Crash Barrier and Sign

[flickr id="6195642507" thumbnail="medium" overlay="true" size="small" group="" align="center"] I arrived a minute or two early for a meeting with my clients and, since I had my camera with me, I thought I'd snap a few shots.

For this one, I thought I'd really give a work out to that large aperture on the 85mm. As is normally the case, it didn't disappoint.

And when I was shooting this scene, I knew from the moment I put camera to eye that it was a black and white shot. Any color really added nothing to the scene and even made it weaker.

Summer Post

[flickr id="6112942947" thumbnail="medium" overlay="true" size="small" group="" align="center"] Two friends and I took an afternoon trip to Long Grove, IL to make a few photos. On the outskirts of the downtown area I took a little detour to photograph this post and field. The day was lovely, but the light was a bit touchy at times. Enter the polarizer filter, which made a boatload of difference.

Delivery

Delivery While walking up Division St. in Chicago, I saw this mail cart in front of a bar. I nearly dropped my camera bag, trying to grab my camera before the mail carrier came back. Happily, I was able to get it shot in time.

Lean (355/365 12-21-2009)

Lean (355/365 12-21-2009)

Originally uploaded by CarusoPhoto

While driving back from a meeting this morning, I stopped at a red light. Glancing to my right, I saw this fantastic scene just waiting to be photographed.

Made at the corner of Milwaukee Ave. at Grand Ave.

Parking Lot Storm (276/365 10-03-09)

My wife and I returned to our car after doing some shopping. While we were in the store, a storm rolled in with its threatening skies. I grabbed my camera, made a photo, and we went on our way.

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To read more about my on-going quest to make a photo-a-day, every day, in 2009--my Project 365--please take a moment to check out my post from December 30, 2008 appropriately titled, "Project 365" as well as my 50 day update, similarly appropriately titled, "50 Days? Already?" my more cryptically titled 100 day update, "Day 100...or The Last-Call, Whiskey-Soaked Plan That Didn't Die," and the rather pedestrian-titled half-year update, "And in a Blink, a Half a Year is Goneā€¦."

Yellow Post, Orange Chair (035/365 02-04-09)

As I meandered on a photo walk, I came across this scene in an outdoor smoking area. I liked the interplay between the yellow post and the orange chair, as well as the way the light hit the wall and floors accentuating the textures.