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date August 01, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. West of the Chicago Loop during Blue Hour.

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West Loop during Blue Hour.

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date July 31, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Howdy from Laguna Beach, CA. This is Chicago from the Riverwalk.

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Chicago Riverwalk.

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date July 30, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Another one taken with Bob Voors.

The skyline from Oak St. Beach.View Exif InformationView on Map

The skyline from Oak St. Beach.

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date July 29, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. Last night, I spent some time preparing the photos that I will be posting in the coming days since I will be out of town. I was kind of on a roll, meaning I was getting a lot done without having to spend to much time on each one. After having enough photos lined up to cover the long weekend, I decided to give the shot below a try, and I couldn't be happier with how it came out. Although HDR photography relies on similar composition and photographic principles as traditional photography, I would make the argument that with HDR photography, it is a lot more difficult to tell, and often surprising, which shots will "work" and which won't. I was pleasantly surprised to find that today's shot seemed to work well for me.

I discovered these two characters at North Ave. Beach, and although it looks like they are mid-high five right now, I am pretty sure they are actually debating politics.

I will be in Laguna Beach, CA from this Friday to Monday, if anyone has suggestions on places that I need to shoot, please let me know!

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Two figures playin around at North Ave. Beach.

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date July 28, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Oak Street Beachstro. This shot was taken with my friend Bob Voors.

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Oak Street Beachstro.

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date July 27, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. A long exposure shot taken near North Ave Beach. Yesterday, I mentioned that my shot was inspired by Brian Matiash, well today's shot was inspired by Justin Kern from theWindyPixel.com. Justin's favorite spot to shoot in the city is here just north of North Ave. Beach.

A long exposure from North Ave. Beach.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure from North Ave. Beach.

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date July 26, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Today's shot is inspired by some of Brian Matiash's work. Brian does a lot of tilt-shift urbex photography, and it is awesome! This is pseudo tilt-shift, with the effect being applied in post.

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Urbex in West Loop Chicago.

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date July 25, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. A railroad track from West Loop looking downtown.

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A railroad track in the West Loop.

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date July 24, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. A nice sky near West Loop.

A nice sky near West Loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

A nice sky near West Loop.

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date July 23, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. Going for more of an industrial look today.

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Underneath a bridge in Chicago.