Wednesday, June 13th - Travel By Moonlight – Grand Canyon & Bright Angel Trail

Travel By Moonlight - Grand Canyon & Bright Angel Trail

Friday, June 1st - Golden Gate Bridge – 75th Birthday Celebration

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 years old this year, and this past weekend, the city celebrated with an amazing fireworks display around the bay and on the bridge. I’ve never really photographed fireworks before, and the masses of people made it difficult to get in a good location (didn’t exactly plan ahead for the thousands of people who showed up). Regardless, it was a great memory, fireworks display and celebration that left everyone wondering what will happen for the 100th birthday.

Golden Gate Bridge - 75th Birthday Celebration

Golden Gate Bridge - 75th Birthday Celebration

Golden Gate Bridge - 75th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, May 24th - The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach – Chicago, IL

The Half Acre team knows how to throw a party, and they decided to kick-off Chicago Craft Beer Week with an event all their own. They haven’t put on a big celebration since their Christmas party back in 2010 – On Photon (photos from that party are here). Unlike On Photon, The Sands was their first party outside of the brewery, and the weather at Montrose Beach could not have been better for an outdoor event. Over 350 people attended and were able to sample beers from some great local and regional breweries, including Three Floyds, Revolution, Cigar City, Shorts, Firestone Walker, Piece, Dogfish Head and many more. In addition to the beer, Big Star and Belly Shack provided the food, while a DJ, mariachi band and the Jesse White Tumblers provided the entertainment (video of these guys tumbling is on the way). It is great to see Half Acre thriving in Chicago, and I can’t wait for the next big party.

Thanks a lot to the Half Acre team for letting me photograph their event and drink their beer. I’ve posted a lot of photos below, and at the very bottom, you can view the whole gallery from the evening.

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

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Tuesday, April 3rd - An Afternoon At Wrigley

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

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Wednesday, March 28th - Lunch on the Ledge

Lunch on the Ledge

Monday, March 26th - The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

Thursday, March 22nd - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest – 6/11/11

I realized last night that I have a lot of old photos, from last summer in Chicago, that I never posted. Included in this heap of files were some shots from Ezra’s Ribfest set. Check out Ezra’s site for the latest tour dates.

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest - 6/11/11

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest - 6/11/11

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Wednesday, March 21st - Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Tuesday, March 20th - The Golden Gate from Land’s End

Click the image below to see a larger version. The real composite comes from 18 different photos and is 60 megapixels (16,000px by 3,800px).

The Golden Gate from Land's End

Thursday, March 15th - Watch Your Back

Watch Your Back