Lisa and I spent a few relaxing days at the Seven Oaks Boutique Country Inn in Lake Geneva over Thanksgiving weekend.
In September I had a chance to shoot some images for the new 2013 Chicago Pit Bull Rescue “Kids ‘n’ Pits” calendar. This year we visited Humboldt Park for a change of scenery and to give the dogs a chance to wear themselves out. It was a chilly, windy day but I think everyone had fun and the cloud cover made for some great light!
Most images shot on Nikon D800 with 70-200mm VRII and processed in Lightroom 4 with VSCO presets.
We were at it again, but this time we switched the script a little!
Lisa and I took the train down to the city in the late morning. Andrew was nice enough to pick us up but on the way to brunch at Flo I realized I had left all my camera batteries for the X100 at home! Derp. After a failed attempt purchasing a new battery at Best Buy, we drove by Calumet Photo and stumbled onto a photo gear show and picnic! The guys at Calumet are great — not only did they have the battery I was looking for (fully charged in the box), but they were also giving away free food and we got to test out the latest gear from Nikon, Leica (drool), and a host of other camera and accessory makers. It turned out to be a nice little detour to say the least.
After an awesome mex-themed brunch at Flo we then headed to Andrew’s to enjoy the gorgeous weather on the rooftop with some Moscow Mules. We got to the German Fest around 3 where we met Andreas and Marisa, whom we haven’t seen in ages. Of course after a few huge beers, tons of laughs, and various german food specialties, we headed to Lincoln Square Lanes where we met Jett and bowled a few terrible games. Since we’d been out since before noon, we called it quits a little bit earlier than usual and skipped out on our normal Garcia’s post-bowling feast. It’ll have to wait until next Maifest!
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At Glencoe Beach on just about the best day of the summer
A few snaps in Grand Rapids, MI
Second to last Cubs game at Wrigley
Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI
Back home at Northwestern University Campus (had to sneak Lola in there somewhere…)
These images are a mix of Kodak Portra 400 and Fuji 400H films. Camera was the Nikon F100.
They sure don’t sound like they used to, but the concert was still enjoyable and a great excuse to spend time outside with friends.