Despite all the political infighting, gun violence, financial woes, and rising taxes, our midwestern city has seen a tremendous amount of growth and new construction. Highrise buildings are popping up like mushrooms wherever you look. Just take your pick, look ahead, and you will see a crane of some sorts on the horizon.Where I live... Continue Reading →

A throwback to last winter with plenty of sharp low sun, frigid stinging air and frozen camera battery barely holding up. Infrared in winter used to be a challenge for me at the beginning, but now, on a freezing day like this, calling it a challenge would not do it justice. It's a lottery... You... 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 →

As they say, the best camera is the one you happen to have on you at a time. By getting rid of my DSLRs and scaling down to the GR, I keep taking way more shots just thanks to taking my palm-sized camera with me nearly everywhere I go. The term "nearly" is key here.... Continue Reading →

A B&W attempt at the Board of Trade building  from the sidewalk.  Classic art deco architecture from 1930's, the building is 600ft tall and the statue of Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, is 30ft tall. Too much traffic was going on for my taste that afternoon, to brave the cars and stand in the middle... Continue Reading →

One of the oldest, if not the oldest, store in Chicago. Central Camera! The store has been in operation since 1899 and is still lively every single day! When you walk in, you step back in time at least 50 years or more. Imagine as if you walked from Diagon Alley and into Ollivander's. Just... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries The Bobolink Meadow is vast and with great views. Lot's of bird houses scattered all around, in birdwatching is your thing. Infrared 590nm supercolor with channel standard swap.

#SeeingRedSeries Got another 4" of snow today and took a quick hike through the woods. Sun wasn't anything special for IR, but enough crept in through the clouds to make it worthwhile for shooting, and the trees looked like out of a fairy tale land. Post processing with standard channel swap.

#SeeingRed: Another shot of Michigan Ave. from Grant Park, this time standing on the Van Buren bridge overlooking the Metra Electric train station. Camera: Canon EOS 20D with LifePixel 590nm infrared conversion Lens: Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 Aperture: f/8 Shutter: 1/100 ISO: 400

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