Playing around with rim light in early morning while sun is still low above the lake and shines straight through the streets due west.
Goal of candid street shooting is to capture your subjects in their natural situations and unaware of your presence, so one of them looking into the camera is a surprise for both you and them.Not only did I not know they both looked when I pressed the shutter, but I also did not notice that... Continue Reading →
At least one being does not heed the warnings and obey the rules of Chicago's traffic management department. I see the spider almost every morning, sun tanning and enjoying the morning, probably after a hefty nightly feast full of fat mosquitoes.
Heading home from work, almost at the train station and looking forward to sitting down and getting some shut-eye on the train ride home. This picture reminds me of the Apple iPod commercials from late 2000's where black silhouettes would be dancing while wearing those iconic white earbuds.
#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.
Vans shoe store on State St in the heart of Chicago's Loop. I need to experiment more with motion blur and how to get that perfect shutter speed where the background is not too blurry while handheld, while the people are. Hard to hit it spot on as 1/20th is too fast and people are... Continue Reading →
With unlimited mobile data and free WiFi at nearly every shop these days, so many of us spend free time watching videos while on a break. Personally, I have never been much into TV and have not seen a proper TV show episode, or tuned into any channel, for at least a few years, but... 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 honestly did not know what the heck was going on until I dowloaded my picture at home and blowing it up on my 27" monitor to see finer detail of the man's face to make sure it was in focus. Only then did I realize the uncanny similarity with Matt Damon's looks. Since he... Continue Reading →
A bronze statue of a cow in front of the Chicago Cultural Center. If you scan the QR code on the sidewalk in front of it, it will moo at you! In early 2000's there was a nomadic display of cow status across Chicago. All sorts of cow statues with varying colors and designs. This... Continue Reading →
#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 →
As I was on my way to the Cultural Center I ducked into one of the back alleys (my favorite places to shoot pictures for their ample amount of character, patterns and grit). I think this one was N Garland Ct with Washington St. visible out in the distance. I ran into a guy who... Continue Reading →