Frozen Staircase to Lake Michigan

date January 19, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Given how active I was in shooting during this past fall, I was really looking forward to capturing images like this, of the frozen ice around Lake Michigan. This shot was taken this past Sunday morning, it was just above 30 degrees and not as cold as it looks here.

This was captured this past Sunday morning along the Lake. Despite how cold it looks here, it was calm, comfortable 30 degrees.View Exif InformationView on Map

This was captured this past Sunday morning along the Lake. Despite how cold it looks here, it was calm, comfortable 30 degrees.

Entrance to the Cathedral

date January 18, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Today's shot is another of Saint Mary's Church in Bucktown. This is the entrance to the church on Wood St.

Watch the video below to see how I created the Vignette effect.

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Another shot of Saint Mary's Church in Bucktown, this is the entrance.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another shot of Saint Mary's Church in Bucktown, this is the entrance.

Saint Mary of the Angels Church

date January 16, 2017 location Chicago, IL

This is Saint Mary of the Angels Church. If it looks familiar, that is because it is the most visible of many churches in viewing range from the Kennedy.

This Polish style church is the most visible of many churches visible from the Kennedy in Bucktown.View Exif InformationView on Map

This Polish style church is the most visible of many churches visible from the Kennedy in Bucktown.

Halsted Street Skyline View

date January 14, 2017 location Chicago, IL

I managed to avoid the temptation of seeking one of my usual spots along the Lake Shore Path for photos this morning. Instead, I headed a bit west and shot the city from above the train yard at the intersection of Chicago Ave and Halsted Street.

A view of the Skyline from the train yard at the intersection of Halsted and Chicago Avenue.View Exif InformationView on Map

A view of the Skyline from the train yard at the intersection of Halsted and Chicago Avenue.

Riverwalk Staircase

date January 10, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Another view of the Wrigley building from the Chicago Riverwalk.

Another view of the Wrigley building from the Chicago Riverwalk.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another view of the Wrigley building from the Chicago Riverwalk.

Marina Towers Long Exposure

date January 08, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Here is a 30 second exposure of Marina Towers from the Riverwalk.

A 30 second exposure of Marina Towers from the Riverwalk.View Exif InformationView on Map

A 30 second exposure of Marina Towers from the Riverwalk.

Jewelers' Building

date January 06, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Another shot from an early morning sunrise shoot last Sunday, this is 35 East Wacker, aka the "Jewelers' Building" taken from the Riverwalk.

35 East Wacker taken from the Chicago Riverwalk.View Exif InformationView on Map

35 East Wacker taken from the Chicago Riverwalk.

London House from the Riverwalk

date January 05, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Today's picture is the London House hotel from the Riverwalk. This is one of many long exposure shots I took while the clouds were sparse enough to get some movement in the sky.

A long exposure of the London House hotel taken from the Riverwalk.View Exif InformationView on Map

A long exposure of the London House hotel taken from the Riverwalk.

A View from the Riverwalk

date January 03, 2017 location Chicago, IL

Today's shot is one of my first frames taken in 2017. This is a view of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower from the Riverwalk.

A view of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower from the Riverwalk.View Exif InformationView on Map

A view of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower from the Riverwalk.

ShutterRunner.com - Best Photos from 2016

date December 30, 2016 location Multiple Locations

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!