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.

Chicago Winter Storm 2021 Short time-lapse from my perspective

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A short video clip from one of my photography sessions capturing Chicago Winter Storm 2021. Creating time-lapse from over three thousand jpegs. A few zoom effects and edited in PowerDirector 15 Surprising results from this little camera after using it all day to do photos and finally taking these last couple of videos. It handles... Read more »

Chicago New Year 2021 A compilation of four years past Fireworks on The River Walk

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Greetings, normally I would have been standing at The Chicago River Walk filming for the New Year fireworks. Unfortunately due to the current situation that did not happen for 2020. However I decided to put together a compilation of the past four years filming the fireworks from different angles. I have provided a link so... Read more »

Chicago New Year 2020 Fireworks on Michigan Ave.

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Chicago celebrates and rings in 2020 with a huge display of fireworks on Michigan Ave. and several other locations. A big turn out this year, even with the late winter cold coming in. Many spectators braved the elements to see the display of fireworks on the River Walk. I chose the same location as last... Read more »
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Time lapse footage of the storm rolling thru the Chicago Skyline near North Ave. Beach

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In this video is a short time lapse of the storm coming thru the skyline near North Ave. Beach. Captured with Canon camera and the stock lens 18-75, set at f3.5 ISO 400. Two second interval speed with the Satechi Intervalometer and remote set to infinity for a duration of forty minutes. Over three hundred... Read more »

Chicago Blues Fest 2019 Bobby Rush, Jimmy Johnson and Mzz Reese performing

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Chicago Blues Fest 2019 36th annual Day 1 featuring performances by Bobby Rush, Jimmy Johnson and Mzz Reese. Captured with Sony A6300 and Canon 24mm lens, Tamron 300mm. Chicago Blues Fest officially kicked off. The 36th annual, day one. Once again at Millennium Park and featuring many groups and performers. You can watch music from... Read more »

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 »
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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.

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.
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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 »