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 →
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 →
Heading home and felt I needed to unplug, so I took a slow ride through the forest. High winds, blowing solid ice, freezing, warm cozy car and no conference calls. If you have a forest preserve, a park or just open nature wherever you are and need to take a break, take advantage of it...... 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 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 →
Among the many bridges spanning across Chicago river, the Franklin St / Orleans St bridge is probably my favorite. You may say that they are all the same, and you'd probably be right, but this one is at the bend of the river where it forks out to the southern branch, leading to the IM... Continue Reading →
Autumn sunsets in the middle of maple forest don't have to be shot in color in order to become an onslaught onto your senses.
Plying around in Aurora HDR with bracketed triple exposure and followed by some FX in Luminar. Never being a big fan of HDR photography myself, I was a bit skeptical going into this. The ubiquitous unreal-looking landscape and sky pictures with oversaturated colors you get our of smartphones can be off putting and garish. So,... Continue Reading →