#SeeingRed: I still remember how I was shivering in those freezing wind gusts that day while taking this picture. With the lake right behind me me and no trees or buildings around, to help as a shield the bone chilling cold was ridiculous. These two women who rented the Divvy bikes were pretty brave to ride... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries This part of Chicago's lakeshore park complex is not nearly as frequented by the tourists as Millennium Park and its "bean", but the view of the old part of Michigan Avenue from here is very rewarding. If you are a photographer, very few tourists come this way, so that's a plus. And it's literally just... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRed An infrared shot of the tower clock at the Exelon Plaza, just outside the Chase Tower, my workplace. The clock was an unmistakable reminder that the lunch walk was over and time to get back to the grind... Camera: Canon EOS 20D infrared conversion with LifePixel 590nm filter Lens: Canon 24mm F2.8 STM Aperture:... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries A serene view of Chicago's skyline with calm waters looking north, from left: Prudential Plaza (spiked), AON tower (designed in a similar fashion as the ill-fated N.Y. Twin Towers), Blue Cross & Blue Shield building (bright). On the right side, the black oddly shaped building with a footprint reminiscent of a clover leaf is... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRed: Heading back to the office from lunch walk and just about to pass Jackson and the Art Institute. This shot is from the north west tip of Grant Park. Infrared shot converted in Luminar using a standard blue and red channel swap. Since this camera has a 590nm LifePixel filter and passes orange and... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRed: Buckingham Fountain at the lake front is out of commission for winter season and all the rusty piping inside the pool looks quite unsightly. Luckily this space is wide open with minimal trees in the distance, so doing skyline shots from here can be quite rewarding, if the light and clouds are good. Camera:... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Alright, this was one of those WTF moments where I had absolutely zero idea what picture I took until I downloaded it. The scene was mediocre, light absolutely awful, and would have looked weak on a regular camera... it's an OK composition, horrible backlighting, bunch of smoke coming from a nearby tavern making everything... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries So many times have I passed this place, but never seen it from across the train station. The Congress Hotel neon sign atop its roof is unmistakable in any photo of Chicago skyline featuring Michigan Ave.

#SeeingRedSeries Courtyard of Presbyterian Church I did some shorts of earlier. Again in infrared, but this time, I kept the blue sky channel untouched. On the right side of the archway you can see some ivy leaves glowing in light grey, had they been in actual sun they'd be pure white. That is what makes... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries The inner courtyard of the Archdiocese of Chicago complex is not open to general walk-in public AFAIK, so the only shot I can ever get is through the bars of its massive gate, with its security cameras, dial pads and what not. Almost feels as an entrance into a prison if you ask me. No... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries It's the middle of winter here in Chicago and the plant and herb Millennium Garden is dead, as any other Illinois garden would be in January, but the views of downtown's skyline are still great. Not too many people come to visit, so its peaceful. I have made a mental note to come here in... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries standing on Wacker Dr looking south down Wells St. and into the sun. I've taken similar pictures at this spot using regular camera, but here in infrared, the light reflections on each of the rivets of the "L" bridge are really prominent. You couldn't get this from a regular camera. That and the radiance... Continue Reading →

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