Crystal Lake Centennial

Thousands of people enjoyed the Crystal Lake centennial kick off festivities held at Three Oaks Recreation Area. It featured numerous bands, food and drink, a carnival and fireworks. Local music favorites Modern Day Romeos and Libido Funk Circus were headliner acts in the main stage tent. Attendees both young and old were able to meet and get their photograph taken with several entertainers. Wizzo and Cookie the clown, featured on the long-running local WGN TV Bozo Show, and Star Wars characters from the 501st Garrison were some of the crowd favorites.

Area youth attended events on the beach ranging from a Hip Hop dance class, magician, and musicians. A kite building workshop and kite flying demonstration was featured too.

The time lapse video contains 1328 images captured over eight days. It features setup of the carnival, the festival, all the way through take down of the tents. Even the kite flying demonstration can be seen in the sky.

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This is a Tone Mapped HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. It was created by combining three images. The three images were taken with bracketed exposures of 0, ± 1-1/3 ev. The post processing software allows you to create some interesting effects (Tone Mapping) or a more natural looking image with a larger dynamic range.

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I took this photo at Veterans Acres after an ice storm. There was a clear small frozen drop on the end of a branch and a lot of others on the tree branches in the background. They were catching the suns rays and causing the beautiful circle pattern.

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Voting closed for this image 9-7-08.
Here is a link to the winning photo: Umbrellas