Part 2 of 17 in the New Orleans series. When we think of the Mighty Mississippi, we often think of barges and steamboats. But head to the lower Mississippi River, and you’ll see ocean-going vessels like this one. Between Baton Rouge and the Gulf, the […]
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, […]
This little forest preserve along the Fox River offers beautiful views and plenty of nice walking and biking trails. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Frozen Forest along the Fox. [Photograph]. Batavia, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 17mm, 1/200 sec., f9.0 at ISO50
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 Canon 6D at 29mm, 1/125 sec., f6.3 at ISO50
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 […]
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 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
The strength of the goose’s wings is in full display here as it launches itself into the air. The other honkers would shortly follow suit. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Fly you fools! [Photograph]. Algonquin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 300mm, 1/400 sec., f5.6, ISO50. […]
Before the bottom dropped out and the Arctic cold settled over the Midwest, I grabbed the camera and went for a stroll in the relative warmth of 3°F weather. And that brought me, yet again, to the Fox River, this time over in Algonquin, Illinois.
- Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Wait up! [Photograph]. Algonquin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 70mm, 1/400 sec., f5, ISO50.
Floating down the very end of the Fox River—and taking time to explore the islands, nooks and crannies—makes it easy to imagine what the early French fur traders might have experienced. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 30, 2017). Canoe Trip [Photograph]. Serena, Illinois. Shot on a LGE […]
This smokestack on the Fox River hints at the decades of industry and prosperity the Fox River brought to the entire Fox Valley region.
- Eaves, Chris (Sept. 7, 2015). Fox Stack [Photograph]. West Dundee, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 50mm, 1/125 sec., f18, ISO100.