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
A common misconception I see among amateur photographers is this notion that good photography requires exotic locales. Instagram doesn’t help matters with infinity-scrolls of perfectly fantastic images. The simple fact is, though, that with practice, patience and a willingness to explore the areas around us, […]