From Atop the Rooftop Veranda at Tribune Tower

date October 21, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Special thanks to Julie for getting me access to one of the best views in all of Chicago. This photo was taken from the 25th floor of Tribune Tower. I had so much fun shooting up here and watching the light in the city go from day time to sunset to blue hour and night.

One of the best views I've seen of Chicago, the Rooftop Veranda at Tribune Tower.View Exif InformationView on Map

One of the best views I've seen of Chicago, the Rooftop Veranda at Tribune Tower.

John Hancock Center Long Exposure

date October 20, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I took this shot during my lunch break just off the terrace of my work building. This is really the first success I've had using 2 ND filters stacked to get a long exposure during the middle of the day. This is a 30 second exposure taken with 2 stacked 3.0 ND filters.

A long exposure of the John Hancock Center from my work building's terrace.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure of the John Hancock Center from my work building's terrace.

Teddy at the Beach

date October 19, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is my dog Teddy hangin' out at his favorite place in the world, the beach. There is a tunnel that leads to the beach near our house, and as soon as we get to it, Teddy always breaks into a sprint. My theory is that is when he realizes we are going to his favorite place and he gets excited. This photo was one of the rare moments where Teddy was going full speed or digging holes in the sand.

Be sure to follow Teddy on Instagram: @TeddyKardashian

Teddy havin' a blast at his favorite place in the world, the beach!View Exif InformationView on Map

Teddy havin' a blast at his favorite place in the world, the beach!

Green Carpet to the Temple

date October 18, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Coming up with names for my photographs is always entertaining. Hope you like this one, another from the early morning trip to Baha'i Temple. I don't want to say for sure that this is the last photo i'll post from that morning, but it very likely may be. I try to keep things as fresh as possible, but I did commit a whole morning to just shooting the grounds of this Temple so it's only fair that I at least post a few photos from it.

Yet another shot of Baha'i Temple, this one is from the perfectly manicured green lawn.View Exif InformationView on Map

Yet another shot of Baha'i Temple, this one is from the perfectly manicured green lawn.

Skyline from Ping Tom Memorial Park

date October 17, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I can't believe that in my seven years of photographing Chicago, I have never been to Ping Tom Memorial Park. It is very encouraging, as I have been getting back into photographing the city more, to find places with great views that I haven't been to before. I was very lucky that the night was as calm as it was, and I was able to capture a great reflection of the skyline onto the Chicago River with this shot.

The reflection of the Chicago Skyline from Ping Tom Memorial Park.View Exif InformationView on Map

The reflection of the Chicago Skyline from Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Pritzker Pavilion

date October 16, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

In all my years of photographing Chicago, I'm surprised I've never taken a photograph here before. It's probably because the slight off-symmetry of this ceiling makes it impossible to get an angle I was happy with. Anyways, with little clouds in the sky, I did my best to capture something interesting out of this one.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at twilight.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at twilight.

Let's Go Cubbies!

date October 15, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This shot is for Ryan who requested a photo of Wrigley Field in honor of the Cubbies who will be taking on the Dodgers tonight in the opening game of the NLCS. Let's Go Cubs!!!

Wrigley Field at twilight.View on Map

Wrigley Field at twilight.

From the UIC Parking Garage

date October 14, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's photo was taken from atop the UIC parking garage at Halsted and Maxwell Street. This is a nice little spot with a clear view of downtown that I discovered while running in the area. It was one of those days where I had set out to photograph for just a short while but the light got better and better as time passed, and I ended up staying out way longer than I had originally anticipated.

A blue hour photo of the skyline from a UIC parking garage.View Exif InformationView on Map

A blue hour photo of the skyline from a UIC parking garage.

Sunrise Behind Baha'i

date October 13, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's shot is another from my sunrise shoot at Baha'i Temple. This building is very photogenic and this will not be my last time shooting here.

Another angle of the Baha'i temple, this time with the colors of the sunrise behind the edifice. View Exif InformationView on Map

Another angle of the Baha'i temple, this time with the colors of the sunrise behind the edifice.

Chicago Theatre Reflection

date October 12, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I was on my way back from a long run when I took this shot. It had rained pretty hard just a couple of hours earlier, and I was desperately searching for some fresh puddles to find some unique reflections of the city on when I got to the Chicago Theatre. I did a pretty good job of "vignetting-out" the big crowd lined up for this Louis C.K. show, but what made this shot tough was the huge crowds around me and across the street.

The Chicago Theatre Sign Reflecting in a PuddleView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Theatre Sign Reflecting in a Puddle