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.