A boring rusty bridge rail in summer turned into a legit cool-looking creation in winter. The entire bridge is covered in this. Not much else to add other than to watch. Morton Arboretum, west branch.

Heading home and felt I needed to unplug, so I took a slow ride through the forest. High winds, blowing solid ice, freezing, warm cozy car and no conference calls. If you have a forest preserve, a park or just open nature wherever you are and need to take a break, take advantage of it...... Continue Reading →

#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 →

Pushing the envelope as far as it will go during B&W conversion. I was always curious about how dark a sky could get when imitating a red filter in post production. This shot was taken during a haze-free clear day using a regular DSLR. There were only few adjustments applied here, such as contrast, microstructure,... 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 →

#SeeingRedSeries Winter on Lake Michigan at the Monroe Harbor just east of Millennium Park, void of any boats or people, yet not frozen over. Winter had been unseasonably warm this year, up until now. Shot in Infrared using Converted camera with LifePixel super color filter.

#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 →

#SeeingRed I do not recall whether this was on Monroe or Adams, but it is somewhere in the area. Shooting infrared without direct sun is certainly possible as seen here, but loses some of its natural radiance and glow infrared shots are so well known for.

#SeeingRedSeries Just about to start crossing LaSalle St heading east towards John Hancock tower. Technology has made such a profound change in all of us. A decade ago, the picture would have shown a person with a phone held at their ear and talking. A decade before that it would have been a person with... Continue Reading →

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