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Chanukah candlelight 2012

Many Temple members brought menorahs to light on the 7th Night of the Chanukah festival, and I was there with my Sony camera. In the darkened social hall, the burning candles were a beautiful (and warm) backdrop to the Shabbat … Continue reading

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Chicagoland Toys for Tots Parade on 12-2-2012

The temperature was in the high fifties on 2 December in Chicago so I took my new Sony NEX-6 to the Toys for Tots parade up Western Avenue. I missed the first group or two of motorcycles but still shot … Continue reading

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Oak Park photos

I shot these images this week with my Sony NEX-6 with a 16-50mm kit lens. Since they didn’t allow me to use a tripod, these were handheld. I am pleased with the results and confident this diminutive yet capable one … Continue reading

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Tulips 2012

I managed to shoot just as the tulips were beginning to bloom this Spring but caught a cold and missed the peak. Bummer.

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Flora 2012 Spring

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Scilla Pushkina, tiny white flower with blue veins

I stumbled across these tiny lovely Spring flowers near the River Forest Jewel-Osco. Had no idea of their name but as I was shooting, a total stranger walked by and told me, scilla pushkina. (Click on portions of the two … Continue reading

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I just purchased a Lytro camera, fun and much to learn

Unlike conventional film and digital cameras, the Lytro does not require the photographer to decide on (precise) focusing at the time of capture; rather, the photographer can select a ‘range of focus’ and the viewer of the image can choose … Continue reading

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