#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 →

#SeeingRedSeries So many times have I passed this place, but never seen it from across the train station. The Congress Hotel neon sign atop its roof is unmistakable in any photo of Chicago skyline featuring Michigan Ave.

#SeeingRedSeries Courtyard of Presbyterian Church I did some shorts of earlier. Again in infrared, but this time, I kept the blue sky channel untouched. On the right side of the archway you can see some ivy leaves glowing in light grey, had they been in actual sun they'd be pure white. That is what makes... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries¬†The inner courtyard of the Archdiocese of Chicago complex is not open to general walk-in public AFAIK, so the only shot I can ever get is through the bars of its massive gate, with its security cameras, dial pads and what not. Almost feels as an entrance into a prison if you ask me. No... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries¬†It's the middle of winter here in Chicago and the plant and herb Millennium Garden is dead, as any other Illinois garden would be in January, but the views of downtown's skyline are still great. Not too many people come to visit, so its peaceful. I have made a mental note to come here in... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries standing on Wacker Dr looking south down Wells St. and into the sun. I've taken similar pictures at this spot using regular camera, but here in infrared, the light reflections on each of the rivets of the "L" bridge are really prominent. You couldn't get this from a regular camera. That and the radiance... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Just to get to John Hancock tower from my work in the middle of The Loop and back took nearly 12 thousand steps. Not sure which of the side streets crossing LaSalle St this was (definitely north of Grand Ave). A tell-tale sign of an infrared shot... pitch black sky. Given the January sun... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Courtyard and rectory of the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in mid-winter. When the day is sunny and I have time for a longer lunch walk than usual (often take no lunch at all) I come here to get some steps, but most importantly to shoot. This place has a different... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries I don't know where precisely this was, but it was not far west from John Hancock tower. A random patch of light washing over a sidewalk and what appeared to be a vacant storefront. Shot with infrared converted DSLR with LifePixel super color filter. It always amazes me how aggressive the light fall off... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Alright, I snapped this on a whim, somewhere on Grand, I think? At lunch time (as is my habit) when most worker bees go grab some quick bite, but these guys? One was binge-watching Netflix or something and constantly giggling, while the guy by the hydrant was fighting his phone, trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Chicago Theater. This thing has been snapped countless times and is notoriously known, be it for its iconic banner, or the traditional awning. Made me wonder how it would look when shot in infrared where all colors would melt away and only the shape remained. It gives things a whole different spin, but the... Continue Reading →

If there is one store I love coming back to the most during Christmas market it's the Candle Shoppe with is votive candles of all shapes, colors, scents and sizes. Awesome owners too! In the middle of a darkened evening market this place is always exploding with color.

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