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Morning in Lincoln Park

Morning in Lincoln Park

Sunrise flaring on the lens adds a nice touch to the stillness of the scene. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Morning in Lincoln Park [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 36mm, 1/30 sec., f13 at ISO50.

Sunrise Chicago

Sunrise Chicago

A full-color version of a similar photo published here on June 7. One advantage of shooting sunrise shots in winter is you don’t have to get up insanely early to snag a nice shot. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise Chicago [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on […]

Grey Chicago

Grey Chicago

Definitely not an “original” composition here, as I literally took it at a place called “Photography Point.” Nonetheless, I love this spot when the early-morning sun hits the buildings just-so.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Grey Chicago [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 24mm, 10 sec., f16 at ISO50 with a 6-stop ND filter.
Quaker Wheel

Quaker Wheel

Walking through the Lincoln Park Conservancy is a bit like stepping back in time. Built in the 1890s, the metal and glass structure retains much of its 19th Century charm. Spotting this wheel and chain from Quaker City Machine Co., I felt like I was […]

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

A jogger passes the portal. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Morning Jog in Lincoln Park [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 39mm, 1/60 sec., f14 at ISO400.

The Passing of Old Man Winter

The Passing of Old Man Winter

Back over in Lincoln Park, this wooden-framed structure offers a nice view of the Chicago skyline. At the time, it felt like winter was coming to an end. Little did I know that we’d get two more major snow events, the last one of the season dumping 5-inches of snow on April 27th.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). The Passing of Old Man Winter [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 39mm, 1/60 sec., f14 at ISO400.
Sunrise at the Guard House

Sunrise at the Guard House

The North Avenue guard house offered a nice setting for a quick pic. Being the offseason, and a workday for many, I had the place nearly to myself. And no, that’s not lens distortion—someone backed into the pole. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise at […]

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 with North Avenue Beach.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Sunrise Bridge No. 1 [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/100 sec., f6.3 at ISO50.
Girl on the Pond

Girl on the Pond

Wandering into the Lincoln Park Conservatory on a cold, wintery (or spring) day in Chicago is always a nice respite from the elements. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). Girl on the Pond [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 28mm, 1/320 sec., f4.5 at […]

Chicago Neighborhoods No. 1

Chicago Neighborhoods No. 1

I love all the things going on with the front of this house in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. There’s the smirking face, the vine vs. bars in the window, the pine bows replacing grass, and so much character. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). Chicago Neighborhoods […]

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 […]

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 flotilla of sailboats to make their way south along the South Branch of the Chicago River. My imagination wants to believe that they then sailed down the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to the Des Plaines River to the Illinois River to the mighty Mississippi River and then on to the Gulf for the winter. Instead, they probably just went to drydocks or to a lift and then onto a truck for winter storage or overland travel somewhere else. But I can dream …

  • Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Heading South [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm

 


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