#SeeingRedSeries Yes, I know, taking shots of people who are blowing smoke is such a cliché and grossly overused. Even though the composition is pretty bad, I'm mostly posting this because this shot was done in IR, this guy was vaping, and I actually did not see that smoke at all (I was too slow... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries My workplace under a different angle and in case you are wondering, this is not lens distortion. I use a 24mm prime, which has hardly any distortion at all, and my building truly has this odd-looking shape. Today called Chase Tower and the primary Midwest corporate center of my employer, J.P. Morgan, this 869-foot... 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 →

#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 Half frozen, half snowed over,  a quiet place to hike, to ruminate and to enjoy a day off work.  Infrared 590 nm supercolor filter post processed in Luminar, with standard channel swap, showing yellow colors of the trees and conifers with deep blue sky so typical for this filter.

#SeeingRedSeries If there was a contest for the ugliest building in Chicago, one doesn't have to venture too far to find a strong contender. Chicago's Federal Prison (or as officially called Chicago Metropolitan Correction Center) on Clark St, mere 4 blocks south of my workplace, is as ugly as sin and as odd as they... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries  Calm waters is sometimes all what is needed. No extra lenses, no tripod, no backpack, no filters, no gear. Just point, shoot, move on. Less is more. Infrared

#SeeingRedSeries Just mere couple blocks south of the Board of Trade (seen in the background) there is this gigantic mural, right over a parking lot. Looks like a caveman lost in deep thought, if you ask me, but who knows. It may as well be some random dude trying to remember where he left his... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Standing atop Frost Hill among the conifers, frozen toes, hungry, waiting for the sun to come through a crack in the clouds. It eventually did, for about 30 seconds, enough to get this IR shot. You can see how tiny that sliver was where the trees on the left side of the picture got... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries The Bobolink Meadow is vast and with great views. Lot's of bird houses scattered all around, in birdwatching is your thing. Infrared 590nm supercolor with channel standard swap.

#SeeingRedSeries Sterling Pond on a quiet morning. The strip of blue sky was short-lived. Soon after this shot, the two massive clouds merged and sun was gone, which in infrared photography is a subtle message saying: "Go home!".

#SeeingRedSeries Willoway Brook with Schulenberg Prairie out in the distance. Infrared shot with 590nm supercolor filter and converted into B&W in Luminar

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