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Morning in Lincoln Park

Morning in Lincoln Park

Sunrise flaring on the lens adds a nice touch to the stillness of the scene. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Morning in Lincoln Park [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 36mm, 1/30 sec., f13 at ISO50.

Sunrise Chicago

Sunrise Chicago

A full-color version of a similar photo published here on June 7. One advantage of shooting sunrise shots in winter is you don’t have to get up insanely early to snag a nice shot. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise Chicago [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on […]

Grey Chicago

Grey Chicago

Definitely not an “original” composition here, as I literally took it at a place called “Photography Point.” Nonetheless, I love this spot when the early-morning sun hits the buildings just-so. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Grey Chicago [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at […]

Power Tower No. 4

Power Tower No. 4

The final image of this mini-series … here we’re looking straight up the gut of the tower. I really struggled with loading this role of Kodak onto the development reel in the darkroom. You can plainly see in the middle of the frame where I […]

Power Tower No. 3

Power Tower No. 3

I love the complexities of something so ubiquitous that we take it for granted. Again, you can see all kinds of scratches and imperfections on the emulsion. Nevertheless, I like the imperfections and the grain. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 3 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. […]

Power Tower No. 2

Power Tower No. 2

Here’s a look at the arms of the power tower. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 2 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. Shot on self-developed Kodak TMX100 taken with a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



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