Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3/30/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #377 - West Chicago



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All these photographs were taken at Aurora Branch, Turner Junction, West Chicago, Illinois in March, 2016.

Friday, March 25, 2016

3/25/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - WP_20160317006 - Quote - Hiroshi Suginoto - Invisible




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I'm studying inside v/s outside.  This sky was shot looking into a restaurant window, Central Street, Wilmette, Illinois in March on a clear blue sky day.

"Art is a technique:  a means in which to materialize the invisible realm of the mind."
~ Hiroshi Sugimoto

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

3/22/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #376 - Forever Lily Art Work on Building - Turner Junction




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Please see posted sign for copyright for all these paintings hung inside window frames.

Location:  Aurora Branch Railroad, Turner Junction, West Chicago, Illinois.

John, my husband, and I went to West Chicago to drop off our taxes.  Taking a different route home, we noticed a side street with character.  STOP, I said not so quietly.  John is used to my photo shoots.  So, he figured out how to go and park our Chevy.   I got out of the car with my cell phone and my big boy camera and began shooting.  More photographs of the area to follow next week.

Then we walked to PALETERIA "ROSIE" Ice Cream Shop, 208 Main Street, West Chicago, Illinois - (630) 520 0863.   What a treat!  Can you believe it is 68 degrees here today.   Tomorrow the temperatures will drop and will stay that way for the rest of the week.

We made a deal.  Next time we visit West Chicago, I get to check out the Antique Shops and we are going to make a second stop to "ROSIE's."  Yummy!

Monday, March 21, 2016

3/21/16 - Thinking Outside the Box - Appearances



Appearances



This is an elevator for usage to get down to the Kenilworth/Winnetka beach.   I shot the land side instead of Lake Michigan side and discovered it appeared to look like an underwater image.   It isn't.

"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else."
~ Pablo Picasso

Friday, March 18, 2016

3/18/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - St. Patrick's Day - Sunset 3182016B





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Yesterday we ate Corned Beef and Cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.   Then I grabbed my car keys, drove up to a favorite spot of mine to capture the sunset.  Would of.   Could of.  Didn't.  Time element was off a wee bit.  But ... look what the camera saw.  Night time the park comes alive.

"The first question I tell students to ask in the first critique of a class is not is the work good but is it alive?"
~ Sean Kernan

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3/16/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #375 - Mom/Stroller, Empty Bench, Graffiti



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Mom with stroller at the beach, Evanston Lighthouse, Evanston, Illinois.



Empty bench, Gillson Park, Wilmette, Illinois



Graffiti, Central Street, Evanston, Illinois.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3/15/2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - Grasses - Quote - Walker Evans - Seeing





Grasses, Kenilworth/Winnetka Beach, March-2016.

Notice the splash of white substance against cement wall.  Looks like winter trees to me. When I saw this photograph in my mind, I thought of Walt Whitman's Poem SONG OF MYSELF.   Image was shot from high above.  Shot was not approachable from all sides.

"Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this:  it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is defining of observation full and felt."
~ Walker Evans


Friday, March 11, 2016

3/11/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Lake Michigan, Winter, 2016





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Lake Michigan, Winter 2016.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3/9/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - # 374 - "L" Train, Central Street Station, Evanston, Illinois - Quote - Wassily Kandinsky - Train Eye and Soul




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Central Street "L" Station, Evanston, Illinois-March, 2016.

I am blessed.   My husband goes on photo shoots with me.   He is the driver. I was able to hop out and take this image at the red light. Every time at this spot I was walking or driving alone, no one was on the platform. Today I was lucky.  Yes, the camera captured the solitary figure waiting for a train versus the busyness of wires, stop and go lights and the parking sign.  Even the sky played along....notice one side is white and the other side is blue.  How odd?

"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul."
~ Wassily Kandinsky

Monday, March 7, 2016

3/7/16 - Thinking Outside the Box - Exploring Shapes: Triangle, Oval - Quote - Giorgio Armani - Focus




Small portal from tent covering house to be moved.  Background sky and trees.   Shape:  Triangle


Frozen Lake Michigan shoreline.  Shape:  Oval

"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail."
~ Giorgio Armani

Thursday, March 3, 2016

3/3/16 - SkyWatch Friday - View of Chicago #332016




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View of Chicago through a metal fence at Northwestern University Parking Lot, Evanston, Illinois, March, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3/2/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - Lake Michigan Winter Scenes - Quote - Leo Buscaglia - Turn A Life Around



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Trees shot through the car window during a snow storm.




It is 24 degrees out.   Windy.   A very gray day; but very photographic.   My husband drove us down to Lake Michigan and this is what we saw.  Waves rolling in and nobody at the beach.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around."
~ Leo Buscaglia