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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]. […]

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 […]

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.

 

 

Pond-ering

Pond-ering

A spider web catching rays from the early-morning sun. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Pond-ering [Photograph]. Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Shot on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop and taken with a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 that the State of Illinois nested a pedestrian and bike crossing into it. One of these days I’ll figure out the perfect day and time to get that shadow cast to perfectly cross the squares in the void. But for now, I’ll settle for this one.

Tip: Just south of this spot is an excellent put in for kayaks, and I often enter the fox here and paddle upstream.

  • Eaves, Chris (Aug. 11, 2018). Fox Crossing [Photograph]. Elgin, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm at 1/250 sec, f8, on Ilford Delta Pro 100

 

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 […]

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 […]

A Troll’s Life

A Troll’s Life

Another view of the 113-year-old bridge in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The first time I attempted to photograph the bridge, I made a horrible mess of the development cycle. I didn’t wind the reel properly, and I lost most of the frames.

The 46-foot span creates some interesting compositions as traffic flows past. Here’s one with a Lindahl crane.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). A Troll’s Life [Photograph]. Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on self-developed Kodak T-MAX 100 film.

 


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