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Michael Bennett
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan - Just Now
Shot less than an hour ago. Single frame, processed in LR. Shutter speed was a half second to get those lines. Sun broke the horizon for about 5 mins and then back away she went. Have a great day!
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I love the silky water contrasting with the breaking wave.  Thank you for sharing with #landscapephotograpy  theme!
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Been a min since I've been able to catch a good sunrise, tomorrow looks like it might work out, but that means I have to get up at 4:15! We'll see about that. Reason being is sunrise is at 5:16, so to get up, walk the pup, shoot over to the beach all to leave me enough time to catch the hopeful reds/pinks of pre-sunrise is an effort but it's worth it. (Most of the time!) Have a great weekend.
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That sunset is beautfull
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Shot about a month ago, the last time I shot a nice sunrise...rain is gone for the day but it's in the forecast for the weekend. Congrats to the +Chicago Blackhawks for their first Stanley Cup win on home ice since 1938!
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That's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 
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Congratulations! HQSP thinks your work is great and you have been included in the June 2015 +HQSP Gold collection for this shot!

Well done, please check out the other winning shots on +HQSP Gold and look out for our gold collection published at the end of each month, or check out our Top G+ share page at http://hqsp.info/category/your-vote where you can vote for your favourite shares :-) 
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Veryou nice city, thanks Michael 
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Edgewater Hotel - South Beach - Ocean Drive 2015
Shot last weekend in South Beach on Ocean Drive during blue hour. Have a great week!
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This beautiful picture has been shared at +HQSP Night. Thanks for your contribution & have a nice day!

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Wonderful reflections!!  Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!  
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Shot a couple weeks ago during one of the many rainy weekends thus far. Seems like the last 6 weeks has been constant rain. Guess the grass will be greener here assuming it abates. Have a great week.
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#Chicago #Sunrise #LakeMichigan #Nikon #HDR #ChicagoPhotography #Photography #seascapephotography

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Sunrise South Beach - Miami, Florida
This was shot with a 6 stop ND filter. It's the first round out with this setup. Although I have a good amount of practice to undergo, I am happy with the options I now have to keep my shutter open longer in a more direct sunlight.
#SoBe #oceanphotogrpahy #waterphotography #SunrisePhotography

Thanks to +Jacob Surland for the reccomendation on which filter gear to buy!

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  • Michlin Metals Inc
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    1998 - 2002
    Kelly School of Business Triple Major: Operations Management, Business Process Management, & International Studies
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Business Development & Sales @ MMI (www.michlinmetals.com) Woman Owned Small Business in Aerospace Metal & Stainless Steel Distribution. Lover of Photography when time permits.
Introduction
I love creating efficiencies through the use of technology. Working inside the small business paradigm is a positive for someone such as myself as it allows the flexibility and latitude needed to architect, create, deploy and maintain systems that create intrinsic value to the organization. 

I am a voracious reader and enjoy Epic Novels, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction (specifically Organized Crime, Espionage, History) and any other great story. 

Lately I have been reading a great deal of content on the web. Subject matter is mostly about G+, Social Media, Small Business, SEO & the Aerospace Metal Industry

I have recently started a couple communities (Under Michlin Metals):
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Got Michlin Metals Certified for AS 9120 and ISO 9001 and a Woman Owned Small Business, Putting Michlin Metals on the Map via Social Media & Search, Google Local City Expert for Chicago, Kelley School of Business Grad, Husband & Father of 2 Amazing Boys
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Director of Business Development
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Business Process Management, Operations Management, Process Refinement, SEO, Social Media
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Chicago, IL
Terrible customer service. Manager who has considerable experience with small businesses was an absolute dolt. After sending the owner of our company in to try and upgrade a phone, she couldn't because she wasn't on as an authorized user. So she called me and I spoke to him, he said there's nothing I can do from here. My name was listed on the account 2x, I mean what sense does that make? How would I be listed twice and her not once? Let me ask you a question AT&T, do you think it's reasonable to have my name 2x or that it would be the boss' name and mine as well???? I just don't understand how a person who goes into the store can't get help. THEY CAN'T GET HELP FROM A HUMAN? How does that work? That's not called customer service that's called telling the customer to go F themselves...Not a great way to handle a 15 year old account. Go to a different store. This place is a joke.
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I recently migrated my site to a new responsive design through Confluent Forms. Over the last almost month my conversions have increased, the feedback has been extremely positive from users and we're extraordinarily happy with the final product. David and Tom make a great team. Tom built out most of the site while David helped establish our Google Analytics to such a granular degree I can now talk knowledgeably about how users are flowing through the sites sales funnel. In a situation where your website brings in a good degree of revenue, I would say spend your money on a quality team. David and Tom are nothing less than excellent. They deliver a fantastic finished product that doesn't stop at your sites curb appeal. They dig deeper to ensure you are maximizing every session on your site. Pay them, it's worth it. For our site, we wanted to insure we kept our current rankings and work on improving them, since the migration we're seeing positive trends and no drops in traffic which is good but what's better is our conversions are not only up but they are being tracked much more effectively than ever before...so although our traffic is still on point with historical trends the conversions have increased and again, that's all that matters. I would highly recommend Confluent Forms.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Pizza is great and so are the fries...if you want some quality bar food this is a great place for a pie and some beer. It's been around forever and serving Highwood all the while. Head over there for some solid food anytime.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Can you say LOBSTER ROLL? Well if you want a great one, go there...it's a bit pricey for lunch but on point if you want a good not to fancy dinner....The seafood is amazing and I would expect nothing less from the guys who run Once Upon a Bagel. Delicious.
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Ribs, Ribs, Ribs. Fantastic ribs....great chicken and pizza and the service is great. We always sit in the bar and have been going for years. Highly recommend it.
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reviewed 6 months ago
If you want a wonderful ambiance and a great wine list head over to this amazing little place in Highwood. Cellar Gate has live music outside in the summer w/a great patio and during the winter you can sit by a fire place drinking wine and eating their great apps...it's a must try IMO.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Everything here is quite tasty. I got the special w/steak, chicken and sausage and just did no sausage and extra steak...amazing...and they have this bread that is like naan or pita and it's amazing. Go, now.
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reviewed 6 months ago