Tag: winter

  • Branching Out

    Branching Out

    A tree and its shadow along the banks of the Fox River.   Eaves, Chris (Feb. 20, 2021). Branching Out [Photograph]. Carpentersville, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/1000 sec., f8 at ISO100 with a polarizing filter.  

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  • White Bark

    White Bark

    Another shot from a snowshoeing hike a while back. We don’t get many white-barked trees around here. And that’s sad, because they are beautiful. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 25, 2020). White Bark [Photograph]. Elgin, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 20mm, 1/80 sec., f8 at ISO50.

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  • Around and Around

    Around and Around

    I’m taking a posting break this week as I work on images from two walkabouts I took last week. Here’s a shot from earlier this winter. It snowed this past weekend, so it’s still relevant, at least here in Chicagoland. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 25, 2020). Around and Around [Photograph]. Elgin, Ill. Shot on a Canon…

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  • Fox, Ice, Trees.

    Fox, Ice, Trees.

    The trees look like something from a dream as the sun shimmers off the ice-covered landscape. The brutal cold of the day made for some frozen fingers, but the ice-storm from the morning made for views that the camera just can’t do justice. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Fox, Ice, Trees [Photograph]. South Elgin, Illinois.…

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  • The Off Season

    The Off Season

    A bleak, grey sky and barren trees make this summer hotspot at Montrose Beach seem particularly dismal in the dead of winter. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 6, 2019). The Off Season [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 34mm, 1/200 sec., f4.5 at ISO200.

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  • Winter on the Farm

    Winter on the Farm

    Frozen fields, snow on the roofs, barren trees. I love scenes like this one. A keen eye might say that I’m over-processing the photograph, but the white glow on the trees isn’t from post-processing, it’s from the ice storm the night before. The trees all had a beautiful silver shimmer that day. Eaves, Chris (Feb.…

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  • Frozen Forest along the Fox

    Frozen Forest along the Fox

    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

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  • 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 Canon 6D at 29mm, 1/125 sec., f6.3 at ISO50

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  • Snowy Trees

    Snowy Trees

    Ice storms make for pretty photos. They also make for long power outages and ample chaos, but let’s focus on the positives here. Eaves, Chris (Feb. 13, 2019). Snowy Trees [Photograph]. Yorkville, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 36mm, 1/400 sec., f10 at ISO50

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • Frozen Seed

    Frozen Seed

    The creamy bokeh on this Canon lens just melts away the background. I also like how the dark background and white horizon roughly match the snow and seed pods. I tinkered with this one in black and white, but I really like the warm browns. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Frozen Seed [Photograph]. Barrington Hills, Illinois.…

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  • Barn in Winter

    Barn in Winter

    I love a good-old-fashioned red barn on a snowy day. Nearby there are nearly 400 acres of horse pastures and trails that are soon to become part of the Cook County Forest Preserve system. Eaves, Chris (Jan. 26, 2019). Barn in Winter [Photograph]. Barrington Hills, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 213mm, 1/640 sec., f5.6, ISO50.…

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  • Spring Road

    Spring Road

    We’re entering that time of year when Spring feels very, very far away… Eaves, Chris (Feb. 26, 2008). Spring Road [Photograph]. Oak Brook, Illinois. Shot on a Canon Rebel XTi at 60mm, 1/4000 sec., f2.8, ISO100  

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