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Under the L

The L is the elevated train system in Chicago and many films have been filmed underneath it’s tracks, including some scenes in Batman, The Dark Knight. Here’s the L under Kimball on the brown line. I worked close by a few years ago! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter […]

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Chicago Board of Trade

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. It was established in 1848 and since 1930 has operated out of this building on 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago according to this Wikipedia page. Possible Batman “The Dark Knight” spoilers ahead. Don’t read on if you’re going to watch the […]

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The Thieving Duck Photoshoot

Many moons ago I posted the infamous Thieving Duck that went viral when someone robbed it, added a funny story and emailed it around. Apparently it’s been seen all over the world which is kinda cool. It even made it to snopes.com too! Anyway, I can finally reveal a few more shots from that photoshoot […]

Snow on the runway

Snow on the runway On the way back from Arizona I flew via Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. I had a long wait but I have a laptop, a spare battery, DVD and Mame to keep me amused. I took a few photos too but I discovered shortly after taking this that photography in most parts of […]

The most sent around duck photo

I would love to know who made an email attachment of my thieving duck and thank them. The Aflac Duck seems to be a well known part of American insurance marketing and people got a kick out of these ducks stealing money from a lady on the street! Apparently my thieving duck has become “the […]

The Brown Line to Kimball

The Brown Line to Kimball Aboard one of the trains of the Chicago L, the elevated and underground train network in Chicago. I think this was taken near the south end of the Loop, possibly around the corner from the library. The last time I was in Chicago I took the L for nostalgic reasons […]

Wrigley Building Sky Bridge

Wrigley Building Sky Bridge This is the sky bridge between the two sections of the Wrigley Building in Chicago. We were walking through when I looked up and immediately noticed the leading lines of the buildings and the walkway. Way back in 2003 I photographed the Wrigley Building a few times and I’m pretty sure […]

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The Thieving Duck

A duck robs a poor innocent woman as she’s distracted by the cute ducklings. Moments later they all rush off with their ill-gotten gains! What you don’t see is the camera crew, make-up and lighting people and a small crowd watching from behind them. This was for some advert and of course the woman in […]

Sears Tower and Flagpole

Sears Tower and Flagpole Sears Tower in Chicago and it’s reflection in a flagpole on the grounds of the building. I love the light and shadows in this image and the mirror image of the reflection.

Children, wait in line

Children, wait in line Children wait for their teachers in down town Chicago last year. They were standing on the pavement (oh ok, side walk) near the Chicago Board of Trade. I presume on a school outing, hope they enjoyed themselves! I’ve been holding on to this photo for months now and since I don’t […]

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle This bird, the American Bald Eagle, took my breath away when I saw it at the zoo. He looked so majestic and dignified, despite the fact that he was surrounded by bars in a large enclosure. The shot is at the extreme end of the Canon 75-300mm zoom and it’s a little […]

White Owl

White Owl An owl pictured inside it’s enclosure at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. The faint lines are the thin bars of the cage. I love the eye! If you have a moment, check out Glassey Alley, Ryan’s new photoblog!

The Mean Look

The Mean Look Is this a buzzard? I really should have taken note of the signs near the enclosures! Moments after I took this photo he was thrown some raw meat and went at it with gusto. Pictured in the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. Today is St. Patrick’s Day. It rained, it snowed, it was […]

Long Legged Bird

Long Legged Bird God help anyone who finds this picture through Google. I wonder what they were really looking for! Matt, any idea what kind of bird this is? Pictured in the aviary at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. In other news, I received an email from GE Health. My photo of a skateboarder is on […]