Posts tagged “photos

Chicago Street and Candid Photos, Fall 2013

The Loop

The Loop

5 Monochrome Photos in This Gallery

Just a few photos here from my foray downtown to the Art Institute on a cold, overcast day.

 


Walk Down Any Street

Fantasy Roof House

Fantasy Roof House

6 Photos in This Gallery

Do you ever walk down the street in an upper class neighborhood and wonder what goes on inside the beautiful homes?  Well, this isn’t just any street or collection of streets.  It is the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district in Oak Park, IL.  Most of the famous homes are on Forest Avenue, just south of Chicago Avenue.  The homes not designed by Wright make better photographic subjects because the famous ones have been photographed a zillion times.  There was good weather, fall colors and decorations for Halloween in place on some of the homes.


The Brookfield Zoo

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

8 Photos in This Gallery

Some of these photo don’t look like they were made at a zoo, and most are about water.  What do expect from me?  The final 5 photos were shot at the Chicago Botanical Gardens the next day.  Both the Tree of Life and Lilly Pads were nominated for an award at Nikongear forum, but did not win.

 


Houston Contemporary Arts Fair

Husbands

Husbands

4 Photos in This Gallery

This major art fair was held over the weekend in Houston at the George R Brown Convention Center, downtown.  They had a lot of interesting contemporary art on display.

 


Haute Wheels Houston

Atomic Food Truck

Atomic Food Truck

8 Photos in This Gallery

This was a food truck festival complete with a band, and I did eat some wonderful Korean Mexican fusion tacos for lunch there.  The gate crew was nice enough to let me in as media without having to pay for a ticket.  It was hot and steamy.  As I pulled out of the parking lot, it started raining.  They will be open today.

 


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Unnatural Nature

Hungry Fish

Hungry Fish

5 Photos in This Gallery

This series of abstract and semi abstract photographs was harvested from my archives.  None have been published before.  I have manipulated the colors in all. Hungry Fish won picture of the week at the highly competitive Nikongear forum.

 


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La Jolla Rookery

Seals and Surf

Seals and Surf

8 Photos in This Gallery

At the shore of the tony Southland town of La Jolla is a seal rookery.  It is inhabited by barking seals, seabirds and a few squirrels.  The place stinks to high heaven with the pungent aroma of rotten fish.  This makes the rookery controversial with local residents.  At night I could smell it while walking past the outdoor dining area of a few restuarants.