Beach Head

I visited my friend Marina in Chicago last weekend and the forecast said thunderstorms all day Saturday. Instead, it was 85 and sunny. Hmm, close… So we went to the Taste of Chicago downtown and then took naps at North Avenue Beach. When I woke up, this guy was getting buried by his friends so I asked if I could take some pictures. Not that he really could have stopped me.

Buried in sand

Turtle Crossing

I was tipped off to a big turtle that was trying to make its way back to a lake a few blocks from my house. It seemed disoriented and it had a broken jaw so I think it was hit by a car at some point. I stayed with it until it reached the water’s edge.

My exposure was WAY off on this first shot (forgot to check ISO) but I still liked the frame enough to include it.

big turtleturtle close-upturtle crossing


I went with Erin Korsmo, my brother Sam and his friend Emily to the Bamboozle Roadshow at The Cabooze. It must have been terribly marketed because the crowds were tiny, I thought, given the all-star lineup. We saw

And Hanson will be joining the Roadshow for some other dates. Amazing. I know. So here is my obligatory photo of 3EB front man Stephan Jenkins (a longtime favorite of mine).
Third Eye Blind