As the wind blows away the swirling clouds, the giant standds tall
Fulton Market Sunset
I was on my bike when I felt the first drop. I figured my favorite rooftop view was going to be my best bet to capture the storm. Furious pedaling ensued and it was totally worth it
The epic and blinding grand finale of the henge. The place was jam packed by the time I got there. Got a few good shots before the sun went down. Next time I am going to look for a new spot
Impressions of a Henge
It was here for a fleeting moment, and now it's gone, making way for the cold wind and the falling leaves
The sun broke through the clouds at the last minute yesterday. A couple of years ago I could not have done this image without bracketing. I'm amazed that I was able to capture an image with this much dynamic range in one shot. Technology has come a long way!
I think the sun was directly visible only for about 2 minutes, between the time it came out under the clouds and disappeared behind the building. The best part was actually how the street glistened right after the fresh rain. This henge day was really special
One of the pleasures of waking up early on a fall morning is visiting the green city farmers market. I'm waiting for the colorful pumpkin and gourd displays.
I love it when buildings incorporate an organic design and the Aqua does it better than any other in Chicago. It feels alive under the late afternoon sun
Spirits in the Material World
They are everywhere, lurking in the shadows, flickering to life in the reflections
The patterns and reflections in this atrium is truly dizzying. I wanted to do black and white, but reds and blues are so compelling.
It was a beautiful evening with my friends and were planning on sunset photos. I think I liked the moonrise better.
The sunset colors may not have shown up over the city, but the dark clouds provided enough drama.
Yet another visual treat from Chicago. At first I didn't think the sunset was going to be very colorful . Then the colors just started intensifying by the minute.
What a mesmerizing show, shifting tones by the minute - yesterday was one of the best sunsets I've seen in a while. I actually ended up getting a lot of good images. This was the grand finale. I love the transition from the smooth magical silver at the top to the fiery reds and oranges at the bottom.
Taken during Bike the Drive when the Lakeshore Dive is closed to vehicles. You do get some unique vantage points that you usually cannot get to without causing a traffic incident.
Perfect lighting with the sun on one side and perfect cloud cover over the city center. This view never gets old
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 face of Chicago Riverwalk has really transformed with the new glass edifices. The fast moving clouds really added to the visual
The mission for the morning was to catch slhouettes. These trees waiting for the sun to rise were willing subjects.
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!
I've been waiting for a while for some fast moving clouds to make an appearance. Yesterday evening there was just the perfect amount of clouds to get this long exposure.
Such a beautiful evening - frozen and tranquil. Not thing dramatic about it, the light just fading away softly.
I often avoid iconic photo spots, but when I do get to them, I understand why they are so popular to start with. Taken with my portrait lens at f/2 from across the street.
The Willis Tower lurking behind the fog makes it look like it's ready to blast off!
Behind the Veil
Just another foggy day in Chi-town