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A stroll in Marlow, England

A stroll in Marlow, England

The weather played tricks all day, with fits of snow blowing through in waves. In between, it was quite nice, albeit cold. Still, I had a chance to snap a few pics on my Fuji X-T3.

Fall Colors along the Fox River

Fall Colors along the Fox River

Coming around the bend, I found this tree overhanging the bank and nicely framing the view.

Foggy Fox River Valley

Foggy Fox River Valley

Twas a beautiful morning along the Fox River Valley today, and I couldn’t resist a few photos of my favorite tree. Here’s an in-the-field version from the camera to my phone.

1/200 F14 ISO100 at 105mm on Oct. 23, 2021 in Carpentersville, Ill.

Why I capture photons

Why I capture photons

This post may seem like it’s nothing more than an insanely long tangent,  and I understand the confusion. Truth is, what follows is core to the question of why I capture photons onto a sensor and create art.  For twenty-some years, I’ve been a corporate […]

Still Life Practice

Still Life Practice

One happy side effect of practicing still-life shots is that you then get to enjoy the subject matter afterward. This mum, for example, has lasted all week. I called this “You CAN Do Something with a Flower” as that was my youngest’s reaction when she […]

Branching Out

Branching Out

A tree and its shadow along the banks of the Fox River.

 

  • Eaves, Chris (Feb. 20, 2021). Branching Out [Photograph]. Carpentersville, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/1000 sec., f8 at ISO100 with a polarizing filter.

 

Film Review: Rollei RPX 25

Film Review: Rollei RPX 25

For the last few months, I’ve been shooting with a large format film camera, and I’ll review the mediums I’ve been using during this time. First up is Rollei RPX 25 in 4×5 sheet film. And let’s be frank, I hate it. This film is […]

Hello 2021! Time for an update …

Hello 2021! Time for an update …

Despite the lack of posts here, I have been working on my art. A few projects that are in the works or wrapping up: Industrial Heartland seriesI still need to wrap this one up. I took photos last year, edited them, but didn’t get around […]

Ghost Pumpkin rising

Ghost Pumpkin rising

My adventures in 4×5 homemade pinhole photography continue, this time with Rollei APX 25 film. Exposure time was ~55 minutes. The collage photo used two continuous dish lights, as my LED lights’ batteries drained about 20 minutes into the second shot.

I’m using a Jobo 2520 to manually rotary process the film, and I’m pleased with the process thus far.

So, … I kind of built a camera

So, … I kind of built a camera

I ordered the 0.5mm pinhole on EBay as well as the film back, but everything else was from scratch. I didn’t have a proper router table and hobbled one together from scrap wood. Some of my cuts weren’t perfect, although it seemed to get the […]

Abandoned Americana, No. 7, on Exhibit through Oct. 10

Abandoned Americana, No. 7, on Exhibit through Oct. 10

Earlier this year, I unveiled my “Abandoned Americana” series, and No. 7 earned a spot in the “Voices of the Midwest” exhibit at the Fine Line Creative Arts Gallery in St. Charles, Ill. The exhibit runs now through Oct. 11. I also filmed a brief […]

Depot Light

Depot Light

The covered platforms of the former depot offer nice examples of asymmetrical architecture, including the overhead light and beams.

Dwight Depot

Dwight Depot

The former train depot in Dwight offers beautiful architectural details (as we’ll also see in tomorrow’s post).

Fire Chief Reflections

Fire Chief Reflections

Reflections of the past in the glossy enamel of the Fire Chief gas pump.

Texaco Station

Texaco Station

During its heyday, Route 66 would at times be clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic. It’s easy to understand why so many service stations line the road. What’s more difficult to imagine is that in 1937 a pedestrian tunnel was built in nearby Odell, Ill., to allow the town’s churchgoers to attend Sunday services.


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