Archive for February, 2013


Posted: February 28, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The River

The Chicago river will be dyed green for the upcoming St. Paddy’s day celebration, however, I thought the river already had a pretty greenish hue to it to begin with, especially looking through some of these shots from the Windy City. Here’s a shot of Trump Tower looming impressively over the river.

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Viper Racing

Posted: February 27, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

SRT Power

Seems like there were more cars this year that were behind glass walls or barriers of some sort. The plus side of this is that it is easier to get a person-free shot, but the downside is it’s harder to get close enough, or in the right position, for a good wide angle shot. In any case, this Viper racecar is pretty sweet.

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Path of the Split Rail

Posted: February 26, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

On the Farm

Traveling through Xenia, Ohio one evening, I entered this driveway in order to turn around and go the opposite direction (I was lost, and there is no such thing as a side street in this area), but as I stopped I felt the fading light of day against the snow and split rail fence was quite picturesque and I had to grab a quick shot.

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Posted: February 25, 2013 in Michigan, Nikon D90


Right behind the new Ford Atlas pickup truck sat this beautifully maintained, 1948 1st generation F-Series pickup. The new Atlas was great… every new fangled technology under the sun, but honestly, I was more interested in this beauty…

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That Good Gulf Gasoline

Posted: February 24, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

That Good Gulf Gasoline

As my family rounded the bend for our annual Canadian summer vacation, a Texaco Gasoline would always greet us at the entrance to the lodge. Ever since then, I always had a facination for these old vintage gasoline signs and memorabilia. Perhaps it is a glance into a past generation, where people made an honest living, were more good natured, and a time when it didn’t cost a small fortune to fill up the family car…


Posted: February 23, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

Dream a Dream

There were tons of cool things to photograph in the Henry Ford Museum, but perhaps one of the best was the building itself. Because it needed to house some large artifacts (some suspended in the air) the building was massive, and had these enormous windows that allowed a great deal of natural light to filter into the structure. I noticed this shot of the lonely bench standing in front of the windows and thought it was a pretty cool shot. Later I post-processed to add blur to the entire image except for the bench.

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Posted: February 22, 2013 in Florida, HDR, Nikon D90


The bridges in the Florida Keys are excellent places to see some interesting marine life. As a result my in-laws would always make a point to snorkel under the bridges in hopes of catching some interesting fish for the tank. As a novice snorkeler, I figured it’s only like 3 or 4 feet deep, can’t be that hard… Boy was I wrong! At times, the current rips through the bridge and if you’re feet are off the ground, you have to contstantly be kicking your fins to just maintain your ground. The first time I tried, I ended up loosing a fin because it wasn’t on tight enough, and never found it again!

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