Sunday, August 31, 2008

6:16am Sunday, August 31

6:16am Sunday, August 31

Taken on a charter fishing boat on Lake Michigan this morning. Sometimes getting up early is worth it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Miniature Trains at MSI

Taken at the Miniature Train exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Miniature El in motion
Miniature El in motion

Coming up to an El stop
Miniature El Stop

Burger Bunker (out in the "country" part of the display)
Burger palace in the miniature train exhibit

When the train whizzes by, it actually does make the boat look like it's moving, too.
Only one is in motion

Freight Train in motion
Miniature Train in motion

I met my husband at the small building to the right of the Stone diamond building. The building is closed now, but here it is immortalized forever at the MSI Miniature Train exhibit. Haha!
Scene of the crime

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Glass Patterns

More from the Glass Experience exhibit at MSI.

Stained Glass Pieces. The top right one isn't blurry; that's how it looked.
Stained Glass Pieces

Glowing Yellow Brick.
Glowing Yellow Brick

Inside a Chihuly vase.
Inside Chihuly

Chihuly sketch.
Chihuly Sketch

Glass Wall Pattern.
Glass Wall Pattern

Chihulys in a Row.
Chihulys in a row

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Baccarat Chandeliers

Taken at the Glass Experience exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Baccarat Chandeliers, straight-on

From underneath
Baccarat Chandeliers, upward 2

More available in the Glass Experience set at Flickr.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Air & Water Show photos

I took over a thousand shots at the Air & Water Show, so you know I had to see if there were more worth sharing. These aren't quite as dramatic as the others, but they tell a story too.

Air & Water Show 11

Air & Water Show 12

I had to over-darken the colors so the smoke trails could be seen. The planes really were that close together as they twisted upward -- the crowd was gasping as they flew up.

Air & Water Show 13

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chicago Air & Water Show

I know, it's been a while since I posted. I've been in a slump; everything I've shot has either been overexposed, blurry, or just boring. But I think today's trip to the Chicago Air & Water Show had gotten me out of the slump.

Air & Water Show 1

Air & Water Show 3

Then we had the brilliant idea to go to the top of the John Hancock building to watch more. The views were stunning.

Air & Water Show 8

Air & Water Show 9

I heart Chicago, too.

I Heart Chicago

The rest are at this set at Flickr. They're all worth viewing in large.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Richard!

Today is my husband's 40th birthday. He doesn't like to celebrate birthdays, but I couldn't let the occasion pass without posting something!

We drove to Rockford for these chips. Don't ask!

After all, just buying potato chips with him can be an adventure. :)

A Rule My Husband Will Never Break, I Hope

No matter how into fishing he gets, I like to think this is a rule he will never, ever break.

Lake Defiance, Moraine Hills State Park

Enjoy the day!

Enjoy your 40s; I sure am!