BLACK & WHITE Photography

Since the advent of digital cameras, Black & White photography is making a comeback.

Black and White photography can hide a myriad of imperfections, especially in portraits.

Mono chrome lets composition & lighting create the mood instead of depending on color.


Carlson Oxbow Park

 Photos by Debra K Gutierrez
NW Indiana marshlands and wildlife along The Little Calumet River are serenly shielded from the hustle and bustle of our modern industrial age. Located in Hammond, Indiana.

The nature conservatory park's foot-beaten paths, bike trail, winding unvarnished wood decks, picnic table pavilions, and wide fishing docks along the river offer a naturally peaceful retreat in a close, quiet corner of the world where one can relish a sunrise, sunset, or the solitude of Mother Nature.

A perfect place to go trail hiking, bird watching, fishing, or unwind for an hour or two from the stresses of daily living.

Carlson Oxbow Park is located a few blocks East off of Kenndey Avenue by the I-80/94 Expressway in Hammond, Indiana (Across from the Indiana Welcome Center on Kennedy Avenue).

CIVIL WAR: In the South Shore

Civil War Historic Exhibit
"Region United, Nation Divided"
Hammond, Indiana Visitor Center
April - May 2013
  Photos by Debra K Gutierrez

 The exhibit honors Civil War HEROS from Lake County and Porter County Indiana

See the Civil War Exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Dr.
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-7979

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The Bridge is OUT!

Northwest Indiana's Longest Bridge

Photos by Debra K. Gutierrez
On Route 41, Indiana's longest ironclad bridge over a nobody of water has served NW Indiana commuters with a safe passageway over numerous train tracks in Gibson Rail Yard for over 75 years.

Photos of the 9-span bridge before and after demolition:

Indianapolis Boulevard North of Michigan Street (2013)

 Traveling South over the Bridge (2012)

East of the 9-Span Bridge (January 2013)

The bridge contract was awarded to Illinois' Dunnet Bay Construction Company.

West of the Bridge (April 2013)

Columbia Avenue (March 2013)

Indpls. Blvd. South of Gibson Yard (March 2013)

Summer St. (March 2013)

Indpls. Blvd. North of Gibson Yard (April 2013)
Some of the nine steel spans from the bridge will be recycled to areas where a shorter span of bridge will suffice.

"So long! Indiana's Iconic Bridge."

WHOniverse Photo Shoot 8 - Chicago

 Dr. Who Fans
Photos by Debra K Gutierrez
The Whoinverse Photo Shoot 8 was at Montrose Point Beach in Chicago, Illinois on April 6th, 2013 at 10 am. "The Order of the Blue Box" created the event. Enjoy!