The perfect double rainbow framing the city like a beautiful force field
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.
The Star Dune
It's so difficult to convey the size and beauty of the star dune. Especially when the wind is blowing the sand right over the surface making it shimmer.
Played around with 3 exposures from sharp focus to all bokeh. So much warmer with the unfocused elements added in.
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.
One Bean to Rule Them All
Totally worth spending early hours on a winter morning to find an empty bean.
The Living Wall
The play of light, reflections on the windows and the texture of the grass made this such a perfect opportunity
The face of Chicago Riverwalk has really transformed with the new glass edifices. The fast moving clouds really added to the visual
Mighty helios, he cuts through the curtain of clouds lighting up the fog filled valley. That moment the rays break through is so beautiful to behold.
Defying the constant pull of gravity it hangs on. Harsh conditions make beautiful subjects.
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
A 4 minute exposure under a very crowded Bean.
Into the Portal
Lens rotation fun at the neighborhood park
Spiraling into the great beyond
Like a bunch of fireflies doing synchronized flying maneuvers
The city lights beckon - jarring - what lies ahead?