ShutterRunner.com - Best Photos from 2016

date December 30, 2016 location Multiple Locations comments 19 Comments

I created a highlight reel of my favorite photographs posted in 2016! Thanks to everyone for all of your encouragement in 2016, and I look forward to posting more in 2017. I'll be taking a (hopefully short) break from posting photos, but am very much looking forward to what photographic opportunities bring in with the new year! Happy New Year!





Ice Land

date December 29, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 17 Comments

This shot truly brought me back to my 2014 Iceland trip which I often write about here. These ice chunks formed along the North Ave. Beach Jetty, and I found myself rolling around in this mess trying to get an ultra low perspective with the skyline.

Broken ice on the North Ave. Beach Jetty with the Chicago Skyline in the background.View Exif InformationView on Map

Broken ice on the North Ave. Beach Jetty with the Chicago Skyline in the background.

St. Anne Catholic Church

date December 28, 2016 location Barrington, IL comments 0 Comments

This is St. Anne Catholic Church in Barrington, IL. I hadn't planned on shooting here but I caught some good light and this seemed like it had potential for a decent shot.

St. Anne Catholic Church in Barrington, IL.View Exif InformationView on Map

St. Anne Catholic Church in Barrington, IL.

The Catlow

date December 27, 2016 location Barrington, IL comments 29 Comments

This is the Catlow movie theatre in Barrington, IL.

The Catlow movie theatre in Barrington, IL.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Catlow movie theatre in Barrington, IL.

Ice Planet

date December 26, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

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 9 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.