226/365

date July 04, 2010 location Gary, IN comments 0 Comments

Today. This is that same car from Gary, IN.

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A car off the highway near Gary, IN.

225/365

date July 02, 2010 location Gary, IN comments 0 Comments

Today. There is an old saying the photographers often live by, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission." Although I agree with this for the most part, I would argue that it's easier to ask for permission than have the cops called on you, as was the case with this shot.

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Some destruction just outside of Gary.

224/365

date July 01, 2010 location Barrington, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. This is the Pepper Family Treehouse in Citizen's Park in Barrington, IL. In 2007, this treehouse won the coveted Daniel Flaherty award from the Great Lakes Training Institue, which recognizes innovative and creative designs in park districts!

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Pepper Family Treehouse in Citizen's Park in Barrington, IL.

223/365 and 11 Greatest Viral Videos of All Time

date June 30, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

Yesterday I read one of my fellow photobloggers (phloggers if you will) post about rules for maintaining a photoblog. One of his first points was to stick to discussing only photography on the blog. Well, today I am going to do just the opposite. I am huge fan of the internet and it's memes. I think it is something that defines our generation. So today, in addition to the below HDR photograph of Strangers Home MB Church in Cabrini Green, I bring you my list of the Top 11 Greatest Viral Videos of al time. Please note that these are based on MY opinion only.

11. Charlie Bit My Finger


Cute kid + british accent = 205 million views on youtube!




10. Numa Numa


I bet more people could name this kid (Gary Brolsma) than the Prime Minister of Canada (Stephen Harper - I had to look this up).




9. Star Wars Kid


I think a lot of people would put this kid in the top slot. His Wikipedia page is an interesting read too. He filed a $250K lawsuit against his classmates, and it's estimated that the video has been viewed almost a billion times.




8. Grape Stomper


Live TV + Fat Lady + The weirdest screaming you've ever heard = a good laugh.




7. Chris Crocker


This one speaks for itself, I actually don't find it funny but disturbing... and hilarious.




6. Lions Reunited on the View with Barbara Walters


The first non-comic video on my list. In my defense, I have a soft spot for felines.




5. Chocolate Rain


There is a lot that makes this movie so epic.
1)The lighting, what is up with the lighting that makes it look like it was shot in the 70s?
2)The whole I move away from the mic to breathe thing.
3)The awesomeness of the song.
4)Tay Zonday's glasses.
5)Tay Zonday's voice.




4. David After Dentist


Is this real life?




3. Smosh - Pokemon Theme Song


For a long time this was the most viewed video on youtube. Then it was taken down due to a copyright claim.




2. Dramatic Prairie Dog


6 seconds of greatness.




1. Free Hugs


No way, they didn't just ban those hugs! Yes, start a petition! 10,000 signatures! MORE FREE HUGS!!!




Honorable Mention (Just to prove I've seen them all):


Sneezing Panda
Charlie The Unicorn
JK Wedding Entrance
Susan Boyle
Miss Teen South Carolina
Dick In A Box
Daft Hands
Dancing Baby
Leeroy Jenkins
Evolution of Dance
Tunak Tunak Tun
My New Haircut
McDonald's Rap

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Strangers Home MB Church in Cabrini Green

222/365

date June 29, 2010 location Inverness, IL comments 1 Comment

Today. Inverness Village Hall.

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Inverness, IL

221/365

date June 28, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 3 Comments

Today. This is St Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church around where 90 meets 94. Unlike 210/365, the purple in this shot is completely natural, as it was taken during yesterday's sunset.

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St Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church.

220/365

date June 27, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 4 Comments

Today. Another Windy Pixel workshop photo. Check out the official post from The Windy Pixel workshop weekend to see some more great photos from last saturday.

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The lighthouse on the North Avenue Beach Getty.

219/365

date June 26, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today.

A Bicycle during the windy pixel workshop.View Exif Information

A Bicycle during the windy pixel workshop.

218/365

date June 25, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. A massive pano of a nice sunset settling below the skyline. This was made by stitching 3 images together, you can see all the great detail by clicking on the actual image to be taken to the flickr page, then click "All Sizes".

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The Chicago Skyline.

217/365

date June 24, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. A close up of some wire from North Ave. Beach during the workshop this weekend.

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North Ave. Beach.