Looking through my shots for the year this one has to stand out for its timing. Sammy, my niece, is about to get a surprise "ice bucket" of her own, well before the ice bucket challenge craze took off later in the year. On this vacation, if you weren't watching you would find yourself with a bucketful of ice as Sammy is about to discover. I had nothing to do with the planning. I just had a camera nearby.
I saw this as a painting when I took this shot last fall in Marblehead. It took until yesterday to get a piece of software (Topaz Impressions) that could produce what I saw. Two row boats in Marblehead Harbor.
Love the north side architecture and when architects had the courage to put names on buildings without selling naming rights. This building was part of a Romanesque revival that came to Chicago after the Chicago Fire. This building was a music school and also a German Beer Hall at one time. Now is part commercial and residential on Armitage Avenue.
Lots of places to get to from New York City's Penn Station. Not a famous as the larger Grand Central Station. More of a workman's train station with commutes to/from New Jersey and up Long Island. But you can also get to Boston and Washington.
New York is a very photogenic city. Then again, I don't often find myself walking around downtown Chicago at night. In New York, if I don't have a dinner, I have to go walk somewhere to find something to eat. Bring and camera and you will find a shot.
Sometimes, when you look for color, it hits you close to home. No need to travel the country this time out. This is the Portillo's near the Woodfield Mall and it is a shock of color when you walk through the door. No need for fancy color filters with this shot.
Sometimes you get in the mood to jack up the colors, but this is what I see when I walk along Armitage Avenue. I see these old buildings in all their glory. Buildings so proud, they have names on them. What do you see?
We had some time to kill between meetings in Denver and I saw from my "Around Me' app that a camera store was near by. Looks like I got there too late. This place never would have closed if it was located near me in Naperville.