More Chicago Photos from my wanderings….

More photos from a few days of wandering around downtown. I am living in the northwest burbs, but can’t ignore the call of the city…city1city2city3city4city6city8city9city10city11city12city13city14

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Chicago Chinatown black and white photos

Here are a few of my photos from my trips to Chinatown in Chicago. With this set, I tried to process and finish them with a mindset of putting together a gallery set of images that could be shown together, with a cohesive look and framing. Perhaps one day I will see my images matted and framed and hung in some gallery or coffee shop somewhere….chinaBW2chinaBW3chinaBW4chinaBW7chinaBW9chinaBW11chinaBW14chinaBW16chinaBW19chinaBW22

Key West Botanical Gardens, November 2015

As someone who has lived in Key West on and off for the last 15 years, it was surprising that I had never visited. Of course, they are far off the rock – across the Cow Key Channel bridge on the rustic Stock Island.

Lots of great stuff to see, although not much blooming. Chrissy and I walked through a really poorly marked trail all through the woods and captured some of the photos of the muddy looking pond back in the woods.

It was around 2 pm, so the sunlight was pretty harsh. Shot with the Nikon Coolpix A, ISO 100, aperture 5.6 usually…botanic1botanic2botanic5botanic6BWbotanic7paint3botanic10paintbotanic11BWbotanic12hdsmoothbotanic15hdbwbotanic16hdkightbotanicbench1hd

Bahia Honda State Park Beach, Florida Keys, November 2015

While Key West is the typical destination for most tourists, I have always been fond of Bahia Honda State Park – the beaches there are significantly better than anything on Key West, and it’s usually pretty uncrowded. These photos are some of the most “typical” photos I have ever shot, and very little editing needed to be done to them – because the beach itself is just so beautiful naturally.

Shot with the Nikon Coolpix A, mostly ISO 100, aperture 5.6.bahia1bahia2bahia3bahia4bahia5bahia7bahia8bahia9bahia10bahia11bahia12bahia13