I was going to name this photo "Under the Bridge", but I realized that I already have a photo with that name. This was taken from under the Rich Street Bridge in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Today's post is a tribute to the Chicago Lakefront Trail, upon which I've run, walked, and cycled hundreds of miles over. Don't worry, this was taken during a very low traffic evening, and I wasn't blocking any runners with my tripod.
Today's shot is one that I took on the run through the loop shortly after sunset. I've been trying to be a little more spontaneous with my photography, trying to go out when the lighting and weather are interesting, as opposed to when it is convenient with my schedule. Hopefully I can keep this up.
Today's shot is one from Museum Campus, a favorite spot of mine lately. The foreground is composed of light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive contrasting with the still lights of the Chicago skyline.
It's been a while since i've posted a photo that wasn't taken in Chicago. While Columbus isn't the most glamorous city in the world, or even the good ole U.S. of A., I did manage to get up early for some shooting while in Columbus for a soccer game. Shoutout to my brother, Tyler, who woke up bright and early with me after a long day of travel and soccer.
This shot was taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle. While I have shot here several times, I think this is my first "blog worthy" shot shooting the Lake Shore Drive traffic. I shot here for a good ten minutes before heading to a different location. I then realized that I had been shooting at 5000 ISO. How I didn't realize my shutter speeds were way too slow to be getting as much light as I was getting is beyond me, but I had to then come back to make sure that I got the shot at a lower ISO.
Today's shot is from my Guide to Composition video, it is the Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront. The artist, John Henry, had originally put this sculpture on his lawn, and received a number of complaints from neighbors before it was finally moved to its permanent home along the lake. Personally, I think it's a pretty cool statue and looks good in its new spot.
I really never thought I would see the day that the Wrigley field marquee read "World Series Champions". Yet here we are, and it all still feels surreal. Perhaps the most amazing part about it is how easy it felt. A change of ownership, and a willingness to pay for the top players. Bringing in the brightest young mind in baseball in Theo Epstein, and of course the best manager in baseball in Joe Maddon. We built around young talent, and made a few big name veteran acquisitions in free agency. We were so bad, cursed even, for so long and it all changed like that. What a cool thing to be a part of, but it still doesn't feel real.
If you've been following my photography for any period of time you'll know that this is one of my favorite spots in Chicago to photograph. First, it is pretty close to home, and also because it's along the Lake Shore Path, a perfect spot for ShutterRunning.
This was shot with my backup or running camera, a Nikon D5000, and 10-20mm Sigma wide angle lens. If you read any tutorials online regarding photography, everyone likes to say how little impact the equipment makes in our photographs, but as I go between shooting with my full sensor D700 and this camera, it amazes me the difference in quality between the two cameras and lenses.
This is the Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.