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date January 06, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. An exciting day today in ShutterRunner land as I was featured in my friend Matt's blog, Jewelry & Toolery. I talked about HDR photography, and project 365.

This shot was captured at the Up Down Cigar shop in Old Town. The store had wide angle lens written all over it, and seeing as I just got one, I figured I'd give it a try. Notice the lens hood in the upper right and lower left of the shot? Oops, it must have come loose in it's case. I think it gives an unintentional surveillance camera effect in this shot though, so I didn't crop (also I am very lazy). Some bad news in ShutterRunner land since this lens is broken :-(. The lens takes 20 to 30 seconds to autofocus, and sometimes doesn't even work at all. At first I thought it was due to poor lighting, but I took it into the store and the lens was faulty on other cameras in good lighting conditions. Also we tried a similar lens on my camera and it auto focused fine. I just emailed the store I got it from through Amazon, and I really really hope they take care of this soon! I am headed to Texas this weekend and I was really hoping to shoot with this.

A man at the counter of Up Down Cigar in Old Town.View Exif InformationView on Map

A man at the counter of Up Down Cigar in Old Town.

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date January 05, 2010 location Chicago, Il comments 0 Comments

Today. Zed 451 Restaurant in River North. Thanks to the kind folks at Zed that did not mind me taking pictures here. Because of your kindness you get a plug on the #7 most visited photography/running website in Chicago with a green color scheme that starts with the letter 's'.

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Zed 451

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date January 04, 2010 location Chicago, Il comments 0 Comments

Today. Another shot captured on yesterday's photowalk.

Just north of the river in the loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

Just north of the river in the loop.

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date January 03, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. Not really even sure where to begin. Today was an epic day. This shot was taken on a photowalk with several amazing photographers, including Trey Ratcliff, who is a world famous photographer. Trey was in Chicago this weekend for a book signing, promoting his new book, A World In HDR.I got the chance to take pictures with him, and got some tips along the way, today was easily the highlight of my short-lived photography hobby.

In addition to Trey, several other amazing photographers joined us, including
Bob Voors, Justin Kern from The Windy Pixel, Bruce Simak, and a few others.

Crimson Lounge in Hotel SaxView Exif InformationView on Map

Crimson Lounge in Hotel Sax

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date January 02, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Captured this while on a photowalk with my friend Bob Voors.

Taken from Trump TowerView Exif InformationView on Map

Taken from Trump Tower

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date January 01, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

Today. Happy New Year. What better way to start off 2010 than by jumping into Lake Michigan when it's 20 degrees outside. It was rather cold. All I can remember was wanting to scream but not being able to make a sound. Thanks to Erin who took this photo.

Me crawling out of the lake.View Exif InformationView on Map

Me crawling out of the lake.

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date December 31, 2009 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. This is what Oak Street Beach looked like in September.

Oak Street BeachView Exif InformationView on Map

Oak Street Beach

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date December 30, 2009 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. A tree alongside lake michigan in between oak street beach and north ave. beach.

A tree along the lake.View Exif InformationView on Map

A tree along the lake.

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date December 29, 2009 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Another shot from last night's game. My friend Joel enjoying the halftime fireworks display at the game.

Joel during the fireworks display at last night's game.View on Map

Joel during the fireworks display at last night's game.

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date December 28, 2009 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Bears/Vikings Monday Night Football. Bears Win!

Bears Upset the Vikings on Monday Night FootballView on Map

Bears Upset the Vikings on Monday Night Football