Fred Shabec's Posts

Electrified Sky

  • August 2, 2013

Electrified sky over Chicago area. Took this in the in Batavia, IL.


High Altitude flyby

  • July 30, 2013

Taken in Lake in the Hill, IL. A Boeing 777 flying by at high altitude. Too high to be able to make out the airline though.  


Low and Slow

  • July 28, 2013

Low and Slow flyby at the 2011 Gary Airshow


Bridge Reflection

  • July 26, 2013

This photo was taken at the  Rotary Botanical Garden located in Janesville, WI. It was a foot bridge over a small pond located there. Loved the reflection of the bridge in the water.


American Airlines 767 short final

  • July 24, 2013

American Airlines 767 short final for runway 28 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.        


Flowers at the Garden

  • July 22, 2013

Two of many flowers that are at the Rotary Botanical Garden located in Janesville, WI.   Both Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 28-135mm lens at 135mm, ISO-100, f/5.6, 1/250 shutter speed.


Eagles at the Mississippi River

  • July 20, 2013

Eagles taken at the Mississippi River Lock and Dam 14 in Iowa.   All taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm L lens, ISO-200, f/5.6, 1/1000 shutter speed


Church Sanctuary

  • July 18, 2013

Following pictures were taken again the old Methodist Church in Gary, IN. This time looking at the front and back of the Sanctuary. Both pictures are done in HDR. The top picture is looking forward toward the altar and the bottom one is looking toward the rear.



  • July 16, 2013

Took this picture of a United Airlines 757 landing at O'Hare Intl. airport after a rain storm. What's good about shooting aircraft after a storm the atmosphere is still full a moisture and when the aircraft are taking off or landing vapor can happen on and around the aircraft. In this case vapor is coming off the edge of the extended flaps. With the dark background and the white of the vapor can make some interesting photography.   Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, ISO-100, f/5.6, 1.800 shutter speed.


Moon Rise

  • July 14, 2013

Took this picture in Lake in the Hills, IL while I was out for a walk. Always like to take my camera with me because the location I'm in is close to a nature preserve and I'm always on a lookout for animals. I was able to see the moon coming up and was able to get this picture. The background was originally blue because the sun had not set just yet, I was able to switch this picture to Black & White and that ended up making the background black.   Take with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, ISO-400, f/5.6, 1/320 shutter speed.