Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

There are miles of pedestrian tunnels below the streets of Chicago.  This one goes under Michigan Avenue to the Metra station.  At rush hour, it’s crowded with passengers, but I try to avoid the masses.

March 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

More Storm Clouds

More Storm Clouds

HDR (high dynamic range) techniques in digital imaging often make exaggerated dark looking clouds that are nearly black in spots.  The other evening, I saw these clouds coming and they were almost black all by themselves without help from me and with the nearly setting sun providing some really bright areas breaking through.  Saved me a lot of time in post processing.

March 23, 2012 | 1 Comment 

Old Glory

Old Glory

It’s hard for someone my age who remembers the great amount of patriotism that followed the 9-11 attacks in New York and Washington, to realize that most of the kids in school have little or no remembrance of the event itself and that we have settled back into a mindset that preceded it.  Some people may welcome this and others decry it, but it is what it is.  Anyway, I made this image in downtown Chicago a few years ago while there was still some national pride.

March 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

Buddha Pavilion

Buddha Pavilion

An image of the Buddha Pavilion at Allerton Park by Monticello, Illinois.  This is along the path that gets you to see the Fu Dogs.  There are two Siamese Buddha statues (one shown here) and a Harihara statue in the Pavilion.  The iron work on top is from a building originally in New Orleans.  I usually just trek on to the Fu Dogs which are some of my favorite things in the park, but it’s hard not to stop and make a quick image of the pavilion.

March 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

Dead Trees

Dead Trees

 

I was watching a presentation of portfolio reviews the other day and the presenters recommended (almost insisted) that you shouldn’t include images of dead trees among other things.  Oh well, here’s some dead trees.

March 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

Graffito

Graffito

Usually, graffiti artists like to make big, bold statements, but whoever painted the little message on the board here did it in an intimate and even whimsical way.

March 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

It’s a Corner

It's a Corner

Another exhibit of my fondness for corners.  It’s not the corner so much, but the way the various lines and angles interact with each other and with the textures.  And, as usual, it has an almost monochromatic look that I like.

March 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

Self-Portrait with Orchestra and Chorus

Self-Portrait with Orchestra and Chorus

The Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus combined with Olivet Nazarene University instrumentalists and singers to perform Beethoven’s Symphony #9 at Olivet’s Centennial Chapel.  There were about two hundred performers on stage and I’m in there somewhere sitting in the back row of the orchestra a bit to stage right.  In addition to playing horn, I made some images using my radio remote control shutter release with my camera on a tripod in the media control area.

March 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

Street Patterns

Street Patterns

Like yesterday’s post, this is another interesting pattern on the street, though a bit more sculpture rather than paint.

March 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

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Sometimes you come across interesting patterns while walking along the street.  This one almost looks like it was designed from the start to be painted on a canvas rather than on concrete.

March 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment 

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