Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Field Museum

Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at the  Field Museum.

Sue is the most famous, best preserved most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. She is 40.5 feel long and 13 feet tall. Her skull alone weighs 600 pounds. Its so heavy that a replica is used on the sculpture while the original is on display elsewhere in the museum. The Field Museum bought Sue on auction for a price $8.3 Million. Woah!!

In February I took a long overdue visit to the Field Museum in Chicago Illinois. I met up with some friends I haven’t seen since they got married. And I got to meet their two adorable daughters. A bonus is that I still have my driver’s license from when I lived in Chicago. The museum is free to Chicago residents in February. And of course the highlight of the visit is to see Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at the  Field Museum.

To get this image I just set my camera on the ledge of the balcony and then did a three image bracket. I combined the images using Macphun’s Aurora HDR 2017, though I kept the HDR effect to a minimum. I opted for a more realistic view of the main gallery instead of a totally blown out HDR version. After a little bit of dodging and burning using Photoshop I put a slight vignette on the image and thats it.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at