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Day 273 – General Store Autumn

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Day 272 – Colors of Autumn


Autumn is upon us and the leaves are blazing with color.

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Day 271 – Lunch Break at the Pier

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Day 270 – Ducks in a Row


At one time or another, we’ve all been told to “Get your ducks in a row”.

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Day 269 – Caitlyn Class of 2013

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Day 268 – Caitlyn Studio Portrait

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Day 267 – Work Bench

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Work Bench, shot with iPhone 4S and processed in Dynamic Light and Snapseed for the “grunge” effect, which I think fits nicely with this scene.

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Day 265 – Half Moon Autumnal Equinox


Yesterday was the Last Day of Summer, so today we celebrate the First Day of Autumn, also known as, Autumnal Equinox. The new season brings with it the colorful leaves, football, baseball playoffs and the world series.

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Day 264 – Last Day of Summer

Looking out at the last day of Summer.

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Day 263 – Simple Lines and Texture

The simple lines of the lights against the texture of the brick create a simple elegance. I processed this photo in Photoshop CS5 using HDR Toning to accent the detail.

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Day 262 – Half Full

There are two ways to look at it…

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Day 261 – Keys to Music


I see nice contrast between the black and white keys with distinct lines and angles formed by the spaces between the keys; to me, it’s an opportunity for a nice black and white photo. To a musician, these keys are the tools to open the door to an infinite number of melodies that make wonderful music. I love to listen to music, but I am not able to make the keys produce a sound that is pleasing to the ear. I am limited in my use of the keys; a photo in black and white.

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Day 260 – Hand


The hand. We often take them for granted. We shake hands as we meet people, wave hello to our friends, and use them to make all types of “hand made” goods. When you’re hand is sore, you begin to realize just how much we all need our hands.

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Day 259 – Night Scape


We went to Chicago to visit Justin at Concordia University this weekend. One of my favorite activities was the Architectural Cruise aboard the Sea Dog. What a great way to see Chicago at night. I wasn’t sure how my photos would turn out with so little light available and no tripod. I shot this one at ISO 3200 with a shutter speed of 1/50th second at f5. This is the Wrigley building. If you ever travel to Chicago, take a Sea Dog boat cruise out of Navy Pier.

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Day 258 – Navy Pier

20120915-232848.jpgthe Navy Pier in Chicago.

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Day 257 – Family Weekend

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This weekend is Family Weekend at Concordia University in Chicago. I’m not sure who is happier; Justin or Vicki.

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Day 257 – CDT Test Cases – Upper and Lower Partial


Many of you know my wife, Vicki is a partner in the Schmitt Dental Lab. Vicki’s grandfather started the business back in 1928 and when he passed on, her father took over. In 2010 Vicki and Mary Ann purchased the business from Ed, Vicki’s father. In August Vicki went down to Lexington, Kentucky to take the practical exam to become a Certified Denture Technologist in Removable Partial Dentures. The test required a lot of preparation, as she had to fabricate an upper and lower partial. I am not able to list all of the steps it takes to build these partials you see in the photos, but I will say the key ingredient during the prep time was that bottle of Advil in the middle picture. Recently Vicki received her test scores, she had to anxiously wait 4.5 nerve wracking weeks for the results. I am so proud to say that she scored 100%. Way to go Vicki!

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Day 256 – Trumpet Grunge

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I like the way the Grunge effect in Snapseed, interacts with the brass of the trumpet and the wood.grain of the floor. Shot with iPhone 4s, processed in Dynamic Light and Snapseed. There are so many great aps to enhance the awesome photos taken with the iPhone.

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Day 255 – What’s for Dinner?


I know many of you fellow men are like me… at least I think you may be. You get hungry and amble out to the kitchen, open the refrigerator door and just stare for a while, trying to figure out what to have for dinner. If you are like me, you don’t see anything that looks good, even though the refrigerator is full of choices, so you close the door and walk away. After awhile, hunger gets the best of you, and you head back out to search the refrigerator once again, as if maybe, somehow, some new food made it’s way into the refrigerator… and you stand there with the door open, like I do, gazing and hoping for something to jump out at you. Usually my wife will snap me out of my trance and make a suggestion, and then it’s like, “yea, why didn’t I think of that?” I think the problem arises when there are too many choices. Back when I was a single guy, I never had that problem. I would open the refrigerator and grab a beer and some leftover pizza. There weren’t a lot of choices to make, just pizza, beer, or out dated milk. Now that I’m supposed to eat healthier, I have more choices, and it takes longer to prepare the food, and… I just wish I could have pizza and a beer again. Life has become so complicated. 🙂
I shot this picture of my fully stocked refrigerator using my iPhone 4S and then processed it in Dynamic light on the Urban Art setting.

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Day – 254 Camaro in Blue

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The Chevrolet Camaro with its hood lifted and the blue LED lights drew me in for a closer look. I’m not sure of the year, 1965 or 1966, I think. I shot this with my iPhone 4S. I liked the blue glow and the memories of the muscle cars of my youth.