Chicago

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography

 

“Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat…
…City of the Big Shoulders:”
– Carl Sandburg

 

Carl Sandburg’s poem had wonderful imagery of this rough-and-tumble, tough, midwestern city “getting it done” for America. But that was a Chicago of a different time, the poem written over 100 years ago. Today’s Chicago is more a city of buildings that are taller and sleeker, but with shoulders that are no longer as broad. 

Reflecting On The Chicago Skyline

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography

The skyline seen reflected in the Cloud Gate sculpture (better known as the Chicago Bean). Millennium Park In The Loop, Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Chicago!!

Black And White Photography, David, iPhoneography, Photography

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A few years ago I was attending a course at the Chicago Booth school of business. The hotel I stayed at was on the Magnificent Mile right next to the NBC tower. It was the warmest day on record for a few years and the sky just cried out polarised filter to me. However I only had my iPhone 4 with me the rest I did in post..

Can We Talk?

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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It seems that we live in a time where we are screaming at one another rather than talking to each other.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all slow down, look at those around us and carry on a conversation that was meaningful, instead of one filled with anger and rage.  To just stop and meet others face to face, to share our hopes and fears.  Perhaps to change our fears into hope.  Wouldn’t it be nice…?

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

Abstract Reflections

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

Abstract Reflections

Abstract Reflections

 

Human-made objects with reflective surfaces often create unexpected art.  In this case, the reflection on the flat surface of this building in the heart of downtown Chicago creates the illusion of three dimensional space.

Walking the Dog

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

Walking the Dog

Walking the Dog

I can’t imagine what must be going through the mind of the dog as it looks for a place to take care of business and sees all the natural spaces fenced off.