Artists gathering on Block37

Artists gathering on Block37
Echoes of Chicago celebrates Chicago’s 178th birthday by showcasing 70 plus artist, photographers, performers and musicians, all in one place, Block37 on Dearborn across the street from Macy’s. A gathering of local artist featuring over 237 pieces of arts and craft all about our great city.

Planetarium to Northerly Island in one minute

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One of my favorite types of photography is time-lapse. Time-lapse photography is basically taking a sequence of shots capturing subtle movement then processing the shots in a video format at a faster speed. I began trying this method in early 2012 and the results were not what I had expected and I slowly lost my... Read more »

The Windy City - Sunset and night photos May 2013

The Windy City - Sunset and night photos May 2013
Most people visiting Chicago take great pictures during day light, but if you want to add character and a dramatic feel to your shots the sunset and night time is when you want to snap your shots. Problem is that in general, novice camera users do not know how to do it. Their pictures come... Read more »
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Junked cars turned into great art!

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At the far end of Northerly Island -Daphne garden, you will find three sculptures made from old junked cars, Cadillac parts to be exact. Dessa Kirk created the beautiful ladies that stand over eight feet tall. Very photogenic no matter what time of year. I previously captured them in the summer time. My recent trip... Read more »

Art in the snow

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Walk along Lakeshore Dr. during the winter and you will find some interesting pieces of Art. This is my journey to Northerly Island. Freezing temperatures and windy conditions keep most people away but if you are brave enough you can see some really amazing sites. Winter has a way of shaping the city landscape and... Read more »

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and Navy Pier

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and Navy Pier
Icy conditions, fog and cold temperatures are all part of living in the windy city. While doing research on lighthouses I came across one that was easy for me to get to and although its not accessible to the public, I realized I could easily take shots of it with my long zoom lens from... Read more »
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First shooting of 2013- Wacker Dr. and State St.

Now that all the festivities are over the big city relaxes as it seeps into the cold weather. To me its the perfect opportunity for night photos. Some of the lights are still up around the water-walk. I am always amazed at how somber things appear, just a few days ago there were tons of... Read more »

Kinzie and Canal St. Night experience

There is no shortage of great photos in this city of ours. On a spur of the moment shoot I decided to take a detour from my destination. It was very late, 1 am to be exact but that didn’t matter, it was a very clear night and perfect to capture some of the ambiance.... Read more »

Foster Ave. Time-lapse at night time

Capturing all the elements of night photography includes time-lapse sequence. Time-lapse is a series of photos set at 1 t0 2 second intervals to create a scene of motion with photos. It can be done with any camera with manual settings, dslr cameras work best. Doing time-lapse at night requires lots of practice as I... Read more »
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My date with Sandy at Montrose Pier

My date with Sandy at Montrose Pier
October 29 2012 While New York residents were getting hit with the super storm Sandy I was out filming and capturing time-lapse photos at Lake Michigan. The video is really noisy due to the high winds and hard to make out the details. I included my stills in a time-lapse mode so you can enjoy... Read more »