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date May 15, 2010 location San Marcos, TX comments 0 Comments

Today. Another shot from San Marcos, TX.

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A tree in San Marcos, TX.

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date May 14, 2010 location San Marcos, TX comments 0 Comments

Today. This was shot while cruising the highways near San Marcos, Texas. This picture was taken way back in January. I usually try to post pictures the day I took them, or within the week. I initially processed this photo back in January, and put it aside. I tried again earlier this week and really like the way this came out. After looking at what I came up with last time, my post processing technique has come a long way since then.

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A highway near San Marcos, Texas.

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date May 13, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. This is the lobby of Hotel Burnham in the Reliance Building in Chicago by request. The hotel itself opened in 2006, but it was designed to keep in tact the original architecture and interior decoration of the Reliance Building. This was the first skyscraper to have large plate glass windows make up the majority of its surface area.

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Hotel Burnham Lobby.

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date May 12, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

Today. A beautiful sunrise over the Lincoln Park bridge over Lake Shore Drive to North Ave. Beach.

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The bridge that runs over Lake Shore Drive to North Ave. Beach.

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date May 11, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. This is The Montgomery. Once the headquarters of the major catalog company, in 2005 the building was converted to a residential edifice.

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The Montgomery

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date May 10, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. This is the Chicago skyline from up in a secret staircase in the Hard Rock Hotel.

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The Chicago Skyline from the Hard Rock Hotel.

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date May 09, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

Today. I had fun exploring the Hard Rock Hotel last night. This was a secret staircase we discovered in there. Tomorrow I will post a skyline picture from nearby this staircase.

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A secret staircase in the Hard Rock Hotel.

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date May 08, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. This is the "Duck Two Ways" dish at China Grill Restaurant in downtown Chicago. This picture is currently featured on Marcus Riley's Bite Me Column. I can personally say that this dish is awesome, and anytime you can eat chocolate for a meal it's a good thing.

A pan seared breast with chocolate-orange sauce and Moo Shu Confit of leg with spicy hoisin sauce.

China Grill just changed their lunch menu so be sure to check it out!

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The Duck Two Ways at China Grill.

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date May 07, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today. I think this is Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Chicago's Gold Coast. Despite the fact that I lived around the corner from here for 2 years, I can't recall exactly where I was when I took this picture so if anyone knows, please leave the name in the comments.

I was in a bit of a rush when I took this shot. I usually would shoot a scene like this with a high f-stop (F16 or so), but my camera was left at it's lowest aperture (F3.5). I actually don't mind the blur here, I think it brings the attention towards the center of the shot.

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Christ the Savior Orthodox Church

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date May 06, 2010 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

Today. A unique angle of the Willis Tower.

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Willis Tower.