A throwback to last winter with plenty of sharp low sun, frigid stinging air and frozen camera battery barely holding up. Infrared in winter used to be a challenge for me at the beginning, but now, on a freezing day like this, calling it a challenge would not do it justice. It's a lottery... You... Continue Reading →
There are endless ways of shooting street photos and we all tend to find our niche. One nearly fool-proof method is blind hip shooting. Hold the camera in your hand freely next to your thigh, point upwards and shoot. You may even tilt is sideways for some creative divergence or lines. One of great benefits... Continue Reading →
Gosh, I really need to dive into exploring slow shutter and motion blur. It is so fun to use. There is only one essential ingredient necessary for this, which we never have enough of, cannot afford buying it, even if we wanted, and will constantly complain about having lack of....Time...
On the way to work. Likely heading into a crappy work day, but at least was greeted by welcoming late summer sun. I see that the spider, which used to live on the "no parking" pole, is no longer there. Probably taken out by the heavy storm we had a couple days before this shot... Continue Reading →
One of interesting qualities of a human eye is the inability to recognize more than a dozen or so separate images every second. Enter the age of movie making where images are presented on screen at 24 fps or higher to create an illusion of movement, whereas in reality, they are nothing but a bunch... Continue Reading →
#SeeinRedSeries If you've never been to Chicago before and happen to arrive here by car from west suburbs, you will likely take I-290 Eisenhower Expy (lovingly called by Chicagoans "The Ike"), you will inevitably hit the double tunnel under the Chicago Stock Exchange where the Ike turns into Congress Pkwy. What a weird feeling driving... Continue Reading →
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 →