Change of Seasons
Fall at Starved Rock State Park brings with it a whirlwind of colors
Burst of Color
Taking my camera along with me on my ride to work always pays off during fall. This park has some fantastic foliage.
Fireworks on the Beach
This was totally a lucky shot. I was taking a 30 second long exposure of the skyline and halfway through someone decided to shoot off fireworks from the beach. Moral of the story - on 4th of July, keep shooting!
The mission for the morning was to catch slhouettes. These trees waiting for the sun to rise were willing subjects.
The face of Chicago Riverwalk has really transformed with the new glass edifices. The fast moving clouds really added to the visual
WAC Big Walls - Collin van der Sluijs - From Bloom to Doom
It's so difficult to get a full frame of this fantastic mural by Dutch painter Collin van der Sluijs.
WAC Big Walls - Don't Fret
Chicago artist Don't Fret shows you the money on Wabash Ave
WAC - Daryll Schiff - Descent into Heaven
Come down to heaven with this gigantic photograph by Daryll Schiff
WAC Big Walls - Ella & PItr
This multi-story project is a bit off the grid. To find it, walk a bit west on Harrison Street
WAC Big Walls - Eduardo Kobra - Muddy Waters
An incredible tribute to blues legend Muddy Waters on State Street
WAC - Never 2501
This 8100 sq ft mural was created by Italian artist Never 2501
WAC Big Walls - Amuse 126
I caught Amuse 126 in the act of creating this mural. Need to go back and get the finished product one of these days
WAB - Hebru Brantley - Chi Boy
One of the first murals by artist Hebru Brantley, very aptly called Chi Boy
WAC - Jacob Watts - Moose Bubblegum Bubble
This gigantic installation by Jacob Watts is one of my favorites
WAC Mural - Heidi Unkefer
This mural was the winner of the 2nd WAC Alumni competition
Spiraling into the great beyond
Like a bunch of fireflies doing synchronized flying maneuvers
The city lights beckon - jarring - what lies ahead?
Blue Skies and Red Tulips
Spring is in full swing in Chicago and it's great to see this gorgeous view in my neighborhood
Tulips in the sun
Delicate petals bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Their time is so fleeting....till next year.
A Spring Sunset
Spring is here and finally I'm on my bike again. So good to be mobile!
Into the Vortex
Took this shot during a blizzard in Chicago last Superbowl Sunday. We were walking to a friend's house and I took along my camera. My wife was going to pose, but then turned around to avoid the wind and I thought it made a much better shot with her looking through the portal at this neighborhood park.
Sunrise on Montrose Harbor
There's this beautiful curving pier that juts into Lake Michigan at Montrose Harbor. With a wide angle lens it makes for some really cool photo ops.
This has already been a year of exploration in Chicago. Went out for the first time onto Montrose Harbor before the sun came up. The city looked ethereal from there
From the nature walk at Lincoln Park. Added some texture work for the painterly look.
Looking for the Summer
It's warmer than usual weather in Chicago. Without snow winter feels dreary and I keep looking back at seasons gone by.
Prairie grass and wildflowers weave a beautiful quilt of colors
Good to be back home
Can never get enough of this view of Chicago