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I liked the quality of light on the salt and shaker. The subject is simple, but the composition brings to mind the tradition and cooperation of long-ago family dinners.
After a busy weekend at the University of Illinois, trash cans overflowed with packaging from all types of drinks and food. It's interesting to see what people consume at sporting events. While there were a lot of fast food wrappers and sugary drinks, at least one person tracked down an apple.
I love the bright colors and details of the wrinkles in new leaves.
The machine room for the Blue Waters supercomputer is immense and filled with rows of identical cabinets. When it comes to computers, pattern and repetition are the name of the game. Photographed for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
When I was photographing the Blue Waters supercomputer I was surprised to see what looked like SanDisk memory sticks. Bright-colored lights add to the futuristic feel of the computer room. Photographed for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Even within a single computer blade, pattern and repetition rule. Photographed for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
When you are accustomed to cows and corn, sheep are interesting. (Ireland, December 2013)
Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly (Ireland, December 2013)
Don't fall off the Cliffs of Moher! It's a long way down. (Ireland, December 2013)
Londonderry, or Derry, depending on your allegiance, in Northern Ireland was central to The Troubles late in the last century. While some evidence of that remains, the downtown area was lovely old construction and quite inviting. (Northern Ireland, December 2013)
The Glengoyne distillery north of Glasgow, Scotland, gave a great tour of their distillery... and of their scotch selection! Lights ignited the varied ambers in the bottles around the distillery store. (Scotland, December 2013)
(Scotland, December 2013)
Severus Snape will glower over you at the Harry Potter Studio Tour outside London. (England, December 2013)
The unusual color of the water (well, unusual for someone who grew up along the shore of Lake Michigan) caught my eye as the Queen Mary 2 approached New York. It perfectly complemented the orange in the life boat. (December 2013)
Will it be a girl...
Or a boy?
Close cropping emphasizes the intimacy of this moment, despite being in a room full of people.
Grandma's love is there whether or not you acknowledge it.
(San Francisco, December 2009)
Black and white enhances the somber mood at Arlington National Cemetery. (Washington, DC, summer 2006)
(Washington, DC, summer 2006)
Greyscale again emphasizes the loss of life in this burned forest at Mesa Verde National Park. (Colorado, July 2006)
West coast of Ireland (December 2013)
One does not think of areas like this as far north as Oregon. The colors really were as vibrant as they appear.
Door County, Wisconsin, is a favorite vacation spot among Wisconsin and Illinois residents. How many people do you think heed the sign?
The air is clearer when 30 percent of the atmosphere and pollution from Salt Lake City lie below you. (Snowbird, summer 2006)