Chicagohenge – an equinox sunset.

Chicagohenge on the Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, during the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, the sun puts on a spectacular show as it rises and sets amidst the soaring skyscrapers of Chicago’s east/west streets. I tried to capture this image during the previous two equinoxes…

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Over Gotham

Gotham city

Last night was a wonderful night to shoot from one of my favorite spots – high above the city firmly planted on a rooftop. Through a client contact I was able to gain access to the roof of a 22-story…

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Top 10 Storm shots from 2013

62713 Harborside Storm LO 6

Well, the storm season in Chicago is coming to an end. As of September 1, meteorological summer is over. Despite the inconsistent storm activity this year, there were a few beautifully photogenic storms that I had the opportunity to photograph…

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Inside the Doane Observatory

Amy stares at the sun in Adler039s Doane Observatory

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I love  science, space, and technology – so when I saw the “barn doors” of the Doane Observatory wide-open from the bike path, I was giddy. At that moment, I remembered…

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Labor Day Weekend storms

9113 Lightning interlaced mammatus clouds

It’s been pretty dry around here for the better part of a month, but the late season storms experienced put on quite a show, and gave the area it’s much needed rain. On Friday evening (top row) the area was…

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Photographing the Chicago Air & Water Show

Loop de loop ove North Avenue Beach

I was honored to get an invite from Chris at ‘Out of Chicago‘ to detail my tips and tricks for photographing my favorite event of the year – The Chicago Air and Water Show, going down this August 17-18 at…

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Cruising Lake Michigan

Sunshine on a cloudy day 8211 A 2 frame panorama

Two things I haven’t done in a long time; Gone out on Lake Michigan and posting a photo on my blog just for fun. So often I spend hours putting together elaborate blog posts that aim to teach or showcase…

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Take a ride in the DIRECTV Blimp

DTV Blimp 3

Since I first tweeted about it, everyone has been asking: “How did you get to ride on the DIRECTV Blimp??” Here’s the story behind it, and a ton of photos. Last summer, I saw the DIRECTV Blimp circling around the South Side of…

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On Location: Harborside International Golf Course

Harborside Skyline LO 7

When it comes to photography, lighting is everything, but in the case of my latest project for KemperSports and Harborside International Golf Center, atmosphere was everything. The Project Harborside International Golf Center’s clubhouse is located precisely 13.12 miles south-southwest from the intersection of…

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