Red Hot Chili Peppers Biggest Hit

date November 26, 2016 location Columbus, OH comments 0 Comments

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.

From underneath the Rich Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio.View Exif InformationView on Map

From underneath the Rich Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio.

Chicago Lakefront Trail at Night

date November 25, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

The Chicago Skyline from the Lakefront Trail.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Skyline from the Lakefront Trail.

Staircase Long Exposure

date November 24, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

A long exposure from a low perspective along the river in the loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure from a low perspective along the river in the loop.

Lake Shore Drive Skyline

date November 23, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

Some light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive taken near the Field Museum.View Exif InformationView on Map

Some light graffiti from Lake Shore Drive taken near the Field Museum.

Main Street Bridge in Columbus

date November 22, 2016 location Columbus, OH comments 0 Comments

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.

Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio during an early morning shoot with Tyler.View on Map

Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio during an early morning shoot with Tyler.

On the Passarelle

date November 21, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

Lake Shore drive traffic taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle.View Exif InformationView on Map

Lake Shore drive traffic taken from the Lincoln Park Passarelle.

Chevron Windmill on the Lakefront

date November 20, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

The controversial Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront.View Exif InformationView on Map

The controversial Chevron statue along Chicago's Lakefront.

Chicago Cubs: World Series Champions

date November 19, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

I never thought I would see the day that the Wrigley Field marquee said "World Series Champions".View Exif InformationView on Map

I never thought I would see the day that the Wrigley Field marquee said "World Series Champions".

A Favorite Spot Along Lake Michigan

date November 18, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

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.

The Chicago Skyline along Lake Michigan at Blue HourView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Skyline along Lake Michigan at Blue Hour

Rockefeller Chapel Sunrise

date November 17, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is the Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

Rockefeller Chapel at University of Chicago.View Exif InformationView on Map

Rockefeller Chapel at University of Chicago.