Photographing in the Alley

This seems to be a popular site for “gritty urban” photography. I’ve seen wedding pictures taken here. It’s the alley connecting Washington and Madison, between Michigan and Wabash.

Throwback – Chinese New Year 2004

Chinese New Year will fall on February 5. It’s going to be the year of the pig and it’s going to be upon us soon. Celebrations will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019 on Argyle St. usually starting at noon in Uptown (but posted times vary right now – 10 AM in one post and …

New Year’s Portrait

Navy Pier, January 1, 2019


Photographing in the blue hour at Chicago’s lakefront, December 8, 2018

Two Months Ago

Blue Heron on the South Branch of the Chicago River @ Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown September 29, 2018


Many were on the lakefront today, July 27, 2018 including this diver, despite the menacing clouds.


One of my favorite orchids, Cirrhopetalum sp. at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Not as showy as many orchids. It just looks so different.

Throwback – Frenzy

Lunar New Year Celebration, Argyle St., January 31, 2009

Summer Solstice 2018

First sunrise of summer of 2018 was a dud. The sun only hinted that it’s there. Thorndale Beach, Edgewater, Chicago June 21, 2018