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Chase Tower

chase tower chicago

In 1965 the Morrison Hotel was demolished, making room for this beauty. Completed in 1969, this building was originally named First National Plaza. The building was renamed Chase Tower in 2005. With a height of 850 feet, this 60 story building is the tallest in Chicago’s Loop. The Chase Tower along with it’s plaza, takes […]

Hustle and Bustle – Chicago Style


With the nice weather we’ve been having lately considering it’s December in Chicago, I’ve been wandering around the downtown area looking for interesting pictures. I think I may have found one here. The previous week we were at the same spot and while I liked the pictures, they didn’t look right to me. I couldn’t […]

Lake & Wells

Lake & Wells

Cross one off the bucket list. I have had this picture of the intersection of Lake & Wells on my list for over 20 years. I have taken many pictures of it but was never happy with the results until a couple of weeks ago. I chose to go with b&w here to show more […]

Random Alley

Random ally in the Loop

A random alley in Chicago’s Loop. This was a 15 second exposure with an aperture of f6.3. I converted this frame to b&w using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I was pretty happy with this one and maybe, just maybe, I might start a series of long exposure alley pictures. Could be interesting. Maybe.

Trees 6/9/14

local trees

I like to walk. I really like taking walks in the woods. There are a few places near me that are fun to explore. Bartel Grassland is one of them. It’s encompasses around 700 or so acres and has it all including water, trees, and wildlife. One thing it doesn’t have is trails. Works for […]

Davies Pond

Davies Pond

Davies Pond. One of my tries at long exposures. This was a 25 second exposure.

Local Creek

b&w creek in the woods

A creek near me that will more than likely look quite different in a few months. Landscapes are much easier to explore in the winter but infinitely better looking in the warmer months! The downside here is that everything appears to be the same color. Converting this picture to b&w seems to have separated some […]

Division Street

division street

Division Street. Under the Kennedy. Chicago

…and the Fog Rolls In

foggy woods

The fog covers Yankee Woods right before crazy strong winds cleared things out. Pretty wild winter so far this year.

The 3 Amigas

Local Deer

Jerry the Cat

Jerry the Cat

Jerry the Cat in a contemplative mood.

The Dead Ones