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Happy Birthday Boeing

In Aviation by Patrick

I was reading an article recently about the Boeing corporation celebrating its 100th birthday and it got me to thinking. Where would we be without the contributions of this company, especially during the years of WWII. Boeing was pivotal in the war in Europe with the B-17 and the B-29 bombers. It also got me thinking how at times we …

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Camera Bags

In Gear Review by Patrick

This is something that every photographer will have a different opinion on. Ask 6 photographers which bag they like best and you will get 6 different answers. Once in a while there comes along a product all can agree upon. This is one of those products. Redesigned and better than the original MP series, the MP v2 has brought Mindshift …

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Loving them clouds

In Travel by 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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Nikon D5 Firmware update

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon has released a firmware update for the Nikon D5. Here is a list of the basics, but he big one ins the video. Grab the update here The camera can now record movies up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds long. Movies are recorded across up to 8 files, each up to 4 GB size, which can be joined …

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Medieval meets modern

In Travel by 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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Navy Pier

In Landscapes by Patrick

Originally the Navy Pier was to be a dock for freights, passenger traffic and a space for indoor and outdoor recreation for the public. Many events were held at the pier, such as expositions, pageants and other types of entertainment. In 1927, the pier was renamed Navy Pier to honor the naval veterans who served in the First World War. …

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Skyline Pano

In Landscapes by Patrick

There are quite a few different ways to take a pano. With the advent of Photoshop CC and LIghtroom CC, it has become increasingly easier to stitch these together and make some really stunning panos. This is a 14 shot pano series of the Chicago Skyline shot vertically assembled using photomerge in Photoshop CC. Found under the File > Automate …

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Holy Name Cathedral

In Travel by 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 Travel by 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 …