#SeeingRedSeries A throwback to last winter when I was walking around trying to do some infrared. IR shooting is usually known for its white hot foliage and grass in the middle of a summer day, but on a clear day like this one can get really decent IR light even in winter. It comes with... Continue Reading →
Alright! So, I've recently switched from Mac to Windows 10 and with that came a need to revise what apps I would use going forward. My primary DAM and RAW developer was Luminar, which I really enjoyed using. Lo and behold, they have a Windows version too! After a quick install, I thought I was... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries My workplace under a different angle and in case you are wondering, this is not lens distortion. I use a 24mm prime, which has hardly any distortion at all, and my building truly has this odd-looking shape. Today called Chase Tower and the primary Midwest corporate center of my employer, J.P. Morgan, this 869-foot... Continue Reading →
Now called Willis Tower and undergoing renovation of the entire bottom and a brand new main lobby, the skyscraper is clad in massive scaffolding all around as they are fixing the frame and red granite stonework all around it. can wait to see what they come up with once it is done later this year.
I can't remember, if I wrote about this in the past or not (if yes, sorry for repeating this), but the story of Sears Tower's design (Chicago's tallest building and former tallest building in the world) is very fascinating. When Sears Roebuck & Co were deciding to build a new skyscraper for their HQ they... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRed An infrared shot of the tower clock at the Exelon Plaza, just outside the Chase Tower, my workplace. The clock was an unmistakable reminder that the lunch walk was over and time to get back to the grind... Camera: Canon EOS 20D infrared conversion with LifePixel 590nm filter Lens: Canon 24mm F2.8 STM Aperture:... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries A serene view of Chicago's skyline with calm waters looking north, from left: Prudential Plaza (spiked), AON tower (designed in a similar fashion as the ill-fated N.Y. Twin Towers), Blue Cross & Blue Shield building (bright). On the right side, the black oddly shaped building with a footprint reminiscent of a clover leaf is... Continue Reading →
View of the reconstructed Chicago Stock Exchange terra cotta portal located in the east gardens of the Art Institute of Chicago. This portal was salvaged by the Institute after demolition of the original decayed Chicago Stock Exchange building, reconstructed and erected again. In the background is AON tower and part of the Prudential building. The... Continue Reading →