March 22, 2014
Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame was uploaded to Flickr

El Porto, Manhattan Beach, LA embiggen by clicking I took Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame on February 03, 2013 at 01:54PM…

Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame was uploaded to Flickr

El Porto, Manhattan Beach, LA embiggen by clicking I took Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame on February 03, 2013 at 01:54PM…

January 25, 2014
I faved a cloudy day #3
by wian1900
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/ixJRPj

December 23, 2013 at 05:07PM

I faved a cloudy day #3
by wian1900
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/ixJRPj


December 23, 2013 at 05:07PM

January 3, 2014
Cloudscape Number 2197 was uploaded to Flickr

Cloudscape Number 2197 was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop

Some other cloudscapes from this same day:
www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/archives/date-taken/2011…

embiggen by clicking http://flic.kr/p/dtYMWp

Cloudscape Number 2197 was taken on July 01, 2011 at 12:50PM

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December 30, 2013
I faved The curvy pier
by  David.Keochkerian 
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/iJqjdd

December 30, 2013 at 02:29AM

I faved The curvy pier
by  David.Keochkerian 
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/iJqjdd


December 30, 2013 at 02:29AM

December 29, 2013
I faved Flight
by -Dons
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/iHtwfEWalking around Austin.

December 29, 2013 at 04:36PM

I faved Flight
by -Dons
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/iHtwfE

Walking around Austin.

December 29, 2013 at 04:36PM

December 28, 2013
I faved Two Bridges
by Philipp Klinger Photography
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/e4Az5rFrom Tuscany to Scotland :-)

Long Exposure of 30 seconds, using a 1000x gray filter.


Info

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. 

It was opened on 4 March 1890, and spans a total length of 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the “Forth Bridge” since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name.

The bridge connects Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, with Fife, leaving the Lothians at Dalmeny and arriving in Fife at North Queensferry; it acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described by the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland as “the one immediately and internationally recognised Scottish landmark”, it is a Category A listed building and was nominated by the British government in May 2011 for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland.

The bridge was begun in 1883, took 7 years to complete, cost the lives of 63 men and nearly 3.5 million pounds of metal and used 10 times as much steel as the Eiffel Tower. It was deliberately chosen to look strong, due to the collapse 4 years earlier of the first Tay Bridge.

Until 1917, when the Quebec Bridge was completed, the Forth Bridge had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world. It still has the world’s second-longest single span. The bridge and its associated railway infrastructure is owned by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited.

March 20, 2013 at 06:00PM

I faved Two Bridges
by Philipp Klinger Photography
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/e4Az5r

From Tuscany to Scotland :-) Long Exposure of 30 seconds, using a 1000x gray filter. Info The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. It was opened on 4 March 1890, and spans a total length of 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the “Forth Bridge” since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name. The bridge connects Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, with Fife, leaving the Lothians at Dalmeny and arriving in Fife at North Queensferry; it acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described by the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland as “the one immediately and internationally recognised Scottish landmark”, it is a Category A listed building and was nominated by the British government in May 2011 for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland. The bridge was begun in 1883, took 7 years to complete, cost the lives of 63 men and nearly 3.5 million pounds of metal and used 10 times as much steel as the Eiffel Tower. It was deliberately chosen to look strong, due to the collapse 4 years earlier of the first Tay Bridge. Until 1917, when the Quebec Bridge was completed, the Forth Bridge had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world. It still has the world’s second-longest single span. The bridge and its associated railway infrastructure is owned by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited.

March 20, 2013 at 06:00PM

December 5, 2013
Caught Between City and Sky
River West area
embiggen: http://ift.tt/180gj2H -
November 18, 2010 at 03:13PM

Caught Between City and Sky
River West area
embiggen: http://ift.tt/180gj2H -
November 18, 2010 at 03:13PM

November 29, 2013
I faved A Snowy Afternoon by the Pond
by BossBob50 - Yay - Holidays!
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/dYhZXARepost: 3/15/13 - 126 grps, 85 faves, 234 Comms, 757 views.

