#SeeinRedSeries If you've never been to Chicago before and happen to arrive here by car from west suburbs, you will likely take I-290 Eisenhower Expy (lovingly called by Chicagoans "The Ike"), you will inevitably hit the double tunnel under the Chicago Stock Exchange where the Ike turns into Congress Pkwy. What a weird feeling driving... Continue Reading →
No matter how your try to spin this, no parking means no parking. To that person's defense, if they made that sign any smaller no one would ever knew it was there.
Playing around with rim light in early morning while sun is still low above the lake and shines straight through the streets due west.
Goal of candid street shooting is to capture your subjects in their natural situations and unaware of your presence, so one of them looking into the camera is a surprise for both you and them.Not only did I not know they both looked when I pressed the shutter, but I also did not notice that... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
If you are into vintage brick buildings with shops, bars and restaurants whose "established" date likely predates your parents, Chicago's River North neighborhood is only a hop, skip and a jump from The Loop and located (yep you guessed it!) north of it. Be it the alleys, streets, old buildings grafitti, or advertisement murals, this... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries George Washington statue at Chicago's River Walk entrance, shot in infrared. Marina Towers (the Corns) are visible in the background. Some time in the middle of last winter, I think?
#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 →
We are curious beings, so when we walk down the street and see someone intently looking at something, we're likely to subconsciously turn our head in that direction and take a peek. I saw one famous street photographer explain and then show this technique in practice in one of their YouTube videos and thought to... 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 →