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 →

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.

Autumn sunsets in the middle of maple forest don't have to be shot in color in order to become an onslaught onto your senses.

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 →

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