For the last of my November night photos, I was once again on my way home, and once again at the intersection of Ashland and Cortland. No left turn! And you have nine seconds to cross Cortland.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I've photographed this intersection many times. This is the viaduct at the intersection of Ashland and Cortland. The UP-N and UP-NW Metra trains use the tracks above. The Clybourn Metra station is up there as well.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
One big-ass Devilkid head from Left Handed Wave. This face has peeped out of bunny suits and banana suits in various colors and patterns in pieces on Chicago's walls in sizes from less than four inches to more than four feet. This one is using his demonic power to hold up the Kennedy Expressway. Or maybe threatening to bring it down in a hail of brimstone.
This VW is named Chicky. Being partially in the street with my tripod when I took this, I grabbed it just before the exposure finished, resulting in the vertical blur. Here's Chicky's story: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/amy-gard-chicken-volkswagen-beetle-car/Content?oid=7568950
As I was shooting in this Wicker Park alley, I heard a large truck begin to enter. I came up out of the alley to let him go empty some dumpsters, and caught this image of a steaming trash truck with my fisheye lens.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I carried my tripod mounted camera with a long lens a couple of blocks to make this long exposure of the Blue Line in Wicker Park on its way to being elevated again after a stretch of subway that ends at Division Street when it's northbound.
After attempting to see the most recent James Bond movie in the South Loop, I took this picture of the dog run behind the theater. The movie was sold out an hour and a half ahead of time, which made our moviegoing experience an attempt rather than a viewing.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
With the cold comes the closing of outdoor eating patios. Big Star has delicious tacos, but seating can require some patience. Then again, you can go to the walk up window and take them with you in a matter of minutes.
November 13 was my great-grandmother's birthday. She was weeks shy of 100 years old when she passed away in 1999. Here is a little of the snow that hung around on my leaf-covered deck, illuminated by porchlight.
That warm Friday night with Viewminder turned out to be as rare as expected. The temperature dropped, and Monday we had our first little bit of snow. It didn't stick, except for a light coat on some cars and the rubbery artificial surface at Dean Playground.
A moderate Friday night in Wicker Park before the expected winter chill. I spent this night hanging out with Viewminder, a daring photographer who specializes in very up-close interactions with strangers. I don't have quite the nerve that he has with strangers, but I work with them a little bit. At this point, we're sitting on the curb, and he's thinking hard about popping into Flash Taco behind us to get a burrito or some tacos.
On this particular night, my band played at Quenchers Saloon in the Logan Square neighborhood. After loading my drums, I set up my camera on a tripod and made this 8-second exposure of the Western Avenue side of the bar.