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Mr. Serious

mr. serious

 This is a picture from last summer. It came up in conversation this weekend and I thought it would look good in b&w. I converted this using Google’s Nik Silver Efex Pro2. Quite the look eh?



I usually carry a camera with me all the time. Most of the time I have a few free hours in the middle of the day and weather permitting, I try to take a walk. Most of the time I would throw everything in a backpack. Every lens, a flash, a tripod, and all kinds […]

A Fork in the Tracks

a fork in the tracks

The proverbial fork in the road tracks. A good friend and I stopped by here recently to make some pictures of the trestles. One thing I learned a long time ago is once you think you have the picture you want, turn around. This is my turn around picture. I don’t drive through here all that […]

The Rookery Building

spiral staircase in the Rookery Building

I had a little time off and finally went on a tour of the Rookery Building in Chicago. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have walked by this building wondering what it looked like inside. I’m glad I finally took a look! Designed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, the building was completed […]

Chicago River – South Branch

south branch of the Chicago River

A view of the south branch of the Chicago River on a cloudy, but pleasant evening in December. I really liked the view but wasn’t all that thrilled with the crane. Not much I can do about that though and hopefully I will make another picture like this once the construction is done on Wolf […]

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 […]

Brown Line Chicago 12/6/14

Brown Line CTA Chicago

An outgoing Brown Line train shortly after departing the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. One of the many train pictures I have made over the last month or so. It’s a lot of fun to wander around the city and I’m slowly but surely getting my act together as far as planning my route and making […]

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 […]

Monroe Street Stop

monroe st stop Chicago

The Monroe Street stop on the CTA Red Line – Chicago, IL

Big Uncle Jack

My Uncle Jack. I made this picture of him over the weekend at my Mom’s birthday party. It’s hard to make a bad picture of this guy! I used an sb600 flash bounced up towards the ceiling and wall to light him.

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.