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.
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, […]
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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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., […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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