#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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Photo Tutorial & Gallery | Fireworks

July 4th 2011

Nick Ulivieri | June 27, 2011 -click to enlarge- UPDATE: Click here for my 2012 firework photos Fireworks were first documented in 7th century China as a technique to ward off evil spirits because of the loud sounds they create (Wikipedia-Fireworks). …

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#ChicagoLandmarks: The Photo-Mosaic Project

Example Mosaic 8211 The Realtor Building Chicago 5000 tiles

I’ve been taking pictures of Chicago for quite a while, but it wasn’t until this spring of 2011 that I wanted to do something special with them.  The plan is to capture 5,000-7,000 unique photos to assemble into one giant…

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#ChicagoLandmarks | Carbide and Carbon

The Hard Rock Hotel  Carbide amp Carbon

Nick Ulivieri | 6.22.11 Many thanks to @acmillerphoto for suggesting Carbide & Carbon for #ChicagoLandmarks! -click to enlarge-   The Carbide & Carbon building sits on some prime real estate on Chicago’s Michigan Ave.  Built in 1929, this Art-Deco gem…

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Photo of the Day – Seagull Launch

Seagull Launch

I was leaving Navy Pier on Wednesday, when I saw a seagull perched atop the mooring anchor for a ship’s docking ropes.  I figured I’d try and get one last photo before I left.  I set my focus point and…

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#ChicagoLandmarks | Sears Tower

Skydeck signage

Nick Ulivieri | 6.10.11 So I’ve decided to start a new feature on my blog, #ChicagoLandmarks.  As part of an ongoing project I’m working on (still in its infancy)  I’ll be heading all over this city over the coming months…

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Photo Blog | Red Sky Storm

Red Storm PANO LO 3

Nick Ulivieri | 5.12.11 -Click to enlarge-     Check out my updated storm gallery on Flickr – from May 11th & 12th   Not much else to say but..,WOW!  The storm that rolled in last night was an amazing…

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