Card Catalog

Dewey Decimal System

We went out on a PhotoWalk last week to check out the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. I had been in there quite a few times but never really explored it. On this visit we did. It was amazing how much there is to see and hear there. This is one of many card catalogs […]

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?

Branches

branches

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 […]

Jerry the Cat

jerry the cat

Meet Jerry the Cat. Jerry is almost 9 years old and has lived with me for almost 2 years now. Jerry the Cat greets people when they come over without fail. He doesn’t mind having his picture taken. And best of all he likes the Blackhawks! What more could you ask for? As far as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]