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 →

Chicago's L won't break any records in speed, let alone in reliability and timeliness of schedules. It reminds me of Berlin's S-Bahn, which is also very slow (hence the moniker "schnell-bahn").But when the L gets going that thing puts out so much noise outside of it makes my ears ring and it feels as if... Continue Reading →

Vans shoe store on State St in the heart of Chicago's Loop. I need to experiment more with motion blur and how to get that perfect shutter speed where the background is not too blurry while handheld, while the people are. Hard to hit it spot on as 1/20th is too fast and people are... Continue Reading →

Alright! So, I've recently switched from Mac to Windows 10 and with that came a need to revise what apps I would use going forward. My primary DAM and RAW developer was Luminar, which I really enjoyed using. Lo and behold, they have a Windows version too! After a quick install, I thought I was... Continue Reading →

With unlimited mobile data and free WiFi at nearly every shop these days, so many of us spend free time watching videos while on a break. Personally, I have never been much into TV and have not seen a proper TV show episode, or tuned into any channel, for at least a few years, but... Continue Reading →

So many benefits of being in a big city! One drawback? The buildings are sometimes so tall that they can skew GPS satellite signal, reflect and bounce it off each other, until our phones get so confused that they put us on the map smack dab in the middle of a river. 🙂 I don't... Continue Reading →

I'm often mesmerized by back alleys in our city, the brick architecture, fire stairs and so many patterns and character. A person can get lost and forget about the sheer scale of our high rise buildings. As can be seen from the above picture, size doesn't matter. Contrary what some men tend to believe.

Doing street photography in a big city, walking around and shooting, inevitably brings a chance that you become a subject of a picture taken by a fellow street photographer. Happened to me more times that I can count and I often return the favor. I only wish one of my last year's pictures had not... Continue Reading →

I have not eaten meat for years and don't miss it, but for those of you who do love good hunk of beef every once in a while I am told that Fogo de Chao is one of better places to visit while in Chicago. Never been inside, but this is supposed to be one... Continue Reading →

Riding a bike or driving a car while on the phone is regulated in the state of Illinois and must be hands free. There must be different interpretations to this, especially when someone takes this rule quite literally. This was on a dedicated bike path and not a public road, still, it got me thinking...... Continue Reading →

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