Archive for November, 2012

Suddenly, Utah

I was planning on doing some long series of Utah, being that I hadn’t been very active with the camera all summer and I was in a bit of a funk.  Yet all the sudden I find myself going out on a regular basis and I now have an actual backlog of photos requiring editing as well an interest in trying out HDR.  So what is a girl to do?  There will be more Riverdale photos, and today’s adventure yielded a veritable treasure trove of photos, not to mention I haven’t even touched the pictures I took 2 weeks ago on a night trip through the south side of Chicago.

Today though, we’re heading back to the red rocks and green hills of Utah.

 

I really cannot get enough of the Bryce Canyon hoodoos, they are just mind blowing.

 

Still, just outside of Canyonlands you’ll find the most amazing green rocks calling out from the hillsides.

Red is still the predominant color of Utah; time, wind and rain have sculpted it into some pretty fascinating formations.

 


Hello Riverdale

One of my photo buddies has a job which has him driving literally all over the south suburbs of Chicago.  This is a huge benefit to me since it means he often spots those locations we want to go wandering about in on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  for this particular location we found ourselves in the town of Riverdale, which was odd to me since I vaguely remember parts of my misspent youth hanging around there more than a bit.

I’m not sure how long it has set forgotten and falling down but my guess would be over 2o years.  I give you the grainery.

 

Not all doorways lead to more fallen bricks though.

Of course, you have to scramble over bricks to get out.  Good thing I wore sturdy shoes.

In some places though, you didn’t need to leave the building to get out to the forest.

In others the trees have simply spread their autumn bounty across the remnants of the floors.

 


Goodbye Gardens

 

We stopped for a moment to get out of the rain, and even the looking up found a pleasing view to the eyes.  I really can’t wait to go back next year.  However our time here is done and we’ll be leaving the Anderson Japanese Gardens now.