It snowed today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2012. It hasn’t done that much this season; not in Chicago. This was a nice snow: full, blustery and fast with heavy flakes. I just happened to be here. Lucky me. 

http://ift.tt/1aeHqWs - Marian McPartland, “Pensativa”

At the time I made this image, I had been photographing this Nature Area behind my Office since I got there, around March of 2012. I found it to be an immediately fascinating location and thought it might end up as an ongoing artistic and photographic journey.

It has. 

It is small place in acreage, but it’s a diverse spot in terms of its features and layout with a wetlands, a savanna, a pond, a beach, grassland, woodlands and Lake Michigan within its borders. It changes so much through the seasons while remaining familiar and comforting for me to explore as an artist. It is an artistic home.

I hope to continue to capture it and present it to you in fresh ways over time. 

The challenge was going to be that once I was out in the snow and wind, trying to adjust the camera settings was going to be tough. My main concern was getting some big old flakes on the lens that melted into mini-puddles that distorted focus and the lens. Once wet in these temps there is no wiping a lens clean and dry. I chose the Canon Point and Shoot as I was worried about the D300 getting too wet.

So sitting in the car with the door open I let the camera cool down in temperature so any flakes that hit it would be inclined to fly off as opposed to melt. But this cooling down the camera also cooled down the battery, limiting the number of shots I’d have before it ran out of juice. So, I’d have to work fast: compose quickly (even though i could barely see the monitor), no flash (uses too much juice), set the ISO for 800 (don’t worry about grain/noise buildup, its snowing anyway and everything is soft), set the white balance for cloudy to add a touch of warmth, and make every shot count. Look for strong comps (distinct lines, clear sense of movement within the frame, interplay of light and shadow) and not subtle ones as I wasn’t sure the camera could see subtle today. Actually, it was I who couldn’t see subtle today. I shouldn’t blame my issues on the camera. :-)

It was a business-like shoot. No appreciating the beauty of anything. I continually scanned my eyes around. If it looks good immediately (as you come upon it), shoot immediately and move on. No dilly-dallying. No, “hum, what about this angle or that angle?” contemplations now. I suppose this is where 50 years of experience messin’ with photography and art comes in handy (rely on your instincts and eyes; go with it, no thoughts).

Soon I was cold, getting stiff, had gotten wet and thus getting colder and stiffer (In my 63 years, I’ve learned not to ignore such signs - nature can bring it harder than you’ve the moxie to “act like it ain’t no big thing” and shrug it off). Dexterity in the fingers was gone. I could barely feel the camera’s release button; none of its tiny-assed controls. The wind was far stronger down here in the open than in the parking lot. The snow was stinging. So shoot, shoot shoot. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Move, move, move. Try to relax and feel it. 

Yep, the battery gave out. But, I was prepared. I had extra batteries. What I no longer had was the will to try to fumble with them. I’d drop something in the snow for sure and I didn’t have it left in me to scrummage about barehanded in cold wet snow feeling for it. I had been out for about 35 minutes.

That was it. I had reached the “fuck this bullshit” phase. No further explanation needed on that one I suspect. :-)

Surprising, I got some decent images. How’z about that…..? :-)

Textures: 
Pareerica - http://ift.tt/11WqEbl
Dyrk Wyst - http://ift.tt/SIuHCP


November 29, 2013 at 04:23PM

I faved A Snowy Afternoon by the Pond
by BossBob50 - Yay - Holidays!
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/dYhZXA

