Yearning for wisdom.Follow the yellow brick road.It's but at arm's length.#haikuA tiny park on the very edge of the train loop on Van Buren, just across the street from Chicago's Harold Washington Library. I like how they've rehabbed the L stop and made it look more traditional than contemporary. Fits the college district nicely.

Many schools of thought have been there over millennia on the topic of human mind. What is it? Where does it come from? What is its purpose? Who is in control of it? Why can't I stop having thoughts at three in the morning when I want to sleep? If I can't stop them, are... Continue Reading →

I predominantly shoot in black and white, which is my preference, but when fall arrives (or autumn, if you are in a non-U.S. English-speaking region), all bets are off and I dive straight into the vivid color presets on my camera. I won't shy away from polarizer filters either. Fall is hands down my most... Continue Reading →

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 →

Unfocused

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 →

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