#SeeingRedSeries A throwback to last winter when I was walking around trying to do some infrared. IR shooting is usually known for its white hot foliage and grass in the middle of a summer day, but on a clear day like this one can get really decent IR light even in winter. It comes with... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries A city worker taking a break from mowing the lawns around Lakeshore Dr bike path. This was a very cold day with clear skies and limited humidity, meaning no haze, meaning deep blue sky, meaning black sky at 590nm spectrum. That tree glow is amazing

#SeeingRedSeries George Washington statue at Chicago's River Walk entrance, shot in infrared. Marina Towers (the Corns) are visible in the background. Some time in the middle of last winter, I think?

#SeeingRedSeries Another late-winter take of John Hancock, showing off its tubular system of X-braces, pioneered by Bangladeshi-born civil engineer Fazlur Khan in the 60's. Here very nicely superimposed and framed by trees. Of course, since this is an infrared photo, the budding leaves are gorgeously glowing in mid-day sun.

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

#SeeingRedSeries Not sure where exactly this storefront was, but the ornate and nicely decorated layout mixed with two people who were engaged in a quite a lively conversation was just a perfect set.

#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 →

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