Category Archives: Chicago

No Need to be Koi

During our walk around the Chicago Botanic Gardens, we walked across a couple of the bridges over the lakes.  The lakes are home to a variety of wildlife including plenty of koi carp.  I guess they are pretty smart fish … Continue reading

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Trying to do Something Different with a Southwest 737

If you want to go with a rather easily achieved photo, a shot of a Southwest 737 would seem to be about as common as they get in the US.  I was staying in a hotel near Midway recently and, … Continue reading

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Early Morning at Chicago Botanic Gardens

The Chicago Botanic Gardens open at 7am.  This is something I was totally unaware of when we lived in Chicago.  During our recent visit, we were staying a short distance away and had some free time in the morning.  We … Continue reading

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Tucson Corporate Activity

I don’t know whether the timing was favorable or whether there is just a lot of traffic but I saw quite a few corporate jets on the move at Tucson during my short time shooting there.  Corporate stuff is always … Continue reading

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Brickworld 2016

When we lived in Chicago, we made a couple of visits to the Lego convention, Brickworld.  Some of the Lego creations on display were really impressive and I have included them in previous blog posts.  It just so happened that, … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Gulfstream

Waukegan Airport is the home for a number of corporate aircraft. One of the regular visitors is a Gulfstream belonging to a man who has a home in the area and who is associated with Chicago area sports in a … Continue reading

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Adam A500 – Rare But Still Out There

I was talking with a longtime friend of mine about some stuff recently and it got me thinking about a project he had worked on a few years ago. He was heavily involved in Adam Aircraft based out of Centennial … Continue reading

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Black Hawk Welcoming Committee

A work trip recently took me through Chicago Midway.  I wasn’t there long before getting on my next flight.  We were taxiing out to depart and were coming past the National Guard air unit based on the field.  They operate … Continue reading

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Dog Sled Demonstration

Unless you live in the mountains, California winters are not a time for much thought about snow.  However, I did find myself thinking back to an event we went to a couple of time when we lived in Chicago.  Morton … Continue reading

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Last of the Good Light

Getting some lovely evening light means the steady improvement in shooting conditions right up until the point when it all goes away. The light was on the nose of the departing jets so was good as they climbed out. Once … Continue reading

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