29 October 2009

view from above

I am currently working on a project about people in our community who followed their passions. These photos are from a hot air balloon ride at dawn with Bill Baker, a pilot from Cary.

some favorite assignments

Troy Evert, of Lake in the Hills, Ill., plays with his pet ring-tailed lemur, Ringo, in his backyard. Ringo, who's 5 years old, is about the size of a large house cat and about to be evicted from his home. The AP picked this up which was cool.

Watch the lemur in action here:

Also it ran here:

McHenry County Conservation District firefighters tend to a prescribed night prairie and savanna burn at Glacial Park in Ringwood on Friday. About 20 acres were burned to control brush and manage prairies and woodlands.This assignment was one of my top ten best ever.

Check out the prairie burn here:

Heather B. Armstrong, professional blogger.

See an interview with her:

Members of the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team practice a routine Wednesday evening on Wonder Lake. The team was preparing for the National Tournament on Saturday in Rockford, and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Watch a video of the water ski show team here:

Crystal Lake Central High School graduate Brittany Bromir hugs classmate Kelli Arigi after the graduation ceremony Saturday morning.

Fabric Images employees work on completing the Zaha Hadid-designed pavilion in Millennium Park to mark the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett's “Plan of Chicago.” The piece consists of more than 7,000 pieces of aluminum covered in fabric, and once finished, the walls will serve as a projection background for a film about the Chicago area and its future.

A look at the annual Taste of Chicago, always fun to cover.

Images copyright of Shaw Suburban Media/Northwest Herald.

26 October 2009

new york new york

I made a trip to New York City in August to visit some friends.