Monday, February 27, 2012

Impressionistic Chicago

Another oldie, this one was shot in 2003 from a window in my sister's old loft on the seventh floor of a building in Chicago's South Loop.

Correction: I must have read the date wrong on the photo in yesterday's post. I'm pretty sure there weren't leaves on the trees in Chicago in February.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Trim 'n Tidy

Going through some old photos, I found this one I shot in February 2005. I'm not sure where it was shot, but I suspect it was somewhere on the northwest side of Chicago. I love that sign.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Real Or Ideal?

Today's mail brought a box with over 600 old, boring postcards I bought on Ebay (I collect boring and tacky postcards, but also use them for collages and other art projects). While looking through these cards, I found this one, and was reminded of my visit to the very spot that photo was taken.

It was a cold, windy, mostly cloudy day when I visited, and I was underdressed for weather that at about 55 degrees fahrenheit seemed way too chilly for July. The clouds obscured Mt. Hood, so I didn't get the postcard views. It was still a beautiful area, however, and the idealized, color saturated view in the postcard doesn't do it justice.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This photo was taken under the Bay Bridge in San Francisco last summer,
right by Pier 24, the best photography exhibition space I've seen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bleak Netherworld

My sister thinks the photo I posted yesterday makes the place we grew up look like a bleak netherworld. This was taken about 30 seconds before that one, and looks a little less bleak!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

At Mom's

I spent the weekend at my Mom's in Michigan. Here's a photo I shot there on Sunday.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chinatown Pole

It's been a while since I posted an animated gif. This one was shot in Chinatown last Fall.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Shot in the Dan Ryan Woods in SW Chicago last spring with my Holga camera.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Still Frigid

17 degrees F. as I write this. Hard to complain, as it's been a really mild winter, but still.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Winter's Back

Cold night tonight in Chicago. Haven't had too many of those this winter, so it's hard to complain. This photo is frost on a window of my house, shot on a bitter cold day a few years ago.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Couldn't think of a title for this. Shot in Galena, IL last month using my reversed lens Brownie camera.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Succulent Succulent

Wandering around the Sunset district in San Francisco last June, I saw these plants in someone's yard and was instantly envious. I wish I could have plants like that in my yard!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


This photo finishes up Noise week (thanks for the idea, Pam!). I shot this last summer in San Francisco. Sunset in the Sunset district. The lens glare works well here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


UGH. More like noise pollution. To make things worse, this wasn't shot back in the 80's. It was shot last summer in a Chicago shop window.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


This was shot out of an Amtrak train window on the outskirts of Portland in July, 2010. I like the color shift in the sky from the polarized window, and how the trees on the right side of the photo are sharp while the rest of the scene has motion blur.