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A day in the city

June 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

A day in the city running errands and sightseeing. CT and CM visited the Gold Coast Art Fair after Zumba. I wandered over to the Art Institute to see the new Ivan Albright show... I can't say I like his work much (I'm not sure anyone can actually 'like' his paintings) but he was a great artist. Apparently a meticulous one as well. He made a complete drawing on the canvas before beginning to paint in a patchwork fashion. In this image you can see the charcoal drawing along with the painted sections...

Ivan AlbrightIvan Albright

Later I ran across the beginning of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade forming up on Columbus. Lots of flags and interesting cars. Also a large number of flag decked jeeps. Is that a thing?

Puerto Rico Day ParadePuerto Rico Day Parade

Today I went to the Garden...

June 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Chicago Botanic Garden InfraRedChicago Botanic Garden InfraRed A slightly overcast day- not ideal for infrared photography, but when you're at a garden it still gives an interesting effect. I take IR photographs by placing an IR filter (only passes infrared light) in front of my camera lens. The exposures are much longer than without the filter, but the results are often worth it.

During the film camera days infrared photography was often used for architectural photography (blue skies are rendered as nearly black) but IR is also strongly reflected off the chlorophyll in leaves, grass, etc. Click here for much more information from Wikipedia.

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November 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A recent skyline image, taken from the Michigan Avenue DuSable bridge. The bridge house is visible at the lower left. The black and gold Art Deco Carbide and Carbon building (1929) is just visible, followed by the London Guarantee and Accident building with the small domed structure (1923), the Mather Tower (1928), and the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront (1960), The domed structure standing alone is the 35 East Wacker Drive building (1926) followed by a series of newer buildings- the Kemper building (1962), the Renaissance Hotel (1991), the 161 North Clark building (1962) just visible, the Leo Burnett building (1989) and finally a fragment of the shorter 55 West Wacker building (1968), and the new/classical 77 West Wacker building (1992).


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