Larry Coryell and Larry Gray

Larry Coryell Trio at Jazz Showcase

Laura Peters Chicago, Jazz, Music

Tonight I visited Chicago’s Jazz Showcase in historic Dearborn Station to hear guitarist Larry Coryell with Larry Gray on bass and Paul Wertico on drums. The show was uplifting and cheerful and that energy was evident on their faces throughout the evening. Jazz Showcase is a wonderful venue where audience members are fully engaged with the performers. It is an …

Airplanes and Apertures

Laura Peters Aviation

For the past few weekends, I have been visiting Chicago Executive Airport to capture shots of arriving and departing airplanes. While my great friend is in the air preparing to become a private pilot, I’m on the ground practicing my steady hand shots. For these trips, I have my Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. It’s much easier to …

Touristosaurus : Chicago

Laura Peters Art Photos, Chicago

Chicago offers some pretty incredible scenes – elevated trains, historic and modern architecture, large parks and museums – so many choices to describe any mood. When a friend mentioned she was looking for a birthday gift involving Chicago or dinosaurs, our conversation led to a fun series of photos around the city. Title: Field of Screams At The Field Museum …

Friendly Squirrel

Squirrels

Laura Peters Animals, Squirrels

Unlike puppies and kittens, squirrels aren’t universally adored. It seems to be a tie between people who think they are annoying, and people who think they are cute. I am on the side of cute for most critters, so I have a hard time understanding the other perspective. (I admit, I would not call a spider “cute” though.) So when …