I had the privilege of photographing a lovely young lady's senior portraits. She plays the cello and aspires to be a music teacher one day.
Loved how the morning light made these mums glow.
These man-made falls, that help keep Lake Marmo's lake levels consistent, sit in front of a small bridge. You can look directly down into them and use the railing edge to stable your arms as you take slow speed shots of this rapidly moving water. Being we were here quite early in the morning with the rising sun to our backs, a nice golden light illuminated the falls from under the bridge.
A new day rising over Lake Marmo. We were hoping for some steam rising off the lake, but apparently, the night needs to be cooler. We will try again next week. The steam/mist needs a cold night with a warm day.
These tall trees at Lake Marmo at, The Morton Arboretum, are "on fire" with the early morning light. Family friend, Gabby, stands in awe and gave a good reference to how tall these trees are. She, son, Adam, and I went for an early morning shoot at 7 AM. Nobody was at this sight for the first hour. So fun....and beautiful!
What A Wonderful World!
My son, Adam, another CMCer, recently married and still enjoying life as a paramedic. He joined me on a recent photo shoot at the arboretum. We were at the, "Spruce Lot" on the east side. Sunshine was filtering through the tall spruce trees which had a fragrant pine scent. He wanted this photo of him taking it all in. He definitely knows how to enjoy life!
This beautiful sugar maple begs you to sit beneath it's amber and golden leaves and enjoy the sunshine, read a good book, or take a nap!
Bur Oak Vacancy
This sunburst-like casing is empty of the bur oak tree's acorn. Trees are just amazing. All the little debris they shed is as beautiful as the big, colorful leaves.
The sugar maples of the Morton Arboretum are the first to display their wonderful colors of autumn. This year, many lost a significant amount of leaves before they revealed their true colors leaving for a somewhat sparse display. This was due to the very dry weeks leading up to autumn. Still, who can deny this wonderful tree of praise? Still beautiful! I loved how the sun to the right BEAMED on this maple like a Hollywood spotlight.
Friends Via CMC
I first met Maureen at Peet's Coffee on Ogden Ave in Naperville. We both live on a street with the same name but in different towns. Our images had made the last published coffee table book by CMC so we decided to meet in person and sign each other's photo in our newly purchased books. We've been meeting occasionally ever since on photo shoots, texts, Facebook, Instagram.... Always a fun adventure!