Don McLaughlin, one of my contacts on Flickr, encouraged me to attend this event. I was only able to make it to the Friday evening opening ceremonies, but I managed to get some great shots. Next year, I think I’ll try to spend more time at the event. For more information, please visit the White Eagle Pow Wow Web site.
Spent some time last weekend in my parents’ yard photographing the first emerging plants of spring and other scenery around their home. All of these photos were taken with my 50 mm macro lens. After enjoying these, please stop by my Flickr photostream to see more from this set.
My wife and I took a mini vacation to Chicago last weekend. This was our second trip to Chicago, the previous being way back in 2003. Back then, we visited both the (then) Sears Tower (now, Willis Tower) Skydeck and the John Hancock Observatory. While the Skydeck is definitely taller, you simply cannot beat the view from the Hancock Observatory. The John Hancock Center tower is much closer to Lake Michigan (see this map), therefore you get a better mix of lake and city views. This time around, we skipped the Skydeck and opted instead for the more scenic JHO. Here are a few photos from that excursion.
My wife and I both agree. Unless you have a compelling reason to say you’ve “been there,” skip the taller Willis Tower Skydeck in favor of spending more time at the John Hancock Observatory. You won’t regret it!
Another really simple post this time. Just wandered around the house and grabbed these images.
Here are two variations on the same photo of our cockatiel, Birdie.
I like the top version better because I think the colors pop. Lori likes the bottom version better because she says it is softer. The bottom one is pretty much exactly as it came off the camera, after a bit of cropping.
Birdie was a “rescue” from a friend. Birdie had a run-in with one of their cats and was injured, so they decided she needed a new home. She has since fully recovered and can fly around just fine.
Here’s a photo of Lori preparing the evening meal. Red potatoes are my favorite, but I’m not a big fan of how she handles that knife.