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 →
#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 →
#SeeingRed I do not recall whether this was on Monroe or Adams, but it is somewhere in the area. Shooting infrared without direct sun is certainly possible as seen here, but loses some of its natural radiance and glow infrared shots are so well known for.
View of the reconstructed Chicago Stock Exchange terra cotta portal located in the east gardens of the Art Institute of Chicago. This portal was salvaged by the Institute after demolition of the original decayed Chicago Stock Exchange building, reconstructed and erected again. In the background is AON tower and part of the Prudential building. The... Continue Reading →
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 →