Photography Guides and Trips

Molly Ryder Cup Banner Photo
Medinah Photo
Phil Mickelson Photo
Brits Photo
Ryder Cup Practice Round
by kozik on Sep 27, 2012
Medinah, Illinois, United States
Photography | 7.5 miles
Over a year ago, we won the lottery and we got tickets for the Ryder Cup.  We noticed that the tickets were for a practice round.  At first I was disappointed, then we learned that we could bring our cameras and attend the opening ceremonies.  This was going to be ok.When we got to Medinah, the players were already on the course and we quickly found Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy.As the...
Grand Central Market Photo
Walt Disney Concert Hall Photo
Street art Photo
Grand Central Market Photo
Los Angeles River, LA Street Art, Grand Central Market, Disney Concert Hall
by kozik on Jun 03, 2012
Los Angeles, California, United States
Photography | 50 miles
For the last half day of our photography class, we toured a few more places:  we started at the Los Angeles River, then drove over to a section of downtown LA that featured street art, we then walked through the lively Grand Central Market, then we took a ride up the Angel's Flight funicular to get a fantasic view of the downtown skyscrapers and Frank Gehry's postmodern Walt Disney Concert Hall.Here's some...
Flower Market Photo
Union Station Photo
Boy with Frog Photo
Getty Courtyard Photo
Flower Market, Union Station, Hollywood Blvd, Byzantine-Latino, Getty Museum
by kozik on Jun 02, 2012
Los Angeles, California, United States
Photography | 84 miles
For our main full day in Los Angeles, our photography class visits a wide range of destinations:  Flower Market, Union Station, Hollywood Blvd, the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, and the Getty Museum.  Here's some notes I took for each of these places.Los Angeles Flower Market District.  This is a few blocks in the downtown LA area that is home to wholesale flower distribution centers.  We visited one early Saturday morning; it was an open...
Guitar Player Photo
Juggler audience Photo
Ferris Wheel Photo
Finger Painting Artist Photo
Venice Beach Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier
by kozik on Jun 02, 2012
Venice Beach, California, United States
Photography | 7.3 miles
For my first evening in Los Angeles, our photography class went to the coast and went for walking tours at Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier.  I've been to LA before, and starting at these two places, I am about to see LA as I never have before!Venice Beach Boardwalk. This a people place!  Street perfomers, preachers, skateboarders, muscle-bound weight lifters, and merchants of all varieties of products and services, making...
Rose and Prairie Gardens Photo
Rose Garden Photo
Formal Gardens Photo
The Lion of Cantigny Photo
Cantigny Park and Gardens - 1st Division Museum, Rose and Prairie Gardens
by kozik on Oct 08, 2011
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Photography | 0.0 miles
We had relatives visiting from out of town and we took them to see the beautiful autumn colors at the Cantigny Park.  This park is the former grounds of the founder of the Chicago Tribune, Robert McCormick, who fought in the US Army's First Division, and built a museum in their honor.Our visit included the museum, the Rose Garden and the Prairie Garden.
Goldenrod Photo
Black-eyed Susan Photo
Prairie in full color Photo
Black-eyed Susan Photo
Danada Sunset Prairie Flowers
by kozik on Sep 11, 2011
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Photography | 0.5 miles
After a daytime bike ride through the Danada Forest Preserve’s wildflower prairie, we decide to go back and take pictures of the wildflowers using our high quality camera.  The prairie is awash in bright yellow black-eyed susan, coneflowers, and goldenrod.  We waited until sunset to get better lighting.    On our bide ride earlier in the day, the pictures were taken while on a bike moving 10mph with the sun glaring bright mid-day light; ok pictures, but not great.  The pictures in...
Armstrong Hall Photo
Engineering Fountain Photo
Bell Tower Photo
Neil Armstrong Photo
Purdue Campus Walk - Armstrong Building, Bell Tower, Fountain
by kozik on Sep 12, 2011
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Photography | 1.7 miles
I was visiting Purdue University on business.  After my meetings, I went for a late afternoon walk through the center of campus.While there, I saw:  Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering and dedication statue, class of 1958/59 entrance arch, Purdue Bell Tower, Hovde Hall, Lion Head Fountain, University Hall, Lawson Computer Science Building, and Freedom Square in front of the Armory.
Sean Tucker Photo
Lima Lima Photo
FA-18 Photo
Golden Knights Photo
Chicago Air and Water Show 2011
by kozik on Aug 20, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Photography | 1.8 miles
We got tickets for the Air show at center stage on the North Ave beach.  We were delayed by a big rain storm, but the sky cleared and we were able to see a wonderful, though abbreviated, show.We saW; U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs, Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle, Lima Lima Flight Crew, The Firebirds, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team.  The Air Force...
Matilija Poppy Photo
Nobility Orchid Photo
Coastline at Swami's Photo
Clown Fish Photo
Photo Tour – Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, Self-Realization Fellowship, Swami’s, Torrey Pines Gliderport, Birch Aquarium
by kozik on Jun 25, 2011
South Oceanside, California, United States
Photography | 31 miles
After breakfast in Oceanside, the Image Quest photography workshop made our way to many colorful photo spots in the La Jolla, Encinitas, Oceanside area.We visited the following places: - Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center.  The center featured a dirt walking trail around a lake.  We saw pretty wildflowers. - Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Garden.  The fellowship featured a beautiful flower garden with views of the pacific coast.  It was beautiful manicured with a small stream...
Pier Photo
Surfing Photo
Snowy Egret Photo
Oceanside Outrigger Photo
Oceanside Pier and Harbor Photo Tour
by kozik on Jun 25, 2011
Oceanside, California, United States
Photography | 3.5 miles
For the first session of our Image Quest photography workshop, our group was introduced to the beauty of Oceanside’s Pier and Harbor area.   Oceanside is 30 minutes North of San Diego.The evening of our arrival, we went to the Municipal Pier to see coastline at sunset.  The pier was hopping! Lots of people fishing, lots of people enjoying the beach, and with the surf up, the surfing was really fun to...
Mission San Luis Rey Photo
Western Bluebird Photo
Ranch building Photo
Peacock Photo
Historic So Cal Photo Tour – Mission San Luis Rey, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
by kozik on Jun 26, 2011
San Luis Rey, California, United States
Photography | 15.6 miles
On the last day of the Image Quest photography workshop, our group visited two places that represent the historic view of Southern California:  The Mission San Luis Rey de Francia and the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.The San Luis Rey Mission church, located in Oceanside,  was built in 1811.  The unique style is inspired by Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican architecture.  The grounds feature some of the first California Pepper Trees, a beautiful...
DSC_0240 Photo
DSC_0248 Photo
DSC_0249 Photo
DSC_0254 Photo
Parliament Hill -- Ottawa, ON
by kozik on Dec 01, 2009
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Photography | 1.3 miles
I had an extra hour in Ottawa before my flight back home, so I went to the Parliament Hill area of Ottawa and took some daytime pictures.  While there, I saw: Vancouver 2010 Olympic countdown clock, Terry Fox memorial statue, The East, Centre, and West Block buildings, Centennial Flame, Langevin Block (Prime Minister's building), Bank of Montreal,  Confederation Building, Mackenzie Tower, Ottawa River, Supreme Court of Canada, Statue of Lester Bowles Pearson, Statue...


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