Without My Camera

I’m a little behind in my blog posts, not that I have a schedule but I do have a plan albeit a short term plan!  Today turned into an unexpected day off from everything basically.  My hubby & I were in search of a camera for him for a trip.  First store we went to was closed – their website said Sunday hours.

It was so nice out we decided to head to Geneva/Batavia to wander a bit down by the Fox River in Fabyan Park.  Killing some time before we headed to a different camera store (yes, there are still a few of them around.)

I really wasn’t in the mood to go anywhere.  We talked about hitting a park because it was so nice today.  Still, I didn’t really feel like going.  I did not bring my camera because when I already feel like plopping my rear in the comfy chair for the day, I certainly can’t be bothered to carry my camera.

So we wandered. It was amazing today for November 6th.  Gorgeous color and light.  Thankfully we all have these handy-dandy mobile cameras with us at all times!

We ended up heading to the camera store which just so happened to be in the vicinity of this really cool little brewery, Solemn Oath Brewery.  Check it out if you’re in the area, it’s a cool little place with good beer.  Then to one of Mike’s favorite places for BBQ ribs: Gemato’s Wood Pit BBQ for a late lunch/early dinner.

So, although the day didn’t go as planned it was a very nice day out which is something we don’t do often enough.

Also – as a photographer, to those of you who are also photographers – just because you don’t have your ‘gear’ doesn’t mean you can’t take the shots!

The light!
November 6th – still green!
Love these reds
Beautiful Day
Fabyan Japanese Garden
It’s all about the lines and shadows
Don’t forget to look up!


I hope to be back to my semi/somewhat regularly scheduled posts later this week.  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Watch this space for the 2017 Lauri Novak Photography Calendar and how to order!

Thanks for being here!


Author: Lauri Novak Photography

I have been taking photos ever since I received my first Kodak X-15 Instamatic Camera at the age of 10. In grade school, my best friend's father was a photographer, we got to "play" with cameras and in the darkroom. With camera in hand I was fortunate growing up to have traveled around the US more than most at an early age. Traveling gave me an appreciation for the world around me. I started seeing in a different way, different perspective and appreciating what I saw. As I got older I had the opportunity to travel a little bit overseas which opened up my eyes to other cultures and even more ways of seeing the world. Capturing these views and perspectives on film at first and now digital and sharing them is my passion. I am finally pursuing this passion and as they say - if you love what you do and do what you love you'll never work a day in your life. I see the world in photographs and love that my photography helps others to see the world around them in a new and different way.

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