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Random Acts of Malevolence Against the Haymarket Riot Memorial was uploaded to Flickr

Pointless destruction.

Does the orange paint symbolize anything? The only orange thing I can think of is the current resident of the White House. This did happen after Trump promised that Saturday night was going to be MAGA Night, whatever that means.

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I took Random Acts of Malevolence Against the Haymarket Riot Memorial on June 01, 2020 at 03:35AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 01, 2020 at 10:34AM

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Hands Beginning To Tremble was uploaded to Flickr

Fog, Chicago downtown

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I took Hands Beginning To Tremble on May 19, 2020 at 06:04AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 21, 2020 at 09:59AM

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Somewhere Nowhere At All was uploaded to Flickr

Bridgehouse, Chicago River

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I took Somewhere Nowhere At All on April 09, 2017 at 05:33AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 18, 2020 at 01:21PM

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Answering Words That Shine And Expire was uploaded to Flickr

Underpass, West Loop

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I took Answering Words That Shine And Expire on October 16, 2015 at 06:14AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 25, 2020 at 10:29AM

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Tempting You To Deny It was uploaded to Flickr

Freshly painted underpass, Fulton Market, West Loop, Chicago

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I took Tempting You To Deny It on December 25, 2019 at 10:44AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 10, 2020 at 10:27AM

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Irresponsible Rhetoric – Explored

Another photo of mine made it into Flickr’s Explore

Irresponsible Rhetoric

Columns, Federal Reserve Bank, LaSalle St. and Jackson, downtown Chicago

I took this photo February 2nd, 2020, and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 13th, 2020.

Equipment: Nikon D7000 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

  • ƒ/4.2
  • 32.0 mm
  • 1/50
  • 200 ISO

Sort of an unusual angle, I suppose, and cropped so as to look like the columns are leaning to the right. I bumped up the contrast, and used a Kodak Ektar filter (emulation of film stock).

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City Sonata Number Twenty Nine was uploaded to Flickr

Hipstamatic double exposure

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I took City Sonata Number Twenty Nine on March 01, 2020 at 11:29AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 01, 2020 at 05:29PM

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Pip checks out the N95 particulate respirator was uploaded to Flickr

happened to have a bunch from a long-ago project

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I took Pip checks out the N95 particulate respirator on February 29, 2020 at 08:36AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 29, 2020 at 02:42PM

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Nothing In The News Today was uploaded to Flickr

Hipstamatic

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I took Nothing In The News Today on February 23, 2020 at 10:58AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Just A Little Song was uploaded to Flickr

Hancock Building (or whatever its called these days)

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I took Just A Little Song on February 23, 2020 at 10:59AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Waiting For Our Fair Share was uploaded to Flickr

Chicago

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I took Waiting For Our Fair Share on February 23, 2020 at 11:12AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Gazing Up In Awe – Added to Flickr Explore

A photo of mine was added to yesterday’s Flickr Explore.

Gazing Up In Awe

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I took this photo on February 2nd, 2020, and processed it later that evening.

I personally like this photo more than the Chicago Union Station photograph I discussed previously, even though I didn’t quite capture the photo as I intended – aiming at the sun is always a challenge – I mostly was successful.

The winter weather has been frighteningly depressing this year, overcast skies for weeks and weeks, without even a glimmer of sun, has taken a toll on my mental health.

Specs:

Nikon D7000
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

ƒ/10.0
18.0 mm
1/640
200 ISO

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Dirt Behind Your Daydreams – In Flickr Explore

A photo I took of Union Station made into today’s Flickr Explore.

Dirt Behind Your Daydreams

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I took this photo February 2nd, 2020, and processed it in my digital darkroom a few hours later.

While I think this is a perfectly serviceable photograph, I’m not sure I’d add it to my portfolio. I enjoyed good light, I had the proper lens to capture a decent angle on a modestly interesting and historically significant building, but to me, this illustrates a flaw in letting an algorithm define what is an “excellent” image.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the pat on the back of being included in Flickr Explore, there is certainly a dopamine rush of pleasure when the positive attention of social media suddenly converges on my art.

But if I look at the photos I’ve worked on in the last year, this particular one would not be in my own selection of top ten images to hang in a gallery show or sell prints of.

Am I wrong?

Nikon D7000
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
ƒ/5.6
48.0 mm
1/800
200 ISO

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I Mean It Sometimes – Added To Flickr Explore

A while ago, this photo was added to Flickr Explore ((August 30th, 2018, but I forgot to post it here))

I Mean It Sometimes

Walking south on Halsted, about to cross Chicago Avenue.

I took this photo with my iPhone in May, 2018, and processed it in my digital darkroom August 29th, 2018. I actually made a mistake, and imported this photo as a Digital Negative in Lightroom, thus I opened it in Photoshop as if was taken with my Nikon. Ooops. It worked out ok though, but I don’t usually process iPhone snapshots in Photoshop.

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Marred By A Bitter Word – Explored on Flickr

A photo of mine was in yesterday’s Flickr Explore

Marred By A Bitter Word

Storefront, Fulton Market somewhere at night.

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I took this photo on May 29th, 2017, and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 27th, 2020.

I didn’t have to do much, just bring up light in the shadows a bit to show off the red dress on the mannequin, while keeping the green windows from over-exposing and thus maintaining the urban noirish feel.

I already forget where the title came from, but it meant something at the moment (and it is part of a longer poem).