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There is room in the universe for you to dream bigger. Go ahead, blow God's mind... ~Matt Kahn

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#SeeingRedSeries Not sure what is prompting me today to publish pictures from last winter when the next one is just round the corner and weather turning ever so chilly. Should have been looking at these and posting them at the peak of summer heatwave to virtually cool down. Here you go, infrared again, no leaves,... Continue Reading →

A frequent sight while walking home from work, partners getting back together for a date after a long work day. Given the sun being low and shining from the west, I assume this was me taking the picture after work, not dating (married) and from the looks of it this was over by the South... Continue Reading →

A throwback to last winter with plenty of sharp low sun, frigid stinging air and frozen camera battery barely holding up. Infrared in winter used to be a challenge for me at the beginning, but now, on a freezing day like this, calling it a challenge would not do it justice. It's a lottery... You... Continue Reading →

There are endless ways of shooting street photos and we all tend to find our niche. One nearly fool-proof method is blind hip shooting. Hold the camera in your hand freely next to your thigh, point upwards and shoot. You may even tilt is sideways for some creative divergence or lines. One of great benefits... Continue Reading →

Gosh, I really need to dive into exploring slow shutter and motion blur. It is so fun to use. There is only one essential ingredient necessary for this, which we never have enough of, cannot afford buying it, even if we wanted, and will constantly complain about having lack of....Time...

Fog is still a big enigma for me, in terms of photography, because I have not had much chance to shoot it and any time I do, the pictures come out completely differently than I'd have expected. Practice makes perfect. Here, I took a single shot before entering my building, so I did not spend... Continue Reading →

Enjoying last few days of the serene SAIC gardens during my lunch walk, before they close them for the season and won't re-open until April or May. Slow drizzle and heavy clouds moved in as I walked about trying to decompress, de-stress and re-charge my inner batteries. What a paradox: a serene garden right next... Continue Reading →

On the way to work. Likely heading into a crappy work day, but at least was greeted by welcoming late summer sun. I see that the spider, which used to live on the "no parking" pole, is no longer there. Probably taken out by the heavy storm we had a couple days before this shot... Continue Reading →

Unfocused

One of interesting qualities of a human eye is the inability to recognize more than a dozen or so separate images every second. Enter the age of movie making where images are presented on screen at 24 fps or higher to create an illusion of movement, whereas in reality, they are nothing but a bunch... Continue Reading →

#SeeinRedSeries If you've never been to Chicago before and happen to arrive here by car from west suburbs, you will likely take I-290 Eisenhower Expy (lovingly called by Chicagoans "The Ike"), you will inevitably hit the double tunnel under the Chicago Stock Exchange where the Ike turns into Congress Pkwy. What a weird feeling driving... Continue Reading →

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