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Spring Tulips

Phillips Park - Aurora, IL

Taken April 23, 2017

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens

Focal Length - 107MM, Aperture - F/8, Exposure - 1/500th at ISO - 200
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Spring Tulips

It was a windy and cold morning and this bed of beautiful Tulips was literally just outside of the office building which I work at. I had to shoot at a higher ISO to compensate for the wind, but think it still turned out ok.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens

Focal Length - 150MM, Aperture - F/5.8, Exposure - 1/125th at ISO - 6400
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Classic Car - Abstract

Pentax K-5 with SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Kit Lens

Focal Length - 47.5MM, Aperture - F11, Exposure - 1/60th at ISO - 100

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Dahlia in Black and White

Olympus E-600 with Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150MM ED Lens

Focal Length - 150MM, Aperture - F8, Exposure - 1/125th at ISO - 200
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Green Bottle Fly on a Daisy

Olympus E-600 with Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Lens

Focal Length - 35MM, Aperture - F4.5, Exposure - 1/100th at ISO - 200
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Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College

Taken March 10, 2017 - Chicago Cultural Center

From the web site of the Chicago Cultural Center: "This exhibition will reunite all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1971 by one of the principal artists of the Wall of Respect, the monumental doors are a landmark of the Black Arts movement in Chicago. The Exhibition includes other portable artworks in the MXC collection as well as documentation that will shed light on this important and turbulent period in Chicago history. Part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art."

I must say, it is a most impressive exhibit at this, my favorite gallery inside the Cultural Center. I will post a color version in my Chicago Scenes collection as well.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Focal Length - 30MM, Aperture - F3.5, Exposure - 1/60th at ISO - 1600

Processed using Adobe Lightroom CC and Nik Analog Efex Pro 2
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Outside Looking In .


I was walking past the back entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the finest art museums in the world, as I often do at lunchtime. This is also where the driveway for touring buses park as well as the entrance to the School of the Art Institute, the Grant Park location which is adjacent to the museum itself. Anyway, I'm babbling here, sorry.

As I walked past this driveway, I noticed this fencing up and with a yellow school bus behind it, I thought it would make a nice minimal with a clean background. I prefer the monochrome to focus on the simplicity of the elements of design here, line, texture and pattern, and take color out of the equation. I like to then look at photos of simple things like this, which people may just walk right past and never even notice, and listen to different interpretations of what the image portrays.


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Focal Length - 30MM (60MM Film Equivalent), Aperture - F4, Exposure - 1/100th at ISO - 200
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Seashells - St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach, Florida - December 26, 2016

This neatly piled assortment of shells was brought in by the tide and I discovered it on an early morning beach walk.

Interestingly, I learned the small holes in some of he shells (one of which you can see here on the left third of the frame) are caused by snails, drilling thru the shells to get to the meat inside.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens

Focal Length - 150MM, Aperture - F/5.8, Exposure - 1/250th at ISO - 1000
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Icicle Formation on a metal Bridge

Olympus E-600 with Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Lens

Focal Length - 141MM, Aperture - F-8, Exposure - 1/160th at ISO - 200
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Gerber Daisy in Bloom - B&W

Taken November 21, 2016

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Focal Length - 30MM (60MM Film Equivalent), Aperture - F8, Exposure - 1/200th at ISO - 200
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