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Ursa Major and The Grand Canyon in Moonlight

Ursa Major

Since time immemorial, these pinpricks in the breach have marched across the heavens much as they do now. In the cities we may have blotted these lamps from the sky, but they burn there still; and, every once in a while, we are lucky enough to stand and see them dance. Here is an image or two of the great constellation above a few beautiful pieces of earth. I am reminded of "The Boy in the Bubble" by Paul Simon.

These are the days of miracle and wonder

This is the long distance call

The way the camera follows us in slo-mo

The way we look to us all

The way we look to a distant constellation

That's dying in a corner of the sky

These are the days of miracle and wonder

And don't cry baby, don't cry

Don't cry

A Chicago photography Workshop

The workshop I am going to run is going to take place May 26th, Saturday at 8:00 AM. We are going to meet in the gorgeous confines of the University of Chicago. We will start in Hutchinson Commons, where we will run through a few exercises that aid in compositional focus.


From there we will put some of that theory into practice along the exteriors and interiors of Chicago for a few hours and then come back to Hutch and work on post processing. Afterward we will set up a google group and keep the lines of communication open - some of you who have worked with me in the past can attest to how useful it is to tap your fellow workshoppers and me in future. Further, we are going to have a photo contest with some fabulous prizes!


The price will be $150.


I've got a great core group lined up already and I can assure you it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn a lot about photography and make some wonderful connections with other talented photographers. If you're interested - drop me a line via email (contact link above) or post a comment below. I'd love to have you with us!


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Taken on January 11, 2011