Photography, Communications & Me

Month: March 2019

Rails across the Illinois

Rails across the Illinois

One final photo from my short trip last month along the Fox River, which empties into the Illinois River. Here we see river ice as it landed on the bank with this awesome vertical-lift bridge for rail traffic in the background. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, […]

Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm

Frozen fields, snow on the roofs, barren trees. I love scenes like this one. A keen eye might say that I’m over-processing the photograph, but the white glow on the trees isn’t from post-processing, it’s from the ice storm the night before. The trees all […]

Frozen Forest along the Fox

Frozen Forest along the Fox

This little forest preserve along the Fox River offers beautiful views and plenty of nice walking and biking trails.

  • Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Frozen Forest along the Fox. [Photograph]. Batavia, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 17mm, 1/200 sec., f9.0 at ISO50
Silos & Storage

Silos & Storage

Another photo from a drive along the Fox River in winter. I love weather with personality, and days like this—with clouds and frigid cold—make it memorable. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Silos & Storage [Photograph]. Yorkville, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 17mm, 1/250 […]

Winter on the Fox River

Winter on the Fox River

I consider March still a part of winter in Chicago. Here’s a photo from last month after another lovely “wintery mix” storm dropped freezing rain and snow on us. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2018). Winter on the Fox River [Photograph]. Batavia, Illinois. Shot on a […]

Snowy Trees

Snowy Trees

Ice storms make for pretty photos. They also make for long power outages and ample chaos, but let’s focus on the positives here.

  • Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Snowy Trees [Photograph]. Yorkville, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 36mm, 1/400 sec., f10 at ISO50
Sew it goes.

Sew it goes.

Now an apartment complex, this former button factory in Yorkville, Ill., maintains its charm. I don’t normally process photos like I’ve done here, a b&w conversion with a sepia tone, film grain, vignette, etc. But the sun was high, the clouds had cleared, and I […]

Guinness

Guinness

This photo was taken back in the days of film and from a moving tour bus. I clearly got the settings wrong. This is the Bob Ross photography equivalent of a “happy little accident” that shows the post-tour effects of a visit to the Guinness […]

Killarney

Killarney

While crossing this road twenty-one years ago, I pointed a Canon Rebel G at the cars, shoppes and people. Today you can visit that same street via Google Maps. Thanks to the Redditors at /r/Ireland for the help in reminding me this was Killarney.

  • Eaves, Chris (March, 1998). Killarney [Photograph]. Killarney, Ireland. Shot on a Canon Rebel with 35mm film.

 

Crick Crossing

Crick Crossing

We’re crossing the final bridge in my 6-part “small bridge” series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Leave a comment on one of my social channels if you have. To view other posts in this series, click the “bridge” tag at the bottom of this post. […]

Fox Crossing

Fox Crossing

At first glance, you probably are thinking that this doesn’t qualify for my “small bridge” series. But take another look, as we have nested bridges over the Fox River. Above us is I-90 in Elgin, Illinois. They rebuilt this entire structure recently, and I love […]

Fox Double Bridge

Fox Double Bridge

One of the things I love about medium format photography is the focus falloff. The out-of-focus areas just evaporate into focus. Here we see a photo of Northwest Highway crossing the Fox River in Fox River Grove, Illinois. The river was at its banks most of the summer, and that’s what we see here.

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Fox Double Bridge [Photograph]. Fox River Grove, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop.

 

Heading South

Heading South

I totally missed the boat, as they say, on this one. I would have loved to have gotten a shot of them approaching with bridges raised. This scene unfolded back in October as I was returning from lunch in the South Loop. The raised bridges allowed a small […]

Winter at Salt Creek

Winter at Salt Creek

I remember this day clearly. I drove in to work despite a huge snowfall happening the night before, and the road conditions were pretty bad. I grabbed my camera, thinking that a lunch-hour stop at the forest preserve may yield a few good shots. Try […]


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