Fall Foliage

I don’t know if it’s because I was born in October, but Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I just love the dramatic transformation of the world around us.  It just puts me in a good mood. To that end, I’m posting a variety of fall photos I’ve taken over the years. Most of these are taken in northern IL forest preserves such as Ryerson, Wrightwoods, Cuba Marsh, MacARTHUR Woods, Half Day Preserve and many more.  I’ll continue to update with more photos as I dig through my archives.  Enjoy

Olympic National Park

I took a photography workshop in August of 2014. I spent 2 days in Port Angeles primarily shooting from Hurricane Ridge Rd, Crescent Lake and a day at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.  Final 3 days I spent in Forks shooting at Sol Duc Falls, Hoh Rain Forest, Second Beach, Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. I personally found this to be one of the most beautiful diverse places I’ve visited in the U.S. I feel I could have spent a month here and still only scratch the surface of photo opportunities. I highly recommend it if you can make it.

Door County WI

These photos were taken over a period of years in the Door County area from roughly 2006-2010. Locations include: Cave Point, Peninsula State Park, Sister Bay, Ellison Bluff, Ephraim bay. I also spent a significant portion of time at Newport state park on the east side of Door County. Door county is rich in wildlife and amazing land formations dating back to the ice age. It’s a location I return to again and again. both Spring and Fall are great photo opportunities but fall is my favorite.


Dogs! there must be billions of pictures of peoples pets out there. Everybody believes their dogs are the “cutest”. This post is more for me than anyone. If you don’t know a dogs personality it’s just yet another dog picture. I just want to make sure I’ve got these out in the world somewhere so when they are gone I can look back and remember all the fun times. In the header picture that is Lucy on the left and P.J. on the right. There may be a pic or two of our first two dogs, ex racing Greyhounds, Rocky and Scooby.


Grand Canyon National Park, March 2014