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Mini-Billboard

Mini-Billboard

Cars fly past Dwight on nearby I-55, and the interchange has a typical assortment of fast food and gas station options. A little to the east lies a former Texaco station, complete with a mini-billboard.

Mobil Station

Mobil Station

Not everything along the Route is in good repair, and in some cases, such as this former Mobil station, the rust and abandoned look is displayed with pride.

Winnebago

Winnebago

I love this cute little Winnebago trailer, circa 1953, and the texture the water creates on its sides.

Standard Sign

Standard Sign

This service station features painted shingle siding. All along the Route, there are points of interest like this one, and many feature an audio recording that you can play to give you the historical context of the place.

Standard Service

Standard Service

Buckle up for my Route 66 mini-series! Over the next two weeks, I’ll post photos from a late-march trip along a portion of Historic Route 66. While this series runs, I’ll be working on the last series in this series: Industrial Heartland. Eaves, Chris (March […]

Americana, No. 7

Americana, No. 7

This image is part of my Americana Series coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery.

  • Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Americana, No. 7 [Photograph]. Burlington Township, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/200 sec., f11 at ISO125.
Americana No. 6

Americana No. 6

I’ve revised the name of this series, which previously was “Americana Still Life, No. #.” This image is part of my Americana Series coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Americana, No. 6 [Photograph]. Gilberts, Ill. Shot on a […]

City Park Lagoon

City Park Lagoon

I’ve included this image as part of my NOLA coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. One each of 5×7, 8×8 and 8×10 prints are also available (use the special order form). Eaves, Chris (May 21, 2016). City Park Lagoon [Photograph]. New Orleans, […]

Pre-Pay

Pre-Pay

Chicago, unlike many large cities, enjoys plenty of open spaces and unused or underutilized spaces — including this parking lot that was vacant in the middle of a workweek.

One copy of this print is available for purchase!

  • Eaves, Chris (Aug. 7, 2015). Pre-Pay [Photograph]. Chicago, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 50mm, 1/320 sec., f9 at ISO50.
George

George

Please join me in honoring all those who sacrificed their lives to win and preserve our freedom. This week I’m taking a pause as we’ve reached the midway point in four series. One copy of this print is available for purchase! Eaves, Chris (July 8, […]

Abandoned Government Recap Video

  I hope you enjoyed this short series.

Sentinel, No. 3

Sentinel, No. 3

Here’s another photo from the archives and one I’ve published in a few iterations of my website. Known as the “Ruinas del Faro de Guánica,” the abandoned Guánica lighthouse, pictured above, dates back to 1893. I’ve named this photo “Sentinel” in honor of Robustiano Rivera, who served as lighthouse keeper and alerted the local mayor of the invading American fleet back in 1898.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 23, 2009). Sentinel, No. 3 [Photograph]. Guánica, Puerto Rico. Shot on a Canon Powershot SD880IS at 5mm, 1/160 sec., f5.6 at ISO80.
Abandoned Government No. 7

Abandoned Government No. 7

A police trailer sits inside the secure area and appears to offer video surveillance of the property. Even though it closed seven years ago, the area still feels recently abandoned. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 7 [Photograph]. Dwight, Ill. Shot on a […]

Abandoned Government No. 6

Abandoned Government No. 6

The Dwight Correctional Center, which was also known as Oakdale Reformatory for Women and the Illinois Penitentiary for Women at Dwight, closed in 2013 after a round of state budget cuts. The facility first opened in 1930. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 6 [Photograph]. […]

Twin Stacks

Twin Stacks

I featured this image back in March, and I’ve made a few incremental improvements on it since that time. The image shows the former power building for the Elgin State Hospital, which opened in 1872 as the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane. The long-exposure gives the foreground a bit of drama as the stacks stand still through time.

Citation: Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Twin Stacks [Photograph]. Elgin, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 27 mm, 6 sec., f16 at ISO50 with a 6-stop ND filter.


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