I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.

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Steel City


It’s time to go back to Chicago!  I caught this point of view as we walked by the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  I had fun wandering around this highly photographed piece of architecture along with the bean to try to find interesting angles to shoot them from.  A lot didn’t turn out that well, but hey, that’s the fun and of photography.  With more practice I will be able to see these angles better.  Luckily for me I’m only a few hours from Chi-town.  I’ll give it another shot next time, hopefully with better light!



Hot N’ Cold

Happy Friday!

This image is from one of the coolest pedestrian bridges I’ve seen in person.  This bridge is just East of Millennium Park and is to mimic the Frank Gehry designed, Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  On the trip to Chicago, I made it a goal to try to get some simple shape/texture shots.  This is one of those shots that turned out pretty well.

While I was taking this picture, there were a bunch of young kids trying to climb the sides of the bridge.  Now obviously they were amateurs at this stuff cause they were doing it with their shoes on.  Where is the challenge in that?  Climbing this with just your socks on would be the real challenge!  These kids had the bright idea to go over to the steep side and slide down it.  Now this side is pretty darn steep and about 20 feet up.  They almost broke their legs of course.  I got a good laugh when I was walking off the bridge and a security guard saw them and gave them a good ear full.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


King of the Bean



A few weekends ago I visited downtown Chicago with the family.  Of course we had to do the touristy thing and visit “The Bean”.  I know there are thousands of awesome photos of the landmark but I had to capture my very own shots.  The last time I visited this space, I had no idea what HDR was.  I believe that trip was one of my first with a Digital SLR.  Back then I wasn’t happy with my photography because the photos weren’t turning out the way I was seeing the environment.  It was later, just before I left for Germany this past summer that I ran across Trey Ratcliff’s photo blog.  This changed the way I view the world of photography forever.