Hardly anyone is crazy enough to drive through the forest on a Tuesday evening in this storm, but if you are crazy you get a view like this all for yourself. Sterling Pond is quiet and beautiful every winter. Worth ten frozen fingers and chattering teeth this season. Will be back here soon...

A boring rusty bridge rail in summer turned into a legit cool-looking creation in winter. The entire bridge is covered in this. Not much else to add other than to watch. Morton Arboretum, west branch.

Heading home and felt I needed to unplug, so I took a slow ride through the forest. High winds, blowing solid ice, freezing, warm cozy car and no conference calls. If you have a forest preserve, a park or just open nature wherever you are and need to take a break, take advantage of it...... Continue Reading →

#TrollHunt at Morton Arboretum. You think you'd go for a leisurely mid-winter stroll in the forest to find peace and serenity and out of nowhere comes a rapacious boulder-wielding troll and does some serious body-work on your car. I suspect this one's not gonna buff out... I wonder what got him so worked up? The color?... Continue Reading →

Yes there is beautiful snow, yes the drifts make an awesome spectacle during sunset, yes our backyard looks like winter wonderland and yes my fingers felt like they were ready to fall off within those two minutes while I took this picture with my phone, which literally froze in that temperature as its battery completely... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Winter on Lake Michigan at the Monroe Harbor just east of Millennium Park, void of any boats or people, yet not frozen over. Winter had been unseasonably warm this year, up until now. Shot in Infrared using Converted camera with LifePixel super color filter.

Yep, this was a good walk on a day off. The only people  one would run into would be Arboretum's own patrol. All-you-can-eat buffet of crisp fresh air.

Fall is rapidly waning, giving way to winter and the best is always saved for last. Maples are usually the ones on fire, but oaks can be no less vibrant and hold their colorful leaves longer.

Plying around in Aurora HDR with bracketed  triple exposure and followed by some FX in Luminar. Never being a big fan of HDR photography myself, I was a bit skeptical going into this. The ubiquitous unreal-looking landscape and sky pictures with oversaturated colors you get our of smartphones can be off putting and garish. So,... Continue Reading →

Autumn leaves and colors are one of the reasons why fall is my most favorite season, bar none. I took a quick ride through the Morton Arboretum on the way from work to check out, if the trees have turned their colors. Not quite there yet, but there definitely are signs. One more week and... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries This one of my first attempts at an infrared with decent bright sunshine, which is actually worth publishing and not something you file under that notoriously known "well that didn't work as intended" category. While driving home from work one afternoon an idea struck, so I swung by a forest preserve near our house.... Continue Reading →

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