learn to see the beauty that is not as apparent or as easily appreciated. Winter does have a dark beauty that speaks to life of a different sort.
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