The Palmer House Hilton – A Historic Hotel in Chicago
The last couple of days I was downtown Chicago for work. I stayed at the Palmer House Hilton for the first time. I’ve been inside the lobby area and the street level elevator area but that’s it. I always knew it was gorgeous, has a wonderful history and that at some point I wanted to take the time to shoot there. This was not that time. Continue reading “Leaving the Camera Behind (again!)”
No, this is not a New Year’s Resolution post, not really.
Thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on in my head the last month or so. It’s not that scary, I promise.
I tend to get involved in too much, I like being involved until it becomes a distraction and veers me off my path. Sometimes I do things thinking they are part of my path, how else do you find out if they are or not if you don’t try? Then I become overwhelmed and hardly anything gets done. I know I’m not the only one who does this.
What do you do when your mentor is telling you about this amazing, once in a lifetime adventure he’s going on when he says, “you should go!”? If you’re me, you immediately start looking at the dates, air fare and if it’s at all possible to make it happen. Then you make it happen.
That’s how it all started, me going to the Arctic on a scientific explorer ship for a photography symposium. Up until then I had never heard of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. I highly recommend it!