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.

Flatiron Reflection

date December 08, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

I've always wanted to see this building in person. In photographs it seems impossibly skinny, and seeing it in person proved it possible.

The iconic Flatiron Building in downtown Manhattan.View Exif InformationView on Map

The iconic Flatiron Building in downtown Manhattan.

Manhattan Bridge Sunrise

date December 07, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

Not far from the Brooklyn Bridge is the Manhattan Bridge. These bridges are just a few blocks away from each other and I was able to capture both of them during the prime lighting at dawn during my stay in New York. I really like how the upper clouds form a frame around the bridge and suddenly stop behind the bridge.

A long exposure of the Manhattan Bridge during a gorgeous sunrise in New York City.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure of the Manhattan Bridge during a gorgeous sunrise in New York City.

Times Square at Dawn

date December 06, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

Today's shot is one from Times Square in Manhattan at Dawn. It is rare to see Times Square this empty, as this shot was taken around 6am on a Tuesday morning.

Times Square in New York City during the early morning hours.View Exif InformationView on Map

Times Square in New York City during the early morning hours.

Brooklyn Bridge Sunrise

date December 05, 2016 location New York, NY comments 0 Comments

This is the Brooklyn Bridge in New York during sunrise. I just got back from a 3 day work trip in Manhattan, and was able to get a couple of photo shoots in while I was there. The trip was extremely exhausting and felt non-stop, having only a couple of waking hours in the hotel room. This was my first time in New York city though, and I wasn't going to pass the opportunity to get a couple of photo shoots in before leaving. This particular morning did not disappoint and the few clouds in the sky made for awesome lighting during sunrise.

The Brooklyn Bridge taken during a work trip in New York city.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Brooklyn Bridge taken during a work trip in New York city.

Field Museum at Dusk

date December 04, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

A long distance shot of the Field Museum.

A shot of the Field Museum from nearby museum campus.View Exif InformationView on Map

A shot of the Field Museum from nearby museum campus.

Winter is Coming

date December 03, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

The wonderful ride that his been Chicago weather for the past five or so months is finally coming to an end. In addition to a beautiful summer, we've had a remarkably warm and dry fall. In fact, the day before I took this shot the weather had got up into the seventies, however, on the morning that I took the shot, just a day later, I found myself getting pummeled with hail and snow. The fall colors won't be around for long, and I managed to capture the end of them here at North Ave. Beach.

A cold morning at North Ave. Beach.View Exif InformationView on Map

A cold morning at North Ave. Beach.