Chicago River Skyline

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

This is the Chicago Skyline as seen from the Columbus Drive bridge over the Chicago River. This photo is part of my "How it was Made" series, and you can follow along below to see both how the photo was composed, and also the post processing techniques that were used to create the image.



A view of the Chicago Skyline from the Columbus Drive bridge.View Exif InformationView on Map

A view of the Chicago Skyline from the Columbus Drive bridge.

Parking

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

I tried really hard to get as much of the parking sign reflecting in the puddle as I could. I wish my tripod allowed me to get even lower than it does, unfortunately this was the best I could do. With my snowpants on, I had no problem kneeling on the ground and staying dry. This neighborhood, somewhere in between River North and Streeterville, has a scary feel to it. Not a place I would feel really safe walking in the middle of the night alone.

A parking sign during an early winter morning somewhere between Streeterville and River North.View Exif InformationView on Map

A parking sign during an early winter morning somewhere between Streeterville and River North.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

date December 16, 2016 location Jokulsarlon, Iceland comments 0 Comments

Another throwback to my 2014 trip to Southern Iceland

The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from my trip to Southern Iceland in 2014.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from my trip to Southern Iceland in 2014.

Rolling Clouds Behind the Manhattan Bridge

date December 15, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

Today's shot is another angle of the Manhattan Bridge. When I searched flickr for interesting photos of New York, I was immediately drawn to some that I discovered of this bridge. Knowing that the Brooklyn Bridge is generally more renowned, I was happy to discover that they were right next to each other and I was able to get photos of both during the same morning.

Another angle of the Manhattan Bridge.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another angle of the Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

date December 14, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

This is the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory near the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY.

This is the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory near the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY.View Exif InformationView on Map

This is the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory near the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY.

Hearst Tower

date December 13, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

Here is Hearst Tower, one of the more interesting looking skyscrapers in Manhattan.

Hearst Tower in downtown Manhattan.View Exif InformationView on Map

Hearst Tower in downtown Manhattan.

First Snow in Chicago

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

Here is @Teddy Kardashian playing in the first sticky snow of the winter.

Here is Teddy enjoying the first sticky snow of Chicago's winter.View Exif InformationView on Map

Here is Teddy enjoying the first sticky snow of Chicago's winter.

Nighttime Skyline from the Tower

date December 11, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's post is a third shot of the same composition from the corner of the rooftop at Tribune Tower. I took this same shot with three different lighting conditions: Daytime, Blue Hour, and now night. The photographer in me prefers the blue hour shot since it is such a small window of time where the lighting is most unique, but the Chicagoan in me can't help but prefer the below nighttime version, as I believe it is the truest representation of the city (and I mean that in a good way).

The nighttime version of this spectacular view from the Veranda of Tribune Tower.View Exif InformationView on Map

The nighttime version of this spectacular view from the Veranda of Tribune Tower.

Broadway

date December 10, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

Another snap from New York City. This is Broadway and 54th near Colbert Studios.

Another snap from New York City. This is Broadway and 54th near Colbert Studios.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another snap from New York City. This is Broadway and 54th near Colbert Studios.

Hope Sign on 53rd

date December 09, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

This is the "Hope" sculpture on 53rd street in New York city by artist Robert Indiana. I didn't get the chance to photograph his famous "Love" sculpture, but this is a newer work with a similar theme.

The Hope sculpture by artist Robert Indiana at the corner of 53rd and 7th in Manhattan.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Hope sculpture by artist Robert Indiana at the corner of 53rd and 7th in Manhattan.