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Late Afternoon – Chicago River

Chicago River - South Branch

I never tire of this view of the Chicago River. It’s amazing how the view changes with the light. A while back I made another picture when it was a little darker out and liked that one too. The only problem with that one was the crane from the building going up at Wolf Point. […]

Bridge – Chicago

Wells Street Bridge

Built in 1922, the Wells Street Bridge connects the North Side of Chicago to the Loop. This is a 2 level bridge with the CTA Brown/Purple line traveling on top and 3 lanes of southbound traffic below. This view is looking east from the Franklin Street bridge. It was late afternoon and the light was […]

Skateboarding in the Park

skateboarding in the park

Hopped on the train again this weekend and headed toward Chicago. Destination: Lincoln Park. Got off the train and headed north on the Brown Line. I thought it might be a nice day to go to the zoo.  A little too late though as I was there for about a half hour and they closed. […]

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 […]

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.

Adams & LaSalle

Adams & LaSalle

I took a stroll around the Loop in Chicago and made this picture of the intersection at Adams & LaSalle on my way back to the train.

ROA – Pilsen


ROA is but one of many murals on a wall that stretches along a wall on 16th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Chicago – South Loop

Chicago - South Loop

A view of Chicago’s south loop. This picture was made from one of the few spots on the Stevenson Expressway (I55) where there are no wires. The view was a pretty good one.