One of the most beautiful places in Chicago and one of its best kept secrets as well – the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park.
Did a short walk at Lincoln Park last Sunday, dropped by the conservatory, the zoo and then the lake front. I just wanted to take photos of the orchids at the conservatory – they had to my surpirse, several Philippine-derived orchids on display including a hybrid of the queen of them all – the Waling […]
Today is Mexican Independence Day. Chicago celebrated the Mexican culture by holding the Independence Day Parade in the Loop starting at noon yesterday. I didn’t realize that a parade was on yesterday – I lingered around Daley Plaza after class before going home. When I reached my bus stop, I saw a lot of people […]
On my way to and from my training class in the loop, I get to pass by the Daley Plaza, where every Thursday during the summer, a Farmers Market magically appears. I usually go through the market, sometimes buying something to eat, sometimes just tasting, but most of the time, photographing. Which makes me late […]
I’ve been coming to the loop for three days much of the summer and early fall of 2012 for a training program under the Chicago Career Technology (now Skills for Chicagoland’s Future). From Thursday to Saturday. Thursdays are nice because I get to see and sometimes photograph the Farmers Market in Daley Plaza. Sometimes with […]
Not technically a walk, but since I have been volunteering at Benevolent in Evanston three days a week, my commute to and from the burbs had been picturesque. Sort of.
On the 147 bus going home from the loop yesterday, I saw that waves were crashing all over the place on the lake front. So I decided to get off two stops before my stop, go to the beach and photograph what’s going on.
Not a walk, but just a viewing from my balcony.
I just joined a great group of photographers from the Chicago area – the Google+ Chicago Photo group. Last week was the worldwide 1st anniversary photo walk for Google+. For some reason, google+ has become more and more of a hangout for photographer. I am not sure why but a lot of them are here. […]
Example of abstract photography painting with light – Full Moon Jam, Chicago, IL If you’re looking to experiment with your camera, then there’s nothing more educational and fun than to experiment with abstract photography. In this particular example, we’ll look at taking photos using light in the dark of the night. So how do we […]
Every two or three years, my late father would visit from the Philippines. His itinerary would always comprise of visiting friends and relatives in California, then New York, then Chicago, then back to California. In 1997, he visited Chicago for about a week – in the height of summer – August. He was 83 at […]
A tree by the lake Last Friday, one of our drinking buddies keep on telling us that she still have not gone to Montrose Point where one of Chicago’s bird sanctuary is located. In the car going home from our usual Friday hang-out, she kept on harping that she walked over there one time, but […]
I spent much of the afternoon photographing the flowers at Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. It is a little known oasis in the city – whatever season, it’s a beautiful place to just sit or roam around and see what is growing.
Foster Ave. Beach Yesterday and today, the wind was very gusty and incessant, forming spectacular waves particularly when the waves crash on the shore. I went out to photograph the waves from Montrose Harbor area to Foster Ave. It was brutal and cold out there, but I wasn’t the only one who came out – […]
A cyclist at Northwestern University, a composite of three I had an interview at noon today at Northwestern University for a fellowship position -. The interview, though stressful, went well, and after it finished, I walked around a little bit to de-stress. The campus is beautiful – what I imagined an American University campus to […]
Can you hear me now? After shooting at the Bean, I went to the Loop to take pot shots of people in the streets. Unlike last year, I only took a short walk in the adjacent streets. From Millennium Park, I crossed Michigan Ave., then headed west on Washington, North on State, East on Randolph, […]
Under the belly of The Bean From the river, we then walked toward the parade in Grant Park. We thought that we would shoot just a few frames and then go around the loop. But, even before reaching Randolph, we saw a mass of people stuck on lower Columbus Drive. We decided to just bail […]
Every year since the 1960′s, the Plumbers Union dyes the Chicago River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I have photographed this site since 2005 and since 2006, have organized a photo meet up for the event. This morning, the greening of the river was held again and, as usual, I organized a meet […]
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge Marker It was a perfect morning this morning to hold the 2012 wreath-tossing ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the noted lawyer (eg Scopes Monkey trial) Clarence Darrow’s death. The ceremony was held at the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge in Jackson Park, at the vicinity of the Museum of Science and […]
In Lincoln Park Zoo, if I can help it, I always make it a point to visit the birdhouse. Last Saturday was the same, I was compelled to go through even though I really wanted to go home. But there were plenty of reasons not to pass the opportunity – among which were these -=
After the Lincoln Park Zoo walk, I passed by the Lincoln Park Conservatory next door as it was on my way to the bus stop. I went directly to the orchid room as I know that orchids are in full bloom at about this time of the year. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I went […]
\ Gibbon Mother and Child I had to attend a job fair early in the morning today at the Frances W. Parker School in Lincoln Park. There were only about ten schools represented (independent schools) and I interviewed with half of them. So my morning ended early – and had time to do a short […]
Chicago skyline taken from the balcony of the Adler Planetarium I did a quick walk yesterday on E. Solidarity Dr. (Adler Planetarium area) with the intention of taking pictures of the skyline against the clouds. I was in the Loop late in the afternoon and saw these beautiful clouds in the western sky. But when […]
Roosevelt Rd. is one of the major thoroughfares of Chicago that traverses the whole city from the lakefront (as Roosevelt Drive) to its western border then continues to the Western suburbs as Illinois Route 38 and then ends in Geneva, IL where it becomes State St. On the West side of the city, it goes […]