Terracotta Soldiers #2

The detail on the soldiers is fascinating. I get a real sense of how these ancient warriors looked. I can imagine them marching in formation, heading into battle, fighting, dying. The eyes were vacant. I didn’t like that emptiness so performed a little Photoshop surgery on the front soldier. Now it seems there is someone inside,…

Terracotta Soldier #1

When I was visiting Thailand, I went to a Chinese temple where a couple of the famed Terracotta Soldiers were on loan. I was ecstatic because one of my dreams is to visit China and see the Terracotta Army. These were displayed behind glass and roped off so I could only see them and not…

Monochrome Monday: The Urban Male

  After many years (a few decades) of living and working in the suburbs, I have gradually made the urban switch. I now both live and work in Chicago proper. I find myself rarely venturing out to the suburbs and, once I get my suburban house sold, that minuscule amount of time will drop to near…

Monochrome Monday: Energy

I love the energy exuded in this photo. Trains are training, cars are car-ing, people are populating the streets moving from place to place. There was a time when I preferred the quiet solitude exemplified in the Suburbs. That all changed after living in the hustle and bustle of India where I learned to feed creatively off…

Saturday In The Park #2

The lakefront trail is a flurry of motion. There are walkers and runners and cyclists and bladers and volleyball players and soccer players. Some move fast, at least as fast as the crowds will allow, others at a pace that would challenge a snail for last place in a race. No matter the speed, no…

Saturday In The Park #1

I finally made it out early in the morning on a sunny Saturday for a bike ride. This makes for a more pleasant ride in the cooler temperatures and the significantly lighter crowds on the lake front trail. I took a break at the Chess pavilion, a shaded shelter where chess masters and chess wannabees…

Coots

I forget why I was near Maple Lake in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago but I was there, on a weekday carrying my camera as is typical for me. I was shooting photos of a flock of coots on the shore but not getting much I found to be of interest. Eventually, they took to the…