Sun going down on a Saturday night, feeling the itch to take some photographs in Champaign, IL. I was hanging out with some old and new friends. I ended up convincing my friend Kim to hop in his car and get across town quickly racing the sunset to get in position for a few good photos.
The light was not quite as good as I was wanting but after making the trip over there I was in no mood to give up and not fulfill my itch. So I told him to do his usual sideways dance around some corners. I got lucky and managed to salvage a few good photos from the evening! This photo was quite difficult to get to my final result with such poor light.
I finally got a chance to take a much needed vacation not to long ago. I decided to fly down to Florida and visit some of my friends from Jacksonville, FL and enjoy the warm weather.
I was walking around the riverside area with my great friend Lauren and came upon this really interesting tree. There was so much growing on it and the shape of how it was growing through the power line was just too interesting to pass up.
I was out the other evening with some friends at a local bar that had some Dubstep djs performing, and my friend Danica was enjoying the music quite a lot. I decided to shoot some photos of the crowd and the djs as they were doing their thing. I got a few good photographs from the outing and this was one of my favorites so far.
If you are not familiar with Dubstep, it is highly rhythmical with a very drum and bass feel. I would not call it your average electronic genre, and it has been getting very popular here in the Midwest.
I was finally able to take a vacation a few weeks ago, so I decided to get out of the gloomy and cold Chicago for warm and sunny Jacksonville, FL. I spent a few days there then headed to Tampa. I was exploring a different area of Jacksonville called five points and I must say it was a very nice area. I was especially happy with all of the random art work throughout the area in the form of murals, graffiti, or just stickers like the Urban Dwellers.
The sticker reminded me of Chicago and its insanity of urban dwellers packed together bustling around. As much as I enjoy discovering new places and traveling anytime I can, I still love Chicago.
This poor guy, his car got the boot. Its a bit funny though that there was a pay box sign right by his booted vehicle. Chicago parking has gotten more ridiculous this year with the hike in fees that started in January. It can now cost you as much as $5 an hour to park in the loop. What is worse is the city has sold the rights to the parking meters to an outside company. They are ruthless with their parking tickets.
Obviously this guy had several unpaid parking tickets, which are not cheap in Chicago. It's very unfortunate to see even though he did it to himself. Come on Chicago low the rates on parking already.