After finishing up a few assignments in Naperville I stopped at a park to send in the photos they needed back in the newsroom. I began to pack up when I saw some spring breakers enjoying the nice day and taking advantage of the wind. I hung out with them for a bit as they had competitions to see who could get their kite to fly higher.
I spent the other morning with Chuck and Andrew as they work on restoring a tree nursery at the McDonald Farm in Naperville.
I spent election night last week in Glen Ellyn with the crew from Bill Foster's Campaign. I arrived to the Village Links in Glen Ellyn a bit early hoping to catch some Foster supporters hanging out and passing the time.
When I arrived I found only the organizers there...not exactly the scene I was hoping for.
I spent a few minutes walking around the clubhouse when I saw through a window that the results from the Republican primary were on a TV.
With the sun setting I knew the colors would be nice playing off the yellow light in the windows with the TV in the corner of the frame.
Like any good political figure Foster arrived about an hour after he was scheduled to have been at Village Links.
Once he walked in the room he started shaking hands with everyone there.
Knowing this was the shot I wanted, I was right next to him the whole time, as well as another photographer.
After a few handshakes I knew I had the photo I need and decided to play around a bit with a slower shutter speed.
Dragging the shutter allowed me to capture the flash of the other photographer, freezing Bill, while blurring the background.
Despite their best efforts West Aurora fell to Proviso East 51-62 in Tuesday nights Supersectional game at Hinsdale Central High School.
Spent some time out at the Dick Young Forest Preserve after hearing that the Pelicans were back in town. What used to be an April only sighting, the birds have been gracing the banks of area ponds and lakes earlier and earlier each year.
West Aurora defeated Metea Valley tonight in the East Aurora Sectional to advance to the Super-Sectional next week. Here is a few of my favorites...
Before the start of their sectional semi-final game at East Aurora High School on Wednesday night, the Metea Valley cheering section did their best Lebron James impression by blowing powder into the air. What they didn't expect was the 15 minute game delay that would come as crews worked to clear the game floor of the mist as the powder floated across the gym.
In a thrilling overtime victory, West Aurora defeated Plainfield East to advance to the Sectionals at East Aurora. Their proud cheering section, The Rowdies, provided all the support the team could ever ask for.