Enjoying last few days of the serene SAIC gardens during my lunch walk, before they close them for the season and won't re-open until April or May. Slow drizzle and heavy clouds moved in as I walked about trying to decompress, de-stress and re-charge my inner batteries. What a paradox: a serene garden right next... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries A city worker taking a break from mowing the lawns around Lakeshore Dr bike path. This was a very cold day with clear skies and limited humidity, meaning no haze, meaning deep blue sky, meaning black sky at 590nm spectrum. That tree glow is amazing
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 Standing atop Frost Hill among the conifers, frozen toes, hungry, waiting for the sun to come through a crack in the clouds. It eventually did, for about 30 seconds, enough to get this IR shot. You can see how tiny that sliver was where the trees on the left side of the picture got... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Hiking through the woods and found a great serene spot for tree/landscape photography. As I kept shooting, eyes glued to the viewfinder, a lady on snow shoes unexpectedly waltzed right into the scene. Score! A great view got even better. Shot in IR and post processed with standard channel swap with supercolor 590 nm... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries I took a picture from the exact same spot 15 years ago using a film camera, also after a snow storm. Revisiting the composition again, this time in infrared. So interesting that the trees are leaning sideways even more than back then. This is one of my most favorite places to shoot in winter.... Continue Reading →
#SeeingRedSeries Got another 4" of snow today and took a quick hike through the woods. Sun wasn't anything special for IR, but enough crept in through the clouds to make it worthwhile for shooting, and the trees looked like out of a fairy tale land. Post processing with standard channel swap.
Autumn sunsets in the middle of maple forest don't have to be shot in color in order to become an onslaught onto your senses.
Autumn leaves and colors are one of the reasons why fall is my most favorite season, bar none. I took a quick ride through the Morton Arboretum on the way from work to check out, if the trees have turned their colors. Not quite there yet, but there definitely are signs. One more week and... Continue Reading →