Friday, October 23, 2009

STARVED ROCK: It's the little things...

Wow!  What an amazing weekend!  So I know it's been a while... okay a long while so I'm trying to catch up with blogging and my images, but this past weekend was such a blast!  

On one of my past blog posts I had met with a bunch of photographers at the Dollop Coffee House in downtown Chicago, and since then we've all gotten pretty tight.  So this past weekend we planned a trip to Starved Rock in Oglesby, IL.  It was fantastic!  We started at 9 a.m. in the morning & hiked through the day, spending hours from site to site taking pictures, learning, and helping each other with our own specialties.  Basically it was a great time to, as my aunt would say, "commune with nature."  It was so nice just hanging out with photographers, getting to meet their wonderful families, and really bond outside of the professional aspect of the industry.  The funny thing is that I think pain and agony have a way of bringing people together... especially when we're all suffering through it together!  So I think we were the closest when climbing some of those ridiculous trail steps while lugging our camera equipment!  As tiring as it was, I wouldn't trade it for anything... so much fun!  

I love building relationships with people and I hope that this is the beginning of something awesome!

Here are some of the pictures from that day, sometimes we just need to take time to enjoy the little things of life and be reminded of God's beautiful creation!  Enjoy! :)
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It's early as our brave explorers get ready to embark on the... um... rugged... stone path?

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3 comments:

Nyerere said...

Excellent photos. I had something that weekend, but definitely next time.

www.MelissaDiep.com said...

great work steve!! wish i was there!

Dawn Davis said...

I'm definitely making the next hike with you all... SO BEAUTIFUL...!