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Splash November 26, 2013 | Chicago, IL

Today's shot came from an early morning bike ride this Saturday. I'm not really sure if it's the bitter cold that causes the huge waves on Chicago's shore. Perhaps it was the wind or the position of the moon. Nevertheless the waves were roaring and I decided to take the risk of trying to capture them. With my 14-24mm wide angle lens attached, I got up nice and close and shot away. After 20 or so minutes I figured I got my shot. I went back to my bag which had rolled up sideways against my bike on the Lake Shore Bike Path. I put my bag upright, and my rarely used fisheye lens popped slipped out of my bag and rolled up next to my feet as if to say "pick me". I decided I hadn't had enough, so I agreed and attached the fisheye to my camera and went right back up to the waves for a few more shots. A big one came, better than any I had seen with my wide angle, and I was left with the shot below...

A huge wave from Saturday morning's bike ride along the Lake Shore Path

A huge wave from Saturday morning's bike ride along the Lake Shore Path

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Shooting Star through the Milky Way October 23, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

This was one of those moments where after the shot was taken, I switched the camera mode to view what I had just captured and was stunned. I don't like using the phrase "once in a lifetime" with respect to my photographs because the truth is every shot you take is once in a lifetime. That being said, this was truly a rare moment.

I couldnt believe my eyes when I looked at the back of my camera and saw this.

I couldnt believe my eyes when I looked at the back of my camera and saw this.

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Milky Way Mountains October 21, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

The stars were out bright over our campsite just north of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain.

The stars were out bright over our campsite just north of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain.

The stars were out bright over our campsite just north of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain.

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Camping Near Gothic October 19, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

After a long day of cruising we found the perfect campsite just north of Gothic Mountain. With a valley to our south and mountains to our north, you couldn't have asked for a better view.

The perfect campsite just north of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain.

The perfect campsite just north of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain.

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Emerald Lake October 16, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

This is Emerald Lake in San Juan National Forest.

This is Emerald Lake in San Juan National Forest.

This is Emerald Lake in San Juan National Forest.

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Lake San Cristobal - The Best View In Hinsdale Co. October 15, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

This is Lake San Cristobol, the second largest lake in Colorado and home to the best view in Hinsdale County.

This is Lake San Cristobol, the second largest lake in Colorado and home to the best view in Gunnison County.

This is Lake San Cristobol, the second largest lake in Colorado and home to the best view in Gunnison County.

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First Days of Fall in Colorado October 14, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

Fall settling in up in the Colorado Mountains.

Fall settling in up in the Colorado Mountains.

Fall settling in up in the Colorado Mountains.

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More Stars in Gunnison October 10, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

One more shot off the stars from Devil's Lake Trailhead.

One more shot off the stars from Devil's Lake Trailhead.

One more shot off the stars from Devil's Lake Trailhead.

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Milky Way Over the Mountains October 09, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

Another shot from the campsite at Devil's Lake Trailhead.

The Milky Way from about 10,000ft up.

The Milky Way from about 10,000ft up.

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Milky Way Over Devil's Lake Trailhead October 08, 2013 | Gunnison, CO

Our first night of camping in Gunnison was not an easy one. We were planning on heading up to Big Blue but the road was shut down due to snow and we had to set up camp along Devil's Lake Trailhead. This was my first attempt at capturing stars in an area without light pollution and I think it came out well. The sky was clear and the high altitude helped capture the sky's subtleties.

A starry night over the Rockies in Gunnison County, Colorado.

A starry night over the Rockies in Gunnison County, Colorado.

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