Arose from shadows,braving howl of the wind,lit by rays unseen.#haiku
#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 →
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 →
#SeeingRedSeries A throwback to last winter when I was walking around trying to do some infrared. IR shooting is usually known for its white hot foliage and grass in the middle of a summer day, but on a clear day like this one can get really decent IR light even in winter. It comes with... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Another late-winter take of John Hancock, showing off its tubular system of X-braces, pioneered by Bangladeshi-born civil engineer Fazlur Khan in the 60's. Here very nicely superimposed and framed by trees. Of course, since this is an infrared photo, the budding leaves are gorgeously glowing in mid-day sun.
The 38-foot wide dome above the south room of Chicago's Cultural Center made of 30 thousand pieces of Tiffany glass, most shaped as fish scales. This room originally used to be the reading room of Chicago's public library (before it was relocated down to State St). This artwork is magnificent. I need to get back... Continue Reading →
If I'm not mistaken, The Kitchen is on Clark street, just off the bridge located on the north bank of Chicago river. The restaurant's terrazza itself has some fantastic views of the river and Chicago's architecture along upper Wacker across the water. Never been to this restaurant & grill yet, but supposedly it is very... Continue Reading →
Chicago's L won't break any records in speed, let alone in reliability and timeliness of schedules. It reminds me of Berlin's S-Bahn, which is also very slow (hence the moniker "schnell-bahn").But when the L gets going that thing puts out so much noise outside of it makes my ears ring and it feels as if... Continue Reading →
Alright! So, I've recently switched from Mac to Windows 10 and with that came a need to revise what apps I would use going forward. My primary DAM and RAW developer was Luminar, which I really enjoyed using. Lo and behold, they have a Windows version too! After a quick install, I thought I was... Continue Reading →
I'm often mesmerized by back alleys in our city, the brick architecture, fire stairs and so many patterns and character. A person can get lost and forget about the sheer scale of our high rise buildings. As can be seen from the above picture, size doesn't matter. Contrary what some men tend to believe.