Happy Friday everyone! Get out there and make IT happen this weekend. Hopefully you got a good ride to make it happen, too!
This photo was a panorama that I made from 3 handheld photos using my 50mm prime on my NEX-7. The cars were so close that I couldn’t really get framing I wanted with just one car, so I decided to include both of them!
These high-rise homes really are striking. They create great book ends to the skyline. But when you walk over the bridge from the museum campus past the Metra Electric Line, into the south Loop, you see these high rises to your left (south). They get great light and the buildings are lit up dramatically. The glass and structure is curved at times too.
The Metra Electric line runs in front of the building (down the left side of the frame, here).
Blue hour does a great job in the city of Chicago. It’s a great contrast with the yellow lighting of the street.
I hope you enjoy!
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I shot this from the top floor of a parking garage. It’s actually a single frame of a much larger panorama I’m still working on. I was really hoping I’d get an L train here. This is an hdr processed photo and of the three photos I took to process this photo, the L train arrived in time for the final shot, a long exposure.
The L beneath the Chicago Skyline at night.
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Popcorn can be an incredible treat in Chicago especially if it’s from Garrett! I used to loooove popcorn. I can’t really have it anymore. But this place makes it so well that you can’t resist! Lucky for me, they were closed at this location.
But I couldn’t resist the rich colors going on here. I was on my way back to the station and I was running just a hair later than I usually like to be for the train. I didn’t take too much time with the set up. I just stopped, squared myself with the corner, opened up the aperture, and click! I had enough distance where my depth of field wouldn’t be too shallow.
When I processed this, I new I had to play up the colors! I hope you enjoy.
The other week I was heading home from a day of shooting in the city. I live in the suburbs and Chicago is but a $7.00 train ticket and as much territory as my feet will take me. This clock was nicely framed by the architecture holding up the glass top ceiling. It was night so that’s why you don’t see anything beyond the glass. Yes, you can see what time it was. 🙂
But it’s time I get my but in gear and become more productive in posting more photos. I know I feel like I’ve been telling myself this for a while. I’ve been bouncing from one photo to the next. Sometimes happier with the next photo, sometimes not. But, I definitely have a bunch that I’m ready to show and/or set up to process more seriously.
In Yellowstone, particularly along the north side of their “Grand Loop” you can almost get tired of seeing all the waterfalls that this park has! It really is an amazing place to be. This photo I got when I was photographing the river that feeds into the Tower Falls. It’s a great waterfall to see and I highly recommend it. But when I was there, one of the main lookouts was damaged and in the midst of repairs. But the river that feeds into the water falls can be seen from the road.
I explored the area just a little bit. I also took a long exposure of this same river from the bridge. I’ll probably share that in the future, too. But I wasn’t satisfied with that so I looked for a way to get closer to the river. Sure enough, there was a “little” rain wash gutter for rain water that hits the road to find its way into the river. I walked in (it wasn’t really that little if I could fit!) and set up my tripod at the last possible stable spot before I’d be taking a trip over the waterfall, too.
But on the other side of the river, I could make out what looked like an opening that would be perfect for some hoofed animal to come up to and drink from the river. I took a bracket of photos and got on my way. There were some mosquitoes there that were too happy to have me around.
I was pretty happy with this view. I cropped it down to focus on the other side of the river. I hope you enjoy.