#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…

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Utilize Google Earth for better cityscape photographs


Lighting is everything in photography, and when your photographing landscapes or cityscapes you’re at the mercy of the sun. The sun’s angle and position in the sky is one of the greatest factors when planning an architectural photoshoot, or simply…

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#ChicagoLandmarks Photomosaic Project

Chicago Mosaic Project   test mosaic

Back in the spring of 2011, I found myself wondering what to do with all of my photos of Chicago. Soon after, I created the #ChicagoLandmarks photo mosaic project (see original post here) as a way of assembling all of my…

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#ChicagoLandmarks – The Chicago River

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 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,…

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Enjoy Illinois Mile Marker Program

Enjoy Illionis Mile Markers

Nick Ulivieri | 12.13.12 I’m excited to announce the I’ve been chosen as an Illinois Office of Tourism travel ambassador for their new program – “Mile Markers”!  Amy Larrick will be joining me and we’ll travel to various spots around Illinois blogging…

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2012 Storm Season – Top 10 Shots +1 for good luck

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Nick Ulivieri | 10.28.12 With autumn making it’s presence felt, the storm season in Chicago is pretty much over. Despite the drought and lackluster storm activity in the area, there were a few beautifully photogenic storms that I had the…

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The Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus 2012

Venus is visible in the upper right hand corner of the Sun’s disc. Sunspots are also visible on the surface of the sun. Nick Ulivieri | 6.14.12 On June 5th, 2012 sky gazers were treated to a rare celestial treat…

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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

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  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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