Photography, Communications & Me

Month: May 2019

Power Tower No. 1

Power Tower No. 1

Back into medium format photos, and the first of 4 industrial shots over in Addison, Illinois. Here we see a plane on approach to O’Hare. You can see where I scratched the emulsion in the lower-right corner. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 1 [Photograph]. […]

Quaker Wheel

Quaker Wheel

Walking through the Lincoln Park Conservancy is a bit like stepping back in time. Built in the 1890s, the metal and glass structure retains much of its 19th Century charm. Spotting this wheel and chain from Quaker City Machine Co., I felt like I was […]

Americana Still Life No. 4

Americana Still Life No. 4

The final entry in this 4-part series, we return to Cary, Illinois. The rusted-tin roof of this low-slung outbuilding marked a gathering spot for some kind of local hike. The foundation of a long-gone building sits in the foreground.

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 4 [Photograph]. Cary, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/125 sec., f8.0 at ISO100

 

Americana Still Life No. 3

Americana Still Life No. 3

This happy little tractor, parked among other derelict machinery, seems to exude personification. Eaves, Chris (March 11, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 3 [Photograph]. Elburn, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 267mm, 1/500, f11, at 400ISO  

Americana Still Life No. 2

Americana Still Life No. 2

I stumbled across this barn in Cary, Illinois. The local park district maintains the facility and surrounding fields, and the high-clouds and the late-evening sun made for a beautiful setting. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 2 [Photograph]. Cary, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D […]

Americana Still Life No. 1

Americana Still Life No. 1

Today I kick-off a quick 4-part Americana series. We had a wet year in 2018, and sometimes that extra water makes for extra-interesting opportunities. The good people over at All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock, Illinois, set up a beautiful still-life scene with a wet spot in their field. We’ve gone apple picking there several times in the last few years, and the kids love the applesauce we make from the harvest.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 15, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 1 [Photograph]. Woodstock, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/160 sec., f4.5 at ISO50

 
Photography Prints

Atop Starved Rock

Atop Starved Rock

After a trip to the wonderful Lodge at Starved Rock State Park, we take our obligatory hike up the infamous hill, look out at the Illinois River, and ponder life in the era of canoes and trappers. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 22, 2018). Atop Starved Rock […]

Three … two … one.

Three … two … one.

OK, so this watch doesn’t actually spin backward, but the focus is on the 3 and fades as it gets farther away from it in the focal plane. Eaves, Chris (March 22, 2008). Three … two … one. [Photograph]. Peoria, Illinois (studio). Shot on a […]

Forest Bend

Forest Bend

The light breaking through the clouds gave me a chance to take a quick shot of the road, covered by the tree canopy on this dreary, dismal day.

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 20, 2018). Forest Bend [Photograph]. Moraine Hills State Park, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/125 sec., f5.6, ISO200

 

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

A jogger passes the portal. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Morning Jog in Lincoln Park [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 39mm, 1/60 sec., f14 at ISO400.

The Passing of Old Man Winter

The Passing of Old Man Winter

Back over in Lincoln Park, this wooden-framed structure offers a nice view of the Chicago skyline. At the time, it felt like winter was coming to an end. Little did I know that we’d get two more major snow events, the last one of the […]

Sunrise at the Guard House

Sunrise at the Guard House

The North Avenue guard house offered a nice setting for a quick pic. Being the offseason, and a workday for many, I had the place nearly to myself. And no, that’s not lens distortion—someone backed into the pole.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise at the Guard House [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 17mm, 1/40 sec., f10 at ISO200.
Sunrise Bridge No. 2

Sunrise Bridge No. 2

After stopping for the low-angle shot, I paused on the bridge over Lake Shore Drive to enjoy a bit more of the lovely lakeshore sunrise. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise Bridge No. 2 [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/60 sec., […]

Sunrise Bridge No. 1

Sunrise Bridge No. 1

I was on a mission to get over to Photography Point. And I had to convince myself to stop. But the structure was too appealing to ignore, and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to get a silhouette of the pedestrian overpass bridging Lincoln Park […]

Fox Fishing

Fox Fishing

It was cold and windy, yet these two fishermen seemed to be having a good time fishing at the McHenry Dam.

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 20, 2018). Fox Fishing [Photograph]. McHenry, Illinois. Shot on self-developed Kodak TX400 taken with a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm.

 

 


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