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Michael Bennett
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan - Yesterday
Here's a couple LR HDR shots stitched into a pano in LR as well. This was taken with my 6 stop ND filter. Still trying to work the kinks out...Of course today the sunrise looked amazing, but you can't catch em all! Have a great week.
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan - Just Now
Single frame shot about an hour ago as the sun just came over the horizon. Got a couple more from today as we got a little show before the sun actually came up. Have a great day.

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Perfect pic. Love it.
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AWESOME
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Single frame shot yesterday am. Although I went today, it was less than nothing special. Thus the price we pay for the few real stunners we get a year when shooting. Have a great day and holiday weekend.
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The colors are soft and balanced....saw that before the storm coming accross the Eveglades in Miami ...blends of lavender, pinks, greys, and purples above and below blues of all shades!!! Lovely capture...
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Single frame processed in LR. Really enjoying the output from that 1/2 sec shutter speed. Now if I can just get that ND filter off it's blue-ish hue. However, something tells me when you darken an image by six stops there will some alteration of the image. Have a great day.
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Chicago Sunrise Photography - Lake Michigan
Two frames compiled in LR Pano. I have been shooting more around the 1/2 second mark recently and using only a single frame when sharing. That frame having been post processed in LR. I've moved a bit off HDR for a min. I am trying to capture the proper exposure and when working with water, I am trying to capture that beautiful half second motion.

HDR is tough with motion (and water especially)b/c it uses multiple frames, and with anything moving it's difficult to achieve a solid end result (in certain situations) b/c of the inability to stitch difference subject matter in multiple frames. Have a great week.

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Oh my, what a marvelous photo, so real with such atmosphere.
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  • Michlin Metals Inc
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  • Indiana University
    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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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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reviewed 5 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 - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 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 7 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 7 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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