I predominantly shoot in black and white, which is my preference, but when fall arrives (or autumn, if you are in a non-U.S. English-speaking region), all bets are off and I dive straight into the vivid color presets on my camera. I won't shy away from polarizer filters either. Fall is hands down my most... Continue Reading →
Went to the mailbox this morning, twilight, as the sun was just coming up, and had to run back in to pick up my camera. One of those sunrises...
#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 →
Pushing the envelope as far as it will go during B&W conversion. I was always curious about how dark a sky could get when imitating a red filter in post production. This shot was taken during a haze-free clear day using a regular DSLR. There were only few adjustments applied here, such as contrast, microstructure,... Continue Reading →
Yes there is beautiful snow, yes the drifts make an awesome spectacle during sunset, yes our backyard looks like winter wonderland and yes my fingers felt like they were ready to fall off within those two minutes while I took this picture with my phone, which literally froze in that temperature as its battery completely... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries This part of Chicago's lakeshore park complex is not nearly as frequented by the tourists as Millennium Park and its "bean", but the view of the old part of Michigan Avenue from here is very rewarding. If you are a photographer, very few tourists come this way, so that's a plus. And it's literally just... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Courtyard of Presbyterian Church I did some shorts of earlier. Again in infrared, but this time, I kept the blue sky channel untouched. On the right side of the archway you can see some ivy leaves glowing in light grey, had they been in actual sun they'd be pure white. That is what makes... Continue Reading →