Archive for the ‘Illinois’ Category

The Bull

Posted: April 23, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The Bull

The past few days have been pretty hectic with yard work, kids party, etc, etc… and I’ve just not been as strict about getting a new shot out every day, so I apologize. To make up for it, I’ve added a bunch of new pics to the Henry Ford & Chicago Galleries; like this one of the Bull in front of the Chicago Cultural Center. Enjoy!

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The Chicago Watertower

Posted: April 3, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

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The Chicago watertower is the 2nd oldest watertower in the United States. It also has the prestige of being one of the few buildings to survive the Chicago fire of 1871. And perhaps most interesting of all… the castle-like design was the inspiration for the White Castle franchise logo.

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Dizzy

Posted: March 26, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

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I can’t look at this picture and not get that feeling like I’m starting to fall over sideways… Something about all the angles and depth in the Chicago Cultural Center… man, I just have to look away. Open it up in large size and see if you get the same feeling…

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Compensation

Posted: February 28, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The River

The Chicago river will be dyed green for the upcoming St. Paddy’s day celebration, however, I thought the river already had a pretty greenish hue to it to begin with, especially looking through some of these shots from the Windy City. Here’s a shot of Trump Tower looming impressively over the river.

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Union Station

Posted: February 19, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

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This building, Union Station in Chicago, was dedicated in 1925. It still stands as the 3rd most widely used railway station in the United States, operated by Amtrak. It’s quite unfortunate that the US doesn’t have more train services. Not only does it seem like that would be a little more eco-friendly, but it also gives people that feeling of nostalgia

The ‘L’

Posted: January 28, 2013 in Illinois, Nikon D90

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Among the many cool things to see and photograph in Chicago are the L trains. However, shortly after taking this shot, I was essentially accosted by a CTA transit authority demanding to see my photography permit. I told him I didn’t have one, and then he wanted to kick me off the platform. I didn’t argue, but told him I would pack up my gear, and simply ride the train to my next stop, and only after he realized that I wasn’t going anywhere, did he allow this to happen. At the next stop I asked the lady working that booth what the deal was, and she said technically it isn’t allowed, but if I wasn’t obvious about it, it wouldn’t be a problem 90% of the time. I guess I just got the overachiever…

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A seat at the show

Posted: January 25, 2013 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

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We went through Millenium Park a couple times when we were in Chicago. Neither time we were able to see a show or concert in the Pavilion, however, you could still roam about on the grounds and explore. The artistically-styled fa├žade of the stage is illuminated by a series of artificial lights, which change color and reflect in the stainless steel tiles.