Frisco 1630

Recently I visited the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois. I hadn’t been to this museum since the late 1970’s and my memory of it wasn’t very strong. Fifteen dollars is the cost of an entrance fee for an adult under 62 years, it was money well spent. Exploring the trains, parts piles, street...

Summer Fireworks

I found myself hiking some local prairie, specifically Kishwauketoe¬†Nature Conservancy in Williams Bay Wisconsin. With all the rain we have had, the wild flowers were growing extremely well. These Purple Prairie Clovers were all over the place, lining the trail. They looked like fireworks, which caught my eye. I’m sure they also catch the...

Looking Out

When summer finally finds its way to the Midwest so does the heat and humidity. When this type of weather comes, sometimes I need a break. Making an escape from the humidity and also the crazy amount of insects that savagely feed on you as you try hiking trails. One area I can always...

Peak Design Capturepro Clip Review

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I wrote this review of the peak design capturepro clip, a couple of years ago but since I am still asked about this clip I thought that I would update it. They no longer make the clip that I have, the new one is the...

Flickr Pro

Over the 8 or so years, I had pretty much given up on Flickr. I joined in 2009 and had a couple of accounts under various names, unfortunately I made some poor choices in naming the account so I tried combining them and lost everything, but that was my fault.  After competitors such as...

Five Of My Favorite Photography Podcasts

On my phone I have 47 podcasts that I listen to, of those 11 are directly photography related. Although I consider all of them and the music that I listen to, to be photography related. Nothing exists in a vacuum and inspiration comes from many directions. Often I find myself exploring new ideas and...

Geneva lakes Boat Show

The last couple of years I have always heard of the Geneva Lakes Boat Show after it was over. This year I was able to attend and what a great show it is. The show is held at the Abbey Resort on lake Geneva, in Fontana Wisconsin. The harbor is filled with antique wooden...