Hot Summer Night – Photographs

On a hot summer night this Sunday, I visited beautiful Grant Park for the first time in years. Photos are from Grant Park’s Seven Bridges, hidden beach, golf course, and more. Don’t leave summer!

Scared all the Sunday golfers away for a moment…
Sunset Golf Hole

Crossing… Lake Michigan in the background with a stream running into the park in the foreground.

I want to make this my summer cottage…
Sunset Golf Shack

Eerie and beautiful…
Covered Bridge

Trying to hold camera steady as mosquitoes maul me…
Beach Bridge

Beautiful ‘hidden’ beach…

Crawling through the spiderwebs…

Splash of color… and mosquitoes…

My stairs can beat-up your stairs.
Serious Stairs

Yeah. It’s was a little humid.

Exit Bridge

Beautiful bending branch over Lake Michigan.
Bending Branch

Thanks for reading! ~VB

Jazz in the Park

Second-to-last Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee. Beautiful, hot summer night and great turn-out.

He’s the only one facing the correct way. 😛
Jazz in the Park

Strike a pose.
Photo Op

Jazz in the Park II


Standing in the street taking photos at State St. and Milwaukee St. in downtown Milwaukee last night.
Powering Up
Best Lunch Table Ever?

Another entrance I shot (in 2013) in downtown-Milwaukee of a building whose builders clearly had too much money 😛
Looking Up Entrance

First time at Wrigley!

Finally made it to Wrigley Field!
Below is a photo story of my trip: 2 Cubs fans and 2 Brewers fan (myself included) going to the Cubs vs. Brewers game.

Enjoying the summer weather while waiting for my friend to pick me up in Milwaukee in the morning.
Waiting to be Picked Up in Milwaukee

Waiting at O’Hare to pick-up a friend. We got yelled at a few times by the pick-up zone ladies. They weren’t messing around 😛
O'Hare Pick-Up

My friend is tired of waiting for the friend we’re picking up…
Tired of Waiting

Made it to Chicago and parked about half a mile from Wrigley Field. Two cubs fans vs. myself and my friend Mike in the Corey Hart jersey.
The boys are back in town…
The Boys are Back in Town

Making our way inside after my sunscreen got hijacked by the entry guards. The guy behind me had a 70-200mm Canon L-series (pro) lens on his DSLR (I’m using a 24-70mm Canon L-series) and hopefully he made it through gate check, they were calling over the supervisor to make a decision as I entered Wrigley. There were a couple people inside Wrigley with long-lenses, but no one with a pro-end lens.

I’ve never had any trouble at Miller Park bringing any of my cameras or lenses in.

Made it to a patio with a great breeze on a hot and humid day (I love the heat).
Wrigley Patio

What a great looking field… sold out game… fans stay the whole time…
Wrigley Field

Mike and I selfie. Note that is not a weird sweat stain on me (lower right of frame).
Selfie / That's Not a Sweat Stain

Patio break for some fresh air and a great view.

Checking out the upper deck. Not a bad view anywhere in the stadium.
Up Top View

Phone photo by a very nice and vocal Pirates fan. Photo edit by me.
Mike in Brewers jersey and me (camera right).
Cell Pic by Pirates Fan of 2 Brewers Fans at Wrigley Field

Post-game in Wrigleyville… the rivalry continues…
Post-Game Rivalry

Distracted by the sweet lights on the ceiling…
Cool Shit on Bar Ceiling

You can imagine how exhausting dealing with these idiots all day can be 😛
This is What I had to Deal With

Walking to a different Wrigleyville bar. The guys laugh in the bottom right kills me.
Walking to Bar / Guy in Bottom Right is having a Good Time

What an awesome sign and entrance.
Wrigley Field!

Time to head back to Wisco…
Riding Back

C*H*E*E*S*E - Heading back to Milwaukee

Thunderstorms and ridiculous 80’s music kept us entertained on the way back.
Thunderstorms Along the Way
THE END! Thanks for reading!

P.S. Here’s a short video from the day: