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Sunset Behind Chicago

Sunset Behind Chicago

More from the Chicago archives. This was more of a B roll type image but I really liked how the sun was setting behind the Chicago skyline and the way the weird cloud was over the sky. The walkway isn’t in the most ideal location but I was hampered by a fence that didn’t allow me to place the tripod exactly where I wanted. Hopefully the water will draw your eye more than the walkway. If not then ignore it…

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Don’t Cross The Streams

Don’t Cross The Streams

It seems I have been obsessed with movie titles or lines for post titles lately. This one came from Ghostbusters. If you have never seen the original or the remake go watch. It will make sense. This is the Navy Pier from across Lake Michigan. You can see the skywheel that I have previously published images of before. I was all the way down the Chicago River Walk near some marina and I took this image. With the image being…

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Streaking Down The River Of Light

Streaking Down The River Of Light

This was taken while I was in Chicago. There are tour boats going up and the Chicago River doing tours that finish in Lake Michigan and then they return to their docks. Most are based at Michigan Avenue. I shot this while I was walking towards Lake Michigan and I had 3 boats coming towards me. With it being night and the lens wide open it was still a 4 second exposure. For editing I had to do a composite…

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Clustered Together

Clustered Together

This is another one from Chicago as I clear out the backlog I have. Soon it will be coming to an end as I have tons of new stuff I shot recently If you are a regular you may have noticed the theme changed. I got tired of not having a search button so I tweaked the basic WordPress theme and just went with it. The image is the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan from the Navy Pier. I just…

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Industrial Noir

Industrial Noir

Something a bit different than my normal landscape stuff I have been shooting. It’s a wee bit darker and not just because it’s in monochrome. The first two images are the second level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. I liked how the light played off the steel beams and the rivets. Both images show what’s on the other side. It gives the perception of claustrophobia with all these steel around you but you can see an open space in the…

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Guiding Light

Guiding Light

This is some lighthouse out on Lake Michigan in Chicago. The large sailing ship just happened to be going by at the time while I was shooting several frames. I have no idea of the names of either the ship or the lighthouse. I’m too lazy to look it up. There was a lot of stuff in the frame so when it came time to edit I just went with the square crop. It puts the two prominent objects in…

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Lights On Chicago

Lights On Chicago

Snapped this from the Navy Pier when I was in Chicago. I always like night shots where the buildings are all lit up and you get the long exposure effect of objects moving and they blur. Think this image was 13 seconds long. I knew when I started to edit this I was going to mask in a bunch of different layers. Each section of the image needed it’s own look and feel to make it balance the other out….

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Chicago Lighthouse

Chicago Lighthouse

I shot this off the Navy Pier when I was in Chicago. I’m going to call this a lighthouse but I have no idea if that is the technical term for it. To me it looks like one so I am going to call it a lighthouse. It was really nice to edit photos not being jetlagged or using screens that I’m not used to for the first time in a month. I have my 32″ editing monitor and it…

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Lighthouse Sunset

Lighthouse Sunset

I shot this one off the Navy Pier in Chicago while I was there. I didn’t see them until I was at the Lake Michigan facing side of the pier and the sun was setting. Would have liked to shoot them again in different light but still happy. For once while editing I didn’t go wild with it. When I started to play with the various plugins to mask the images nothing really added to the image. So I just…

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Beam Of Light

Beam Of Light

I took this in Chicago when I was out on the Navy Pier for the evening. The sun was setting behind me and the light was coming off the building and creating the beam of light type reflection. The Navy Pier was a great place to shoot and I did enjoy the nice breeze coming off Lake Michigan. I will be really curious what all the shots look like when I start to curate them a bit more. I just…

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