Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer in the City

I have to admit I have been a bit lazy about posting anything the past couple of's not that there is nothing going on mind you, but I think I have the "summer fever"- you know when you just get that lazy just want to sit back and drink lemonade and hang out in the hammock and contemplate life....( I wish I was doing that!)

Anyway, I managed to get my lazy butt (with the motivational prodding of a friend's visit), to the Chicago Botanic Garden. A fairly short ride from downtown, the garden is located in Glencoe right off of Lake Cook Road. How very sad that it took me two years of living here to actually set foot in this magical place! If you have not been, I highly urge you to go- it's the place that will take all your troubles away as you commune with the beauty around are a few of the pictures where I captured the magic...see what you think.....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Park is Open!

At long last! The Adams/Sangamon Park is open! Here are some fresh shots taken tonight "hipsta style"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Hip Hipstamatic

I love this iPhone app I just discovered called Hipstamatic- it's takes the digital photo and gives it an analog feel- it's based on the actual plastic cameras that were manufactured back in 1982 but sadly, only 200 were released and then they went away.

Known for it's ability to swap lenses and take multiple film formats, this plastic camera seemed like it was well on it's way to being something big. In any case, it's been resurrected as an iPhone app and I gotta say it's really fun to play with! I really don't remember this back in '82 but from the look of it I know I would have liked to be one of those lucky kids living in Wisconsin which turns out was the only place it was available!

Here is a sample from the many images uploaded to google images- something about those red shoes.....

Here are some of my shots. And of course, my own models were happy to pose! Such little hams!

And finally, below, my "artsy" ceiling fan.