Walking down State St, back to my office, able to collect this picture as I was crossing the road and snapping away on my GR. That's what their "snap mode" is for: point and shoot. I admit I was not even looking at the display, just pointing at random and shooting from high hip. And... Continue Reading →
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 banks under the U.S. Federal Reserve System (The Fed), the United States' central bank. It serves the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa and reports to the Board of Governors of the The Fed. Heavily protected, this is where the banks haul cash every day,... Continue Reading →
A rowdy demonstration in front of Harris Bank's offices drew not only crowds of onlookers, but also cameras of Chicago's major outlets, ABC, NBC, WGN who set camp right on the sidewalk and kept rolling live on air. The look I got from one of the cameramen who noticed me standing behind them taking pictures... Continue Reading →
Security guard having a tizzy and rushing to yell at a guy who just double parked in front of the County building blocking all traffic, while the sheriff observes. Just another day in The Loop.
#SeeingRedSeries If there was a contest for the ugliest building in Chicago, one doesn't have to venture too far to find a strong contender. Chicago's Federal Prison (or as officially called Chicago Metropolitan Correction Center) on Clark St, mere 4 blocks south of my workplace, is as ugly as sin and as odd as they... 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 Just mere couple blocks south of the Board of Trade (seen in the background) there is this gigantic mural, right over a parking lot. Looks like a caveman lost in deep thought, if you ask me, but who knows. It may as well be some random dude trying to remember where he left his... Continue Reading →
#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 →