81/365

date February 08, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. The calm before the storm.

The skyline right before the big snow storm.View Exif InformationView on Map

The skyline right before the big snow storm.

80/365

date February 07, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. First United Methodist Church.

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A Church in the loop

79/365

date February 06, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. The Green Door Tavern.

Green Door Tavern Restaurant.View Exif InformationView on Map

Green Door Tavern Restaurant.

78/365

date February 04, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. Another shot from Navy Pier. This was taken around 7:30am, and I have no idea why this ride was on, not to mention the fact that the temperature was in the teens that day. Doesn't really seem like an efficient use of energy to me, but it made for a cool kodak moment.

For all of the other photogs out there. This was a single HDR processed in Microsoft Paint.

A ride in Navy Pier.View Exif InformationView on Map

A ride in Navy Pier.

77/365

date February 03, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. This is where my weekly yoga classes are taught. Needless to say, this view goes excellent with a little bit of downward facing dog. My yoga instructor, Franklin, was kind enough to let me take pictures of this amazing view before today's class. In my opinion this is about as good a view of the city that there is - including the famous Signature Room view in the Hancock. I would love to see what a sunset would like here. I also wouldn't mind seeing what a long exposure shot with some decent clouds might come out like.

If anyone can correctly guess what floor number this shot was taken from, I will let them pick any spot in Chicago for me to shoot later this week in my project 365.

The view from 474 N. Lake Shore Drive.View Exif InformationView on Map

The view from 474 N. Lake Shore Drive.

76/365

date February 03, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.

This is the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier during sunrise.View Exif InformationView on Map

This is the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier during sunrise.

75/365

date February 01, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. This is a building in Cabrini-Green aka "The Projects", one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods in terms of crime and poverty. I am not sure if this is officially the last Cabrini-Green building to get torn down, but nonetheless I felt a little uneasy carrying my expensive camera equipment here by myself. Papa Runner (that would be my dad) freaked out when he saw me in Lake Michigan (see 43/365 43/365), he will definitely not be happy with this one! I think that most Chicagoans would agree that it is a good thing to see these buildings being torn down as they are a symbol of gangs, poverty and violence. Special thanks to my friend Lisa who suggested that I shoot this. Also a special thanks to Joel, who after seeing Lisa's suggestion insisted that I shoot it today because it looked like it was about to get torn down soon.

Unfortunately the entire area was completely fenced off. I grabbed a few shots with a tripod from behind the fence. Eventually I took this one by hand with the lens poking through a small gap in the fence gate (I used a low f-stop[3.5] to reduce the exposure). That blockage on the left hand side of the photograph is that green fibery stuff they sometimes line fences with. I tried a few different crops here, including a straight vertical crop, but I ended up sticking with the original as I usually do. Maybe it's just me but whenever I attempt to crop a picture it just doesn't feel right.

A demolished building in Cabrini-Green.View Exif InformationView on Map

A demolished building in Cabrini-Green.

74/365

date February 01, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. This is Sue at the Field Museum. She doesn't look as good without her Brian Urlacher jersey on though.

Sue in front of the Field Museum.View Exif InformationView on Map

Sue in front of the Field Museum.

73/365

date January 31, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. Thanks to Erin for the tip on this. Erin suggested that I shoot these ice sculptures yesterday, and they turned out very cool. A good portion of my 365 comes from suggestions like this one so please keep them coming.

An Ice Sculpture on Michigan Ave in the Loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

An Ice Sculpture on Michigan Ave in the Loop.

72/365

date January 30, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. Great sunrise this morning. Time for a nap though. This is Navy Pier.

An early morning sunrise at Navy Pier on a cold morning.View Exif InformationView on Map

An early morning sunrise at Navy Pier on a cold morning.