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 →

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 banks under the U.S. Federal Reserve System (The Fed), the United States' central bank. It serves the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa and reports to the Board of Governors of the The Fed.¬†Heavily protected, this is where the banks haul cash every day,... Continue Reading →

Yep, and that is how it looks when you miss your train... I confess it was completely and utterly my fault, as I was standing on the platform taking pictures of the trains and forgot about the time, the doors closed shut and off it went. Excitedly switched to Tv mode with slow shutter speed... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it is good to stop and let the crowd pass you by and watch as they turn into a faceless color blur. Shutter @ 1/3s, handheld. Ricoh GR. Endless possibilities. I'll try to re-take this shot some other day, but will need a tripod and shoot at f/16 for an even better starburst effect.... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Cat walk connecting the two parts of the Wrigley building complex, the old HQ of Wrigley & Co. built in 1920's. This was Chicago's first air-conditioned office building and what is so interesting is that the facade is not typical stone, but rather it is terra-cotta with white glazing, The building literally glows during... Continue Reading →

A rowdy demonstration in front of Harris Bank's offices drew not only crowds of onlookers, but also cameras of Chicago's major outlets, ABC, NBC, WGN who set camp right on the sidewalk and kept rolling live on air. The look I got from one of the cameramen who noticed me standing behind them taking pictures... Continue Reading →

Went for a lunch walk today and headed to the John Hancock center on Michigan Ave. Across from it is the 4th Presbyterian Church of Chicago. I've shot quite a few IR pictures here¬†before, mostly infrared. This particular capture is a shot from inside the church's main nave (luckily it was open to public today).... Continue Reading →

Security guard having a tizzy and rushing to yell at a guy who just double parked in front of the County building blocking all traffic, while the sheriff observes. Just another day in The Loop.

Now here is a shot of the Merchandise Mart you normally would not see. Taken through a window of a parking garage across the street, this perspective shows the back of this colossal building, which is often overlooked, yet equally majestic as the front. Ricoh GR, native JPG from the camera with no post-processing.  

Finally did it! After what seems to have been an eternity I've finally decided to take the plunge and get a GR! B&H had a sale on it and threw a $75 gift card into the basket with addition of an SD card and a Ruggard pocketable case. No brainer. Not going to do a... Continue Reading →

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