holy ISO! i went on my first photo walk with my new camera, a Canon EOS 6D with a beautiful full frame sensor, last night. one of the many significant improvements over my Rebel T3i is the 6D’s ability to shoot at stupid-high ISO levels without an unacceptable level of noise. essentially, the higher the […]Read more "week fourteen — mount carmel"
nothing i can say could sum up the redwoods experience more eloquently than steinbeck did, so i’ll shut up and let him do the talking this week: “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The […]Read more "week thirteen — redwoods"
alligators are pretty nuts. they’ve been around for the last 37 million years — or about 185 times longer than us homo sapiens — and they can’t even regulate their own body temperature. telling you this might ruin some of the thrill of the picture, but this gator isn’t readying itself for an attack — […]Read more "week twelve — teeth"
it’s been snowing all winter in chicago, and i’m just now getting around to posting a chicago snow picture. that’s pretty embarrassing. with all the gorgeous possibilities (the frozen river and lake, snow-covered brick buildings throughout the north side, a frosty bean, and so forth), there’s really no good reason i haven’t been out every […]Read more "week eleven — a snowy cloud gate"
it feels like -22 outside, and the absolute last thing i want to do is go outside…that makes taking new pictures for this photo of the week thing somewhat difficult, especially given my addiction to big landscapes. i keep holding out for a weekend of warm(er) weather, but chicago doesn’t seem to want to that […]Read more "week ten — solidarity drive"
i somehow managed to go a full four weeks without posting a shot from my road trip last year. i know it’s annoying to hear me ramble about how amazing that trip was, but i just can’t help myself. i think part of the reason my ramblings are so annoying is that i have a […]Read more "week nine — up around the bend"
chicago is such a beautiful city. watching/shooting it from the ground allows for mobility, and with it infinite opportunities for unique views. shooting from the top of the hancock offers very little mobility, but the few views it does provide are absolutely stunning. i’ve only been up here once, but coming back with better equipment […]Read more "week eight — heights"