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 →
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 →
Ever had a "bad case of Mondays" where you get to work and nothing is working the way you expected it to? Try to make it through a lousy work day like that and then get stuck on a packed train home, engine broken, hot sunny day, A/C working only intermittently, parked in the middle... Continue Reading →
At least one being does not heed the warnings and obey the rules of Chicago's traffic management department. I see the spider almost every morning, sun tanning and enjoying the morning, probably after a hefty nightly feast full of fat mosquitoes.
Heading home from work, almost at the train station and looking forward to sitting down and getting some shut-eye on the train ride home. This picture reminds me of the Apple iPod commercials from late 2000's where black silhouettes would be dancing while wearing those iconic white earbuds.
#SeeingRedSeries A city worker taking a break from mowing the lawns around Lakeshore Dr bike path. This was a very cold day with clear skies and limited humidity, meaning no haze, meaning deep blue sky, meaning black sky at 590nm spectrum. That tree glow is amazing
Stop! No Entry! Let the legs proceed... This was me testing the GR shortly after getting the camera delivered from B&H and goofing around with presets. It did not take me long to fall in love with it's High Contrast B&W preset, me and dozens of other YouTube reviewers. The preset does justice to its... Continue Reading →
With unlimited mobile data and free WiFi at nearly every shop these days, so many of us spend free time watching videos while on a break. Personally, I have never been much into TV and have not seen a proper TV show episode, or tuned into any channel, for at least a few years, but... Continue Reading →
I have not eaten meat for years and don't miss it, but for those of you who do love good hunk of beef every once in a while I am told that Fogo de Chao is one of better places to visit while in Chicago. Never been inside, but this is supposed to be one... Continue Reading →