Returning to Vesturhorn

date November 29, 2016 location Vesturhorn, Iceland comments 0 Comments

I wish I could say that I was returning here physically, but instead I loaded some of my old raw photos from my 2014 trip to Iceland. Looking at these old photos has given me the travel bug, and I'm hoping that 2017 will bring me some new adventures.

A throwback from my trip to Iceland in 2014.View Exif InformationView on Map

A throwback from my trip to Iceland in 2014.

Tunnel to the Loop

date November 28, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Another shot from a quiet Wells Street taken around 6am this Saturday morning. While there was almost no traffic this particular morning, I did have to set up the shot in the middle of the street. It's a little bit scary doing this, but I was extremely careful, and had all the settings and tripod positioning in place so that all that I had to do when I stepped into the street was set up my composition and hit the shutter button.

Another shot from Wells Street just North of the Loop and Wacker Drive. This was taken at about 6am Saturday morning.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another shot from Wells Street just North of the Loop and Wacker Drive. This was taken at about 6am Saturday morning.

Underneath the L Tracks

date November 27, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's picture was taken on Wells Street near Lake Street underneath the 'L' tracks. If you grew up playing Nintendo 64 like me, you might recognize this scene from the game Cruisin' USA, pictured below:

Cruisin' USA Screenshot

Near Wells Street and Lake Street, from underneath the L tracks.View Exif InformationView on Map

Near Wells Street and Lake Street, from underneath the L tracks.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Biggest Hit

date November 26, 2016 location Columbus, OH comments 0 Comments

I was going to name this photo "Under the Bridge", but I realized that I already have a photo with that name. This was taken from under the Rich Street Bridge in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

From underneath the Rich Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio.View Exif InformationView on Map

From underneath the Rich Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio.

Chicago Lakefront Trail at Night

date November 25, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's post is a tribute to the Chicago Lakefront Trail, upon which I've run, walked, and cycled hundreds of miles over. Don't worry, this was taken during a very low traffic evening, and I wasn't blocking any runners with my tripod.

The Chicago Skyline from the Lakefront Trail.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Skyline from the Lakefront Trail.

Staircase Long Exposure

date November 24, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's shot is one that I took on the run through the loop shortly after sunset. I've been trying to be a little more spontaneous with my photography, trying to go out when the lighting and weather are interesting, as opposed to when it is convenient with my schedule. Hopefully I can keep this up.

A long exposure from a low perspective along the river in the loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure from a low perspective along the river in the loop.

Lake Shore Drive Skyline

date November 23, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's shot is one from Museum Campus, a favorite spot of mine lately. The foreground is composed of light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive contrasting with the still lights of the Chicago skyline.

Some light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive taken near the Field Museum.View Exif InformationView on Map

Some light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive taken near the Field Museum.

Main Street Bridge in Columbus

date November 22, 2016 location Columbus, OH comments 0 Comments

It's been a while since i've posted a photo that wasn't taken in Chicago. While Columbus isn't the most glamorous city in the world, or even the good ole U.S. of A., I did manage to get up early for some shooting while in Columbus for a soccer game. Shoutout to my brother, Tyler, who woke up bright and early with me after a long day of travel and soccer.

Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio during an early morning shoot with Tyler.View on Map

Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio during an early morning shoot with Tyler.

On the Passarelle

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

This shot was taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle. While I have shot here several times, I think this is my first "blog worthy" shot shooting the Lake Shore Drive traffic. I shot here for a good ten minutes before heading to a different location. I then realized that I had been shooting at 5000 ISO. How I didn't realize my shutter speeds were way too slow to be getting as much light as I was getting is beyond me, but I had to then come back to make sure that I got the shot at a lower ISO.

Lake Shore drive traffic taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle.View Exif InformationView on Map

Lake Shore drive traffic taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle.

Chevron Windmill on the Lakefront

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

Today's shot is from my Guide to Composition video, it is the Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront. The artist, John Henry, had originally put this sculpture on his lawn, and received a number of complaints from neighbors before it was finally moved to its permanent home along the lake. Personally, I think it's a pretty cool statue and looks good in its new spot.

The controversial Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront.View Exif InformationView on Map

The controversial Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront.