Patriots Statue in Veterans Memorial in Elgin, IL
A different composition
John Langfeld suggested a shot of this waterfall without the background. I actually had considered cropping it this way, but then elected not to. I decided to do it for John and I think it works even better than the original one.
A Small Waterfall
Just a small waterfall on I think is the Fox River, but if I'm wrong I know Bruce will correct me.
These to young women asked me to take their picture with their IPhone. I agreed if they would allow me to take a photo with my camera. I told them I'd upload it to CMC, and for them to check it out. I hope they do.
Elgin, IL Veterans Memorial Park
Bruce Leighty and I did a shoot together on Sunday. It was the first time I've shot in several months due to illness, and it was great to get together with Bruce. I didn't know this Veterans Memorial Park existed in Elgin until Bruce took me to it. Its a fascinating place to visit that honors our brave men and women who served in our armed forces.
Super Moon Behind Trees
Super Moon was a challenge to shoot because of its brightness. Surface detail was lost because of its brightness and difficulty of keeping it in focus behind these tree branches.
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Super Moon 12/3/2017
Handheld shot of Super Moon.
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Morton Arboretums Meadow Lake is a favorite. It has a path around it and is an interesting photo opportunity in all seasons.
Grandson's Playoff Game
I now appreciate baseball since my grandson plays. This turned out to be the season's final game since yesterdays game was cancelled due to rain. His team won the game. I love the team spirit and respect the players show for each other. It's not as boring as I once thought it was. I can't wait until next years games begin. Chicagoland loves baseball, and it doesn't have to be just the Cubs or the White Sox. Actually, the amateur leagues are just as exciting... at least to parents and grandparents they are!
A Crop for John
John Langfeld wanted more cropping and texture so just for him here's a cropped version with different lighting. Of course I could have shot this in full frame exactly as shown if I had walked closer to it and then composed the photo. Spot metering would have helped with the unbalanced lighting. Hope you like this one John.
I've been photographing since the age of nine, but there has been several hiatus over the past 65 years. I enjoy all types of photography from landscape to macro. I'm very impressed with the talented photographers on CMC.