Giordano’s Gets a New Neon Sign

Sparks rain down on the street as workers prep the existing structural support to accept the new sign

Nick Ulivieri | 5.22.12 If you’ve been down Rush Street in the past few weeks, you may have noticed a brand-spanking new sign hanging from the Giordano’s flagship location on Rush and Superior. A few weeks ago the new sign…

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#3dHawkFeathers – Behind the scenes

3dHawkFeathers 8211 Full Color

  It all started with a sketch (seen at left, edge puck texture was added later) as I waited for some photos to export.  I haven’t done a whole lot of coloring and drawing since high school art class (aside…

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Bear Necessities Interactive Photo Gallery

Completed Interactive Photo Gallery image block detail

Nick Ulivieri | 3.5.12 For the past few months I’ve been doing some volunteer photo-work for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. I’ve  been photographing their “Bear Hug” program so that the participating families would have lasting memories of the…

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Photo Blog | Up in the Air

The landing approach to Midway

Nick Ulivieri | 11.8.11 -Click to enlarge- I haven’t been blogging too much lately, not on my blog anyway.  With my #ChicagoLandmarks project in full swing, most of my posts have been focused on Chicago and  posted over at The…

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Photo Blog | The John Hancock Rooftop

A 2 frame panorama as daybreak arrives

When I originally created this blog post back on October 13, it was the day after I had visited the John Hancock rooftop for the first time. Since that time, I had the pleasure of visiting twice more. Once at…

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Photo Blog | Fallinois

Fallinois 4

Nick Ulivieri | 10.11.11 -Click to Enlarge- Check out more photo from my “Fallinois” set on Flickr Fall is in full-swing in Illinois.  The weather in the region has been great, and the colors brilliant.  These photos were taken in…

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#ChicagoLandmarks | Millennium Park

The dark clouds roll in behind Cloud Gate

Nick Ulivieri 8.30.11 -click to enlarge-   When Millennium Park opened in July 2004, it was 4 years behind schedule (It was called Millennium Park for a reason :)) and $325 million over budget.  Not a great first impression.  But…

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Photo Blog | US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet

Full and smooth Prandtl Glauert Singularity AKA 8211 Vapor Cone

Nick Ulivieri | 8.24.11 -Click to enlarge-   Ever since my first trip to the Chicago Air and Water show some 10-12 years ago, I’ve been enamored with airplanes, specifically military jets.  I can’t help but immensely appreciate the technology,…

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Photo Tutorial & Gallery | The Milky Way

The Milky Way 30 sec  f35 10mm ISO 2000

Nick Ulivieri | August 10, 2011 (updated 6.8.12)   Intro I’ll preface this post by saying that the key to taking good photographs is to know your subject. Photographing the Milky Way is no different.  I’ve always been fascinated by…

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#ChicagoLandmarks | Museum Campus

The Field Museum entrance as seen from the bottom of the tiered lawn

Nick Ulivieri | 7.13.11 -Click to enlarge- See the rest of the Museum Campus photo-set here! Chicago’s Museum Campus has some of the best views of the city skyline, and three very popular museums; The Adler Planetarium, The Shedd Aquarium…

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