Colorful Fun – Northwest Indiana Photographer

My photography group had a meet-up on Saturday to the Kiwanis Hot Air Balloon Festival.  This is the first time I experience this event and I was so happy I could make it.
Here they are lined up and filling up

I can never resist a good sunflair

The inside of a balloon

The evening light up.

This is truly an event to witness. Next year they want to offer rides at the amount of about $200.00 to $250.00 dollars. Hmmm – sounds like the amount of a new battery pack to me.

To see a few more you can go to my facebook page here.  Thanks for stopping buy.


Searching for the light – Northwest Indiana Photographer –

This morning one of the dogs drug in a dried leaf. Is it really fall already? Instead of picking up the leaf immediately I observed how the light from the North window worked as a back light. Yes, I took pictures of it because I liked the lighting and the shadow it created. That one is on my Facebook. Then I thought, “how would it light a fruit?” So, I used a red pear but the pear, unlike the leaf needed a little more light to bring out the colors on the front of it. I used a white board. As you can see the very bottom of the pear didn’t get any light. I processed using a free action from Coffeeshop.

Dramatic skies . . .

Taken from the car the skies were constantly changing. I used my starter camera for these my trustee Nikon D-80 with the flawless 50mm 1.4 lens. I’ve always used that one for close up portrait photography thought I’d try something different. Love the “wide-angle” it gave me.

Dramatic skies thought I’d add a little more drama by converting to black and white.

Take time to play – child photographer – Northwest Indiana Photographer

. . . and that’s exactly what I did, I played with Isabella for two days.  These are a few of my favorite shots.

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.”

                                            Lucia Capocchione


Brookfield Zoo – Chicago Illinois – Family time

My daughter treated us to an evening luau dinner at  Brookfield Zoo. The evening started at 6:30 pm (after closing) with a safari ride to the dolphin exhibit and ended at 10:30 p.m. after a lovely dinner and drinks. This was mostly an adult event and it was an amazing experience. Thank you Sandrita for this amazing gift.  I had such a great time.

I’ve taken creative liberties with these images that I normally would not- but since they are my personal stash I played. You can view the whole set on my Facebook Page

Sun Flairs – Northwest Indiana – Photographer

I’ve been holding on to a set of images for the past month and a half. I wanted to make sure I could do these pictures justice. It’s my mother in laws birthday from July. I am really lucky to be able to have a great relationship with my in-laws. Words cannot express what they mean to me. Suffice it to say “Jan and Alex – I love you guys, thank you so much for your support.”

added a little HDR