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Waves crash near a beautiful red house along the beach of Lake Superior.
Cameron Lopez of Hawthorn Woods
I was drawn to photograph this bridge, because of the dramatic contrast between the highlights and the shadows. The warmth comes from taking the picture shortly before sunset. This is the pedestrian walkway across the Fox River just south of Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
The Amalfi coastline in ltaly in October 6.
Charlene Comin of Buffalo Grove
The intricate pattern of the leaf stood out against the bright light of the afternoon sun.
Anna-Catherine McGraw of Wheaton
This photo was taken at the 18th Annual Photography Exhibition, a partnership between College of DuPage Photography department and Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley. James is viewing his photo taken by photography student Julio Guerrero for the first time.
Rich Howe of Villa Park
A hiker walks through a stream in the narrows of the Virgin River in Zion National Park during July of 2016.
Tony Filippo of Green Oaks
A well-worn barbed wire fence protects a cattle ranch in a remote area near Coleville, Calif. during a sunset in October.
Mike Stone of Round Lake Beach
In November, floral enthusiasts are reflected in the ornaments at the Lincoln Park Conservatory that featured poinsettias and silver ornaments.
Lynne Solway of Buffalo Grove
A bright blue tree is decorated for the holidays in Salt Lake City, Utah last week.
Ken Juranek of Des Plaines
Enjoying a beautiful sunset from my home in Addison, Illinois. I can't believe it was in the 60s today, Monday, November 27th. This sunset was a great ending to this wonderful day.
Kathy Kolvitz of Addison
I took this picture of the Bixby bridge, which is a part of California's coastal highway 1, in September of 2016. This bridge crosses Bixby creek where the creek enters the Pacific Ocean. Much of this highway was closed for months this past year because of a washout and a bridge failure.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
While visiting Sanibel Island, Florida last week, we were able to see a variety of beautiful birds around the island. This pelican was one of our favorites. We found it entertaining watching him hunt for fish to eat. I have to say, he was very successful!
Kathy Jordan of St. Charles