Category: Chicago weather

Living by Lake Michigan has a big impact on the weather. The blog will be to document all the drastic changes that are experienced in the city.

How to film in cold weather at night

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How to film in cold weather at night. Here are three tips that will help you in very cold conditions. A few days ago, I went out in the elements. Five degree weather and windy conditions. These are a few of the things I learned from my experience. Number one, you must bring extra batteries.... Read more »

My favorite night photographs from New Years Eve on Michigan Ave.

My favorite night photographs from New Years Eve on Michigan Ave.
Something that has become a tradition for me now is to photograph the moments leading up to the New Year. As I sit here two weeks into 2019 and look over the pictures from New Years Eve I am struck at just how fast the year goes. If some of you follow my post you... Read more »

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail and Helios lens.

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Ride with me to The 606 Bloomingdale trail. Starting on the Milwaukee Ave., entrance near Damen blue line stop. The video footage is taken with the YI Xiaomi camera with a wide angle setting and YI color profile set to normal. The photos are taken with Panasonic GH2 and adapted Helios 44m prime lens.
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Winter storm hits Chicago

Winter storm hits Chicago
The first winter storm of December 2016 arrived in the city early Sunday morning and continued until roughly 6pm. Here is a collection of photographs from around the downtown area as the snow came down.

Photography at night, in the rain.

Photography at night, in the rain.
Welcome to night photography session for December, 13, 2015. On this evening I walked through the rain on Clark Street and on the River Walk. I forgot to bring my tripod and my camera ended up getting soaked, but I still managed to capture a few interesting shots. As I crossed the street I snapped... Read more »

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 »
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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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Fast storm brings a tree down in my backyard!