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End of the earth

In Travelby Patrick

Lighthouses are one of the magical structures that take you back to a simpler time. Designed and built to help ships navigate treacherous waters at night and provide a point of reference during the day. Whitefish point is one of those lighthouses. Whats different about this lighthouse at Whitefish Point is the feel you get when visiting. Established in 1849, …

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Found my new BW Plug-in

In Travelby Patrick

It has been a while since my last post and that is because I have been traveling with the family on vacations. While traveling, this is also the first tme I have gone mobile with my new Macbook Pro processing photos and testing the new mobile workflow. You can read why I went the Macbook Pro route here. Our last …

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Traveling with photography gear

In Travelby Patrick

There are a lot of good articles out there on how to prepare, pack and protect your gear when traveling abroad. All of the articles that I have read offered good advice and tips on getting the gear ready to go, and all of them have certain things in common. I thought I would try to summarize what I found …

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Loving them clouds

In Travelby Patrick

Skyscrapers, winding metal walkways and ominous weather was what we were handed on this day of sight seeing. Dark and gloomy was the order of the day. A stark contrast to the beauty that Grant Park offered. The clouds were rolling in, obscuring the buildings which gave you a sense of how tall these structure really are. As the day …

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Medieval meets modern

In Travelby Patrick

When traveling, I like to capture landmarks and structures that I don’t have where I reside. In my recent trip to the windy city there were examples of this all over the city and nothing represented this them more than the water tower. Standing like a medieval castle among the modern of today, the tower was built in 1869, the …

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Holy Name Cathedral

In Travelby Patrick

Continuing my Chicago series on architecture, we visited the Holy Name Cathedral. This is an example of another gothic revival architectural style. Holy Name Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Chicago, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States. Holy Name Cathedral replaced the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, …

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Adobe Spark

In Travelby Patrick

I know there are many popular story telling sites out there like exposure and such, but I thought I would try Adobe Spark for the main reason it is part of the CC package and it is free. I was really impressed with the options and ability to layout photographs along with the super easy, and I like easy, user …