This was taken the other morning on what was actually a pretty mild mid-thirty degree morning. While I generally am not a fan of our Chicago winters, I welcome the change in season this year as it presents some new photo opportunities.
A black and white edit of the Empire State Building in downtown Manhattan.
After last weeks photo shoot in the extreme cold, it was very refreshing going out this week in the mid 30s. So much so, in fact, that I took this shot practically rolling around on the frozen concrete.
This is a long exposure - 85 seconds to be exact - of the Chicago Skyline from one of my favorites spots, just north of Oak Street Beach on the Lake Shore Path.
This shot definitely has a 'cool' feel to it. I really like the contrast of the violet sky and amber light coming from the inside of the building. I'd be lying if I said I had considered this when setting up for the shot, but sometimes you just get lucky.
Here is an older shot from 18th street of the Skyline and Ping Tom park in Chinatown. This shot was taken in early October.
I went on a parking garage expedition the other morning, trying to find some unique perspectives of the city. I came across this excellent view of the Willis (or Sears) Tower.
I went out for a winter bike ride the other morning and it was cold! Despite the tough weather, I layered up and was able to get a photo of the fresh powder near the lake shore path by Castaways.
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.
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.