On April 18th (Good Friday), I was able to get into the abandoned St Boniface Church in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and photograph the interior, just before sundown. I didn’t imagine how decayed and deteriorated the church really is. The pictures speak for themselves, and some are more processed than others by having taken bracketed pictures. Walking around and looking with the naked eye strikes a sad emotion, and makes one ponder how beautiful the church was decades ago.
For more information about the church, see http://www.saintbonifaceinfo.com/
I took a walk along Chicago’s lakefront before dawn to get some shots of the ice. This HDR picture captures the sun and frozen conditions just north of Oak Street beach. The approximate temperature was -4 degrees Fahrenheit.
On the eve of the eve, I captured the Bean as it started to snow. It was a cold and icy night.
The sun shines through the trees and highlights the fall leaves and headstones at Graceland Cemetery, a very serene location for a Sunday afternoon walk in the fall.
The fog rolls through above an alley in Chicago’s Loop.
This picture was taken from a low angle using a polarized filter on a wide-angle lens, in order to capture the detail of the flowers along with a beautiful sunburst.
It was a beautiful day in Chicago to explore Osaka Garden. Perfect sunlight, reflections, and warm weather.
The clouds and sunset were perfect tonight, despite the chill and strong winds.
Looking East towards the Wrigley Building along Chicago’s Riverwalk.
The Bloomberg tower rises to the sky near New York City’s One Beacon Ct.