Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tom 365 – September 30, 2015

Neighborhood Stop Light. 

37th and Emerald in Chicago. 

Tom 365 – September 29, 2015

I was so tired when I got home, I forgot to post. 

Last home stand of the year. Heading for a long off season. But at least the people at the park looked like they were having fun. 

Tom 365 – September 28, 2015

Late September and our tropical hibiscus is still blooming. 

Not bad for Chicago. 

Tom 365 – September 27, 2015

The Eclipse

Who would have thought getting a picture of the moon during an eclipse would be so difficult.  Here is my best shot, taken about halfway into the eclipse.  Long before the “red moon” began.

Accidental Photography

Last week, as I was taking my picture for the day, I came across an underpass in the Pilsen neighborhood that I thought had an interesting dynamic.  So I took a picture.

Pilsen Underpass

I was happy with the shot and about to move on when I spotted a walker entering the cross walk.  I didn’t really have a chance to frame the picture.  I took another three quick pictures.

And then just like that, my picture was changed.

The same thing happened yesterday.  My wife and I were sitting at a table outside along Randolph Street.  We had ordered a couple cocktails to enjoy in the sun.

Randolph Street Cocktails

Just as I finished taking the picture, I noticed a bride and groom turning the corner.  Again, I was able to take three quick shots.

The middle picture was my photo for the day yesterday.

Sometimes I think I try too hard.  I take time to set up photos and frame them just right.  Very often I will take multiple photos of the same subject from different angles or slightly different framing looking for the perfect picture.

It seems that these Accidental Photos have a life that my set-up photos don’t have.  I can’t plan them.  They just exist.  If only it was possible to get this type of spontaneity in all of my photographs.

Tom 365 – September 26, 2015

Once again, loving this city. 

Just a typical Saturday afternoon. 

Tom 365 – September 25, 2015

I was told by the couple next to me that this is the best Dago Red in the city. As an Irish guy, I will have to take their word for it. 

Tom 365 – September 24, 2015

A walk through Bridgeport with my lovely wife tonight. We found these two flowers perched on top of a fence. 

Tom 365 – September 23, 2015

I didn’t take a picture today. I am tired and I want to go to bed. This is the best I could do on short notice. 

Tom 365 – September 22, 2015

Dusk in the city.