#SeeingRed: I still remember how I was shivering in those freezing wind gusts that day while taking this picture. With the lake right behind me me and no trees or buildings around, to help as a shield the bone chilling cold was ridiculous. These two women who rented the Divvy bikes were pretty brave to ride... 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 →

#SeeingRedSeries Alright, this was one of those WTF moments where I had absolutely zero idea what picture I took until I downloaded it. The scene was mediocre, light absolutely awful, and would have looked weak on a regular camera... it's an OK composition, horrible backlighting, bunch of smoke coming from a nearby tavern making everything... 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.

#SeeingRedSeries Just about to start crossing LaSalle St heading east towards John Hancock tower. Technology has made such a profound change in all of us. A decade ago, the picture would have shown a person with a phone held at their ear and talking. A decade before that it would have been a person with... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Just to get to John Hancock tower from my work in the middle of The Loop and back took nearly 12 thousand steps. Not sure which of the side streets crossing LaSalle St this was (definitely north of Grand Ave). A tell-tale sign of an infrared shot... pitch black sky. Given the January sun... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries I don't know where precisely this was, but it was not far west from John Hancock tower. A random patch of light washing over a sidewalk and what appeared to be a vacant storefront. Shot with infrared converted DSLR with LifePixel super color filter. It always amazes me how aggressive the light fall off... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Alright, I snapped this on a whim, somewhere on Grand, I think? At lunch time (as is my habit) when most worker bees go grab some quick bite, but these guys? One was binge-watching Netflix or something and constantly giggling, while the guy by the hydrant was fighting his phone, trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

Over a million people visit the Christkindlmarket in Chicago Loop, Wrigley Field, Naperville and Milwaukee over the course of a month. If you are into street photography, there is no better place to be and capture people's interactions as they go about their day and have fun. The crowd is so overwhelming and situations pass... Continue Reading →

This year's Chicago Christkindlmarket was as good as ever drawing huge crowds every day. Last year they surpassed 1 million visitors and this year's was no doubt even higher. Especially since this traditional German market (with typical Chicago flair) expanded to Milwaukee as well. Crowds and headache or not, this is one of my favorite... Continue Reading →

It's almost 3 PM and a worker from the Blommer Chocolate Factory is heading home, lighting up along the way. This factory has quite an interesting side facing South, which provides a perfect backdrop for street shooting, typical Great Depression-era weathered brick. Excellent spot from Kinzie St. The only downside I see is that if... Continue Reading →

Construction crew from one of the high rise buildings being erected on the south edge of Chicago's River North neighborhood  are heading home from their day shift. Winter mid-day sun on Orleans street throws some great light spots in the middle of all the shadows.

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