Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

LondonHouse Views

Night  Day from LondonHouse

When I travel, one of my top priorities is to find a hotel with a photogenic view. Anytime I can get a room on an upper floor with a great cityscape, I’m a happy traveler. So when Curio – A Collection by Hilton contacted me about a complimentary staycation at their newest property, LondonHouse Chicago, I turned into a happy staycationer. Truth…read more

Open House Chicago 2015

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Open House Chicago is one of my favorite weekends of the year. The Chicago Architectural Foundation does a wonderful job convincing 200+ sites all over  Chicago to open their doors to the public. Venues include churches, skyscrapers, theaters, concrete plants, architecture firms, historic houses – the list goes on and on. Anyway, Amy and I were only able to go out on…read more

Open House Chicago 2014

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I’ve been so busy editing photos from this weekend’s Open House Chicago, that I handed over my blog to Amy; my wife, assistant, and adventure buddy to recap out explorations… Open House Chicago, expertly coordinated by the Chicago Architectural Foundation, is an opportunity for the public to receive behind-the-scenes access to some of Chicago’s most…read more

Kick converging parallels to the curb

Lightroom Perspective Control - Before/After

In architectural photography, converging parallels, also called “keystoning”, can make buildings appear as if they’re going to topple over – which usually isn’t a good thing if you’re creating commercial photos for a realtor, developer, or construction company. If you’re like me and want to get that “architectural” feel to your photos, read along as…read more

#ChicagoLandmarks – The Chicago River at dusk

A Shoreline cruise from the Western shoreline

I took advantage of the beautiful spring weather (which has been quite elusive this season) on Wednesday night to gather photos for my #ChicagoLandmarks photo mosaic project. My first stop was the Western side of the Chicago Riverwalk behind 333 N. Lake Street to shoot the “urban cliffs” along the bend at Wacker Drive. It…read more

#ChicagoLandmarks – The Chicago River

A 4-frame panorama of the Chicago River as the full moon rises in the East.

 Nick Ulivieri | 3.4.13 Along the banks and flood plains of natural rivers, lush ecosystems flourish with wildlife and vegetation. Chicago is no different, except that we’ve traded the mid-western forests and grasslands for a man-made jungle of concrete, steel, and glass. It’s by no accident that Chicago owes much of it’s success to the…read more