The little guy

The little guy Ah well. I always have a weak spot for "the little guy". You know that guy, the one that tries really hard but gets zero respect, or acknowledgement of his talents, or achievements. I identify with the little guy, because I am…

Chicago Snapshot redesign

Chicago Snapshot redesign So, I purchased a pretty advanced and fancy WordPress theme from www.themeforest.net. It cost me $65, so one of the more premium themes that were well built and responsive. Responsive design is when a website changes…

Spring

Spring 2021 So its March. About a year since the pandemic has been effecting the world. It's been mentally tough on me, and most likely everyone else. I have been pretty depressed. Also had my cycles of anxiety. I had been unemployed before…

Chris Trott

Starting over I decided to wipe out my one, original site, and start fresh. Over the years I owned many domain names. The very first domain I registered was number-9.com I have no idea what is on that site now. Then I registered pixelfight.com…

2021

It's 2021, New Year's Day So it's a new year. Nothing has changed for me...yet. Last night, my parents and I had champagne. It was good pick my father. It was not technically not champagne I think, I saw the label, it looked Italian. Champagne…

Naked Raygun

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Where to begin on 80's Chicago Punk Rock I don't know where to begin with this band. When I think of 80's old school, Chicago punk rock, I think of Naked Raygun. There were four members of Naked Raygun, I started to listen to them back in highschool.…

Chicago

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Born in Blue Island I was born in Blue Island, Illinois at St. Francis Hospital and grew up in Riverdale. Riverdale borders Chicago on its Southern edge. So, yes I am a Southsider. I was born in 1972 at that hospital. St. Francis became Metro…

The Loneliest Road in America

Thinking of my next road trip I was tinkering around on the Internet, trying to think of an interesting place to go on my next road trip. Normally, summers are for road trips for me (when its financially feasible) . I absolutely live for…

Hopelessness

This COVID 19 pandemic I have been hiding in my house I would say 90% of the time since last March. I only goto the grocery store, gas station, drive thru bank lanes. I did slip out to the local bar maybe 12 times or so. Also at the bar,…

Panoramas

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Panoramas For a few years now, I have been creating panoramas at certain locations where I take photos. Rather than rely on automatic panorama creating software in cameras or on phones, I tend to do the panoramas the way I started doing them.…

Maria

To post topless  photos or not? I was debating whether or not to post the photos of my one photo studio session. These photos are from 2009. Yes some are topless photos but they are, I feel, tastefully done. It was a very professionally run…

Just inside Clark County

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Just inside Clark County, Nevada wonderplugin_video iframe="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyoiehbNsGw" lightbox=0 lightboxsize=1 lightboxwidth=960 lightboxheight=540 autoopen=0 autoopendelay=0 autoclose=0 lightboxtitle="" lightboxgroup=""…

17 Years

The beginning of Chicago Snapshot My website www.chicagosnapshot.com is 17 years old. I registered .com .net and .org back in 2003. It’s went gone through some changes over the years. First it was a street blog, just random photos of interesting…

Rainy Utah

Rainy Utah Lovely Utah Utah is one of the most pretty states in the United States. I feel it has the most natural stone arch structures of any state. When I do have the chance to drive West from Chicagoland, I do tend to drive "briskly".…

The Witches Hour

  The Witches Hour This horrible pandemic Ever since this pandemic started (March) or so, I have been at home. I only go out for groceries, or the drive thru bank, or the gas station. Maybe 10 times I slipped out to a bar. The bar…

Social media rots your brain

Banned from Twitter So I got banned from Twitter. This was the third time, separate accounts . I don't think I said anything too bad, and not anything that would warrant a knock on the front door early in the morning. It started when I was…

Driving fast in the desert

I love to drive One thing that I enjoy doing. Is road trips. I hate the tolls and congestion of going East of Chicago, so my choice (when I can) is going West. I love the West. Higher speed limits. Driving briskly is more forgivable.…

The American Southwest

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My first time in the American Southwest Since I first took a train ride to be with a woman in Arizona in 2007, I have fallen in love with the American Southwest. My relationship failed after only 3 months, but my love for the American Southwest…

Splash Photography

Splash Photography For years now (on and off) I have been doing "splash photography" in my basement on a small set. I first used a laser trigger that was made by a person in small lots. It was an expensive laser shutter trigger that was not…

Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park

Entrance to Yosemite National Park In early May of 2015 Entering Yosemite National Park via Tigoa Pass 120. The road to the main gate is 11 miles up a winding, steep incline. The maximum elevation that I noticed was 9000 feet above…