Morning Light

Today, at 7:09am CST, the morning light had me screech to a halt. I found myself called to this popcorn stand I’d noticed out of the corner of my eye – on Chicago’s lakefront near Museum Campus, walking instead of running.

I stuck around for a few minutes and walked around the cart a few times before getting back to my run. That morning light …

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Negative Space

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A Piece of Palos Hills

Out at the in-law’s yesterday, I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures in the backyard. The sun was shining, it was relatively cool; there was a nice breeze.

Before I knew it I found myself in the front yard, and then across the street. Finally, I was off on a walk about the block – a welcomed escape from urban life.

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Pilsen, Chicago

July 2019 side street scenes, Pilsen, Chicago.

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a walk before work

Some images I made on a walk before work on July 5, 2019. I hope everyone had a fun, safe fourth.

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I-290

From the car through the wet windshield at sunset, I-290, Chicago – 7.2.19

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cornucopia

Behold, a cornucopia of new images

I recently upgraded from my Sony a6000 to the Sony a7iii and I couldn’t be happier with the investment. Don’t get me wrong, the a6 packs a mean punch, but this new beast is faster, has a larger sensor and reproduces color wonderfully.

Bonus: for its size, feels natural in the hands while on the street.

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Here are a handful of first shots taken with the a7iii. What do you think?

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Woodstock, IL

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Gotham

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Night Moves

I met friend for dinner in River North last Sunday and as I planned to do, I grabbed some shots beforehand.

It started snowing shortly before I left the condo, and I hadn’t done much shooting at night for a number of reasons. I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone: get some snowy street images; better understand how my camera performs under lower light conditions. Frankly, until Sunday I had it in my mind that my gear was relatively incapable of shooting after sunset.

I was wrong.

I took public transit into “the city” versus Uber (or personally driving). That said, I didn’t want to lug my DSLR around and/or have it sitting on the dinner table or hanging from a chair, so I grabbed my Sony rx100iii.

I pushed the ISO to 3200 and while there were times I’d shoot in S, for the most part let P handle my settings. I was pleasantly surprised.

Long story short – if you think you need a new camera to achieve greater results (like I did), push your camera’s limits. You too may be pleasantly surprised.

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