Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Regrettably, I’ve been away from the photo challenges of late.  Unfortunately, I have not stayed current with the topics, so forgive me as I play a little catch-up here.  However, this topic caught me enthusiastically.  Last weekend, we took a little trip to Chicago to get away from the repetition of home and hit the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme on the Daily Post at WordPress is “curves”. Curves… I guess that could be shapes or things that life throws you.  So, above is a photo I took that includes a little of both.  The location of the shot will be familiar to practically every frequent flier in the…

Chicago at Night

We live about 4 hours from downtown Chicago.  That is just enough time to think twice about going and short enough to make it a quick trip when the urge strikes for something different.  During a recent trip there this past summer, I got to venture out after dark and capture the fabulous architecture through…

More from Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Finally home and looking at the recent Chicago photos I took over the Labor Day weekend and now knowing all too well how much of a difference there is viewing these shots on my beloved iMac versus my iPad 2.  I really got snap happy taking these.  Way too many to process, so here are…

Chicago’s Magnificent Bean

In the heart of downtown Chicago in an area just off the famed Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue lies a majestic and beautiful city park, aptly named Millineum Park for its modernistic and ultra-contemporary setting.  Inside this park is a photographer’s gem, a stainless steel sculpture named “Cloud Gate”, although many refer to it simply…

Your Nighttime Treat

These tasty morsels are available at the treat bar in the Hershey’s Store in Downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue.  I not only took this photo a few weeks ago, but I ate that one right in the front!  The Hershey’s Store is located right by the famous Hancock Tower.  One piece…

When Wrong Turns Out Right

I don’t even pretend to understand how cameras really work.  But, I do know one thing.  It all begins with light.  Too much of it can ruin your composition and mood, and too little light can play some pretty funny tricks on you.  Sometimes those funny tricks can produce more of a mood in your…

Chicago Rain

What do you do after an afternoon spent shopping on the Magnificent Mile of Chicago is cut short by a seemingly rare event – a thunderstorm?  Well, I went back to the hotel and set up the camera and tripod and got creative.  Interesting?  I don’t know.  You tell me.  

Chicago Harbor Sunrise

My internal clock woke me up at 5:10 am and since I went to sleep with the hotel curtains open, I noticed that the sky was a per-sunrise purplish hue. I rolled over, and then realized my internal clock was telling me to get up and go capture some Chicago scenes. I walked about a…