Repost: 3/15/13 - 126 grps, 85 faves, 234 Comms, 757 views. It snowed today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2012. It hasn’t done that much this season; not in Chicago. This was a nice snow: full, blustery and fast with heavy flakes. I just happened to be here. Lucky me. http://ift.tt/1aeHqWs - Marian McPartland, “Pensativa” At the time I made this image, I had been photographing this Nature Area behind my Office since I got there, around March of 2012. I found it to be an immediately fascinating location and thought it might end up as an ongoing artistic and photographic journey. It has. It is small place in acreage, but it’s a diverse spot in terms of its features and layout with a wetlands, a savanna, a pond, a beach, grassland, woodlands and Lake Michigan within its borders. It changes so much through the seasons while remaining familiar and comforting for me to explore as an artist. It is an artistic home. I hope to continue to capture it and present it to you in fresh ways over time. The challenge was going to be that once I was out in the snow and wind, trying to adjust the camera settings was going to be tough. My main concern was getting some big old flakes on the lens that melted into mini-puddles that distorted focus and the lens. Once wet in these temps there is no wiping a lens clean and dry. I chose the Canon Point and Shoot as I was worried about the D300 getting too wet. So sitting in the car with the door open I let the camera cool down in temperature so any flakes that hit it would be inclined to fly off as opposed to melt. But this cooling down the camera also cooled down the battery, limiting the number of shots I’d have before it ran out of juice. So, I’d have to work fast: compose quickly (even though i could barely see the monitor), no flash (uses too much juice), set the ISO for 800 (don’t worry about grain/noise buildup, its snowing anyway and everything is soft), set the white balance for cloudy to add a touch of warmth, and make every shot count. Look for strong comps (distinct lines, clear sense of movement within the frame, interplay of light and shadow) and not subtle ones as I wasn’t sure the camera could see subtle today. Actually, it was I who couldn’t see subtle today. I shouldn’t blame my issues on the camera. :-) It was a business-like shoot. No appreciating the beauty of anything. I continually scanned my eyes around. If it looks good immediately (as you come upon it), shoot immediately and move on. No dilly-dallying. No, “hum, what about this angle or that angle?” contemplations now. I suppose this is where 50 years of experience messin’ with photography and art comes in handy (rely on your instincts and eyes; go with it, no thoughts). Soon I was cold, getting stiff, had gotten wet and thus getting colder and stiffer (In my 63 years, I’ve learned not to ignore such signs - nature can bring it harder than you’ve the moxie to “act like it ain’t no big thing” and shrug it off). Dexterity in the fingers was gone. I could barely feel the camera’s release button; none of its tiny-assed controls. The wind was far stronger down here in the open than in the parking lot. The snow was stinging. So shoot, shoot shoot. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Move, move, move. Try to relax and feel it. Yep, the battery gave out. But, I was prepared. I had extra batteries. What I no longer had was the will to try to fumble with them. I’d drop something in the snow for sure and I didn’t have it left in me to scrummage about barehanded in cold wet snow feeling for it. I had been out for about 35 minutes. That was it. I had reached the “fuck this bullshit” phase. No further explanation needed on that one I suspect. :-) Surprising, I got some decent images. How’z about that…..? :-) Textures: Pareerica - http://ift.tt/11WqEbl Dyrk Wyst - http://ift.tt/SIuHCP

November 29, 2013 at 04:23PM

November 29, 2013
I faved 215828_389209501177993_2099205132_n
by Guido Montañés Photography
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/gK3txQLenticular clouds over Granada  The Alhambra and Sierra Nevada at sunset

October 17, 2013 at 07:30PM

I faved 215828_389209501177993_2099205132_n
by Guido Montañés Photography
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/gK3txQ

Lenticular clouds over Granada The Alhambra and Sierra Nevada at sunset

October 17, 2013 at 07:30PM

November 28, 2013
There Oughta Be A LawKinzie Street BridgeView Post

There Oughta Be A Law

Kinzie Street Bridge

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9:50am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Zucrby-h6WuS
Filed under: bridge cloud sun sunlight 
November 11, 2013
I faved Willis Tower From Kinzie St
by Fret Spider
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/hsS81xYou can see from the disc that the lens is starting to pool water from the rain.  Shot taken on the first day of snowfall.

November 11, 2013 at 08:27PM

I faved Willis Tower From Kinzie St
by Fret Spider
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/hsS81x

You can see from the disc that the lens is starting to pool water from the rain. Shot taken on the first day of snowfall.

