Ice Planet

date December 26, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

Some broken ice at the North Ave. Beach Jetty on a cold winter morning.View Exif InformationView on Map

Some broken ice at the North Ave. Beach Jetty on a cold winter morning.

Empire State Building

date December 25, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

A black and white edit of the Empire State Building in downtown Manhattan.

A black and white edit of a vertical view of the Empire State Building in New York City.View Exif InformationView on Map

A black and white edit of a vertical view of the Empire State Building in New York City.

Wire Skyline

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

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.

The Chicago skyline through some thick metal wire near North Ave. Beach.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago skyline through some thick metal wire near North Ave. Beach.

Frozen Long Exposure

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

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.

An 85 second exposure taken along Lake Michigan yesterday morning.View Exif InformationView on Map

An 85 second exposure taken along Lake Michigan yesterday morning.

Cool Tones of Tribune Tower

date December 22, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

Violet tones of the sky after sunset from atop the Rooftop Veranda at Tribune Tower.View Exif InformationView on Map

Violet tones of the sky after sunset from atop the Rooftop Veranda at Tribune Tower.

Skyline from 18th

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

Here is an older shot from 18th street of the Skyline and Ping Tom park in Chinatown. This shot was taken in early October.

The Chicago Skyline from 18th street in Chinatown.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Skyline from 18th street in Chinatown.

Looking up at the Tallest Building in Chicago

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

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.

The Sears Tower from a parking garage in the Loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Sears Tower from a parking garage in the Loop.

Winter is Here

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

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.

A very cold winter morning in Chicago.  This is Castaways near the Lake Shore Trail.View Exif InformationView on Map

A very cold winter morning in Chicago. This is Castaways near the Lake Shore Trail.

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.