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Welcome to The Last Frame, a blog by photojournalist Don Campbell.
After a two week break from sports, the 2015-2016 basketball season is here. It will be interesting to see how our local teams do this year, especially Benton Harbor which made a nice tournament run last year.
Located 90 minutes southwest of Chicago is one of Illinois’ most popular state parks, Starved Rock. Nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, hundreds of thousands of visitors travel from around the country to explore the canyons, hike 13 miles of marked trails, and in the fall, watch as the colors light up the sandstone canyon walls. With 18 canyons and more than 3,200 acres to explore, it may take more than just one trip to experience everything the park has to offer. A convenient stone lodge, built in the 1930s, offers 72 luxury hotel rooms, 22 cabin rooms as well as a whirlpool and sauna. If the lodge is booked, various hotels are located in nearby Utica, Peru and Oglesby. As a year round park, Starved Rock offers a unique visit during any season. Summer brings warm temperatures and families with children on break filling up the park's campground. Autumn brings its own rewards with trails carpeted in fallen leaves. Spring rains create magnificent waterfalls and in winter those same waterfalls become frozen walls of ice where the experienced can practice their ice climbing skills. So take a free weekend and head a few hours west of St. Joseph, you won't be disappointed.
Hidden along Warren Woods Road near Sawyer is the Chikaming Township Park and Nature Preserve. The 263 acre preserve featuring a 5-acre lake, woodlands, wetlands and prairies is an amazing place to visit especially as color begins to peak in the fall.
The high school football season is flying by and after last Friday night it's nice to have some clear weather to shoot in as Lakeshore faces Battle Creek Lakeview during a home game. Also nice to get a little love from the Associated Press who selected this image as an APTOPIX. Till next week.
I think one of the most undervalued sections in many papers today is the Food page. I can't tell you how many times I have subjects compliment me on our weekly section and I usually look forward to shooting it each week. Although I don't fancy myself a "foodie" or anything close to an expert, I do think that shooting hundreds of these pages over the years has given me an appreciation for the creativity and hard work chefs and cooks put in. So take a look at just a few of the food assignments I've shot over the last summer.
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