Lakes, woodlands, ancient sand dunes, native prairie, picnic grounds, and Scout facilities make up the 193 acres of the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve, located outside my back yard, about 23 miles south of Chicago, Illinois – USA. Throught the preserve are several bridges that serve as a link to the pathways and trails.

It often feels like walking on water as I walk across the bridges, the water only a few inches below my feet.

Likewise, in the City of Chicago, are several bridges that span down the length of the Chicago River. Each one holds a unique personality, with their own viewpoint of this iconic urban landscape.

The strength of these structures, as old as they are, still carries the weight of busses, cars, and people crossing them, yet also raise up to allow boats to pass underneath.

A bridge to me is symbolic of having faith, because they lead to destinations, or possibilities, sometimes not seen but hoped for, that often create opportunities. No matter what our experiences in life, Jesus has the strength and the way if we only trust in Him to lead the way. Our struggles only strengthen our faith to strive for what we believe in. 

With this post I’m returning to a weekly photo theme. It’s been a while since I”ve posted on this blog consistantly, so I invite you to enjoy this project as I bring to it a new perspective, possibilities, and new opportunities yet to be reveald.

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With that said, find below the installment for ‘Bridge’ which is this weeks theme. Click the available links to view larger or buy prints or gifts, or for image licensing. 




Bridge - Lower Lakeshore Drive at Navy Pier Chicago.

Bridge – Lower Lakeshore Drive at Navy Pier Chicago





Vertigo Chicago

Vertigo Chicago


Chicago Wind

Chicago Wind



Sunday Afternoon


Wetlands Trail - Color

Wetlands Trail – Color


Chicago Morning - Monochrome

Chicago Morning Commute – Monochrome



Summer on the Chicago River

Summer on the Chicago River


Photographs © 2017 Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved


Parade. Candy.

Parade. Candy.


I little girl collects candy tossed onto the street during the Fourth of July parade in the Mid-West as a part of the American lifestyle.

This photograph is a part of the Frank J Casella smart phone camera project collection.

Did you know, more pictures have been made from a mobile device than all the pictures in the history of photography?

Strong Composition

Puffy Storm Clouds

Many times the key factor of a great photograph comes from it having strong composition. Yes, the story is important but, without strong composition the story gets lost I think. Check out the Whimsically Expressive collection on my Artists Website and you’ll get the idea what I’m talking about.