November 11, 2013 at 08:27PM

November 4, 2013
I faved Pui Tak Center Building - Chinatown Chicago IL
by Meridith112
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/hgAMLgThe Pui Tak Center Building on Wentworth anchors the bustling commercial district.  Built in the 1920s, the architecture showcases traditional Chinese design. Imposing green and red pagoda towers topped with walls of terra cotta flowers and mother lions truly represent the majestic traditions of China. Inside, the reception hall represented the one and only indigenous Chinese shrine in the Midwest. Originally constructed as the On Leong Association Building, this historical landmark became known as the Pui Tak Center (Pui tak means to cultivate and enhance virtues), which is a social service agency run by the Chinese Christian Union Church, a local Christian organization headquartered in Chinatown.  Designed by architects Christian S. Michaelsen and Sigurd A. Rognstad,

November 04, 2013 at 09:26PM

I faved Pui Tak Center Building - Chinatown Chicago IL
by Meridith112
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/hgAMLg

The Pui Tak Center Building on Wentworth anchors the bustling commercial district. Built in the 1920s, the architecture showcases traditional Chinese design. Imposing green and red pagoda towers topped with walls of terra cotta flowers and mother lions truly represent the majestic traditions of China. Inside, the reception hall represented the one and only indigenous Chinese shrine in the Midwest. Originally constructed as the On Leong Association Building, this historical landmark became known as the Pui Tak Center (Pui tak means to cultivate and enhance virtues), which is a social service agency run by the Chinese Christian Union Church, a local Christian organization headquartered in Chinatown. Designed by architects Christian S. Michaelsen and Sigurd A. Rognstad,

November 04, 2013 at 09:26PM

October 30, 2013
Everything I had But Couldn’t Keep -
Venice Beach -
embiggen by clicking here:
http://ift.tt/1adE9q2
I took this photo on February 02, 2013 at 02:16PM

Everything I had But Couldn’t Keep -
Venice Beach -
embiggen by clicking here:
http://ift.tt/1adE9q2
I took this photo on February 02, 2013 at 02:16PM

October 29, 2013
I faved Saint Charles Air Line Bridge & B&O Bridge / Willis Tower - Taken From 18th Street Bridge - Chicago IL
by Meridith112
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/h4yrCuThis photo can be seen in todays weather in the Chicagoist 10-29-2013:
http://ift.tt/16IHpcN…
View looking north on the South Branch of the Chicago River depicts the St. Charles Air Line bridge and the raised B&O bridge at 16th Street. When the B&O bridge was operational, both bridges were operated by a bridge tender located in a tower to the left. The B&O bridge was built new at this location during the 1930s, but the SCAL bridge was relocated a short distance when the river was straightened.

October 28, 2013 at 07:40PM

I faved Saint Charles Air Line Bridge & B&O Bridge / Willis Tower - Taken From 18th Street Bridge - Chicago IL
by Meridith112
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/h4yrCu

This photo can be seen in todays weather in the Chicagoist 10-29-2013: http://ift.tt/16IHpcN… View looking north on the South Branch of the Chicago River depicts the St. Charles Air Line bridge and the raised B&O bridge at 16th Street. When the B&O bridge was operational, both bridges were operated by a bridge tender located in a tower to the left. The B&O bridge was built new at this location during the 1930s, but the SCAL bridge was relocated a short distance when the river was straightened.

October 28, 2013 at 07:40PM

October 22, 2013
View of Millennium Park From the Porthole Style Windows of the Old Railway Exchange Building (Santa Fe Building) -
and the Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Art Institute of Chicago, etc.

via
Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House - Goettsch Partners offices -
embiggen by clicking here:
http://ift.tt/1h6ADFc
I took this photo on October 19, 2013 at 03:32PM

View of Millennium Park From the Porthole Style Windows of the Old Railway Exchange Building (Santa Fe Building) -
and the Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Art Institute of Chicago, etc. via Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House - Goettsch Partners offices -
embiggen by clicking here:
http://ift.tt/1h6ADFc
I took this photo on October 19, 2013 at 03:32PM

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