Photography, Communications & Me

Month: February 2019

A Troll’s Life

A Troll’s Life

Another view of the 113-year-old bridge in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The first time I attempted to photograph the bridge, I made a horrible mess of the development cycle. I didn’t wind the reel properly, and I lost most of the frames. The 46-foot span creates […]

Lion Bridge

Lion Bridge

Today I kick off a 6-part “small bridge” series with a shot of the Lion Bridge in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Built in 1906, this reinforced concrete bridge cost $3,000 to build (About $83,000 in 2017 dollars). It was paid for by Hanover Township and Cook […]

No Fishing

No Fishing

Today’s post is a bridge between two series — the final from a walkabout in sub-zero weather and the first in a small bridge series that kicks off in a couple days. One advantage of shooting in bitterly cold weather is that most people are inside staying warm, so you can get some nice, vacant shots (if that’s your thing).

  • Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). No Fishing [Photograph]. Algonquin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 70mm, 1/400 sec., f5, ISO50

 

Pylon

Pylon

Another photo from that cold January day before the Arctic blast fully hit us. The ice started forming around the pylon for the pedestrian bridge over the Fox River. The full-color version of this photo is nearly black & white already, with the only colors […]

Frozen Seed

Frozen Seed

The creamy bokeh on this Canon lens just melts away the background. I also like how the dark background and white horizon roughly match the snow and seed pods. I tinkered with this one in black and white, but I really like the warm browns. […]

Barn in Winter

Barn in Winter

I love a good-old-fashioned red barn on a snowy day. Nearby there are nearly 400 acres of horse pastures and trails that are soon to become part of the Cook County Forest Preserve system.

  • Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Barn in Winter [Photograph]. Barrington Hills, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 213mm, 1/640 sec., f5.6, ISO50.

 

Fly you fools!

Fly you fools!

The strength of the goose’s wings is in full display here as it launches itself into the air. The other honkers would shortly follow suit. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Fly you fools! [Photograph]. Algonquin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 300mm, 1/400 sec., f5.6, ISO50. […]

Wait up!

Wait up!

Before the bottom dropped out and the Arctic cold settled over the Midwest, I grabbed the camera and went for a stroll in the relative warmth of 3°F weather. And that brought me, yet again, to the Fox River, this time over in Algonquin, Illinois. […]

Petit Fruits

Petit Fruits

We’ve made it to the final image in my Montreal montage. If you missed any of the previous ones, click the Montreal tag below and you’ll be all caught up. We’re back to where the series started, at the Jean Talon market. I was attempting to set up for a shot with my film camera, but this digital one turned out to be the keeper instead. Serendipity, indeed!

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 1, 2018). Petit Fruits [Photograph]. Montreal, Canada. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/60 sec., f2.8, ISO100

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Sphere Regression

Sphere Regression

We’re almost to the end of my Montreal series. Today brings us part 9 of 10. The clear acrylic panels of the Montreal Biosphere burned away in a fire back in 1976, but the structure remains. Today it houses exhibits on climate, as well as […]

Rooftops & Rings

Rooftops & Rings

Welcome to my Montreal series! Today is part 8 of 10. We’re back above ground for the rest of the series. I hope you enjoy! As you can see, we’re back above ground, atop our hotel in the heart of downtown Montreal. Eaves, Chris (Aug. […]

Metro Series, No. 3: Sortie Solitaire

Metro Series, No. 3: Sortie Solitaire

Welcome to my Montreal series! Today is part 7 of 10, and the final image in a mini-Metro series within my Montreal montage.

The efficiency of the Metro is amazing. This photo wasn’t taken in the middle of the night. We had just missed a train, so the platform was clear. In a few minutes, it built up again with people.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 1, 2018). Sortie Solitaire [Photograph]. Montreal, Canada. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/125 sec., f2.8, ISO1600

 

Metro Series, No. 2: Metro Abstractions

Metro Series, No. 2: Metro Abstractions

Welcome to my Montreal series! Today is part 6 of 10, and we’re in the middle of mini-Metro series amid it all. Today’s pic is all about textures and shapes. What I realized most when looking back at the photos from the trip is that […]

Metro Series, No. 1: Pairings

Metro Series, No. 1: Pairings

Today welcomes part 5 of 10 in my Montreal series. The Underground in Montreal fills a special place in my heart. It’s no secret that I don’t like the sun, but this subway system is better than any other I’ve been in. It makes New […]

Molson Beach

Molson Beach

Today marks part 4 of 10 in my Montreal series.

OK, the name of this is really Plage de l’Horloge, or Clock Beach in my native tongue. I’m taking artistic license here and calling it Molson Beach instead. Sadly I just realized that I didn’t actually have any Molsons while in Montreal. I guess I’ll have to go back. Anyway, here’s a question for the sages: Can it be called a beach if the sand doesn’t touch the water?

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 1, 2018). Molson Beach [Photograph]. Plage de l’Horloge, Montreal, Canada. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/500 sec., f4.0, ISO100

 


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