Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chicago Skyline in Black and White

Chicago Skyline from the steps of Shedd Aquarium. Wonderful skyline even in Black and White.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Florence in profile

Love going through my catalog looking for favorites to put up in Black and White or even split toned if it works for the shot. Florence is an old city. The birthplace of the Renaissance. Can't take a bad shot here. Have to go back someday. This is from our

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ponta Vecchio Bridge, Florence

The color shot is all about the beautiful colors on this bridge in Florence. The black and white shot becomes about the windows and shadows. Interesting. From our 2006 trip.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Rural Coke in Black and White

One of my favorite shots from 2006 had a Coke machine in a very rural area standing in blazing sunlight against a white wall. Great shot in color but I think it works in black and white as well.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chicago's Front Porch in Black and White

South Michigan Avenue from Grant Park. Nice front porch for the city.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Bean...on the move...

Looks like the Bean is in motion. Well, to me anyway.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Bean in Black and White

Still going through some shots from 2006 to see what would work in Black and White. The trick with the Bean is to get there early, before sunrise in this case so you have no tourists around. Mission accomplished.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another View of the Hancock Basin

A slightly different view from the parking lot upper deck of the Hancock Basin.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in Black and White

Interesting perspective on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel from the upper deck of the Navy Pier parking garage.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hancock Basin in Black and White

One of my favorite shots of 2008. Early morning sunrise on the Gold Coast.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicago in Black in White 3

This shot was taken way back in 2008 not long after I decided to restart my photography hobby. As a result, I thought the aged look does it justice.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chicago in Black and White 2

Starting up a month of so of black and whites, beginning in Chicago. I like the really small Wrigley Building sneaking into this photo.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chicago in Black and White

This blog is about color so for the past few years, I have concentrated on posting color shots. But, black is a color and so it white, so I thought I would go through the archives and see what I can find that would make nice black and white exposures. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gettysburg Battlefield

This is a typical view of the Gettysburg battlefield, dotted with literally hundreds of monuments located where the divisions actually fought. Worth a visit to see history still alive.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Matthiessen State Park Lower Falls

I have posted shots of this wonderful water fall at the lower portion of Matthiessen State Park, but usually with a tighter view. I came back on this version with a wider viewpoint from a trip earlier this year. Lovely falls.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

William and Cheryl

Yesterday was Clio's shot so I wanted to pick a recent William shot and this is one that I took over the weekend. Last tight squeeze before Cheryl's shoulder surgery.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Clio's Visit

The tough part of picking a shot of the day is to stop myself from picking Clio or William on an everyday basis. Anyway, here is Clio showing some of her wonderful personality.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

LA Century City

It is not one of my absolute favorite hotels, but it is very cool when you get a room with a balcony. It is located on the Avenue of the Stars and overlooks (on the back end) Fox Studios.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rebs Turn

All the focus of the rebels line in this Gettysburg march is on the man in the middle. Not sure exactly why but maybe they are marching to his beat? In any case, made for a nice shot....

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Women of Gettysburg

Its not just the men. Women are into historical reenactments as well. Some of these women might have even participated as infantry or battalion gunners during the battle. Just like the men, have to wonder how they wore all those clothes in 90 degree heat. Luckily for this ball, the evening temperatures came down a bit to make things a little more comfortable. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gettysburg March

Got to post a decent flag shot on July 4th. That was one big flag....

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pickets Charge--Defended

Picket's Charge (which happened 150 years ago today) was repelled by the Union once again. The real battle included a battle line a mile long advancing on entranced Union troops on Cemetery Ridge. Three thousand rebels died in the charge with gun fire coming in from three directions.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gouverneur Kemble Warren and Me

My wife laughed at this picture so it is good enough for inclusion in the Shot of the Day files. That is a statue of Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren on Little Round Top. The major recognized the danger of the unguarded left flank of the Union position at Gettysburg and brought in reinforcements that saved the day for the north. The Battle of Little Round Top was on the second day of the three day battle, 150 years ago today. The scene I am looking at below was called the Slaughter Pen, named for all the dead rebel soldiers who tried to take the high ground from the north.