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Adams Street Bridge

Adams Street Bridge

The sun poked through at just the right moment to illuminate a few pedestrians crossing the Adams Street Bridge. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 20, 2020). Adams Street Bridge [Photograph]. Chicago, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 35mm, 1/100 sec., f5 at ISO125.

Passing Through

Passing Through

Photo no. 11 in my new 14 image series. Another photo from my favorite under-the-highway spot, this time looking in the opposite direction. Traffic is fairly frequent on the road here, so it’s just a matter of time before a good subject comes along. Eaves, […]

Nested Bridges, No. 2 and No. 2-alt

Nested Bridges, No. 2 and No. 2-alt

Photo nos. 9 and 10 in my new 14 image series.

Today we revisit a place I’d previously shot back in 2018. In that image, I’d focused on the summer sun’s rays slicing through the symmetry (but not quite perfectly). This winter I went back and took a different approach. In the first version, above, we get the sense of how oppressive eight lanes of highway traffic can be. The alternative cropping and framing, below, focuses less on that feeling and invites you to enter the scene through its asymmetrical presentation.

  • Eaves, Chris (May 20, 2019). Nested Bridges No. 2 [Photograph]. Elgin, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/80 sec., f8 at ISO800.
  • Eaves, Chris (May 20, 2019). Nested Bridges No. 2, alternate cropping [Photograph]. Elgin, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/80 sec., f8 at ISO800.

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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 […]

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, 2019). Rails across the Illinois [Photograph]. Ottawa, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 19mm, 0.8 sec., f10, ISO 50 with a 2.1 ND filter.
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 […]

Crick Crossing

Crick Crossing

We’re crossing the final bridge in my 6-part “small bridge” series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Leave a comment on one of my social channels if you have. To view other posts in this series, click the “bridge” tag at the bottom of this post. […]

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 […]

Winter at Salt Creek

Winter at Salt Creek

I remember this day clearly. I drove in to work despite a huge snowfall happening the night before, and the road conditions were pretty bad. I grabbed my camera, thinking that a lunch-hour stop at the forest preserve may yield a few good shots. Try viewing this on a large monitor for best results.

  • Eaves, Chris (Feb. 26, 2008). Winter Bridge [Photograph]. Oak Brook, Illinois. Shot on a Canon XTi at 60mm, 1/4000 sec., f3.2, ISO100

 
Art Prints

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 […]

Lion Bridge

Lion Bridge

Today I kick off a 6-part “small bridge” series with a shot of the Lion Bridge in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Built in 1906, this reinforced concrete bridge cost $3,000 to build (About $83,000 in 2017 dollars). It was paid for by Hanover Township and Cook […]

No Fishing

No Fishing

Today’s post is a bridge between two series — the final from a walkabout in sub-zero weather and the first in a small bridge series that kicks off in a couple days. One advantage of shooting in bitterly cold weather is that most people are inside staying warm, so you can get some nice, vacant shots (if that’s your thing).

  • Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). No Fishing [Photograph]. Algonquin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 70mm, 1/400 sec., f5, ISO50

 


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