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.
#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 →
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 →
#SeeingRedSeries Standing at the corner of Chicago's Metropolitan Correction Center, well if you can call it a corner (?), which I wrote about in one of my other posts this week. New York has its famous "Flatiron" and Chicago has...well, ... this! I wonder, if the makers of Harry Potter movies looked at this building... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries This part of Chicago's lakeshore park complex is not nearly as frequented by the tourists as Millennium Park and its "bean", but the view of the old part of Michigan Avenue from here is very rewarding. If you are a photographer, very few tourists come this way, so that's a plus. And it's literally just... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRed An infrared shot of the tower clock at the Exelon Plaza, just outside the Chase Tower, my workplace. The clock was an unmistakable reminder that the lunch walk was over and time to get back to the grind... Camera: Canon EOS 20D infrared conversion with LifePixel 590nm filter Lens: Canon 24mm F2.8 STM Aperture:... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Alright, this was one of those WTF moments where I had absolutely zero idea what picture I took until I downloaded it. The scene was mediocre, light absolutely awful, and would have looked weak on a regular camera... it's an OK composition, horrible backlighting, bunch of smoke coming from a nearby tavern making everything... 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 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 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 →