It was a nice day and I decided to hop on the train and head downtown. I always try to stop by the Chicago Cultural Center to see what’s going on and today was no exception. I saw this fellow as soon as I walked into the room. He was fidgeting a lot with his […]

A Curve in the Trail

This is a picture of the walking trail near me. It was one of the first really nice days this year and I felt the need to take a walk. I rarely walk this trail and there wasn’t a whole lot to look at until I happened upon this scene.

Sleeping Boats

sleeping boats

These are a few of the boats stacked up for the winter at my son’s sportsman’s club. Pretty quiet around there this time of year. Hopefully it will not stay that way for long and these boats, along with the slide pictured below, will be in use in a couple of months or so. I […]

Elevators

Elevators in the Santa Fe building in Chicago

On a recent photowalk we stopped by the Chicago Architectural Foundation for a look around. All I can say is if you haven’t visited them yet, you should. Not only is there a wealth of knowledge awaiting you, the building, constructed in 1904, is very interesting. This bank of elevators is but one of the […]

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 […]