#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.

Doing street photography in a big city, walking around and shooting, inevitably brings a chance that you become a subject of a picture taken by a fellow street photographer. Happened to me more times that I can count and I often return the favor. I only wish one of my last year's pictures had not... Continue Reading →

I went to the Chicago Cultural Center over lunch to take some architectural pics inside. Had heard that the place was really nice, ornate, with posh inlays, marble and woodwork. As soon as I walked into the lobby I heard a live piano play, so after checking in with a concierge and finding out that... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries My workplace under a different angle and in case you are wondering, this is not lens distortion. I use a 24mm prime, which has hardly any distortion at all, and my building truly has this odd-looking shape. Today called Chase Tower and the primary Midwest corporate center of my employer, J.P. Morgan, this 869-foot... Continue Reading →

Now called Willis Tower and undergoing renovation of the entire bottom  and a brand new main lobby, the skyscraper is clad in massive scaffolding all around as they are fixing the frame and red granite stonework all around it. can wait to see what they come up with once it is done later this year.

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