Enjoying last few days of the serene SAIC gardens during my lunch walk, before they close them for the season and won't re-open until April or May. Slow drizzle and heavy clouds moved in as I walked about trying to decompress, de-stress and re-charge my inner batteries. What a paradox: a serene garden right next... 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 →
Like any other city, parking in Chicago is sometimes hectic and banged up and scratched bumpers are a natural byproduct of that culture. Disclaimer: does not apply to the cars in this picture (they've dutifully paid), but as I walk around the city, sometimes I come across cars who have entire stacks of orange envelopes... Continue Reading →
This guy was pedaling so hard he was huffing and puffing. He did make the green light, though. Absolutely no way to be able to focus on him and still compose. That's where GR's snap mode saved the day. You just mash the button and take a picture without waiting. My GR is set up... 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 →
#SeeingRed: Heading back to the office from lunch walk and just about to pass Jackson and the Art Institute. This shot is from the north west tip of Grant Park. Infrared shot converted in Luminar using a standard blue and red channel swap. Since this camera has a 590nm LifePixel filter and passes orange and... Continue Reading →
We all have things to see and places to go. Be it a cup of java at Peet's Coffee Shop, or asking people for a few dimes, or going for a lunch, or hauling boxes. Always something happening. That's the streets of Chicago in mid-day.
A random character deliberating whether to cross the street or to keep smoking his J. Decided on the latter after a couple pulls...
If you work in The Loop and the mid-day sun is incessantly convincing you that you need to take a breather from the daily grind, there is no better place than the gardens of the Art Institute. Right off of Michigan Avenue, at this place one finds nothing but peace, be it to eat your... Continue Reading →