On St. Patrick's Day in Chicago (celebrated the Saturday before March 17) all eyes are on the Chicago River as it is ceremoniously dyed green.
A Morning at the Aquarium
Last Friday, my sister and I took her kids to the Shedd Aquarium for the morning. Images shot on Fujifilm XT-1 with 16mm prime lens.
The Calm After the Storm
July 13 was a pretty exciting social media day in Chicago. A thunderstorm rolled through the city, leaving a stunning double rainbow over the city in its wake. If you follow someone from Chicago on Instagram, I'm sure you gave it a double tap and a heart-eyed emoji. It was pretty spectacular.
A second Stanley Cup in only 4 years warrants a little photo-safari, don't you think? No sooner had the game ended than my neighborhood (I live 2 blocks west of Wrigley field, a Chicago sports mecca, if you will) exploded in celebration. I grabbed my D300 and 35mm/1.8 prime lens and hit the street to [...]
Snacking with the dolphins
Yesterday I took my niece, Chloe, to the Shedd Aquarium for the morning. While we loved seeing the beluga whales and dolphins from the surface the best part of the visit was seeing them from below the surface. Chloe enjoyed her mid-morning snack while watching the dolphins swim.
I work from home most days but feel like I've been working onsite a lot lately. Usually I'm able to pick up a bit during the day, but this apartment has really been neglected. When I walked into the main room after answering emails this morning and saw this sight, I knew I had to [...]
Celebrating St. Paddy’s on the Chicago River
Every Chicagoan knows the best place to be on St. Patrick's Day in the city - along the Chicago River! Each year the Plumber's Union dumps a special orange dye (originally used to detect illegal waste in the river) that turns the water a bright, almost neon green! A video of the entire process (I'm [...]