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 →
#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 →
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 →
#SeeingRedSeries A serene view of Chicago's skyline with calm waters looking north, from left: Prudential Plaza (spiked), AON tower (designed in a similar fashion as the ill-fated N.Y. Twin Towers), Blue Cross & Blue Shield building (bright). On the right side, the black oddly shaped building with a footprint reminiscent of a clover leaf is... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Winter on Lake Michigan at the Monroe Harbor just east of Millennium Park, void of any boats or people, yet not frozen over. Winter had been unseasonably warm this year, up until now. Shot in Infrared using Converted camera with LifePixel super color filter.
#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...