Friday, August 31, 2012

Infrared Lake

Lake Katherine in the southwest Chicago suburbs, shot in digital infrared last year.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Victoria Sunset

Sunset in the harbor, Victoria, British Columbia. Shot while on vacation last month. I kind of wish I were still there.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nice Fall Day

UGH. Yet another wave of overly hot weather in Chicago. I'm really looking forward to some pleasant fall days.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Window Twink

Mannequin twink in a shop window, shot with my reversed lens Brownie camera in Lakeview, Chicago a couple of weeks ago. FYI, the Wikipedia entry for 'twink' is kind of amusing.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shadow On Stone

I love the shadows left by the tree on this cometary marker. Shot with my Holga camera in St. Casimir Lithuanian cemetery, Chicago.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Shot on a United Airlines flight last month, somewhere over North America.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Infrarad Tower

This was shot in digital infrared on a horribly hot and humid Memorial Day last year.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Took some film in to be developed a few days ago. This photo was on one of the rolls. It was shot with my reversed lens Brownie camera in St. Joseph, Michigan last month.
One of the fun things about shooting film (as opposed to digital) is having to wait to see the photos you shot. There's no instant feedback with film (excepting Polaroid or other instant film). When film was the only option, that wait time wasn't always fun. Sometimes, a shot you were really looking forward to turned out to be a piece of crap. On the other hand, shots you completely forgot about would show up, and sometimes, they were great shots. I remember shooting this one, and turned out pretty nicely.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Another Boring Photo

A week ago, I posted a boring photo. Here's another one. I like this one better than last week's boring photo. Shot in Blue Island, IL last June.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Night In Vancouver

A photo from my recent vacation.  This was shot off of the balcony of my 21st floor hotel room in Vancouver.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Riding The Metro

Blurred commuters wait for the train in Washington DC's subway. I like the barrel vaulted roof of the DC Metro. Actually, I like the Metro in general. It's relatively pleasant, as subways go.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


This recent nice (for once) weather in Chicago is feeling a little like early fall. Fall is my favorite season, so I'm looking forward to it. This was shot in the fall a couple of years ago on the University of Chicago campus.

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Boring Photograph

Yes, it's boring. I actually kind of like boring photos. Occasionally, one of my students will make a boring photo that I really like, forcing me to try and explain how boring is a compliment.
This one was shot in McCormick Place conference center in Chicago a couple of years ago.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Shot with my reversed-lens Brownie Hawkeye camera a couple of months ago.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Shot last spring in Lincoln Park Zoo. I wouldn't mind some springlike temperatures right about now.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vancouver Towers

One more vacation photo for now. I'll post more from that trip from time to time, but it feels like it's time to post something else now. This was shot in Vancouver. The building in the center is the same one seen at the left in this photo. Vancouver is all glass high rises. Pretty, but not in a historical sense like many other cities.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blue Lake Boys

Hiking in the Cascades last week, I followed a trail to a partially frozen mountain lake. A guy was there with his three young sons and a dog. The kids were so photogenic in their floppy hats, fishing in the lake, that I had to shoot a few photos. The dad didn't mind, I suspect I wasn't the first one to do so.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Primeval Forest

Beautiful scenery shot while hiking in North Cascades National Park last week. Parts of this trail were deeply shaded, with huge ferns. I half expected to see a dinosaur around every bend.

Friday, August 3, 2012

On The Ferry

I shot this while riding the ferry between Vancouver and Victoria, BC. It was a pleasant, scenic ride, and wifi made it even better.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chinese Lanterns

These lanterns were strung over the street in Victoria, BC's Chinatown.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


A random Seattle street scene, shot last week. I imagine myself zipping around on a Vespa scooter when I'm retired. Mine will be turquoise, and I'll be in San Francisco.