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Unsafe Waters

Unsafe Waters

Without a tripod or ND filter, I had to resort to low ISO, wider angle, and propping the camera on my lap. As you’ll see in a few weeks, the next time I was along the lakeshore, I brought along a tripod and a strong […]

The Off Season

The Off Season

A bleak, grey sky and barren trees make this summer hotspot at Montrose Beach seem particularly dismal in the dead of winter. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). The Off Season [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 34mm, 1/200 sec., f4.5 at ISO200.

A Thaw in Relations

A Thaw in Relations

This peace sign along Lake Michigan’s shoreline emerges from the snowbanks.

  • Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). A Thaw in Relations [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 17mm, 1/500 sec., f5.6 at ISO160.
Girl on the Pond

Girl on the Pond

Wandering into the Lincoln Park Conservatory on a cold, wintery (or spring) day in Chicago is always a nice respite from the elements. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). Girl on the Pond [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 28mm, 1/320 sec., f4.5 at […]

Chicago Neighborhoods No. 1

Chicago Neighborhoods No. 1

I love all the things going on with the front of this house in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. There’s the smirking face, the vine vs. bars in the window, the pine bows replacing grass, and so much character. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). Chicago Neighborhoods […]

Milkweed

Milkweed

Shooting with film is all about choices. There’s an incremental cost with film that digital simply doesn’t have. And with medium format, that shutter press is a commitment to development and scanning. It forces one to slow down and think through the details. On the same roll of film with office towers, I also have this little gem of a milkweed plant preparing for its next generation.

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Milkweed [Photograph]. Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop

 

Union Sky

Union Sky

By lunchtime, the fog had lifted and big, puffy, low-level clouds drifted through downtown. Here’s a look at the columns outside Union Station. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Union Sky [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop

Downtown Valley

Downtown Valley

I walk past this mini-street on my morning commute. The low clouds on this day completely obscured Sears/Willis Tower, which normally provides a third level of buildings in the frame. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Downtown Valley [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on […]

Ogilvie Station

Ogilvie Station

As I mentioned at the first of the year, I jumped into analog film development last year, and I enjoyed the experience—up until the part of digitizing the negatives for use in our modern world. Here is one of my favorite shots, taken during my morning commute. One of the pleasures of analog is the ability to have nice looking, imperfect shots.

[Note the el-train crossing the middle of the frame.]

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Ogilvie Station [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop

Photography Prints

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

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